Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten is a fun, 1 hour-long, 4 week course for puppies aged between 10 – 16 weeks. The course is designed to help build your puppy’s self confidence through games, play and socialization. It will also teach him or her basic doggie manners and help you to deal with nuisance behavior such as mouthing, chewing or jumping

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Molly Tuey, Norwich Terrier

Did you know that puppies learn more in their first 16 weeks than they do in their entire lifetime? The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that is should be standard of care for puppies to receive socialization before they are fully vaccinated. Click here to view AVSAB Position Paper in its entirety. What they are exposed to during these crucial weeks has an everlasting emotional and cognitive effect on the rest of their lives. Through exposure to positive life experiences at an early age, you are setting your puppy up to succeed!

Each lesson will cover:

  • mini-lecture and practical exercises
  • how to get puppy used to “scary” objects
  • how to deal with a problem behavior
  • the teaching of a basic command
  • a confidence-building exercises

and of course, lots of free playtime!

A fun and varied four week course for puppies aged between 10 – 16 weeks. It’s also a great way for your puppy to make some friends!


Age Requirements: 
10-16 weeks (Puppies should be graduating by 16 weeks)

Length of Class: 
4 weeks (Drop in format), 1 hour duration

Please Note: 
Puppies must have had at least two of their inoculations of DHLPP and one of Bordetella (Canine Kennel Cough) in their series of vaccines.  Please email current shot records BEFORE the first day of class to thebestdog@verizon.net.  Graduation diplomas will be presented at the last class.

Schedule – Ongoing Saturdays @ 9:00 am with Chris or Saturdays @ 10:00 am with Deb (No Classes will be held on the following dates: 12/21/19 thru 1/4/20; 2/15/20, 4/11/20, 5/23/20, 7/4/20, 9/5/20, 11/38/20,12/19/20 & 12/28/20)

Due to Social Distancing rules, we are currently limiting classes to 6 puppies instead of 12.  Enrollment will be on a First Come, First Serve basis and Registration must be paid in advance to guarantee a spot. 

LOCATION – Chino’s Caring Kennel, 3890 Walnut Ave, Chino 91710. 

The cost for our Puppy Kindergarten is 4 lessons at $70. Full payment is required before class begins. No refunds will be given after attending the first class.

*All puppies that have been adopted from an Animal Shelter or service dogs will receive a $10 discount (proof may be required) when purchasing the 4 lesson package.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs displaying aggressive behaviors are not permitted in our Group Classes. If you are unsure whether your dog is an appropriate fit for our Group class, we are happy to offer Free/No Obligation Consultations at our facility to assess your pet and discuss your training options.

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Cancellation Policy:

If you miss a class, we’ll do our best to catch you up but understand that it’s a class not an individual lesson and there are no “make-ups”. Single private lessons to catch up are available at an additional cost.

Refund Policy:

  • A full refund will be given for classes canceled by It’s A Dog’s World. If the dates or times of an class are changed by the It’s A Dog’s World and the participant is unable to attend a full refund will apply (excluding rain/holidays).  In case of rain or a holiday, It’s A Dog’s World will provide a different day for a makeup class.
  • All requests for transfers or refunds must be requested 5 business days prior to the first class start date.
  • A 20% cancellation fee will be deducted from all approved refunds.
  • If original payment was made by a credit card the refund will be credited back to the credit card. All other refunds will be issued by check and may take up to 2 weeks to receive.
  • If participant is dissatisfied with a class they must contact It’s A Dog’s World Group Class Coordinator at 909-548-3150 prior to the 2nd class to request a credit that can be used to retake the class or be applied to another class in the future.
  • If participant is unable to continue with a class after the class has begun due to an illness or health issue a medical excuse from a doctor must be provided to obtain a credit that can be used to retake the class or be applied to another class in the future. Charges for classes attended will be deducted from all approved credits.

Required Training Equipment:

  • 6 foot leash
  • training collar such as: martingale (check choke), Gentle Leader®, Easy Walk Harness® Note: No metal collars.
  • Training Treats such as Natural Balance Rolls, Hot Dogs, String Cheese, Liver Bait, Jerky Treats
  • Training Pouch
  • Toys

 We sell all the above items in our Pet Store.

Our classes will be held outside in a large, fenced training field.  Our campus has restrooms and plenty of chairs.  Please dress comfortably for the season that we are in!  We recommend wearing layers of clothing and comfortable, closed toed shoes like Tennis shoes or hiking boots.



Facing the COVID-19 Challenges Together

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a number of challenges for all of our families, both personally and professionally. Our first priority is to keep you, your family, and your pets safe and healthy during this public health concern.

We are writing to reassure you that we are available to continue to care for your pet's needs while we take the necessary steps to keep you, our staff and associates in a safe environment.

Our facilities at It's A Dog's World K-9 Academy and Vinjon's Kennel Chino are routinely disinfected with anti-viral cleaners, and in accordance with CDC recommendations, we have increased the cleaning frequency and protocols to include all surfaces that people regularly contact. As we know, hand washing hygiene is an important protocol that we continue to implement for all staff and clients. We provide options for hand cleaning and hand sanitizers for clients and associates, and we work closely with our teams to ensure that anyone who is not feeling well understands that we support them staying home.

You may contact us directly by phone 909-548-3150 or by email thebestdog@verizon.net for clarification and further information.

Thank you!

Woofs and wags,

It's A Dog's World K-9 Academy Team
Vinjon's Kennel Chino Team