New Off-Leash Puppy Classes!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

New Off-Leash Puppy Classes!
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Join us in Westminster on Wednesday nights for puppy socialization and training. Did you know that puppies need to be socialized to hundreds of people, dogs, objects, and sounds before they are 16 weeks old?

Up until 16 weeks puppies are sponges for knowledge, learning what is safe and what is scary in the world, and learning doggy social skills. It is very easy to get a baby puppy acclimated to something new – everything is new to them!

At about 16 weeks, however, they start to transition from baby puppy to adolescence and become suspicious of anything unfamiliar. After that 16 week “window” closes, it is a lot more difficult and time-consuming to get your dog acclimated to new things – and sometimes, the damage done by a lack of early socialization can never be fully undone.

That’s why it is essential that you get your puppy in off-leash puppy socialization classes as young as possible!

Who it’s for:

Puppies who are under 16 weeks at the start of their first class. Exceptions may be made for older puppies – please email us and we can chat.

How it works:

Class is what we call “rolling enrollment”. Once you register for class, you can start any time. If you have to go out of town or miss class for any reason, no problem! Just jump back in the next week.

Each class has puppy play and socialization, and a topic (house manners, public manners) and everyone works at their own pace. This way, not only can you miss a class without falling behind, but you also don’t need to worry if your puppy learns faster or slower than everyone else.

Here’s what one of our clients has to say about the rolling enrollment classes that we’ve been teaching for a local rescue group:

“I love that this is the way you teach classes. Having been through 2 standard beginning classes, I like this set up much more. I end up learning a lot and I can work at the dog’s (and my) pace.”

What you’ll learn:

Along with being socialized to other dogs, people, sounds, and objects, here are some of the things we’ll cover in class:

  • Attention in distracting locations
  • Walk nicely on a leash
  • Sit
  • Settle (lay down and chill)
  • Come when called
  • Handling (allow you to touch their feet, ears, etc)
  • Drop it

We will also cover normal puppy issues such as:

  • Nipping
  • Chewing
  • House Training
  • Jumping

What it costs:

For $150, you receive the standard 6 class package. If you’d like, you can sign up for 10 sessions for $225. Once you’re finished, you can come to class any time for a refresher or extra help for $30 per night until your puppy is too old to play (usually around 20 weeks, but every dog is different).

Sign up now and receive a FREE e-book on puppy training!.

How to sign up:

Please fill out the New Client Information Form. After you submit your form, it will take you to a payment screen. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to pay by check, please email meghan@caninelifestyleacademy.com.

See you in class!

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