This class will focus on how to safely and properly socialize your puppy to new people, places, and things. We will cover appropriate puppy play, confidence building exercises and how to throw a Puppy Party. You will learn about the critical periods of puppy socialization and the timelines for your own puppy to become a well-socialized and confident dog. For this class please bring your puppy’s dinner (kibble) and some other tasty, higher value treats. Please also feel free to bring along any objects (such as strange hats, umbrellas, noisy household objects, etc.) that you would like to socialize your puppy to during class.
During this class we will focus on teaching a “soft mouth” or good bite inhibition with your puppy and you will learn exercises to practice this at home. You will learn the timeline and goals for creating good bite inhibition. We will also go over body handling and gentle restraint that will be beneficial during veterinary exams and at home care (like nail trims). You will also learn how to settle your puppy to build their frustration tolerance and forming positive experiences with collar grabs not only with you, but new people. For this class please bring your puppy’s dinner (kibble), some tasty, higher value treats, their favorite toy, as well as nail trimmers or body harnesses that you may have at home.
This class’s focus will be on potty training, proper chew toy training, crate training, barking, how to be at home alone, enrichment games, and how to prevent separation anxiety and resource guarding. We will cover all the basics to avoid common mistakes while teaching your puppy all the new rules of the home. Do it right the first time and you can avoid all of the typical puppy problems that are easily preventable! For this class please bring your puppy’s dinner (kibble), some tasty, higher value treats, Kong’s/stuff-able chew toys, and your puppy’s favorite soft toy.