Puppy School

You just got your tiny best friend and now you are ready to learn everything about being an awesome guardian. 

The Freckled Paw Puppy School will get you started on the right track!

With emphasis on creating a resiliant and confident puppy our puppy classes are not like others in the area. Let us prepare you for a wondeful life with your new companion!

Don’t wait for your puppy vaccines to be “complete!” The new AVMA guidelines suggest well run puppy class is more benefitial than the risk of disease.

You are excited to bring home your new family member! Let us guide you through all the overwhelming information from day one! 

These are not your normal puppy classes. These classes are specifically designed to set you and your puppy up to be best friends for life!

Our trainers have discovered the specific skills needed for a lifetime of enjoyment with your dog. Hint: They are not the skills you are thinking they are! 

Puppy Preschool

Puppies 8 to 20 weeks

This set of lessons can be taken in any order so jump in as soon as you are ready! Each class is designed to stand alone so each team will benefit from a new challenge each class but can be taken in any order. Sign up for as many classes as you need to get your puppy ready for Puppy Kindergarten at 20 weeks.

The goal of these lessons are to teach your puppy the life skills they need to be happy and resilient throughout their whole life! We will teach you what socialization actually means and how to be successful. We will also discuss potty training, nipping/biting, preventing separation anxiety, and other behavioral management strategies, to support you in your puppy-raising journey.


Saturday at 11:30am

Puppy Kindergarten

 Puppies over 20 weeks, less than 8 months

In this class we continue on our Socialization journey by continuing to expose our puppies to as many weird things as possible.

We also learn about the clicker, what socialization actually means and how to do it safely, body awareness and husbandry skills, and how enrichment will save your sanity. 

We discuss puppy nap times and how to navigate their ever changing feelings with reminders that even though your puppy looks grown, they are in fact, giant babies. 

All the basics needed to build an incredible bond with your puppy that lasts a lifetime! 

Saturday at 10:30am

Classes are held at the Chesapeake Humane Society Adoption Center at 1149 New Mill Drive Chesapeake VA. This is a different location than the clinic on Battlefield by the bridge.

Perfect Puppy Starter

Feeling a little overwhelmed with your new friend?

Want to give them the best start possible?

The Freckled Paw Perfect Puppy Starter is a perfect solution. Enjoy 4 one on one lessons where The Elite Team of trainers will work diligently to create a sustainable schedule for your family, work on potty training, and appropriate socialization in your home.

You can then add on our Puppy Kindergarten class (a $150 value) for free.

Let our team of trainers guide you through this trying time to a puppy you can enjoy for its whole life!