The window of opportunity for vital social imprinting among puppies slams shut by the age of 16 weeks. Research has shown that young pups that are not afforded adequate time to interact safely with their own species and/or unfamiliar humans will often grow to be fearful of new human and dog encounters. In addition, behaviors learned by puppies during the first few months of their lives are never forgotten.
At Taming the Wild, we address both of these important issues with our five-week Puppy Group Class that meets once per week at our indoor training facility. Each class will provide ample opportunity to learn valuable social and communication skills with human and dog alike.
In addition, our professional trainers will provide instruction covering bite inhibition, socialization, shaping behaviors with treat luring; heel, sit, down, place, come, no jumping, and husbandry behaviors to include; housebreaking, crate training, elimination of destructive chewing, and nutrition. Lastly, each puppy class will include exercises that develop the young dog's ability to focus on its owner and obstacle course work designed to build trust and confidence.
Our puppy group class is designed for pups between the ages of 8 weeks and 15 weeks who have had (at least) their first round of vaccinations. There is no need to wait until your puppy has had all of their shots as they will only be exposed to other puppies who are vaccinated for their appropriate age. If you are new to Taming the Wild, you are required to provide proof of your puppy’s immunizations prior to attending your first class.
Classes will be held every Saturday at 9:00-10:00 am, starting January 19 - February 16, 2019.
Taming the Wild, 2164 Hillshire Circle, Memphis, TN 38103. (Indoor - climate controlled)
4-6 foot leash, flat collar, treats.
retractable leash, any type of harness or headgear, children under the age of 9.
Week 1: This class is for the OWNERS ONLY. Please leave your puppy at home. Topics that will be covered are: how young puppies learn and communicate, housebreaking, proper nutrition, and feeding schedules, the importance of relevant socialization and exposure, and the rules of the class.
Week 2: Come, Sit, and Off!
Week 3: Heel and Down.
Week 4: Stay and Place.
Week 5: Review all learned behaviors and graduation!
$150 - Limit of 12 dogs per class
2164 Hillshire Circle
Memphis, TN 38133
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