Doggy Ways

Puppy School ~ Dog Training

Puppy School

Why should you train your puppy?

  • Build a positive relationship: Understand how your puppy learns and use positive training to make learning fun, rewarding and successful.

  • Teach Life Skills: Teach your puppy how to live in a home environment.

  • Increase Sociability: Give your puppy confidence to deal with any situation.

  • Avoid Problem Behaviours: The more time you spend teaching your puppy to live in a human world, the more you will avoid problem behaviours due to lack of understanding.

  • We focus on Loose Leash Walking, Jumping Up, Barking, Digging, Chewing etc.

  • Loyalty & Companionship: Guiding your puppy into making the right choices and understanding what your puppy needs will increase your bond.


A puppy needs a good learning foundation in order to be a confident adult. But learning is more than just teaching your puppy basic cues such as sit and stay. The most important aspect of the learning process is to introduce your puppy to the environments and situations he/she is likely to experience throughout his/her life. Socializing him/her with people, dogs and other animals will encourage him/her to be socially confident as he/she grows. Habituating him/her slowly to human touch will prevent touch aversions in adulthood." Victoria Stilwell, www.positively.com.

We only use Positive Reinforcement Training Techniques!

Positive Reinforcement is "If you give your dog a reward (praise, play, food, toys, etc.) when he responds to you or offers an action or a behavior that you like, then that behavior is likely to be repeated." Victoria Stilwell, www.positively.com.

Puppy School (Age 8 - 16 weeks)

Puppy School Includes:

Habituation: Handling & Examination; Scary Sounds; Unfamiliar People; Unfamiliar Dogs; New Surfaces.

Basic Obedience: Bite Inhibition; Name Recognition; Sit; Leave It; Loose Leash Walking & Intro to Heel; Recall (Come); Down; Stand; Intro to Stay.

Trick Training; Obstacle Course; Interactive Games; Behaviour Issues such as Jumping Up, Barking, Digging, Chewing etc.; Off Leash Socialization.


 

Puppy Senior Classes (Age 4 - 12 months)

Puppy Senior Classes Include:

Habituation: Unfamiliar People; Unfamiliar Dogs.

Basic Obedience: Bite Inhibition; Name Recognition; Sit; Leave It; Loose Leash Walking & Intro to Heel; Recall (Come); Down; Stand; Intro to Stay.

Trick Training; Behaviour Issues such as Jumping Up, Barking, Digging, Chewing etc.