PUPPY ESSENTIALS 8-16wks

Every Saturday @ 12:30 pm  (PLEASE, DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY)
Cost:  $10/session  For: 8-16 weeks & must have proof of 1st round vaccinations
REGISTER HERE   (Pre-Registration required into our Puppy Program)
Reservations must be made:  We only accept 5 puppies in this drop in Class each Saturday.  We take reservations starting at 12:00 pm on Fridays.

Goals:
1. Easy sociability with friendly strange puppies, dogs, and all sizes & types of humans
2. Puppy to be extremely connected to you with intense eye contact and a strong desire to work with you.
3. Confident and brave.  Able to accept novelty and be confident on different surfaces.
4. Troubleshooting common puppy problems: biting, chewing, etc.
5. Development of house training skills
6. Body Awareness and redirecting biting to positive play
7. Leash & Collar Skills - leash on & off while calm
8. Proper Toy play for developing impulse control and for your puppy to love playing with you!
9.  You will learn how to be the best possible owner for your puppy!

Class Structure: First 1/2 of class we play fun games that work on building confidence, desensitization to different surfaces, building a strong relationship to owner and
 troubleshooting problem areas.  It is a must that your puppy sees you as the catalyst
 for all things fun. Your puppy will think they are walking into Doggie Disneyland when
 you arrive! This portion of class is on leash and off-leash, depending upon the games. 
We will take a potty break mid-class. Second 1/2 of class, we let the puppies socialize
off leash. We will encourage nice play styles and bite inhibition. We encourage everyone
 to pick up and handle all of the puppies during this time, so they become use to a wide
range of humans.

What to Bring:
1. Puppy's Food - bring their lunch portion to use for rewards (puppies should eat 3 meals a day until they are 6 months old)
2.  Special Treats - high value, something out of your Frig (chicken, steak, cheese)
3. Treat pouch or a jacket with pockets in them to easily dispense from
4. Puppy's favorite toy
5. 6' Leash and puppy on a collar or harness (harnesses are a better option for puppies as their trachea is very weak)
6. Shot records - puppies need at least 1 round of shots to attend.

Before you come inside facility:  Please walk your puppy outside for a chance to potty. Once we start class, we will have everyone do another potty break 15 minutes into class. The excitement of class makes puppies have to go more frequently.

Who can come: The whole family is welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.  You must do  PRE-Registration & Reservation before attending!   Register Here

In the meantime check out Master Puppy Training in Record Time, a FREE 
E-Book by Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA, CCFT, FP-MT

ASVAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization 
AVMA Position Statement on Puppy Socialization

Once your puppy has reached 12 weeks of age,  you are invited to enroll in our award-winning Obedience for the Real World Classes 

All Puppy Classes are at the Salida location.



                                    


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