Wednesday, Apr. 26 - May 31 at 6:30 PM | Puppy Kindergarten | Instructor: Dana Babb
One of the most valuable lessons you can teach your puppy is that the world is a safe place, with kind humans and friendly dogs and other animals. The act of exposing your puppy to the world is called socialization. Many puppy owners have heard that this is important but really don’t know how to go about doing it correctly. If you do it right, you’ll help your puppy grow up to be confident and outgoing. If it’s done wrong, you can inadvertently create a frightened, aggressive puppy. All socialization is not good socialization.
“Exposing” vs “Interaction” – Interaction “playing” with other dogs, should only be done if you know the other dog well. Bad experiences at an early age can make negative impressions for years to come. Sometimes, certain situations are just too much for your puppy. Group training classes is a great way to “Expose” your puppy to humans and other dogs (puppies). It’s important to expose your puppy to different dogs at an early age so that she learns to get along with them properly.Our classes are designed to expose your dog to humans, dogs, strange noises and behaviors. Since puppies LOVE to play, we offer a fun and active class that is geared to the younger puppy's activity levels and attention span. Through a series of Learning Games, your puppy will learn the proper way to play with adults, children and other pets... even cats! You will teach your puppy to come happily and willingly for love and attention, and most importantly, when you call. Your pup will also be learning NOT to chew on all of the wrong things, jump up on people (Unless invited to do so) or bark, bite or nip unnecessarily. Simple, dependable ways to prevent chewing and housebreak your pup will also be shown, and everyone get hands-on practice trimming toenails. Other subjects will include proper nutrition and grooming methods for your special friend.
- Any and all humans who will be interacting with the pup
- Poop bags
- Rug, for puppy games (we suggest a bathroom type rug with rubber backing)
- Standard Leash and Collar (No flexies, please)