Let's start with some fun training with your *puppy. All I'll need from you is to enjoy your puppy and let the good times be “captured”. Getting a puppy is exciting but it can quickly become overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect or it's been a while since you have had a puppy. Animal shelters accept thousands of dogs each year that are surrendered by owners who realized they were in over their heads, paws and torn-up houses.
If you are thinking of what breed would be best suitable? Call me first!
If you haven't brought your puppy home yet? Call me now!
If you have your puppy at the house? Call me, let's get started!
Bark!Here classes take the time to teach you about dog ownership and ensure you are prepared to be one-step ahead of your new four-legged family member. Bark!Here’s training focuses on how to teach you to train your puppy the fundamentals so you’ll have useful training information that will be put in place immediately. Training and working with your dog is a lifetime commitment. You’ll come out of our classes with many motivating training tips that you’ll use today, tomorrow and many years to come.
Bark!Here’s training philosophy of persistence, insistence and consistency is integrated into all aspects of the training procedures. So get your puppy off on the right paw with our puppy classes divided for small and large breeds. Bark!Here’s training style will encourage good behaviors while helping you establish a strong bond with your newest BFF.
- For puppies starting at *10 weeks of age.
- Certificate of completion earned.
- Course length: 5 weeks.
Key topics include:
- Understanding and developing your training communication with your puppy
- Molding and shaping behaviors into cues for Here, Heel, Sit, Down, Place
- Socialization with people, places and other dogs- proper investigation of the brave new world
- Tips on puppy health, grooming and reconizing developmental stages
- Problem prevention, such as: house training, puppy mouthing, jumping on people, digging.. and the list goes on!
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*Do I need to wait until my puppy has completed “Puppy Vaccinations”?– In most cases, No!
Bark!Here encourages each and every owner to have a wonderful relationship with their puppy’s vet and to work closely with your vet to prevent communicable diseases among our family pets. It's becoming more widely accepted by veterinarians that early socialization and learning in a controlled environment far outweighs the small risk of disease. Many veterinary colleges are educating their students in this aspect of dog behavior. Bark!Here does require proof of initial vet care and exam to come to class.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has realized the importance of early socialization and issued a new position statement, “The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. During this time puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely and without causing overstimulation manifested as excessive fear, withdrawal or avoidance behavior. For this reason, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated.” (Emphasis added) Your veterinarian may not be aware of this change, so please let him know. Bark!Here takes as many precautions as possible before each of our classes for a disinfected training environment, clean and healthy fur students coming to class and our best defense against sickness is educating the guardians- YOU.
Please decide for yourself about the benefits in his social development vs. the medical aspect. Is there a risk in letting your puppy be with other puppies? There is some risk — but think about it a minute. His classmates will be other puppies who have the same care and attention that yours has — they're up to date on their vaccines and are in good health. There are options and benifet to either stance- private and in-home lessons are always available.