This program is designed for new puppies of less than four and a half months of age (though we do make age exceptions for small breeds.)
It is split into three main areas of focus. First, about thirty percent of the class is committed to puppy play and socializing, the leading preventor of future aggression in dogs. The other seventy percent is split evenly between trust and respect exercises that teach your pup to allow you to handle him or her without biting or rebelliousness as well as obedience exercises including sit, down, stand, stay in each of these positions, come, and off. Other issues that will be covered include puppy biting, object guarding, jumping up, appropriate toys, how to play games and a good deal more. In addition, there’s ample time in each class for Q&A.
The entire curriculum for this class may be found in Mike’s book, There’s a Puppy in the House: Surviving the First Five Months, which is recommended as a companion to the class.
Cost: $325 for six one-hour classes. Location and times vary. Please inquire for details.