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Training for Puppies

New puppy? Lucky you! It’s always exciting to get a new family member. At K9 Basics, we encourage you to ensure that your new pup becomes a well-mannered and enjoyable addition to your family.

Time to Learn!

Puppies grow faster than children, since as we are all aware, their lifespans are shorter than humans. The best time for them to begin training is when they are between 8 to 16 weeks old. This age is their socialization period when they are forming attitudes and opinions that can last a lifetime. It’s a prime time for you to bond with your puppy and help develop his behavior so you will both be happy.

Syllabus

Our training program is designed to teach you how to:

  • Provide structure, leadership, and confidence
  • Housebreak your puppy
  • Begin teaching basic manners, including “Come”, “Sit”, and “Off”
  • Prevent typical bad behaviors from becoming bad habits, including biting, chewing, jumping, leash pulling, mounting, food/toy possession, aggression, and persistent barking
  • Play positive games together
  • Groom your puppy
  • Maintain and provide basic health care, as well as handling emergencies including choking, CPR, and other medical issues

Socialization

We believe that for a dog to be well-mannered, she needs to know how to behave in situations that involve more than your immediate family. How she reacts to new people, children, other puppies, and dogs is critical for everyone’s health, safety, and happiness. Our Puppy Preschool program provides confidence building through leadership, sound, and noise socialization. Our program also includes Puppy Playtime and features our puppy-sized agility course.

Attendance Requirements

  • Age: 8 – 16 weeks old (small/miniature breeds accepted up to 20 weeks of age)
  • Residence: Must have lived with you in your home, minimum of 10 days
  • Medical: Puppies must be seen by your own veterinarian, with clearance for good health, up-to-date on vaccinations for their age. Proof of vaccination required for Bordetella (kennel cough). They cannot have been exposed to distemper, rabies, kennel cough, canine influenza, parvo or other known contagious diseases within 60 days of attending class.

Four Sessions

Classes are held on four consecutive Wednesday nights, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We require at least three puppies per class. Find out when our next Class begins! Call for more information or to reserve a seat for you and your new puppy.

K9 Basics (866) 592-2742