During this difficult time of social distancing among humans, it's challenging to ensure our young puppy counterparts are getting enough interactions with other dogs. For this Puppy Play Session, your puppy may be brought to the clinic to play with other puppies under the direct supervision of certified trainers. Families will be asked to stay in their vehicles to minimize possible exposure of disease among the humans. We'll be sure to take lots of video for you though, so you can enjoy class just as much as your puppy does!
Rather than registering for a "class" you can pick which days you want to bring your puppy. We'll divide the class into compatible play groups to ensure the best time possible.
Puppy socialization is like "vaccinating" your puppy for behavior problems. The socialization window for dogs only lasts from about 3 - 12 weeks of age. It is during this time that puppies learn what is normal in their world and what is not. Anything not experienced during this time frame can elicit a fear and even an aggressive response in adulthood.
Puppy classes will focus on bringing up a healthy puppy, exposing them to a variety of novel items and situations, plus give them the opportunity to play with puppies their own age! With rolling enrollment, never wait for a class. You can get started right away.
Lead Instructor: Christine Michaud
Days & Times Vary
4 week course
Teach your dog to want to wear a muzzle.
The number one reason families come to see our practice is because of aggression. If you've met with us, you know that aggression is based out of fear. Your pet isn't giving you a hard time, she's having a hard time. Responsible pet owners know that muzzle training can be integral part of their pet's behavioral rehabilitation. Muzzles prevent "accidents," they advertise the need for personal space, and it can give everyone piece of mind.
In this four week course, we'll teach families how to train their pet not just to tolerate wearing a muzzle, but how to truly love when it comes out of the drawer. Though this course is designed with our current clients in mind, it's open to anyone who wants to better learn how to train muzzles.
It's hard enough trying to figure out what equipment you need, how many diapers, how you're possibly going to get enough sleep... but now you also have to worry about ensuring your fur-babies are going to get along with the furless-baby. In this 90 minute session, we'll teach you how to do just that. Learn about some of the common pitfalls, what you can be doing now to help with the transition, and ways to ensure everyone stays safe and happy in the years to come.
There's nothing better than knowing you brought in a homeless animal and helping them get back on their feet. Whether you are fostering a dog or have brought in to be part of your family, there are a lot of things to consider. We want to help this dog settle in as quickly as possible. There really is no better way to do that than focusing on some training. Think of training as communication with your dog. By improving your communication, you can explain what is expected and give your new addition that much needed structure and predictability.