Puppy Pre-K is a 6-week series class designed to teach you and your dog the basic skills necessary for living peacefully as a new member of your family. We will be working on communication skills- Teaching them their name and shaping behaviors, handling your puppy including during vet visits and grooming. We will also address the proper techniques of socializing and how to recognize your dog’s body language. While becoming familiar with them, we will cover the topic of appropriate food, treats, and chew toys. We will also play fun games to keep your dogs engaged!
This class teaches the foundations of obedience training, which makes it a great class for new puppy owners for young dogs, ages 12-20 weeks, or puppies getting settled into a new home
Please be sure each week to bring poop bags, soft training treats, a harness or collar they are comfortable with and, most importantly, your patience.
If your dog barks, growls, or is aggressive to people or dos, your dog is not yet eligible for group class.
REGISTRATION: Class Registration Form
INSTRUCTOR: Shawn Steadham
CLASS DATES / TIMES:
September 30 through November 4, 2019
Day/Time: Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
WEEK 1 – Orientation, communication skills, puppy body language, appropriate socialization
WEEK 2 – Appropriate toys/chews, kennel, beginning recall
WEEK 3 – Handling (feet, ears, etc), puppy gym, beginning recall
WEEK 4 – Handling/grooming, toy play, resource guarding, beginning recall
WEEK 5 – Sit, kennel, puppy gym, beginning recall
WEEK 6 – Recap, handling, puppy gym, recall
Because we are a “One Health” facility we require that dogs or cats in our facilities meet the following parameters:
- Dogs in our facility must be up to date on Rabies, DA2LPP, and bordetella vaccines.
- Dogs must be on heartworm prevention which kills intestinal parasites or have a negative intestinal parasite exam within the last three months and be free of external parasites.