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OUR services- For Puppies

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Puppy K

Puppy Kindergarten (or Puppy-K) is for puppies between 8 weeks and 5 months in age.  You and your puppy attend class once a week for an hour for 8 weeks. Topics covered:
 

  • Socialization and proper play

  • Normal and abnormal puppy behavior (as well as what to do for abnormal behavior)

  • Impulse control

  • Body positions: sit, down, stand

  • Loose leash walking

  • Jumping and nipping

  • Drop it and leave it

  • Watch me

  • Settle

  • Handling

  • Resource guarding

  • Mental enrichment

  • Crate training

  • Potty training

  • Nutrition

  • Level one of the Pet Dog Ambassador program or the American Kennel Club (AKC) Star Puppy certification

Puppy Playtime

One of the most important aspects of puppy training is socialization.  Proper socialization in puppies can help prevent many behavioral problems seen in adult dogs.

House of Dog Training wants to make sure puppies have plenty of opportunity for proper socialization.  Therefore, we offer free puppy playtime at the beginning of our Puppy-K, even if you are not enrolled in the class!  If you would like to attend a puppy playtime (but are not enrolled in the class), please contact us at least 24 hours in advance by emailing trainers@houseofdogtraining.com or calling (719) 646-1422.  Click HERE to see our current and upcoming classes. 

We also now offer a Puppy "Daytime Social". (Daycare without Training). Please note: we require a 30 minute "Parent Puppy Day" appointment to get you started for the Puppy Daytime Social! (see enrollment procedure below)

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Puppy Boarding

Dedicated Puppy and Small Dog Boarding is now also available at our Boarding&Behavior Center. This is a more intimate and calmer environment, which is well suited for puppies. You can still add all our regular services like walks and training to add on to the boarding stay. And, of course, playtime, extra TLC and stuffed Kongs are always FREE! Please note: we may require a 30 minute "Parent Puppy Day" appointment to get you started! (see enrollment procedure below)

B&B Puppy School
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B&B stands for Body & Brain. Often, young puppies or those coming to us for the first time get overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of Dayschool, and they need a more quiet environment. In order to prevent undue stress on the puppies, socialization needs to be done slowly and with patience. Furthermore, they are just getting used to their crates, need help with potty training, and they may need a different puppy set-up (open crate with an x-pen around it and a designated potty spot). Thus the B&B Puppy School was born.

This program is for puppies from 8 weeks - 5 or 6 months old. (There may be exceptions for older shy and/or smaller dogs on a case by case basis.) The program is still a-la-carte in that you can start any time, you can do full or half days, and you can pay as you go or buy a package.

Please note: we require a 30 minute "Parent Puppy Day" appointment to get you started! (see enrollment procedure below)

What will my puppy’s day look like?

The puppies will come out of their kennels and play with each other in the puppy yard or in the indoor play area. Groups are not bigger than 5 or 6  puppies per one kennel tech who will supervise play and interrupt when needed. Each puppy will also get the amount of of one-on-one training time you select, with the trainer. A trainer might choose to do some group training to practice recall from play and training on leave it, sits, down, impulse control, etc. During the one-on-one time they will also work on socialization to things that wobble, move and might feel weird. There will also be mandatory rest times with a Kong provided by us (at no cost to you) or a chew brought from home.


What will my puppy learn?
 

  • Socialization (to other dogs, people, and novel objects and textures)

  • Crate Training

  • Handling and grooming skills

  • Desensitizing to sounds and objects

  • Potty training

  • Basic Obedience (including sits, downs, impulse control, and leave it)

  • After 8 full days of Puppy School, puppies can expect to be able to pass the PDA Level 1 assessment markers (for more information on what that entails, please click HERE)


How do I learn what my puppy learns?
 

  • You will receive daily pawgress reports with videos and write ups through your Gingr client portal

  • You will be given homework (will be explained in the pawgress reports)

  • For every equivalent of 5 hours of Dayschool training you will receive a FREE private 30 minute lesson with a trainer (a $75 value), so we can show you how to keep up your puppy's training at home.

  • And/or enroll in our 8 week Puppy K class, so you can learn alongside and together with your Puppy (you receive a 20% discount with any package, see below)!


What does it cost?

Please check our prices on our price page.

BONUS! Included with every 5 hours of Dayschool is a FREE 30 minute private lesson.  A trainer will teach you how to continue working on your puppy's dayschool training at home. If you enroll in Dayshool AND puppy class, you are eligible for a 10% discount on our Puppy-K class. We highly recommend supplementing Dayschool with a class because you build a connection with your puppy as you go through training together.

Enrollment Procedure

 

If you are a new client wanting to enroll your puppy in in our B&B Puppy School, Puppy Daytime Social or Puppy Boarding,  here are the steps to take:

  1. You schedule a Puppy Parent Day. In order to  acclimate your puppy to the facility and the trainers, our B&B Pup Club Inventor and Certified Behavior Consultant Angie Neal, will meet with your puppy AND you for about 30 minutes. During those 30 minutes you will both explore the Puppy area of the facility and possibly meet some other dogs. Most importantly your Puppy will not just be dropped off and left with us at a new and "scary" place. After this first appointment, Angie will decide whether the next step is your orientation day, or if your puppy needs more puppy parent days before they are actually left alone. Socialization at that age is extremely important and has to be done right in order to not traumatize your puppy needlessly!

  2. Your puppy attends an orientation day. Depending on your situation that can be a half or a full day. Your puppy will not receive any “official” training sessions yet, however we will assess how well they do in group, their stress levels at the facility and just generally get to know each other. Please schedule a day where you are open to come back early, if we need to call you, because puppy is too stressed out!

  3. At the end of this first day, our trainer will let you know either at pick-up or through your “Pawgress Report”, which package option would be the best for your puppy going forward.

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