PUPPY ESSENTIALS

Every Wednesday & Saturday @ 12:30 pm
Cost:  FREE  For: 8-16 week old puppies - must have 1st round of vaccinations
REGISTER HERE   (Registration required)

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
4. Learns basic skills of obedience, especially recalling to their name only 
5. Development of house training skills
6. Bite Inhibition & Body Awareness
7. Leash Skills - leash on & off while calm
8. Proper Toy play for developing impulse control

Class Structure: First 1/2 of class we play fun games that work on building confidence, desensitization to different surfaces, recall to owner, deep name recognition, building a strong relationship to owner and basic skill building for obedience. 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. Treat pouch or a jacket with pockets in them to easily dispense from
3. Puppy's favorite toy
4. 6' Leash and puppy on a collar or harness (harnesses are a better option for puppies as their trachea is very weak)
5. 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.  Registration Required   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 obtained 2 rounds of puppy shots, you are invited to enroll in our Obedience & Manners Classes or Agility Classes

All Puppy Classes are at the Salida location.


HEAD TRAINER:
Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA, CCFT, FP-MT

                                    


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