2-Puppy 1 - The Foundation


  • 6 week course (includes orientation)
  • Meets one hour each week on scheduled day-time.
  • Puppies 10 wks - 6 months of age
  • Vaccine requirements below
  • Cost $115 effective Jan 2017
  • Return students receive $10 discount
  • Orientation

    Puppy I class has orientation the first class. Your dog stays home for the orientation.  This gives you the opportunity to meet us and get answers to the questions you have.  The orientation is approximately 1.5 hours.  We require that you bring your dogs vaccine records.  Credit cards, cash and check are accepted at this time.  We will introduce you to our training methods plus:
    • What is needed for class
    • Learning Theory - how dogs learn by operant and classical conditioning (associations).
    • Reinforcements - What they are and how to use them.
    • Jumping
    • Nipping, biting and chewing
    • Potty training
    • Cue System
    • You will be taught a couple exercises to take home and teach your dog.
  • Covered In Class

    • Puppy play & socialization
    • Tactile Tolerance, handling skills
    • Eye Contact - Focus
    • Sit 
    • Walk Away (leave it)
    • Name Game
    • Come
    • Down
    • Greeting Dogs and People Etiquette
    • Walk on leash
    • Reading your dogs body language
    • Setting your dogs up for success

    A puppy’s critical socialization period is from 3 weeks of age to 16 weeks. During this time period the owner must socialize their puppy not only to people and dogs but also to as many sights, sounds and smells as possible. We can work wonders with the shy or fearful puppy during this period.

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    Vaccines Required: Puppies are required to have the 1st of a series of 2 Bordetella vaccine and the 2nd of a series of 3 Distemper-Parvo (listed as DHLP......)

    I do accept titer test results for Distemper-Parvo for dogs over 1 year of age.  Rabies are not required until 6 months of age.

    Session Details:
    Cost: $115.00 ($25.00 deposit required)
    Length: 6 - 1 hour sessions
    Size: up to 6

    Upcoming Sessions:
    Thursday 9/21/2017 @ 7:15 PM with Melissa Peterson-Ney at Woofman's Lodge
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    Thursday 10/12/2017 @ 6:00 PM with Melissa Peterson-Ney at Woofman's Lodge
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    Saturday 10/14/2017 @ 9:00 AM with Jennifer Schretter at Woofman's Lodge
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