Due to a family emergency we are not accepting new training clients or scheduling additional classes. We deeply regret not being available to serve you.
Puppy Developmental Deadlines
Socialization, housetraining, and basic manners should be well underway by eight weeks of age, regardless of breed or breeding.
By 12 weeks your puppy needs to be socialized to people, especially strangers and children.
4 1/2 Months
The time window for a puppy to develop bite inhibition, also known as a “soft mouth”, begins closing at four and a half months. The best way to learn bite inhibition is with other puppies and dogs, especially with their mother and litter between 6-8 weeks of age. Puppies separated before they are 8 weeks of age, tend to have more of an issue with biting and chewing.
Dunbar, Ian. Before You Get Your Puppy. James & Kenneth Publishers, 2001. – Dunbar, Ian. After You Get Your Puppy. James & Kenneth Publishers, 2001.
Take a look at the age of your puppy compared to a child to get a better idea of how quickly your furry family member really grows.
Equivalent to a:
~2 1/2 Year Old Child
Puppies and adolescent dogs go through fear periods just like children and can experience many of the same things during these times.
1st Fear Period
Between 8-11 weeks of age
2nd Fear Period
Between 6-14 months of age
Anxiety with strangers or people they have not been around often peaks at about 6-8 months of age.
At 2 year old the child can begin to experience a fear of separation from their parent or caregiver.
Toddlers are frightened by new experiences.
In This Course We Cover:
How Your Puppy Learns – Knowing the basic principles that shape all animal behavior gives you lifelong tools to get what you want from your dog.
House Training Do’s & Don’ts – Get the ABC’s of potty training.
Show Your Puppy How To Be Polite – With behaviors like sit, down, loose-leash walking and recall.
Impulse Control 101 – Teach Your Puppy that patience pays and prevent jumping and leash-pulling.
Handling & Socialization – Puppies can learn to love being groomed, having their nails cut and meeting strangers at the park.
Problem Prevention – Avoid serious behavior trouble down the road by establishing good manners & routines from the start.
$275 for a consecutive six week course, including orientation. Each class is 45 minutes in length and there will be no make up classes, so please plan carefully. Schedules may include Skip Weeks. Skip Weeks do not effect the total number of classes during the course.
* Effective July, 1 2018 pet care services, including but not limited to grooming and boarding services, pet sitting services, and obedience training services are subject to sales tax. Reference KRS 139.20
Enrolling is Easy! Here’s How:
1st: Fill out our training application and veterinary release form. The veterinary release form allows us to obtain your dog’s records directly from your vet. Or, if you prefer, you could contact your vet’s office and have them fax it to us. Our fax number is 888-449-5427, or you can drop them off yourself, whatever is convenient for you.
2nd: We review your application and contact you to discuss everything.
3rd: We call to finalize your enrollment by scheduling your Orientation and securing payment.
As always, we love helping our clients, so let us know your questions or concerns.