Here are some helpful tips for all buyers and dog owners. Please feel free to review anytime. See PDF file below.
Puppy Preschool $1,500
- 2 week program
- Intro crate training
- Intro potty training
- Intro to basic commands
- Intro to leash and leash etiquette
- Continued extreme socialization
Puppy Kindergarden: $2,500
- 4 week program
- Additional crate training
- Additional potty training
- Master basic commands
- Continued leash and leash etiquette
- Continued socialization
Here’s a basic 10-point puppy training plan to get you started:
- Socialization: Introduce your puppy to various people, animals, and environments to help them become comfortable and confident in different situations.
- Basic Commands: Begin teaching essential commands such as “sit,” “stay,” “come,” and “leave it.” Use positive reinforcement (treats, praise) to reward good behavior.
- House Training: Establish a consistent routine for potty training. Take your puppy outside frequently, especially after meals or naps, and reward them for going in the appropriate spot.
- Crate Training: Introduce your puppy to a crate as a safe and comfortable space. Gradually increase the duration they spend inside and use positive reinforcement to create a positive association.
- Leash Training: Teach your puppy to walk on a leash without pulling. Start with short walks in a low-distraction environment and reward them for walking calmly beside you.
- Bite Inhibition: Puppies explore the world with their mouths, but it’s important to teach them bite inhibition. Redirect biting onto appropriate toys and discourage hard biting.
- Social Skills: Arrange playdates or enroll your pup in puppy training classes to help them learn appropriate play behavior, bite inhibition, and how to interact with other dogs.
- Handling and Grooming: Gradually introduce your puppy to being touched, groomed, and examined. This helps them become comfortable with veterinary visits and grooming sessions.
- Distraction Training: Teach your puppy to focus on you even in distracting environments. Start in a quiet place and gradually increase the distractions, rewarding their attention.
- Obedience Training: Continue expanding their command repertoire with more advanced cues like “down,” “heel,” and “stay.” Practice these commands in various environments and reward their successes.
Remember to keep training sessions short, positive, and consistent. Use rewards, praise, and patience to encourage your puppy’s progress. Additionally, consult a professional dog trainer for personalized guidance and support throughout the training process.