For puppies 10 to 16 weeks at the start of the program, we focus on building a strong foundation:
Appropriate Socialization: Safely and appropriately introduce different people, dogs, sounds, objects and more in a way that helps your puppy gain confidence and have fun.
Prevention of Fear, Phobias and Aggression: Confidence building when alone (preventing separation issues), being comfortable in the crate, in different situations and other problem prevention exercises.
Solutions to Common Puppy Problems: Destructive chewing, play biting, stealing things and other behaviors normal for puppies.
Settle Calmly: While I make or eat dinner at home, reply to emails or watch TV.
Basic Manners: Come, Leave-it, Drop-it (in house, backyard and on neighborhood walks)
Self Control: Walk on a loose-leash, greet people politely, wait at the door until asked to step out, wait in the car until asked to hop-out and more.
Body Handling and Grooming: Teach the puppy to be comfortable being groomed, handled, and restrained — all of which are extremely important for vet or grooming visits and day-to-day hygiene.