Did you know that a new puppy needs to be made familiar and comfortable with her environment before she is 16 weeks old? This means she needs to have a lot of early positive encounters with the big city and everything in it: busy intersections, big trucks, people riding bicycles, joggers, noisy construction workers, and clanking streetcars, to name a few examples.
In this course you will learn how to make this happen. You’ll learn the finer points of socializing your new puppy. You’ll find out why it’s so important, how it impacts your dog’s future and your dog’s health, and how to do it safely!
Three Puppy Levels are available, at 4 weeks each. Often people and pups enjoy a short break of a couple of weeks in between levels. Each level offers new challenges and exercises for your puppy, and must be taken in consecutive order.
The teenage stage! Full of peaks and valleys! In this phase of puppy development it is not uncommon to see some of your great early training go south. Your pup won’t come when you call her or lie down when you ask. She may act scared about things she was previously comfortable with. Don’t despair; there are ways to handle this turbulent stage of a dog’s development.
*Discounted price for graduates of THE Puppy Course. This course costs $300 for new students.
Syd calmed us with her coaching and immediate wins, and calmed Oscar, the CRAZY puppy, with her reassuring demeanour and grace under fire.
On the phone or in person, this consultation helps you prepare for your new puppy, or answers questions if you have just started to consider getting a new puppy.
You have worked hard to ensure your new puppy has had a great early education. Well done! Now for some more fun. Available just for graduates of THE Puppy Course, we will go to the beach, a park circuit, or on a hike. You pick the location, and we’ll head out together, for three one-hour private sessions, to fine-tune your moves with your dog while on the go in the city.
A single session can be arranged to consult with me about a specific everyday dog behaviour challenge.
Note: I will not consult on dog aggression of any kind. I will be happy to refer you to a specialist in this field.
Sydney is available to speak at your vet clinic or with your organization on the topics of early socialization and preventative work with puppies.
It was so fun having Sydney come to our house and do the training not only because she helped us get our dog to behave well but because she really showed me the joy of how to play with a dog.
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