Puppy 8 to 12 weeks of age
The time period from 3 to 12 weeks of age is referred to as the Socialisation Period; everything done during this period towards socialising your puppy to everyday household noises, other animals and people, in fact everything that he/she will encounter in life, etc. is critical in that your puppy is so ready to take on this information relatively easily. And yet we are restricted to having the puppy grounded whilst he/she goes through the vaccination programme.
But all is not lost.
There is much that we can do, now, whilst it is easy, whilst your puppy is soaking up information and learning new skills all the time, whether you are teaching him/her or not.
I can offer you the following bespoke Course:-
- A visit to my Fun Way Training Centre at Little Horwood for a chat, without the puppy. Subjects such as toilet training, mouthing, socialising and setting the house rules for your puppy will be discussed. This visit will last from thirty minutes to one hour.
- First visit to your home where we will start your training. Ideally all members of the immediate family should be present. This visit will last from one and a half hours to two hours.
- Second visit to your home just before your puppy is allowed out into the big wide world. We will see how much you have achieved in training your puppy and ascertain what additional help you require. This visit will last from thirty minutes to one hour.
The total cost will be £95 if you live in Milton Keynes or in a village within ten miles of the Training Centre. If you live outside the ten miles radius there will be an additional charge of £10.
Puppy up to 18 weeks of age (on second night of the Course)
Older Puppy 18 weeks to 6 months of age (on second night of the Course)
A seven week Course is offered at the New Bradwell Community Centre (you have a choice of Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for the Puppy Course but only Wednesdays for the Older Puppy Course). The Course covers calmness, focus, walking on a loose lead, come back when called, sit, down, stand, food manners, grooming and handling, jumping up, wait and various other aspects of responsible dog ownership. First week is without puppies.
On First evening of the Course (without puppies) we will cover handling and grooming the puppies and also to introduce you all to various enrichment items, interactive toys; some of which are totally free and you can easily make yourself whilst others you have to purchase. This is not a sales promotion by us, some of the items we will be showing you we don’t even stock.
On these Courses you will be given the opportunity to take your Kennel Club Good Citizen, Puppy Development Award. It’s not compulsory and it’s not competitive. You probably won’t even notice the assessments taking place.
Having completed your Puppy Course or Older Puppy Course you can then enrol for further training, perhaps working towards the KC GCDS or APDT Good Companions Awards. There are also specialised classes from time to time on Rally, Clicker Training or Fun and Games.
A morning Course is be offered at the Little Horwood training centre.
A well-trained puppy knows his place within the family, knows he’s safe and loved, is a pleasure to own and doesn’t present a problem to others.
Your Puppy is unique
Every puppy has a unique personality and temperament and should be treated accordingly.
Please Feel free to contact Evelyn if you need advice on what the best option would be for your puppy.