My training starts at birth My program is about the family dog from start to finish creating an animal that works well in a home environment- small or large
So you start with great parents. health tested . well trained .When you have mature dogs that respect and listen well to you- it makes it easier to get the pups to toe the line. The dogs do it for me. This is imprinting-Warning sometimes having the smartest dog isn't always a blessing-
Children learn the most before they are 6 years old- Puppies are much the same . By the time they are 2 they can be trained but they are not looking to you for guidance.,in the same way .The more you teach your puppy at a young age the more it will learn for it's whole life.
My training method is about using puppies natural instinct to follow-and encouraging a positive training through play/treats to learn basic skills like sit and down but also stay and come. They are very keen and easy to teach at this age ,watching their siblings and learning that way as well. It is about having fun and being positive - I find working with a pack of puppies is very effective way to train all of them very quickly with treats-
.My pack is very balanced a few seniors, the odd house guest, and the resident mother, most times a few extra puppies- I have a Van and where I go the pack goes when practical
8 weeks is the start of individual leash training and toys All of my training is ongoing and continuous - building on the foundation of Following-
All activities are used to promote patience, calmness
submission training- handling feet, tails, ears-starts at birth and continues until adoption- In the whole scheme of things I spend more time creating boundaries that I do formal training- once a puppy understands this, training is just a natural conclusion-
Your puppy will leave here with a schedule for feeding crating and potty. I offer a video of training using my methods with this puppy, and plenty of contact and follow up. A visit in person is the maximum way to benefit from training methods .This is strongly encouraged.
Puppies are individual just like children- they all learn differently and at different rates. In most cases puppies are extremely eager to please,and want to follow you by instinct. However above postings are general- I will update you regularly on your own puppies nature. I video tape some of our training for your enjoyment and for reference-
House training -isn't always easy and with puppies it is a combination of schedule, confinement and supervision,and maturity. This will ensure puppy asks to go out if not being supervised, is watched to catch any slip ups and scheduled to get out at the right time. Bladder control is also a factor and is different in all puppies. Puppies know where the door is very quickly but don't quite know to ask to go out . They are still young and lack bladder control