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  Basic Course

 

Objective

  • To mold your young puppy into a productive member of the family

  • To develop manners in everyday situations

  • Instill a desire to learn

  • Instruct handler how to communicate more effectively with the puppy




Kris & Sudie with George & Argus
(brothers from same litter)

Method

  • While working with your puppy, we will develop a personalized training program based on your puppy's temperament utilizing positive methods.  Beginning with food-based rewards, we will use food as a luring or guide object to get the puppy into the proper position.  Once the puppy has mastered the task, the food will be slowly weaned away to develop more reliability with the task.  Other methods include play toys, tug toys, balls, and squeaky toys.  Physical and verbal praise in addition to other stimuli that the puppy may respond to may also be used.

Subjects Covered
  • Housebreaking

  • Destructive Chewing

  • Jumping on people

  • Submissive Urinating

  • Barking or Whining

  • Mouthing

  • Any problems that interfere with family atmosphere

Obedience Commands

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Stay

  • Come

  • Go (to your place)

Obedience Expectations
  • Depending on the puppy's age it should be remembered that all obedience work is simple patterning designed to develop strong habits.  This may be time consuming, but it is the most dependable method to start your puppy on the road to reliable control and communication later in life.  Real control to commands should not be expected until your puppy is emotionally and physically ready.  This is subjective, and may realistically may not occur until the puppy is several months old.

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Maurine and Olivia
Oldwick, NJ
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Time Frame
  • 8 Week course

  • 1 Lesson per week (Each lesson is 1 hour)

  • Training is conducted indoors and will relocate outdoors as your puppy progresses

Next Step
  • Typically, a puppy can be enrolled in an intermediate course after 6 to 12 months of training.  This next phase will include:

    • Demonstrating to puppy that there are consequences for unwanted behavior **
    • Refresher work
    • Limited off-leash work

    **We do realize the sensitive nature of this phase of training, and will respect any special requests

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