PUPPY START RIGHT CLASSES
Most people understand the importance of socializing puppies, and there are numerous puppy classes available. However, many classes are not true socialization classes. Instead, they focus primarily on obedience training. While obedience and manners training are important components of behavior, at the puppy stage the focus should be on ensuring that the puppy is having positive experiences with as many new people, dogs, and situations as possible. This exposure is essential for developing a confident and well-adjusted adult dog that is comfortable with all life has to offer.
Give Us Paws offers puppy parents a safe way to socialize their puppies properly. We educate pet parents about how to prevent problems before they begin, how to address typical puppy behaviors, and how to address behavior issues through early intervention. This program has been recognized by and well-received within the veterinary community. Many veterinarians and vet staff members have participated in the course with their own puppies. In fact, the Puppy Start Right course has been called the best program for providing good social experiences for puppies before they are fully vaccinated.
If you plan on training your puppy as a service dog, it is essential that they get the right start. With Puppy Start Right classes, you will have the edge when it comes time to test for service dog temperament and aptitude for learning.
The ideal age to enroll is 7-12 weeks of age. The perfect time to start is when your sweet perfect puppy is still behaving perfectly! There is NO advantage to waiting, the window of socialization begins to close at 12 weeks of age!! Older puppies can join in the class, with prior instructor approval and some changes to accommodate for their age.
Leading the classes will be Erin Richardson, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, and Puppy Start Right certified dog trainer.
PRIVATE TRAININGWhether you need some extra help to keep up with class or want to train your dog yourself without attending a class, PRIVATE TRAINING may be for you.
We offer private lessons where we work one-on-one with you training your dog. Our private trainers focus on the goals and behaviors that are most important to you.
Private training offers a wide selection of alternatives to group training. For busy people; for a family with little enough time for the kids, let alone the dog; for people with disabilities or physical problems, scheduling problems, split shifts, or other issues that make regular class attendance difficult; for people who want to zero in on a specific behavior without attending a class. If any of these is you, we offer many training options to help you get the dog of your dreams.
In our private lessons, we tailor the training for your specific, individual needs. At each lesson we'll work with you, then give you a homework assignment to practice between your lessons.
If you need to enhancing your class training with some extra practice, sharpening already-learned behavior, working with you one-on-one to fix a behavior, or coaching you to reach your goals, whatever you're looking for - we're here for you.
Private Training will be conducted by Paul Buescher, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, Director of Give Us Paws.
To learn more about our specific private-training programs, or to make an appointment for a lesson or give us a call at 281-509-9309.
We do not specialize in major reactivity or aggression. We will refer you to a local behavioral consultant who is qualified to handle behavior modifications of that nature.