(For puppies 10 - 18 weeks of age at the start
of the session)
puppy begins life with a blank slate. It's important to instill
good behavior early before bad habits take over.
explore their world with their mouths and teeth - everything must
be chewed and tasted during this investigative period including
your hands, toes, clothing, furniture, etc. You will learn how
to teach your new pup "bite inhibition", which helps
them realize how hard they are biting and how you can gradually
minimize this behavior.
will also work on their socialization skills with people (including
children) and other puppies. The puppies are handled by everyone
in class and they learn that people come in all shapes and sizes.
They are also allowed free play time with their new 4-legged buddies
after each class as time permits.
about the importance of puppy socialization
will cover other topics such as housebreaking, sitting for dinner,
and appropriate ways to deal with jumping up on family members
and visitors. What do you do when your puppy steals something
he shouldn't have? How do you get the item away from your puppy
without a power struggle? Answers to these questions and many
others will be covered in this class.
building a good relationship with your new puppy. We will help
you learn the positive ways to achieve a partnership with the
newest member of your family.