Here at 'Prime Pups' we believe early learning is all about the right partnership between owner and pup. We maintain that a holistic approach is necessary for the development of any puppy, using positive reinforcement to establish a happy lifelong relationship for your dog as part of your family. This program offers you the opportunity to ensure you and your puppy have the best understanding and skills for life through our unique in home training approach with other puppy owners in your community.
With this unique 10 week foundation course we aim to provide a supporting network between each group and build lifelong friendships!
It is our opinion that a standard 4 week puppy preschool course, whilst good, does not maximise the opportunities for more varied experiences as your puppy develops through their most important stages of life. Our program focus' on expanding your knowledge and ability to socialise your puppy through our unique sessions based in many different homes and locations. The very essence of good socialising is 'acceptance' so the more we do the better the results. We also understand that you may not have access to positively introduce your puppy to, for example other appropriate dogs, children or people of different ages. This program is ideally suited for puppies from 7 - 12 weeks old and may also suitable for those who may have already completed a puppy pre-school before and wish to continue their socialising and education in other places.
The 10 week foundation course covers;
- Preparing for the pups arrival
- Successful car travel
- Establishing a routine
- Conquering house training
- Building time apart positively
- Building motivation and focus through play
- Controlling instincts and frustration
- Preventing over-stimulation and mouthing
- Positive interactions with strangers and visitors
- Encouraging a positive recall
- Encouraging cooperative handling and grooming
- Understanding dog to dog interaction
- Positive interaction with adult dogs
- Social and environmental acceptance to build resilience
- Positive interactions with children
- Positive interactions with the elderly
- Certificate of completion/drinks and nibbles at a cafe
Equipment you need to have:
Small indoor crate or travel crate
Collar and lead
Each week the location of the class will change but it should be within a 10-20km radius of your home. The sessions may be rotated between the homes of those on the program, along with a selection of 'out of home' safe locations for added experiences, including a retirement home, a cafe, a groomers, a more rural home with children and other animals. As a result you must be willing to potentially accommodate other participants on the program at your home for a session. This will be discussed with you upon booking.
Week 1: Pre-Pup Class on Wednesday 11th Sept 6:30pm-7:30pm (your puppy does not have to be present for this session)
Weeks 2 to 9 : Late mornings (mainly 10:30-11:30am) on Tuesdays
Week 10: at cafe on Sunday 24th November - Late morning
Full details of each week will be sent upon registration
$350 per puppy
(just $35 a week)
Limited spaces as small group sizes only