When you decided to get a puppy, did you think, I’ll get one that:
• is shy, timid and shuts down in public
• is fearful or aggressive to people
• barks, lunges & fights with other dogs
• cant be left home alone?
No, of course you Didn’t
The reality is a large percentage of dogs have those issues and it is for many different reasons but the 1 cause that you have control over is proper early socialization.
Puppies who attend puppy 2 puppy classes prior to 12 weeks of age are 1.6 times less probable of having social issues.
Maybe you do, but what if you don’t?
The Well-Mannered Dog puppy class offer you:
• Controlled socialization with other dogs and people
• Confidence Games
• How to reduce over excitability
• Introducing your puppy to novel stimuli without luring
• How to empower your puppy to produce brave, confident but calm curiosity
• Games and Play techniques that reduce undesirable behavior while enhancing your relationship
• Puppy Misbehavior (house training, playful biting etc.)
• Home alone, Independence and crate training.
Fee – Pre-Registration Required
$150.00 – 6 Puppy Einstein classes
Begin any week, this class is on-going
Tuesdays @ 6:15pm (no classes Dec. 26 or Jan. 2)
6 Convenient, Temperature controlled Location
2164 W. 6th Ave Eugene Oregon Map
Socialization is about introducing your puppy to a lot of new dogs, new people and new stimuli in the environment. Socialization needs to be in such a way that it does not produce fear but does build confidence. It is new experiences but those new experiences must produce calm, confident behavior.
Quality socialization that teaches calm, confident behavior with other dogs. It is not about letting your puppy have wild free for all play with other dogs or the same dog over and over again. It may or may not involve play. But as you can see, it can be a lot of fun. It is a process that we as owners control and participate in. Too much excitement or exuberance is just as problematic as blatant fear.
How do you find new safe dogs, people and environmental stimuli to introduce your puppy to
I love that we are able to offer this an open enrollment class because this means new puppies and people can start class each week. Open enrollment gives you a greater variety of social experiences compared to a class in which everyone starts at the same time. We coach you though the process. Getting calm, confident interactions will be the emphasis.
Quality socialization is our passion. A major priority in our Puppy Socialization class is to help the fearful or shy puppies blossom into confident dogs. At the same time we are teaching awareness of their bodies and that calmness is an option to the those gregarious rough and tumble extroverts. We strive to make it so you don’t every have to worry about fear or aggression issues or rude social behavior.
The Well-Mannered Dog Puppy socialization class inoculates puppies against fear based aggression. Enroll in our Puppy Einstein classes by clicking the “click here to sign up link” and signing your puppy up. If you have any questions please do call me at 541-603-6868.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior states in its position statement “it should be standard care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated”. The AVSAB also states, “puppies can start socialization classes as early as 7-8 weeks of age”with the condition that they are healthy and kept up to date on their vaccines. For these reasons, requirements for enrolling in our Family Dog Manners and Socialization classes are:
- All puppies in good health and free of contagious diseases
- Puppies are kept up to date on vaccines
- Your pup is 7-14 weeks of age at the first class