PetMedSpa is committed to help you establish a long lasting enjoyable friendship with your canine friend. Early intervention is the key to success. Puppy Kindergarten is the best way to start a long lasting happy relationship for your dog and you. Classes are 6 weekly consecutive sessions. They are fun for both the puppy and the owner, and very affordable. Follow-up clicker training classes are also offered for older newcomers ad for graduated puppies from Kindergarten.
Clicker training classes are designed for adolescent and adult dogs ( 6 months and older). Basic obedience and good behavior are taught through a reward system using the clicker. This method of training is also great for teaching new tricks! This class focuses on teaching you to use the clicker in a way that caters to your specific needs.
Just like many diseases, prevention is much easier than a cure. Puppy classes expose puppies to situations they may encounter in the future which may cause them to be fearful or aggressive. Early and intense socialization during a puppy’s “critical period” of 4 to 16 weeks is the most important investment in your puppy’s life. Investing your time in this critical period will shape the dog you will have.
Puppies will spend time socializing with other puppies to learn important dog communication skills. They will learn to be outgoing and friendly with strangers. They will learn not to be afraid in new situations or of new objects. These skills will allow them to grow into confident, friendly adults.
You will learn basics of puppy behavior and training including crate training, house training, leash manners, safe play between kids and puppies, bite inhibition, food bowl safety, “drop it, leave it, sit, down, come” commands and more.