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Perfect Puppy Board&Train School

4 weeks – Bootcamp with Certified Professional Trainer $2500.00

What your puppy learns at Puppy School

  • Potty training 
  • Basic obedience training: Eye Contact, Sit, Down, Stay, Place, Touch, Leave It, Drop It
  • Polite manners and greetings with new dogs and people
  • Polite behaviour indoors: Mealtimes, Kitchen, Front Door Manners
  • Loose leash walking training on the Left side
  • Off-leash introduction and coming when called to Name or Clapping
  • Crate training 
  • Handling for vet and groomer
  • Full socialization program with humans, children, cats, dogs and poultry
  • Experiences in new locations, sounds, surfaces, sights.

When your puppy returns home:

  • One of the most important parts of having a young dog is making sure they are SAFE from things that can be traumatizing for the first year of life. To do this successfully: Socialize with only dogs you KNOW are friendly & gentle to avoid attacks (there is no need for your dog to “meet” every dog they see or play with puppies constantly – in fact, learning to ignore other dogs is just as important as meeting them), Watch your dog’s body language when meeting new people and DO not allow people/kids to invade your puppy’s space if he/she seems nervous (backing away, tail tucked, dropping head to avoid being touched). Your puppy needs to know that YOU are in control and advocating for him/her out in your daily life! 
  • Continue to practice the structure puppy has learned to maintain good habits – waiting at doorways before going out, laying on mat during meals, laying on mat when cooking, asking for obedience practice before rewarding with play, praise, food. 
  • Puppies will continue to need to be monitored and rules enforced until at least 1 year of age to avoid common puppy issues like: chewing furniture/shoes, jumping up, potty accidents, pulling on leash, ignoring directions. 
  • Dogs require that you continue to follow routines, provide enough exercise & mental stimulation and use obedience skills over their lifetime to maintain polite, confident behaviour. Practicing skills your pup knows, teaching new tricks, offering enrichment at home (snuffle mats, puzzle toys, chews & licking toys), going on regular walks and having a daily routine your dog can depend on will keep you on the right path. 
  • Make sure you are clear on all verbal cues, hand signals and the use of a reward marker “Yes!” BEFORE your puppy goes home to avoid: Bribery (showing food to get performance), repetition of commands, resorting to yelling instead of asking for a known behaviour.
  • Review your puppy’s training videos or get in touch with your trainer right away if you have concerns or aren’t sure how to handle a situation.

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