The puppy training is targeted to owners of puppies from 9 weeks old*.
We teach the puppy to pay attention to you as a handler so that your dog is engaged, committed and willing to listen. A dog that is engaged will only pay attention to you when he is outside his home, he will walk relaxed on his lead, he will come to you when you call him and he is able to control himself in specific situations.
We use positive training methods as much as possible. This means that we try to avoid provoking certain behaviour by holding a treat or toy in front of the dogs’ nose but encourage him to think for himself and decide what sort of behaviour will guarantee the biggest reward. Of course, the dog will always receive a reward when he displays the correct behaviour. The rewards can be a delicious treat, toy or tug game, for example.
During the lessons we teach you to understand your dog. We use observation techniques to study your dogs’ posture, attitude and behaviour, so that you can understand what he is trying to tell you and more importantly how you should react and interact. You will learn to understand what is important to your dog and what not. We also spend time in the lessons doing social development exercises with your puppy. The pup’s go through an important social development phase up until they are 12 weeks old which means training in this early phase is essential in forming a stable, well-educated dog, that should remain so his whole life long!
*Between the ages of 7 to 9 weeks old we offer private puppy training at home. In the lessons we cover good social development, toilet training, learning to be left alone at home and not to damage clothes or furniture. We can also give useful introductory advice for the first few days and nights with your puppy, to deal with the sometimes difficult or unexpected situations that occur as you’re getting to know one another, in addition of course to the hours of pleasure you will have with your new friend!