Puppy Socialization Class


Did You Know?

  • Puppies should be safely exposed to as many new people and things as possible within the first 3 months of life?
  • Incomplete socialization during this time can increase risk of behavioral problems, like fear and aggression?
  • Early and adequate socialization can improve the bond between puppies and owners?
  • Puppies must interact with other puppies to learn appropriate play styles and social behavior for adulthood?
  • Puppies can accomplish these things starting with a well-run puppy socialization class!
  • Read what the experts are saying... "Plan Ahead to Socialize Your Puppy Early"

Let's Get Your Puppy Socialized!

The Persuaded Pooch is excited to be offering group puppy socialization classes at the Webster Groves Recreation Complex, every Tuesday evening at 6pm!




4-Week Puppy Prep Class | $150

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  • Rolling enrollment - Classes are "always on" so your new pup can jump right in (pending available openings)
  • Once enrolled, puppies come to class for four consecutive weeks
  • Taught by Karen Pryor Academy certified trainers and Puppy Start Right graduates, Sarah Hoth and Nicole Veile
  • Registration includes a copy of the Puppy Start Right book by Ken and Debbie Martin (a $25 value)
  • Positive methods to socialization and desirable behaviors
  • Safe exposure to other puppies, new people, sights, sounds and surfaces
  • Prepare your puppy to accept handling and the veterinary experience via "Fear Free" methods
  • Early obedience, including Sit, Come and beginning impulse control
  • Addresses problem prevention topics, like mouthing and jumping
  • Only for puppies 8 weeks to 12 weeks at the start of class
  • Required Vaccinations: Up-to-date DHPP administered at least 1 week prior to the start of class, and updated vaccinations throughout class duration. Owners will need to bring proof of vaccinations to the first class.
  • BONUS! Receive a one-time 10% off discount at any Treats Unleashed pet store, curbside, online or via in-home delivery. Treats Unleashed is your Puppy Prep headquarters! They carry (almost) everything you need for class time... and SO MUCH MORE!

Classes start every Tues at 6pm - REGISTER NOW!

Plan ahead for puppy's success and save!

Check out our "Complete Puppy" private lesson and group class bundles for the most comprehensive learning for your pup, PLUS some major cost-savings... Success + $avings = SWEET!

See our "Complete Puppy" Bundles

The recreation complex is right off the highway at I-44 at Elm Avenue, and is very easily accessible by St. Louis City, St. Louis County and IL residents via I-270/255, I-55 and I-64/40.

Webster Groves Recreation Complex
E. 33 Glendale, Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 963-5600, Directions


What veterinarians are saying about early socialization...




COVID-19 Information (updated 12/4/2022):
  • A mask is NOT currently required in the Webster Groves Recreation Complex. However, we encourage you to wear one if you wish. We will follow the facility's guidelines, should they change in the future.
  • Classes are limited to six (6) dogs to maintain social distancing and a safe learning environment
  • There is a maximum of two (2) attendees per dog
  • Social distancing shall be in effect between students not attending together
  • Please do not participate in training if you are sick, have symptoms or have knowingly been in contact with an infected person or persons within the last 14 days



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Note: In the effort to observe social distancing guidelines and capacity restrictions, we are currently not able to accommodate class audits for interested potential students at this time.

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