From the time that puppies open their eyes at 13 days until 16 weeks, there is a critical period of socialization. This period is extremely important because it is when the puppy is growing its brain and creating permanent connections. The experiences that a puppy has in the first 16 weeks of its life will shape the kind of dog he or she will become. Allowing your puppy to experience the world during this critical time, and learn about different people, objects, environments, sounds, sights, and animals will allow them to grow into well-rounded dogs who are comfortable around many different things. Everything that you do with your puppy during the socialization period is shaping your dog's future behaviour.
Pre-kinder Pups and Kinder Pups are heavily focused on setting your puppy up for success for the rest of its life. Your puppy will learn basic foundation behaviours such as sit, down, come, stay, loose-leash walking, and leave it. Puppies will also experience new sights, sounds and experiences through puppy play time, interactive activities with people, and a changing classroom environment.
Length of class:
One 90 minute non-puppy orientation and four 60 minute classes with your puppy (total of 5 classes).
$210.00 + GST. Price includes the 6 weeks of class, a clicker, and a student handbook.
Your puppy must be between 10 and 20 weeks of age and have had his or her second set of vaccinations to attend.
Upcoming Sessions (classes are held at Wesbrook Community Centre):
Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm. September 18 - October 23, 2019.
First class is is 90 minutes long and following classes are 60 minutes each.