Puppy Classes

Who are Puppy Classes for?

They are for any puppy up to 5 months of age. When is th best time to start? As soon as possible! If your puppy comes from a good breeder, a lot of work has already been done. Young puppies have short attention spans but you can expect them to begin to learn simple obedience commands such as “sit,” “down,” and “stay,” as young as 7 to 8 weeks of age. If you adopted an older puppy, Puppy Classes will let you make up for the lost socialization and foundation skills.  

Why are Puppy Classes so important?

Taking part in Puppy Classes will help you avoid serious problems in the future, exapmles of which include:

  • aggression

  • fear issues

  • separation anxiety

  • destructive beahviours at home

 

Your work on socialization begins as soon as you bring your puppy home and often this means at 7 or 8 weeks of age. At this age puppies naturally accept new people and other species, react to sounds and novel objects better. The time between 8 and 16 weeks of age is an opportunity to expose the puppy to fun interactions that will form positive memories for the rest of her life. A bit older puppies, 4-5 months old, are still eager to explore and it is important to take advantage of this enthusiasm.

What does the course cover?

In Puppy Classes we have loads of fun! Or at least the puppies think we do! In the meantime we focus on the following:

  • basic commands like sit, down, stay, to your bed

  • reacting to the puppy's name and following the owner

  • leash walking

  • vet visit preparation

  • bite inhibition

  • crating

  • house training

  • and many more!

What you'll need during classes?

  • favourite treats

  • a toy your dog likes a lot

  • a collar/harness

  • a regular leather or synthetic leash (no flexi leashes!)  

  • water

  • poo bags