As part of your puppy training experience, you may choose to add our incredible skill-building and field trip sessions to fully round out your puppy’s education. While formal puppy training classes meet once a week (usually Tuesday or Thursday), the day training sessions occur each Friday during the six weeks of class.
Your puppy will:
Each week your puppy will build on (or “proof”) the skills used during class that week. For example, if “Sit” was introduced during class on Tuesday, on Friday your puppy will experience “Sit” again, but this time in new places (improving the skill when faced with increasing distraction), for more time (improving the skill when faced with increasing duration), and at greater lengths away from the trainer (improving the skill when faced with increasing distance). The “Three D’s” — distraction, duration, and distance — prepare your puppy for use of his or her skills in the real world, which is not a calm, directed classroom setting. The more variables your puppy experiences during his or her education, the more prepared he or she will be to respond appropriately when faced with previously unknown experiences in the real world.
Day training is an incredible opportunity to give your puppy the complete education he or she deserves. A puppy who has completed the full curriculum of class, including the skill building sessions, will have a well-rounded education complete with a wide variety of background experiences which have prepared the puppy for future, real-world encounters: the first vet visit, the first groomer visit, and interactions with other dogs. The puppy will be eager and willing to learn, with a resilient, forgiving nature and a robust confidence which will allow him or her to try again and again, if necessary, to succeed at a task.
Skill-building and field trip participants also receive additional training materials, such as a treat pouch, and a supply of chemical- and bleach-free raw marrowbones for use in training at home.
A sample day training schedule includes:
If you have any questions about our courses or methods of training, or would like to inquire about classes that are currently enrolling, contact us today and one of our campus coaches will be happy to get back to you.