Puppy Training Lessons

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Puppies, like babies, are cute for a reason.

Nature gave them those chubby little bodies, curious eyes and wobbly legs so we would love them. Puppies come with little experience behind them, acting like furry, little sponges who are primed to soak up knowledge. They bond with any one who will feed them and rub their bellies and then follow them everywhere. Bringing a new puppy home is a pleasure, but often a challenge. Your family environment is the primary force that creates a puppy’s behavior. What a puppy learns during its first 16 weeks of life will play a tremendous role in how he or she interacts with your family; and how he responds to circumstances and situations encountered over the course of life. So, get off on the right paw with your new puppy! I can help you understand and manage normal puppy behavior as well as providing proven training methods using positive reinforcement.

As the owner, you will need to be patient, committed, consistent and persistent, yet kind-hearted, up beat and fun! You are the central ingredient to your dog’s success. As such, you will need to be committed to spending quality time training your dog every day. After laying the foundation, you will see your puppy transformed into a highly social, remarkable, well-balanced, and temperamentally sound dog as he or she matures.

Puppy training lessons are designed as a 6 week course, and cover the following basic behaviors and topics:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place
  • Stay
  • Puppy Proofing Your Home
  • Relationship Building
  • Leave It Command
  • House Training
  • Heeling/Leash Manners
  • Crate Training
  • Play Biting
  • Jumping Up
  • Door Dashing
  • Socialization

    FRED-RICK -  A dog at the shelter.  The first dog that I took through puppy kindergarten.  Adopted into a loving home.