This Program is designed for First Time Puppy Owners . This is your opportunity to attend Pawschool with your pup. You will work with a trainer 1 time per week over the first year of life. We follow you through the first 3 major life phases: Puppy, Adolescent, and Sexual maturation. We also are there to help you through the 3-5 "fear periods" that naturally occur in the first year.
During the puppy phase the empahsis is on making sure that the foundational behaviors needed for a well behaved dog are installed and being grown.
We will work on all things puppy:
1. Bite Inhibition
2. Potty Training
4. Beginning impulse control
5. Beginning Manners
6. Beginning Greetings
7. Beginning Leash manners
8. Kennel Training
During the Adolescent Phase the emphasis will be placed on maturing these behaviors and working on installing more advanced behaviors. We will work on the balance between independence and also obedience. We will also address any behavioral issues such as: Not listening, destructive behaviors, or any signs of burgeoning aggression.
The remainder of the Good Dog 15 will be installed including:
1. Advanced Impulse Control
2. Door Manners
3. Leash Manners
4. Leaving unattended
5. Advanced Recall
6. Advanced Greetings
7. Client Choice x3
During the Cleanup phase the emphasis will be on generalizing all behaviors in the home, in the neighborhood and also in public. We will work to strengthen any behaviors that have lagged to ensure a lasting result.
We are here for you for anything that comes up throughout the year, however this package is for 20-30 hours of dog training, with built in maturation breaks. Each phase of the program is 8-12 weeks depending on the threshold and needs of the individual dog. The emphasis in each phase is dependent on the maturity and skill level of your pup as they navigate growing up. We work with you to ensure you have a well rounded obedient dog well into maturity.
Each week after class you will receive a report card that works with our client portal to direct you to homework that is about 1-2 hours per week. While on your breaks we will be discussing Pawgress and assigning homework based on issues that arise, this is your time to get good at all things training. Repetition is what will ensure longevity.