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.
Basic puppy manners, 6 1-hour sessions.
Common issues addressed in Home School lessons:
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)
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
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:
Proof of vaccination is required at the first session. Please show proof of your first round of vaccines.
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.
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.