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Your Dog's Journey Begins Now

Start off with the right foundation

1.

Family Planning: Sitting down with all family members to write and develop a puppy plan that works for your household. 

2.

Education for Children and Teenagers: Long before I was a trainer, I was a teacher. We provide education to help both children and teenagers learn how to raise their puppy is such a fun and important experience

3.

Preventing, Preparing, and Working Through Common Puppy Issues

Including mouthing, nipping, chewing, destroying, potty training, jumping, and hyperactivity.

4.

Structured Play Plans: What activities to do with your puppy to promote emotional health and stability and what activities NOT to do. Through learning how to play with our puppy, we can build a recall and impulse control foundation.

5.

Mastering Socialization: What to do and what to avoid to ensure your puppy has a great experience with all people and dogs.

6.

Greeting Protocols: Learn how to greet your puppy when you come home and how puppies should be meeting company that comes over.

7.

How to Raise a "Fireplace" Dog: 

Create a CALM dog that is happy to lay in front of the fireplace all day until it is time to have fun.

The Seven Pillars

of Puppy Training

The nature of the puppy is soft, social, curious, flexible, and completely uninhibited in the world around them. As in young children, they know no nothing of the fear, anxiety, or struggle that life can bring. So how do we protect this innocence while also preparing them for life AND develop the obedience skills they need to be a well-adjusted family dog? In our experience puppies begin to manifest problems in adult dogs between the ages of 1 and 2.  Even people that wait to reach out for help can pinpoint that their puppy began to change between 1 and 2. 

 

The adult "problem" dogs are brittle, sensitive, instinctual, vigilant, easy to trigger with decreased thresholds as they struggle to sometimes integrate new people and dogs into their surroundings. So what happens along the puppy raising path, that erodes their social and curious nature? 

The Seven Pillars of Puppy Training is meant to be a holistic approach to puppy training by mastering each of the seven categories listed to the right side of this page. These are the common areas where problem behavior can be traced back to when looking at 'where you went wrong' in the puppy stage, so we invest in those fundamentals to avoid issues down the road. 

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