Puppy Temperament Testing
Puppy temperament testing is a service designed to determine the unlearned personality of a puppy at the age of 7 weeks. The purpose of this testing is to predict the future behavior of an adult dog. This testing is a snapshot of the puppy's current personality, and it is important to note that puppies learn from their environment as they mature. This service is great for both breeders and clients seeking a puppy.
Puppy Preschool includes four sessions: one private consultation and three group classes.
Puppy Preschool is for puppies ages 8-16 weeks.
The puppy preschool private consultation involves your family, new puppy, and a trainer. This sit down lesson covers all the “need-to-know” puppy basics for both first-time and previous dog owners. This helps everyone going through puppy preschool together be on the same page before the group lessons begin. For example, during a socialization exercise you may be holding another person’s puppy and have to correct for play biting. You will correct the same way as the puppy’s family does, showing the puppy that family rules apply to everyone.
We will cover the following discussion topics:
Food and Toy Possessiveness
Pulling, Mouthing, or Chewing on the Leash
The three group lessons involve your family, your puppy, and other families with their new puppies. This is a great socialization opportunity for your puppy because other people will also handle them during class. Your puppy will also have an opportunity to interact with other puppies and dogs every week. Each class begins with questions and answers. This gives everyone an opportunity to learn from one another’s problems that they have with their puppy. Even if you aren’t experiencing something someone else currently is, you may eventually. Every week group classes include object socialization, handling exercises, and topics relating to your puppy.
Puppy Preschool is held every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Classes will last an hour to an hour and a half.
This program enables you to jump in right away and to easily make-up a missed class. If you are going to miss a week, call to schedule your next Saturday.
If your puppy starts class more than three weeks before 16 weeks/4 months of age, your puppy may continue to come to puppy preschool until 16 weeks of age for no extra charge. This helps increase the amount of socialization opportunities for your puppy. This also aids you in making up missed classes, if necessary.