Day Training Program
Welcome to School!
Our day training program is currently only offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
We schedule your dog a two hour drop off training appointment, during the hours of 9:00am-2:00pm.
The program is currently hosted at JB’s Indoor Dog Park, 106 Longwater Drive, Norwell.
WE’RE MOVING TO HANOVER IN JUNE!
WE WILL BE PAUSING OUR DAY TRAINING PROGRAM STARTING JUNE 1ST TO RELOCATE.
WE WILL RESUME ASAP WITH AN EXPANDED DAY TRAINING PROGRAM! *COMING SOON!*
EMAIL us at email@example.com to enroll
YOUR DOG’S VERY OWN TRAINING AND SOCIALIZATION PROGRAM!
It takes a lot of time and energy to train a puppy, adolescent, or new dog! Training can and should start as early as possible! The more reinforcement the dog gets for desirable or wanted behavior, the more likely the dog will be to repeat those desirable/wanted behavior again in the future! This is where day training can help!
Every dog is different. Some dog’s love people so much, they need help being taught other behaviors besides jumping on people. Others are a little shy and need to have great experiences at their own pace to help build their confidence. We will work with your dog, at their own pace, and focus on key things your dog needs!
WHAT ABOUT SOCIALIZATION?
Most people view socialization as play time. Socialization is actually so much more than just play time! According to the American Veterinary Association of Animal Behavior,
“The first three months are the period when sociability outweighs far, this is the primary window of opportunity for puppies to adapt to new people, animals, and experiences. Incomplete or improper socialization during this important time can increase the risk of behavioral problems later in life…”
For older dogs, we still want to make sure that they are exposed to new people, animals, and experiences in a positive and safe manner.
The most important thing is to provide different experiences for your dog, and doing so at their own comfort level/speed. Forcing a dog to do something even though they are scared can lead to a fearful dog. Dogs will learn to trust you through positive and safe exposures and you’ll then be able to help them grow their confidence.
Our program has several different offerings and does follow a curriculum. However, the program you choose can be tailored more towards your dog’s individual training and socialization needs.
4 SESSION PROGRAM AIMS TO INTRODUCE THE FOLLOWING:
- Attention Cues – name response, nose touch/hand target, eye contact
- Jumping up Management – rewarding for sit and “four on the floor”, tethered greetings, and using the OFF cue
- Body Positions – sit, lay down, and stand up
- Go to place/mat behavior
- Concept of wait and release – wait for a treat, wait at the door, and wait for the food bowl
- Loose Leash Walking
- Puppy Handling skills – ears, paws, brushing
- Appropriate Play with toys and the drop it cue
- Appropriate Interactions with other puppies
8 SESSION PROGRAM AIMS TO INTRODUCE AND PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING:
- All topics covered in the 4 session program
- Duration of sit, down and stand up
- Continued loose leash walking – side/heel position, and a let’s go walking cue
- Teaching a go say hi cue for short, appropriate greetings
- Introduction of the Stay cue (move away from dog holding position)
- Introduction of the Leave It cue (don’t go near an object/item/etc.)
- Teaching a Settle Down cue (down stay until released)
12 SESSION PROGRAM AND 16 SESSION PROGRAMS AVAILABLE!
- INTRODUCES AND PRACTICES ALL SKILLS COVERED IN THE 8 SESSION PROGRAM
- TAILORS THE PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY FOR WHAT YOUR DOG NEEDS TO LEARN AND PRACTICE
- OFFERS COMPLETION OF THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB S.T.A.R. PUPPY PROGRAM (dogs under 1 year of age!)
HOW DO YOU LEARN AND HELP TRAIN YOUR DOG DURING THE PROGRAM?
Owners will receive training PDFs and a personalized training video of their own dog in training. Owners are expected to work with their dog based off of these materials for at least 30 minutes of training per day.
We help introduce and reinforce for appropriate behavior. It is up to you to introduce and reinforce for appropriate behavior at home based on what you see in the training video and read on the PDFs.
It is recommended that after the completion of doggy school, the owner and dog continue training together either with a group class OR continued private training. In general, we recommend continued training for at least the first year you have a new dog. Consistency and dedication on your part is required in order to have a successfully trained pup!
STARTER PACKAGE $629
4 day training sessions – once a week for 4 weeks
plus one in-home training session for you and your dog
($499 without in-home training session)
We are currently only enrolling for 4 packs until we make our transition to the new location and expanded program!
Additional information *COMING SOON!*
Additional private training sessions with owner and dog can be purchased for $135/session if started within two weeks of completion of day training! (Private training sessions usually sold for $155/hour session.)
Training Supplies Included in the above prices – front-connect harness, training clicker, treat apron, sample of high value treats, indoor training leash, training PDFs, and our PAWS training manual.
WE REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING FOR EVERY PUPPY:
- An exam with your veterinarian.
- At least one vaccination for distemper and parvo virus 7 days prior to starting.
- A fecal test result from your veterinarian’s office.
- We recommend the Bordetella or kennel cough vaccination.
- Staying up to date on their vaccination schedule as recommended by your veterinarian.
- Proof of rabies can be submitted once completed. Note: it is normal for puppies to start school without this vaccination on board. It usually is not given until around 16 weeks of age.
Proof must be provided via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your dog starting school.
Puppies in day training or group classes may not have received all of their vaccinations yet. If you are concerned about this, speak to your veterinarian. Every day that goes by without socializing and training for young pup is a day lost to his or her social future – register today!
We follow the guidelines for socialization put out by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior – please view their statement here.
WHAT TO BRING OTHER THAN YOUR DOG:
- Zip lock bag with their “kibble” (dry dog food), and at least two different types of treats.
- A “mat” such as a blanket, towel, or bath mat for their specific go to place behavior.
- Kong or other stuff-able food toy stuffed with either puppy wet food, peanut butter, or yogurt mixed with kibble.