Now what?! What’s the family game plan for raising this new little one? Have you thought about routine & schedule, nutrition, exercise, and personality development? Are you ready with an action plan on how to crate and potty train your puppy? Does everyone in the family understand how to manage unwanted behaviors? Those early stages of your puppy’s life are BY FAR the MOST IMPORTANT. Do you need guidance on how to navigate those first few months? Happy Tails has your back!
The Puppy Development program at Happy Tails is a very unique opportunity for our team of expert dog trainers to help guide you through this important early stage. The goal of this program is to aid in the development of your puppy’s brain and personality. During this process we’re going to teach you three important things:
Ideally, we want to start your puppy in our Puppy Preschool program at Happy Tails before your dog is 12 weeks old… but definitely before they are 5 months old. Once they are past the early puppy stage, they are ready for formal training.
Sadly, as dogs grow up, far too many of them end up in shelters, or worse, euthanized every year due to behavior problems that you didn’t know how to control or manage. The importance of getting off to a good start at a young age is essential to ensure your puppy doesn’t end up becoming a statistic. By understanding how puppies learn and how to communicate with proper praise and motivation, you can stop bad behaviors from even developing. It also lays the groundwork for continued training to have a pet that fits your personal desires. However, in order to have a great life with a happy and well-behaved dog, we need to be able take care of their needs and wants as well. They need to be able to understand what appropriate behavior is, along with what’s not acceptable. Learning how to teach and communicate positively with pride, patience, and persistence is the most effective way!
Our goal with the Puppy Development program is to ensure puppy owners have the basic knowledge of how young dogs learn behaviors and to understand basic handling skills of your new pup. By learning proper communication between you and your puppy, as well as what is required for you as their leader, all will be on the right path to an enjoyable life with your well-behaved dog.
Ready to get started?
Here’s how the process works:
$150 INCLUDES LIVE ONLINE COURSES
$250 INCLUDES LIVE ONLINE COURSES
ADD-ON ADDITIONAL $50
Plan for approximately 2 hours with a trainer for the consultation. After you complete your consultation and review your online workbook, you can join the optional virtual (online) classes. They are included at no extra charge when you schedule your puppy consult. In-person classes are an additional $50 if you would like to add those on. The consultation should be completed before the dog is 20 weeks of age.
Do you want a great resource that will help you be a better puppy parent? Being a good dog owner is all about creating structure, rules and boundaries using clear, consistent communication. Learning how to communicate with your dog is why you hire Happy Tails! But understanding how dogs see the world and how they interpret things you do is important in being the best leader you can for your dog. We strongly recommend all of our customers read The Good Dog Way by Sean O’Shea. You can order it online or you can save on shipping and purchase it at Happy Tails!
As soon as you schedule your consultation at Happy Tails, your Puppy Worksheets link & password will be emailed to you. Once you receive the worksheets link, you will not be eligible for a refund if you decide to not participate in classes or your consultation. There will be no partial refund of you cannot make any of the online or in-person classes. Thank you for your understanding.