The first months of a puppy’s life are crucial to their development. From 3 to 12 weeks old a puppy will become increasingly aware of it’s surroundings as well as begin to develop social skills. Boundaries will be tested and lasting impressions made. It is extremely important to create positive experiences with people, other animals, objects like the vacuum cleaner, car rides etc. Without these positive experiences a puppy can easily develop irrational fears that can last a lifetime and create serious behavior issues later in life.
The Puppy Development Program gets your new puppy started off right. In addition to properly socializing your puppy you will also learn how to address common issues such as potty training, crate training, play biting and chewing. We then begin to work on relationship building exercises, building drive and attentiveness, and an introduction to obedience. This program is designed to be extremely thorough and to prepare your puppy for obedience training. Rather than waiting until a puppy is old enough for training, we take a proactive role in shaping behaviors you want, curbing behaviors you don’t and teaching skills that will be crucial later on. We teach your puppy how to learn and set them up for success in the process.
Once your puppy is old enough to start obedience training, completion of the Puppy Development Program entitles you to $100 off of the obedience training program of your choice!