Puppy Classes:

*Coming Spring 2022*

Puppy Start Right Online, Pet Dog Ambassador, and More!

Puppy Preschool: Puppies 8 weeks – 16 weeks (as of start date)

Puppy Start Right Preschool is an accredited program designed by Dr. Kenneth Martin, DVM, Dipl. ACVB, a board certified veterinarian behaviorist and his wife Debbie Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior). I am a certified Puppy Start Right Instructor.

This program is unique to other puppy socialization programs because it focuses on creating positive, pro-active experiences for puppies during the critical socialization period. I will teach you how to safely expose your puppy to new and novel stimuli (objects), including sights, sounds, surfaces, people and other puppies in a safe and pro-active way. Taking care to keep things positive for the emotional well being of the puppy.

While the primary focus is on socialization we will also dive into managing and solving common puppy issues like potty training, puppy mouthing (playful biting), crate training, chewing, and jumping. We also introduce foundation training skills including: Attention, Loose Leash Walking, Sit, Touch (hand target), Recall, Drop It, Leave it.

Puppies should have had their first vaccination in the puppy series.

Puppy Private Lessons and Online class will be available.

Puppy Manners: Puppies over 16 week and under 6 months

This class is perfect for Puppy Preschool graduates or Puppy’s first class. We will introduce and/or reinforce foundation training skills while continuing to discuss how to best manage and solve common puppy issues such as potty training, puppy mouthing, chewing, etc.

Puppies should have their full series of vaccinations.

Pet Dog Ambassador: 5 levels

The Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a program for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills and
ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings. Its aim is to acknowledge the hard work
and commitment that guardians and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable
and recognizes these efforts from a puppy’s very early training. The program aims to encourage
guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge.

Consultations: I am available to consult with breeders, shelters and fosters on the importance of early Puppy Socialization and how to implement it with their puppies/litters.

More Training Fun Coming 2022

*Sit n Stay Positive is designed to introduce training foundations, address normal puppy behavior, and prevent the development of behavior problems. Sit n Stay Positive is not designed to treat serious behavior problems (such as reactivity, aggression, anxiety, or extreme fear). Please consult with your veterinarian or a licensed behaviorist if your puppy is displaying extreme behavior issues. Your puppy’s success depends on you doing your homework and working with your puppy at least twice a day.

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