Puppy training classes are a great way to teach basic manners, obedience and fun tricks to your dog. Puppy training classes also provide a great outlet for your dog to socialize with other dogs and learn to respect you as the pack leader! Signing up for our dog training classes is a great way to get your puppy started on growing up to be a happy and balanced dog. Throughout our program, Puppy 101, your dog will develop confidence, skills and pride that they will have for life! For in-home private classes visit our in-home basic manners page.
Basic Manners and Obedience Class, Minneapolis, MN
Dog training Tips: It's important with all dog training but especially with young puppies to use lots of encouragement, praise and rewards (positive reinforcement) in your training. Start your puppy training sessions as soon as your little puppy arrives at your home. Set your puppy up to succeed, concentrate on developing desirable habits in your puppy and preventing undesirable behavior. It's much a better alternative to put your puppy on the right path from the start, rather than trying to correct established problem behaviors later on. Dog training classes are a great way to get started on the right foot!
Due to the positive response we have received from separating obedience training and social skills practice we are currently running our puppy program as follows!
Initial Session: Creating positive state of mind for learning and growing
-Before we begin teaching words/commands, preparing your dog to carry a calm and receptive state of mind when addressed by people will allow you to build character while building knowledge. Learning how to create a baseline demeanor is a precursor to trusting your dog in all situations.
2nd Session: Sit, Come, Stay, Leave it
-Learning the basics is easy with a calm/confident state of mind! Sit, come, stay, leave it are a great start but you can use the repetition technique and the identification technique to teach anything!
3rd Session: Group socialization class
-The fun part!
We will work on how we enter a room with our dog.
What we look for to allow privileges like meeting other people and dogs.
How to identify good dog buddies as they approach and how to identify dogs that we should not interact with.
Eating with a group, having possessions in a group (like a tennis ball) and following directions with distractions!