Our Course for Pups Will Guide You From 10 Weeks to 6 Months of Age. We Will Help You Raise the Perfect Puppy!
The Kabler School For Dogs Puppy Program is a private course designed for pups, from the ages of 10-24 weeks, and their Human Guardians. Proper socialization to people, environments, and other dogs is a major focus. Jeremy will teach you and your pup reward based obedience requests and games that provide your new dog with clear direction. Learn how to properly house train, crate train, redirect play biting, and lots more. Creating maximum personality by providing proper guidance for the developing pup is a major emphasis of each class.
It is recommended that you come armed for sessions with a notebook and pen as each class is very informative, as well as hands on. Join Jeremy and learn how to raise the perfect puppy using optimal training methods. Take a few minutes to read the following steps carefully and you will be well on your way to raising a perfect puppy!
1. Socialize, socialize, socialize. It is incredibly important to introduce puppies to the world around them as early as possible. The young dog needs to encounter as many places, people, and experiences as possible. Use treats when introducing new people, places, or things. If you notice that your pup is frightened of anything, use treats to help them overcome their anxiety. The experiences that young pups have will be carried with them for their whole lives so it is absolutely critical to take the time to properly socialize your best friend. Because young pups are not fully vaccinated it is important to avoid areas where other dogs frequent. I like to visit friends homes, invite friends over to meet the new family member, and take the puppy to places like a shopping mall entrance to meet people and experience the world. Keep outings short and fun. Make sure the young pup isn’t overwhelmed. Always carry a treat pouch on these outings.
2. Establish fun games like retrieve that you can play with your pup for their whole life. To encourage your pup to retrieve you can play a game of fetch with two toys. When your pup retrieves the first stick, you show her the new one in your hand. Your dog will run to you and drop the old stick in anticipation of you throwing the new one. Use a long leash, I like the a good long 30 foot line, to keep your best friend safe while teaching the motivational retrieve.
3. Teaching your young pup to use the bathroom outdoors is easy if you follow our puzzle building approach to house training. Each puzzle piece makes a complete picture in your young dogs mind and this communication creates success.• Use a crate when your pup is unsupervised. The crate should be bed sized, not bedroom sized. I like to rotate my puppy from out and supervised to napping in the crate throughout the day.
• Clean accidents with an enzymatic cleaner.
• Get your pup on a schedule. Rotate your puppy from outdoor walks, supervised playtime, to napping in the crate throughout the day.
• Catch your young dog in the act and rush outside to grass. Give your puppy plenty of soothing gentle praise once on the grass and always praise after a successful bathroom break outdoors.
• Use a request like “Hurry Up” to begin associating bathroom breaks with this phrase in your dogs mind. Never reprimand your puppy if you miss catching them in the act.
• Provide complete supervision. Use baby gates and a leash with a carabiner to tether your dog to your waist.
5. Crate training gives your puppy a safe place to call their own. In the wild, dogs are den animals. A crate mimics the den experience in their mind providing a sense of security. A pack that has a nice warm den is strong and giving your dog this assurance will help reduce anxiety as well. Never use the crate as a punishment and limit your dogs time spent in it to a reasonable amount (generally a max of 2-4 hours for young pups). This is a wonderful time to provide your dog with a stuffed Kong toy and always toss a treat inside the crate accompanied with a voice request like ‘in your house’. If left for longer periods of time, a fenced outdoor dog run or dog walking service should be used. Proper use of a crate can aid in housebreaking and problem behavior prevention.
6. Handle your pups paws and toenails while providing a steady stream of treat rewards. You can get your pup used to the clippers by touching the nails one at a time while providing treat rewards. When ready to start trimming nails only snip off tiny amounts of toenail- Be sure NOT to cut their quick. A bad experience early on can mean that your puppy will develop a fear of nail trims. Consult with your veterinarian or dog trainer if you are nervous about clipping your puppies nails.
7. Teaching your puppy to relax while you hold them on their back will help make them easier to handle for their whole lives. To teach this hold your puppy on their back in your lap for a steady stream of treat rewards. Release them after 10-20 seconds and slowly build your pups time up. Use plenty of treats– you may need an assistant to help you.
By following these guidelines you will be well on your way to raising a canine companion who will be social, well behaved, and a member of your family for their whole life.
Join Jeremy for Kabler School For Dogs private puppy classes and be certain you are preventing behavioral problems before they begin. Learn how to properly socialize your new canine addition to unfamiliar people and environments. Make sure that your house training techniques are optimized for faster success. Also learn approaches for redirecting play biting and jumping. All of your questions will be answered.
• House Training
• Proper Socialization
• Crate Training
• Redirecting Play Biting & Jumping
• Reward Based Obedience
• Tricks , Games, and Play
• Lots More!
Available for instruction in the Tricities, TN area. Call today to find out more about the Kabler approach to raising pups!