Puppy Basics and Beyond

The Puppy Basics & Beyond class is an advanced puppy class.   A great class for owners looking for a more challenging obedience class for them and their puppies and for first-time puppy owners that want the next level up.

Obstacles

Obstacles

Builds Confidence

Group "Sit/Stay"

Group "Sit/Stay"

With Distractions

"Stay"

"Stay"

Stay In Your Bed

Please don't bring your puppies to class the day of a vet visit.

The Cradle and Massage 

 

Teaches puppy to let you, your vet the groomer handle any part of their body without becoming nippy, oversensitive, or squirmy trying to getaway.  

"Down" 

 

The Long "STOP/STAY"

The "STAY" is for safety, we are conditioning your dog that when he/she hears "STAY", they will not move. For example; if they get loose outside and you yell "STOP/STAY" the dog should stop and will not move until you reach them.​

"WAIT" By The Door

This exercise is for safety, you are conditioning your dog not to escape out the door and runoff, and not to drag you through the door to go for a walk.

Puppy Separation Anxiety

To help your puppy through the transitional period from being in the LOCK-DOWN to the normal activities of family life, you will need to understand what anxiety, separation anxiety is in puppies, and how to help your puppy to adjust.

Why do puppies have separation anxiety?

  • Separation anxiety is triggered when dogs become upset because of separation from their guardians, the people they’re attached to. Escape attempts by dogs with separation anxiety are often extreme and can result in self-injury and household destruction, especially around exit points like windows and doors. Separation anxiety in dogs is frantic, distressed and often destructive behaviors associated with separation from their pet parents. It can still qualify even if these actions only last for a few minutes. Pet parents often mistake separation anxiety for disobedience or spite, but dogs are actually distressed and upset because of their parent’s absence.

Lynn is working with a puppy that came in with separation anxiety and fear when taken away from the house.

  • First video; Puppy would scream whenever she left her owner.

  • Second video; Lynn with the puppy after about 20 minutes of working to build her confidence.