All puppies just want to feel safe!!!
Our puppy training classes are geared to teach you and your family how to raise a happy, calm, and well-mannered dog that prevents your puppy from developing mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, fear, hyper-excitability, over-arousal, reactive and aggressive behaviour!
You will learn how to teach your puppy using Positive Reinforcement Training methods that are force-free, fear-free, and pain-free. You’ll gain insight into how puppies learn, and that your involvement with your new fur-baby is a big part of what influences her behaviours (wanted behaviours and unwanted behaviours) going forward.
We will teach you, the human, how to best train your new family member with humane techniques using fun and easy focus games that let your puppy know what behaviours you want her to do, instead of what behaviours you don’t want her to do.
We reward the behaviours we want from our puppies, rather than correcting the behaviours we don’t want
The behaviours you will learn to teach your puppy are:
- Developing Calm Behaviour, Proper Puppy Socialization, Puppy Enrichment
- Sit, Down, Stay, Come When Called, Loose Leash Walking, Leave it, Polite Leash Greetings, and To Your Place!
On the last day of classes, the wee fur babes get grad hats to wear for photos. That part is soooo adorable!
Puppy Training Classes ARE NOT for pups that are already demonstrating reactive behaviour (excessive barking, lunging, growling when near other dogs and/or people). If you do register your reactive puppy for Puppy Training Classes, and then she demonstrates reactive behaviour in class, for the sake of your pup’s emotional well-being, you will be asked to take your puppy home where she feels safe and is no longer in a situation where she is “practicing” reactive behaviour.
As we care about your puppy’s mental health, we want to help you with your puppy’s reactive behaviour, so we will then offer you to attend the Reactive Dog Recovery Program (RDRP) and/or Private Sessions (PS) by transferring the full funds you paid for Puppy Training Classes toward this.
Should you make the decision not to attend RDRP or PS, we will then refund you the amount paid, minus $50 cancellation fee.