Foundations Training

Foundations Training begins after you pick your puppy at 8 weeks old and ends 2 weeks later when your puppy is 10 weeks old. This training comes before basic obedience and sets the foundation for a happy, well adjusted adult dog. Foundations Training focuses on 4 key areas;

  1. Crate Training -The key to fast, successful house training and the easiest area to “mess up”, even for the most experienced dog owners.
  2. House Training -Who doesn’t want their puppy house trained quickly?
  3. Socialization – Continuing the socialization process but in the outside world and individualized based on sounds the puppy need to be familiar with once s/he goes home (ex; born in the suburbs but will be living in the city)
  4. Learning, through muscle memory, to sit next to your feet as their default position. For example, if you’re out for a walk and a neighbor is approaching, when you stop to talk (or in certain circumstances continue to keep on walking 😉 your puppy will sit at attention rather than jumping on your neighbor or pulling you ahead. The video demonstrates how the muscle memory work is taught to your puppy!

Foundations training concludes with the final training session where you, the owner,  will learn the commands and how to continue training both at group basic obedience classes and at home. We will also answer your questions & set the proper expectations for a puppy at 10 weeks old. Please text me at 774-452-5567 if you would like to schedule a time to talk and learn more about Foundations Training!

Training & socialization are a continuous process and should be attended to throughout a dogs’ life. If they don’t use it, they will lose it! The neuro pathways for socialization, in every puppy, close at 16 weeks which is why you want to expose your puppy to as many new people, places and things during this time frame. Bring your puppy everywhere you possibly can!