Puppy Preschool

Puppy Preschool

at the Vet

The early weeks of life are a critical time for dogs to learn social skills. Noticeable signs of fear may not develop until early adulthood. Socializing in a veterinary hospital setting is ideal to acclimate a puppy to unfamiliar people, environment and stimuli. Our goal is to have your puppy become part of our family, to have future fear free visits, as well as ease their comfort with all kinds of people and dogs. 

Having a veterinarian follow your puppy’s growth can help ensure proper socialization and help catch behavioral problems early on.


  • Familiarize pet to hospital
  • Interaction with other puppies in a similar age group
  • Exposure to novel stimuli and noises in a calm and pleasant environment
  • Handling for nail trims, ear and eye exams
  • Contact with tools such as stethoscope, exam tables and weight scale


  • Free for puppy wellness plan participants
  • $18 per class session
  • 3 to 5 puppies per class. 10-20 weeks of age.
  • Classes will be scheduled on Saturdays 1:30 – 3 pm
  • Animals must be free of any signs of clinical disease (e.g., diarrhea, nasal discharge, skin lesions).
  • Animals must have had a comprehensive physical examination and deworming before participation in the first class.
  • Animals must not have been exposed to other animals with infectious diseases, even if they are not currently showing signs of illness.
  • Puppies should have their first vaccination against distemper, parvovirus, and hepatitis at least 10 days before the first class.

Learn about Fear Free Visits to the Vet and the Certified Fear Free Professionals at Alpine Animal Hospital.

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Our Regular Schedule

Carbondale Office


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm