This program lays the foundation essential to every canine companion. Our beginner class teaches you how to communicate with your faithful friend. Your dog’s reliability increases with each success. Using a building block approach to training, both you and your dog are set up for success. Verbal commands and hand signals are used throughout the program. Exercises such as settle down, walking on leash, sit/down/stand stay, coming when called, sitting from a distance and the command “off” (no paws or jaws) are introduced at this level. Your pup will learn how to settle down while surrounded by their buddies during the question and answer segment of class and during the demonstrations provided before each exercise. We also provide a list of establishments you can take your pup/dog to practice the “settle down” to increase social skills and easily accept new environments. Your dog will always be welcome back when good manners are displayed. The settle down exercise will be one of your favourites. It is truly a must for anyone with a new pup or dog. You will be showered with compliments. Our socialization (puppy playtime) segment is certainly a favourite part of the program. Great care is taken to group the pups according to size but most importantly – temperament. There have been occasions where a large breed pup is grouped with the small dogs to promote confidence around other dogs. In other cases we have grouped a smaller dog with the larger pups as they genuinely prefer the exuberant play. Every dog who comes through our classes must feel confident and happy to be there. Individual attention is a priority at Pup-Eez. Each pup moves forward at its own pace
This program has proven to be a favourite at Pup-Eez as owners are continually impressed by their faithful friends. The intermediate class is designed to provide you with the skills to enhance your dogs reliability. Now that both owner and dog have the foundation, we can begin to focus on developing reliable responses with distractions. A variety of distractions are introduced at this level to heighten your dog’s performance. Our canine companions do require distraction training so they can learn to hear your commands while distracted. This course is essential to your dog’s safety and your peace of mind. Exercises suchas heeling, sit/down at a distance, out of sight commands, the introduction of distractions to sit/down stay and coming when called and more. Our goal is to teach your dog to understand the words so as to eliminate confusion. One example is the sit command. Many of us believe our dog understands the word sit, however when asked to “sit” from the down position, many dogs are quite confused. This actually means your dog does not understand the “word” sit. You will see increased reliability when your dog understands the words. Other dogs will prove to be a major distraction for your dog. We take full advantage of our situation during this course. Our puppy participants will be strategically set up in various common scenarios to distract your dog. When possible we will also invite new dogs from other classes for added fun. We will demonstrate fun and exciting techniques which will assist your dog to continue to respond to you. Most importantly, dogs must be successful so they can learn. Each exercise at Pup-Eez is developed so both owner and dog are successful. Individual attention is a priority at Pup-Eez. Each dog moves forward at its own pace.
Sitting at a distance is an exercise we include in all our programs. We also incorporate the stay right from the beginner program. Our goal is for your dog to “sit and stay” the instant the command is given regardless of where you are and where your dog is. This is our safety command. When a dog can respond to sit and stay under any circumstances such as distance and distractions, this is a safe dog. The advanced course will develop your dogs listening skills. Individual attention is a priority at Pup-Eez. Each dog moves forward at its own pace. well as respond from a distance. It is quite impressive to observe the rate of response increase as this course progresses. Our sit/down stay exercise is used frequently during the course. To ensure safety for all, when a biker or jogger is passing through, all of the dogs must go to a stay command. The dogs line up side by side or will group together and wait until their owners give them the okay to move. This is always such a proud moment for all as the biker or jogger gives a heartfelt “thank you” to the group. Many heads have turned and many smiles given to our outdoor classes. It is remarkable how a solid sit/down stay can positively affect those who are unsure of our faithful friends.