Puppy Home School

Home School will jump start your puppy on the right track at home, establishing the groundwork for a lifetime of good manners during this most critical period of their development. This personalized program is for puppies 8 weeks and older.

Puppy Home School 1

Puppy Package

Basic puppy manners, 6 1-hour sessions.

Common issues addressed in Home School lessons:

Puppy Home School 2
  • Household Training: House Training, Chewing, Barking, and Home Alone Problems (Separation Anxiety), Crate Training, Resource Guarding

  • Puppy Biting and Handling

  • Puppy obedience training (Sit, Down, Rollover, Stay, Come, Leash walking), Manners (Polite greeting, Wait), Impulse control (Leave it and Take it, Settle down), Boundary training (Go to mat)

  • Safe socialization

Lessons are 1 hour in length and include:

  • Training the dog

  • Coaching the owner how to teach the dog

  • Owner receives a customized training program

  • Owner receives instructions to practice what was learned

Added Benefit:

  • All puppy training clients have the option of attending our Puppy Day School for enrichment, socialization, and training.

Puppy Home School 3

Pre-Puppy Package

This package is perfect if you are just about to get a puppy and need some help and advice to make them feel welcome and safe. Includes the Puppy Package, PLUS 1 pre-puppy session. Mel will guide you through it all!

During the Pre Puppy Arrival Visit (2 hours), you will go through:

  • “Puppy proofing” and home prep for the new puppy

  • Equipment and supply recommendations

  • Toys, treats and chews

  • Plan for the puppy’s homecoming

  • House training and crate training

  • How to make your puppy’s first night home stress free

Included in Puppy Packs: useful handouts to set you up for success, email and phone guidance between sessions to ensure the highest quality of service and a full understanding of the training techniques.

What you need for the first session:

  1. Proof of vaccination is required at the first session. Please show proof of your first round of vaccines.

  2. Have your puppy wear a flat, buckle/snap collar – no harnesses or training collars that tighten. Please have your pooch on a 6’ leash. “Flexi” leashes are not appropriate for training.

  3.  Don’t feed your puppy right before the session. Instead, have their kibble in a ziploc bag for use as lures and rewards while training. Also have a few extra-tasty treats to reward your pup for their best performances. Make sure your treats are in small, bite-sized pieces that won’t fill your pup up or take long for them to eat.

Canine Good Citizen

ask us about our S.T.A.R. Puppy Pack

You can find more information about the American Kennel Club S.T.A.R. Puppy Program here.