Puppy Training

Early training helps ensure you help your pup establish good habits and it helps unwanted habits from developing. In this supportive group setting you will learn how to teach all of the basics of mannerly behavior and how to meet your puppy’s socialization and handling and gentling needs in addition to some fun extras.

This 5-week course is for puppies that are between the ages of 8-20 weeks at the start date of the course. We are proud to be the only school on the East Coast to offer the Sirius Puppy Training Program, long acknowledged as the hallmark of pet dog training. The program was developed by English veterinarian, behaviorist and author, Dr. Ian Dunbar. Sirius classes base as much emphasis on the prevention of common behavior problems and on handling and gentling exercises to create a good temperament as they do on teaching basic household manners. Sirius classes advocate easy, effective and, above all, enjoyable methods which all members of the family can master, youngsters included. Training is decidedly “dog-friendly” in its endeavor to teach young puppies not only what we want them to do, but to want to do what we want them to do. Sirius puppy classes produce willingly compliant, mannerly, good-natured, easily-handled adult dogs. Getting off to an early start sets you and your pup up for greater success.
Course topics include:

  • A safe and supportive place to learn necessary manners and skills.
  • Instruction in regards to your pup’s early development.
  • Early identification and prevention of behavior problems.
  • Housetraining
  • How to prevent and deal with common puppy issues like nipping, inappropriate chewing, excessive barking, and jumping up.
  • Teaching your puppy to come when called, Sit, down, stand, stay, come when called, and leash manners (preventing sidewalk vacuuming, pulling, and putting on the brakes!)
  • Impulse control (leave it, wait, manners at doorways and when food is placed on tables and counters, settle down, etc.).
  • Greeting people without jumping (i.e. by sitting or standing)
  • House manners and how to apply these skills in your day-to-day life with your dog.
  • Early identification and prevention of behavior problems.
  • Aggression, fear and anxiety prevention.
  • Socializing your puppy with other dogs and people in a safe environment during supervised play-time.
  • Support documents.
  • Appropriate for: Pups from 2 months thru 5 1/2 months at the start date.
  • Duration: 5 weekly sessions; 60 minutes per class.
  • Cost: $300.00 per pup for the 5 week course.

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