Puppies learn important lessons through experiences with the world around them beginning at birth. Interaction with their mother, litter-mates, and breeder shape their social kills and personality traits they will carry into adulthood.
Studies have shown that a what puppies experiences in the first three months of life strongly influences what kind of companion they will grow to be and how they will react to the world. How they react to children, hats, strangers, other dogs, loud noises, and even the vacuum will be learned during this time.
Failure to properly expose young puppies to certain situations or types of people during this brief early period ( 4 to 14 weeks ) can result in the puppies being forever fearful of them as an adult. Early socialization—or the lack of it—is a vital determinant of a dog’s lifelong behaviors. Without proper socialization, it is unlikely that a pup will become the adult dog he could have been, whether as a competitor in canine sports or as a happy, well-adjusted pet.
This means starting training as soon as your pup gets home and NOT waiting until 4 months and their shots are finished is CRUCIAL to your pups success.
The American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Medical Society of Animal Behavior, and several other nation organizations advise dog owners to begin training as soon as their puppy comes home.
Get your puppy started right with weekly 1 hr long sessions in your home. This package include an extra discount to reward owners for starting early. Ideally puppies should start training as soon as they come home. Included in this package is 5 private sessions and puppy play dates. Cost $375. Click here to sign up online. Learn motivational methods to teach your puppy to:
•go to bed
•walk loosely on a leash
•play properly with toys and other dogs
•greet people and dogs correctly
•Each week will include work on environmental stability: vacuums, hair dryers, rolling trash cans, wheel chairs,bikes skateboards, etc
•The puppy will learn all the skills he needs to be great at the vet’s office and groomer
•Building confidence around things like: flapping fabric, honking horns, gun fire, and thunder.