We will teach you, through our unique puppy training program, K9 PuppySmart™, the correct procedures in the handling, training, rearing and socialisation of young puppies from 8 weeks of age. Obviously we will help you if your puppy is younger but we recommend a puppy stay with its mother until at least 8 weeks.
If you are not sure of your pups age don’t worry we can advise you on the best training program for your puppy.
This age range between 8 – 16 weeks is a critical time for puppies to develop behaviour patterns through external imprinting. This can be from humans or other animals. The stimulus the pup is exposed to and then how it is allowed to respond to it creates a platform of behaviour that stays with the puppy and has a major influence on their behaviour into adult life.
An example of this, and one of the more common problems we encounter in our training, which is an annoying and potentially dangerous habit, is that of the puppy biting. Even though the pup, at this age, cannot do a lot of physical damage, the pups mindset that is developing towards you and other dogs is certainly undesirable.