This is an off-leash class for puppies up to 16 weeks of age.
Prerequisites: first set of shots required
Class will run one night per week for three weeks.
The focus of this class is socialization (and familiarization) which is critical in the first four months of your pup's life. We teach owners how to train their puppy using positive reinforcement methods that are fun for both owner and dog - with lots of play and socialization time.
What will you learn?
The three most important things your puppy will learn are:
- Bite inhibition or gentle jaws
- Interacting with and being handled by people
- Reliable off-leash behaviour
Along with some basic cues, you will learn how to:
- deal with problems common to puppies (biting, house training, etc.)
- avoid behavior issues later in your pup’s life
- properly exercise your pup to avoid injury
- build a trusting relationship with your pup
- help your pup to learn how to make good choices
..... and we cover many other topics important to new puppy owners!!
You will be also be introduced to “Clicker Training” (we will supply the clicker)
Our floors are cleaned with hospital grade disinfectant prior to Puppy classes to mitigate risk of disease. To help us with that, we ask that:
- you carry your pup between the facility and your vehicle
- you bring a pair of indoor shoes or slippers to change into for class
DO NOT let your pup walk in public places, dog parks, etc. or they will not be able to attend this class.