Puppy School: Day Training Program

Drop off Program offered on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:00am and 2:30pm.
Sessions scheduled on an individual basis for two hours of time.

EMAIL us at trainers@pawsitivelyobedient.com to enroll

 

PUPPIES ARE A LOT OF WORK! But WE can help!

It takes a lot of time and energy to raise a puppy! They are very cute, but did anyone tell you about their puppy shark teeth? Ouch! How do you manage and redirect puppy biting and make sure it is not continued into adulthood? How do you start training the basics at this young age? Good name response and attention is crucial! And what about socialization? How do you provide the right exposure to new environments, stimuli, people, sights and sounds, and other dogs safely?

WHAT IS SOCIALIZATION?

Most people when they think of puppy socialization as puppy play. 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…”

The most important thing is to provide different experiences for your puppy, and doing so at their own comfort level/speed. Forcing a puppy to do something even though they are scared can lead to a fearful puppy. Puppies will learn to trust you through positive and safe exposures and you’ll then be able to help them grow their confidence.

YOUR PUPPY’S VERY OWN TRAINING AND SOCIALIZATION PROGRAM!

Every puppy is different. Some puppies 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 work with your puppy, at their own pace, and focus on key things your puppy needs! With a combination of training, introducing handling like being comfortable with paws, ears, and puppy settles, exposure to other social puppies, exploration of different surfaces and obstacles, your puppy will have a blast while learning and then come home nice and tired!

PUPPY SCHOOL AIMS TO INTRODUCE:

  • Attention Cues such as Name, hand targets, and eye contact
  • Jumping up management: teaching sit, and understanding the OFF cue
  • Go to place/mat behavior, settling down, crate training
  • Loose leash walking
  • Duration of sit and down (introduction to stay)
  • Appropriate play with toys

Owners receive training PDFs and video links of their puppy’s training. They are expected to work with their puppy based off of these materials for at least 3 – 15 minutes of training per day.

WE REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING FOR EVERY PUPPY:

  1. An exam with your veterinarian.
  2. At least one vaccination for distemper and parvo virus.
  3. A fecal test result from your veterinarian’s office.
  4. We recommend the Bordetella or kennel cough vaccination.
  5. Staying up to date on their vaccination schedule as recommended by your veterinarian.
  6. 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 trainers@pawstivelyobedient.com prior to your puppy starting school.

Starter Bundle – $289 – three day training sessions/one session per week for three weeks

Pro Bundle – $544 – six day training sessions –
two session per week for three weeks OR one session per week for six weeks!

Follow up sessions are then available at discounted prices!

Training Supplies Included in the above prices – Freedom No Pull or Sense-ation Harness, Training Clicker, Treat Apron, Sample of High Value Treats, and our training drag line leash.

WHAT TO BRING OTHER THAN YOUR PUPPY:

  • Zip lock bag with their “breakfast or lunch”, 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 stuffable food toy stuffed with either puppy wet food, peanut butter, or yogurt mixed with kibble.
  • Any other appropriate chew item for them to have during crate time.