Puppy classes help you understand your puppy better as well as introduce your puppy to calm and fun filled first impressions.
First impressions are so important for a puppy, so I encourage you to come into this puppy program. Typically puppies start around 10-11 weeks of age and top out of the program around 16 weeks of age.
Our Puppy Program emphasizes the importances of understanding a young puppy, how their bodies and minds grow and how to best communicate with them. Come join the fun and learn the encouraging language of positive reinforcement and negative punishment that will provide a rewarding, respectful, lifelong relationship between you and your puppy! My training philosophy is outlined under training, or you can contact me or my mobile at 828-712-4245
After your puppy has seen your local vet and has gotten their first vet immunity shot, your puppy is typically welcome to come into this class.
If you have any questions during this critical time, please understand we are here to provide you with the tools needed to raise your puppy to live a good K9 life. Before, during or after your puppy class participation, private coaching is available. There, you will receive individual attention. During your class I am available for questions, but private coaching is encouraged if you feel you need more help.
Learning opportunities in this program focus on:
- Discovering new novel stimulus [a.k.a. socialization: new surfaces, strange objects, different noises, novel smells and different looking people]
- Focus and attention games are played which helps your transition into real life scenerios.
- Coming when called and leash manners are emphazised
- Impulse control games with common activities
- Question / Answer Time [this is the most popular since typically you have a lot of questions]
- Learning how to channel and manage your puppy's natural desires [jumping, nipping, pulling on a leash, etc.]
- Tips on potty habits with follow up handouts and phone conversation, if needed
- Bond-building games and tricks that will start a solid foundation for loving to learn
We invite you and your puppy to participate in our Sunday classes at any time after the initial vet visit that issues an immunity shot.
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Puppies come into this program typically around 10-11 weeks of age and top out of the program around 16 weeks of age. Our Puppy Program emphasizes the significance of understanding how puppies learn and how to communicate with them. Come learn the encouraging language of positive reinforcement that will provide a rewarding, respectful, lifelong relationship between you and your puppy!
Socialization with other things that engages all their senses will be the focus as well as having a good time understanding how to structure the life of a puppy.
AFTER REGISTRATION: Since class sizes will need to be monitored, please let me know two days in advanced if you are returning to the same class or if you would like to come into another class. Send me a quick email with your puppies name in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holidays and Conflict Cancellations: NO CLASSES ON ...
August 7, 28; September 18
Class Days and Times:
Sunday afternoons: At 5:00pm your puppy class will be held unless it falls on a major holiday or there is another sport event conflict (see above). New puppies come 15 minutes earlier to get them settled and confortable.
You are welcome to come to puppy class until your puppy ages out and/or a K9 Manners - Level 1 class opens up.
Please email me if you have any questions, text or call: 828-712-4245
Gail Hubbard [828-712-4245]
Location: 41 Edgewood Road Extension, Asheville NC 28803
This is a residence so play drive slowly. Please also know that there is plenty of parking so please pull all the way up the driveway.
There are paw prints on the drive way to help you pull up the correct driveway. If you have any questions, please call me 828-712-4245.
What to Bring:
- your puppy
- harnesses are recommended / strongly suggested
- 6 foot leash (no retractable)
- shot records
- favorite toy
- small soft food treats (a trail mix of a variety)
- your enthusiasm and joy!
Cost / Payment Style:
$30 / pay per class cash or check (payable to: WNC K9)
$33 / thru Venmo @Gail_WNCK9
$33 / thru PayPal now or credit card after class
This program is priced per week, giving you the flexibility to join other classes, feel free to come to as many classes as you'd like.
Healthy exposure is important when your puppy is young.