Puppy Priorities

Congratulations on the arrival of your new friend!  Puppies can be a combination of cuteness and confusion.  Early training establishes a knowledge base and clears up confusion.  Puppies are at their best when we humans learn to read their signals.  I can help you understand and effectively respond to your puppy’s behaviors.  My puppy training program addresses basics, socialization, and prevention. 

Over threshold arousal behaviors, such as nipping, jumping, and overactivity are common in puppies.  How do we erode these behaviors?  We can train in alternatives to offset over threshold behaviors:  incorporate basic obedience and enrichment activities and practice savvy handling.  Capture back that initial puppy joy!

Puzzled about your puppy’s “stop and plop” when out on the leash?  Your “baby of a different species” has yet to habituate to the world at large.  Recognizing reasons behind your puppy’s behavior displays can reduce frustration and empower you to find solutions.  Socialization is a deliberate process that sets your puppy up for happy experiences and does not overwhelm her.  I can help you with an action plan to extend your puppy’s comfort zone.

Puppies are learning all the time, and our role is paramount.  How do we prevent puppy “mischief” from becoming habitual?  Behavior management means that your puppy has few opportunities to rehearse undesirable behaviors.  Working together, I can show you how to set up and respond to your puppy’s behaviors that bring out the best in him.  

What are your puppy training goals?  Learn more about my puppy training packages –  Contact Us .