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.
Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time for any family. Once your puppy comes home it can also be an overwhelming and even stressful time for you and your puppy. It’s a big change for you and your puppy – you have owned a dog before and they were the perfect pet..… But you are asking yourself what do I do? Well, with a bit of preparation and proper instruction we can make you and your new puppies life a stress free one. The first few months of your puppies life are the most critical for learning and development. The K9 Centre trainers want to give your puppy the absolute best start in life, and there is no better option than in home training with a K9 Centre Professional Puppy Trainer. One on one training in your home as well as socialisation in your environment will ensure that your puppy will grow into a well rounded dog and enjoyable part of your family.
Up until and beyond 16 weeks is the best time to start with your puppy training. By starting early you will ensure the lessons learnt now have a lasting and positive effect on your puppy. If you have missed this period of your puppies life don’t worry we will help you get on track it is never too late.
During our in home training service we will be begin to implement and teach you how to:
- Start toilet training
- Correctly socialise your new puppy
- Stop and prevent unwanted behaviour
- Nipping, Mouthing or biting
- Body language and its meanings
- Basic puppy obedience, come when called sit drop and walk on a lead
- Why your puppy does what it does
- Sleeping and Feeding arrangements
- Puppies and children
This age range up until about 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.