PUPPY FOUNDATION TRAINING

Puppy training starts with owner education. You should be ready before you bring your puppy home. But life doesn't always work that way so there are flexible options to help you catch up or get started right away.

 

The age (4-14 weeks) is a critical period of development where your puppy learns to communicate and relate to other dogs, humans and the environment. It is the most influential learning period of a dog's life, forming the foundation for all future learning.  Lack of regular and gentle handling and positive exposure to a variety of people, animals, sounds, walking over different surfaces, to name a few, at least twice a day will prevent your puppy from maturing to its full potential. Even though learning is continuous, the learning ability of an 8 week old puppy is equal to that of an adult dog. 

There are two critical deadlines; the social development period of 4 - 14 weeks and the brain development period that decreases after 4.5 months. If you've missed the window of these critical deadlines, it's not too late to get started but your approach will need to be adapted according to your dogs' temperament and previous learning experiences.

You want to develop as many good connections in the puppy brain to help smooth out the chaos that is often experienced in adolescence age (5 months to 1.5 yr+).  A dogs ability to adapt to new situations can be more difficult if you've missed this window of helping your puppy make good associations during this socialization period.

 

Like gardening, you want to prune the weeds and plant good seeds!

Click here to begin your PupStart program at home or book a Private Consultation or Zoom. The PupStart training program is included in the Group Puppy Class registration. 

PUPPY CLASS INFO

You should be enrolling into a class before your puppy is 3 months old!

Behaviour modification, socialization and bite inhibition training MUST be accomplished during puppyhood. Plus, the window when it is easiest to resolve temperament problems is before 4.5 months. 

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour believes that puppies need  socialization before they are fully vaccinated. Please read: 

 

AVSAB Puppy Socialization

Dr Dodds Vaccination Protocol for Dogs

For further insight click to read: Why Puppies Need So Many Vaccines. 

Outline for the Group Puppy Class.

 

Required before your first class:

A Vaccination record that declares your puppy has seen a vet and is in Good Health and has started Vaccinations or tither test is required 1 week before Class. Vaccinations do not need to be completed. Veterinarians may have different protocols on what is required for your puppy and may vary depending on your puppy's exposure. Read the links above. 

Location: Canine Campus Day Care -  2109A Louie Drive, West Kelowna.  

The day care requires all of their dogs to be in good health, up to date vaccinations, kennel cough and flea and lice treatment. The facility is cleaned daily with professional and safe products and is a safer environment than being outside where dogs with unknown history have been until your puppy has completed full vaccinations. Yes, it's ok to attend before your puppy's 4 month vaccination. Read the links above. 

Puppy Class Dates

GROUP PUPPY CLASSES - 10 weeks to 3.5 months at start of class:

At Canine Campus Day Care, 2109- A Louie Drive, West Kelowna. Past Nor-Val Rental.

Dates:

4 Sundays starting - June 19th to July 17th *NO CLASS JULY 3rd* FULL

From 11:30am to 12:30pm

Cost - $180

4 Wednesdays starting - July 13 - Aug 10th *NO CLASS JULY 27th* 

2 spots open. There will be 6 puppies in this class with 2 assistants. 

From 7 - 8pm

Cost - $180

4 Tuesdays starting - July 12 - Aug 9th *NO CLASS JULY 26th* FULL

From 7 - 8pm

Cost - $180

Includes the PupStart Foundation Training and Puppy Class Booklet.  After payment, you will receive an email confirmation that includes two codes to download both of these files. These files can be found under MORE.

 

The PupStart document includes a video to help you navigate how to start at home right away so you don't miss out on critical deadlines before class begins. 

The Puppy Class Booklet will give you details on how to be prepared for Class and the Training Homework and some other insightful reading. 

Please add k9petdogtraining@gmail.com to your contacts or check your junk mail.

 

Max. 4-5 puppies (6 with student helper) per group.

Puppies will receive a certification of completion after attending min. of 4 Group Classes.

Go to BOOK NOW to register and e-transfer payment to:

k9petdogtraining@gmail.com

Your spot is confirmed upon payment and required within 24 hours of booking. 
There is a $40 admin fee for cancellations and no refund once class begins. 
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Complete the entire program at home. For full details, click on Puppy Package link.