Group Puppy Classes


Welcome to Zen Dog Training’s Group Puppy Classes! We offer two fantastic options to help your furry friend learn, socialize, and thrive. Click HERE for available classes. All classes are held at the ZDT Headquarters: 391b Medford, St. Somerville MA

Puppy Prep School

A puppy sitting on the carpetJoin our 4-week socialization and play group sessions designed to give your puppy a great start. With a focus on building positive social interactions, Puppy Prep School covers the 7 Puppy Essential Lessons and is designed for:

Young Puppies (under 13 weeks): A special space for the tiniest ones to learn and play together.

Classes are held weekly and are a fun and supervised way to encourage your puppy’s development. Plus, participants of Puppy Prep School receive lifetime access to our Puppy Boot Camp, which includes training plans and helpful resources such as house training techniques, play biting solutions, separation anxiety prevention, and crate training guidance. Join the fun and register here.

Combine a Puppy Prep Course with an Ivy League class for a discount! You can take training to the next level by choosing both options. Take them simultaneously and your dog will have two training sessions a week!

Ivy League Puppy Class

Dog imageOur Ivy League Puppy Class is a comprehensive 6-week series of 1-hour group sessions. Designed for puppies 18 weeks or younger this class offers a structured curriculum that covers various essential topics:

  • Supervised Socialization in every class!
  • Obedience Training
  • Teaching Commands: Sit, Down, etc…
  • Play Biting Solutions that work in 4-5 days!
  • House Training
  • Separation Anxiety Prevention
  • Coming When Called (Recall Training)
  • Leash Handling Skills
  • Loose Leash Walking Techniques
  • Advanced Topics: Heel & Stay commands
  • How to Interrupt Unwanted Behavior too!

In addition, puppies with specific needs, such as shyness, timidity, or separation anxiety, receive specialized attention and tailored training plans. Participants of the Ivy League Puppy Class also gain access to our Video Solution Center, a hub of valuable training materials, as well as all the Zen Dog Training games, solutions, videos, and comic books. Secure your spot and register here!

Find us

391b Medford St,
Somerville, MA

Zen Dog Training headquarters is near the Somerville High School at the corner of Thurston Street.

Special Considerations:

COVID Vaccinations: All (human) participants are required to have COVID vaccinations.
Attendance Limit: Each enrolled puppy may have up to two people attending. Children over 11 years old can attend with a parent. 
Vaccination Records: Proof of your puppy’s vaccination records is mandatory.


Vaccination Recommendations:

The American Society of Veterinarians suggests that puppies as young as 8 weeks can benefit from puppy classes. To participate, your puppy should have received their second round of shots (around 10-12 weeks) and be vaccinated against distemper, parvovirus, and Bordetella.

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Join us for an exciting journey of learning, growth, and companionship at Zen Dog Training’s Group Puppy Classes! Your pup’s well-being is our priority, and we’re here to help them become the best they can be.