PUPPY FOUNDATION TRAINING OPTIONS

Puppy training starts with owner education. You should be ready the first day 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 exposure and positive experiences during this time will prevent your puppy from it's 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

The maximum age is 4 months at the start of class. Behaviour modification, socialization and bite inhibition training MUST be accomplished during puppyhood. The window when it's easiest to resolve temperament problems is before 4.5 months. 

 

Click here to see the Outline for the Group Puppy Class.

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

Before you vaccinate your puppy, please read:

Dr Dodds Vaccination Protocol for Dogs

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

Required before your first class:

Statement of Good Health and Vaccination records that declares your puppy has seen a vet and is in good health and has started vaccinations or tither test is required prior to the start of Puppy Class. Vaccinations do not need to be completed before class. If you are taking your puppy to a day care or dog park you should discuss kennel cough, flea and lice treatments with your veterinarian. Your protocol may vary depending on your puppy's exposure. 

Group Puppy Classes are held at Canine Campus 2109A Louie Drive, West Kelowna, and requires all dogs to be in good health, up to date vaccinations, kennel cough and flea and lice treatment to attend their day care. Dogs are trained to eliminate in a designated potty area and any accidents are cleaned with professional and safe cleaning products. The facility is cleaned daily and is a safer environment than being outside where dogs with unknown history have been until your puppy has completed full vaccinations. 

Puppy Classes Dates

GROUP PUPPY CLASSES for Puppies 9 weeks to 4 months old:

At Canine Campus Day Care, 2109- A Louie Drive, West Kelowna

Dates:

5 Mondays starting Jan 10th - Feb 7th from 7-8pm Full

5 Sundays starting Jan 16th - Feb 13th from 1pm - 2pm Full

Cost - $225

Dates:

4 Tuesdays starting  Feb 22nd - Mar 15th from 7-8pm Full

4 Wednesdays starting  Feb 23rd - Mar 16th from 7-8pm

Cost - $190

5 Mondays starting April 4 - (No Class April 18th) May 9 from 7-8pm 

Cost - $225

Includes the PupStart training program and Puppy Class Booklet.  After payment, you will receive an email confirmation that includes codes to download these files.

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

 

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

Puppies will receive a certification of completion after attending 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.