4 weeks/ $80
For Puppies 8-16 weeks of age.
Why Socialize Your Puppy? All puppies, regardless of breed, need to be socialized. Well-socialized puppies turn into safer, more relaxed, better behaved and well-mannered adult dogs , thus you enjoying your dog more for it's lifetime! Puppies should be socialized during their "Critical Period" between 8-12 weeks of age, the most optimal time to socialize. By 16-18 weeks of age, their socialization windows completely close, making it much harder to address fear-based behavior. Start your new puppy off on the right paw with proper socialization and early training!
Curriculum includes: Problem solving common puppy behaviors (house training, nipping, chewing, etc); socialization to people, puppies, sounds, handling & grooming, etc; and early gentle obedience training introduction (sit, down, stand, loose leash walking, no jumping up, coming when called)
This class continues the learning your dog did in Manners class. We will practice the skills in more advanced ways while weaning the use of treats to help prepare to you pass the Canine Good Citizen test.
Curriculum includes: Polite Greetings, Acceptance of Handling, Loose Leash Walking with and without distractions, Sit and Down on Command, Stay for 20 feet, Coming When Called at 10 feet away, Polite Walking in presence of another dog, and separation confidence & manners.
For more information on the AKC CGC Test, visit: https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/