We have puppy classes every Saturday
morning at 11:00 am. They will be running continously so that you can start
whenever your puppy is ready. Your puppy will have 6 classes in a
row. The cost for the 6 classes is $120.00 unless you start your puppy at
less than 8 weeks, then your 6 classes are free. It is so important to
socialize your puppy before 13 weeks of age. It makes a huge difference
in the life of the dog. They can start classes up to 18 weeks in
age. Once your puppy finishes his 6 weeks of class, they can still come
for more socialization at $25.00/class. They can also move on to basic
Your puppy needs to be exposed to a wide
variety of people before he is 13 weeks old. Well-socialized puppies grow
up to be wonderful companions, whereas antisocial dogs are difficult,
time-consuming, and potentially dangerous. Your puppy needs to learn to
enjoy the company of all people and to enjoy being handled by all people,
especially children and strangers. As a general rule of thumb, your puppy
needs to meet at least a hundred people before he is three months old.
Another developmental deadline is learning
bite inhibition. They need to learn that by 18 weeks. Puppy class
and doggy daycare are good places to learn that. When they bite another
puppies too hard and no one wants to play with them, they catch on fast!
Dog jaws are very powerful and if they don't learn to moderate their jaws, they
can be dangerous as adults.
Puppy classes are geared toward
socialization more than obedience training. We get them use to different
people, dogs, situations, and strange objects. They will get to work on
bite inhibition, house training and other puppy issues. We do work on
some obedience along with different grooming issues and building trust for you
and others to handle them in different positions.
Before they come to class they need their
first distemper combo vaccination, a bordetella vaccination and a fecal.