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The Puppy class training is located in Hoschton, GA and is what’s often called Puppy Kindergarten. Puppies go through a critical socialization period during this time in which it’s super important that they be “socialized” – that is, exposed to many different people, sights, sounds, environments, other puppies, etc. This helps them learn to confidently handle new situations (and people and places etc) as they mature. All sessions use positive reinforcement and the last 15 minutes of each class are devoted to the important topics of puppyhood (housetraining, chewing, etc) and to your questions. This course leads to the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy test (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility), administered during the last class. You are encouraged to bring family members to class – especially children (over age 3 and accompanied by another adult). This course is 7 weeks long, including the S.T.A.R. puppy test at the conclusion. Class size is limited to 4-6 puppies. It covers some beginning basic obedience (sit, stay, down, come, walking nicely on leash) as well as greeting people nicely, manners, how to behave with humans and other dogs, socialization, housebreaking, chewing/mouthing, and responsible ownership. Teaching house manners and stranger manners are all important sections that will be included. Ongoing issues that nearly all puppies have, such as housebreaking, jumping, mouthing/biting, greeting people nicely, socialization, etc are addressed weekly along with new skills.
Young puppies are required to have had one set of vaccinations, given at 6 weeks or older, no less than 10 days before the start of class. Older puppies must have 2 sets of vaccinations. Distemper and Parvo vaccines are required. They are required to be up-to-date on their flea prevention.
Please note: All dogs must be healthy, parasite-free, had at least their 2nd round of vaccines, up-to-date on flea-prevention, and completely non-aggressive to both people and other dogs.
$150 for 7 weeks including the AKC STAR test / title option