Your puppy should enjoy it's on-leash walks with you, but also be safe and controlled. We teach your puppy to walk with you on leash properly, without negative correction.
Whether you plan on starting your puppy in competitive obedience, dog sport or just enjoy a fine tuned dog to show off, we teach your puppy the benefits or focusing on it's handler and lay the foundation work for it's future. The key is handler focus!
The crate is a safe and effective tool to house-break your puppy as well as give it a safe & relaxing place to retreat to. It is never a punishment! We will teach your puppy to run into the crate with excitement, on command and be perfectly content in the crate.
This ties into teaching the puppy focus. We will continue to work with your puppy to teach it to look up at you only while heeling along side of you, with excitement, energy and joy! This requires very specific training and lays the foundation for competitive obedience.
The recall is one of the most important & celebrated obedience command. Not only could it save your dog's life in an emergency situation, but your dog should want to run to you as quickly as possible and end with a finish position whenever the command is given. While you will need to continue this training, we lay down the foundation work for you!
Have you ever just shaken your head when you see someone command their dog to sit and the dog looks around and waits 5,10, 20 seconds to sit, very slowly? This is because it wasn't given a reason to do it immediately and with joy. We will start your puppy with the mind set that it needs to finish this task!
No, your puppy won't be biting a sleeve like it's mom or dad does, but we will build up it's drive with rag work (agitation). Explosive energy and drive are key factors that must be taught very early for the best possible outcome!
We will expose your puppy to lots of new sights, sounds, objects and environments while keeping a close eye on it's reaction to foster confidence and avoid behavioral fears and issues.
Like the sit, the down command should be quick and immediate while maintaining eye contact with the handler.
Our stay-behind program is offered for puppies from our litters. There is no magic wand when it comes to raising and training a working puppy. Even if you have no intentions of competing with your dog or giving them a real job, the correct psychological foundation for training is crucial for success. Whether you have a working K9 or a trusted family companion, the right start is everything. Your puppy will not be 100% proofed and trained in this program. That requires months & months of training, if not years, but a solid foundation sets the stage for all training to follow. It will be up to you to pursue the personal goals you have chosen for you and your dog. When you bring your puppy home, it is up to you to continue your training based on your goals. Don't worry, although we aren't coming to your house every time you need something, we are a phone call away! This program is designed for those who do not have the experience raising a high-drive working line puppy or for those with some experience that prefer it done prior to the puppy coming home. The fee is $2,800 for the 6 week program and includes training, food and board. It does not cover any emergent or routine veterinary care that may arise or be due while your puppy is staying with us.