Puppies & The Basics
So you’ve got a new furry member of the family! As you've probably heard by now, it’s important that you start training and socializing your pup right away. Below are some common puppy training topics that I’d love to help you navigate.
It’s crucial to expose puppies to new places, people, dogs, sounds, smells, etc. Together we will determine the best ways to socialize your pup so he grows up to be a well-mannered and well-adjusted dog!
You want to start housetraining right away! We will go through the “do’s and don’ts” and get you and your pup on a routine to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Biting & Chewing
We will go over the proper techniques to ensure your pup understands how to control the pressure of his mouthing. And rest assured there are many training tools to prevent chewing!
Whether you plan to crate train or let your pup roam free in your home, you want to ensure he is comfortable and well-behaved while you’re gone. There are many things we can do to ensure that is the case!
Obedience includes commands, of course, especially training your pooch to respond with distractions present. Other important aspects of obedience are ensuring your dog receives adequate exercise, teaching him to walk well on leash, and stimulating him mentally.
Exercise & Mental Stimulation
We will discuss how much and what type of exercise your dog should be getting based on his age, breed, etc. We will also go over the many options for mental stimulation. You may be surprised how tired your pooch is after 15 minutes of brain games!
Communication with your dog is crucial for a relationship based on respect and trust. We'll work on sit, down, come, stay, leave it, wait, and off. Depending on your training goals, we can teach your dog other commands as well.
Leash pulling is one of the most common issues that dog owners face. Teaching loose leash walking just takes understanding of what to do and not to do, along with practice and consistency. Walks with your dog should be fun -- not a chore!
Sometimes we let our dogs get away with things -- like jumping up on us -- and we accidentally reinforce unwanted behaviors without even realizing it. We'll go over how to address these, and ways to positively redirect your dog's energy.