Do you have a new puppy that you want to start off on the right paw? Puppy Basics is all about setting your puppy up with a solid foundation for life. You can teach a dog new tricks their whole life long, but with a puppy you get ONE single chance to make a good first impression.
Puppy Basics is about creating a positive outlook for your new puppy. You will learn how to gently introduce new things and especially how to prevent common problems such as separation anxiety and resource guarding. You will learn about socialization for a companion dog in a human world.
Meanwhile, you will learn some basic life-skills that all good dogs should know such as coming when you call their name, sits and downs, and the foundation skills for walking on a loose leash.
Puppy basics is a blended delivery with 6 weeks of video lessons, 6 weekly conference calls for discussions and questions, and 3 face to face classes starting at week 4. By this time both puppies and owners have built a solid set of skills. Class time is devoted to practicing those skills with class distractions.
Blended delivery means that puppy owners aren’t being chewed on while they try to listen to the lesson. Lessons are available at all hours day or night and can be repeated as often as required. Discussions and questions on weekly conference calls are deeper and the answers are fuller when progress isn’t constantly interrupted by bored little creatures with sharp teeth!
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