Puppy Preparatory School - Memphis, TN | Taming the Wild

Private Training for you and your puppy

Note:  Puppy preparatory school is a program designed for dogs under the age of 15 weeks.

Dogs under the age of sixteen weeks are more “wolf-like” than they will ever be. At this age, their actions are more motivated by instincts inherited from their wild ancestor, the gray wolf, than by our influence. It is a time when most pups are separated from their birth packs and have to make the crucial adjustment to living with humans.


Gathering vital information such as food acquisition, shelter and social awareness among its human pack factor in this adjustment. Anything learned during this adjustment period is never forgotten as nature prepares your pup for life as a vibrant and contributing member of its pack.

At Taming the Wild, our Puppy Prep School focuses on the communication between you and your new puppy.

We will teach your pup how to interpret our human language and visual and haptic signals associated with desired behaviors. Because subordinate wolves follow the signals of their leaders, your pup will be imprinted, at and early age, with the need to follow yours.

This will establish your leadership and form a clear channel of communication from the onset of your relationship.

Puppy Preparatory SChool Information and cost

We will teach you and your pup, through three (3) private lessons, how to interpret our human language and signals and associate them with desired behaviors. Please note that this course is for puppies under the age of 15 weeks old. 

  • Introduction to canine learning abilities and natural wolf-like behaviors
  • Learning how to effectively communicate with your young dog
  • Husbandry issues:
    • Housebreaking
    • Feeding
    • Crate Training
    • Destructive chewing
  • Training:
    • Imprinting – Introducing the puppy to the concept of obedience
    • Teaching simple behaviors using positive reinforcement techniques
    • Curbing undesired behaviors such as jumping, nipping/mouthing, excess barking, etc.

Cost - $300 Includes 3 private lessons, 20ft. long leash and treat pouch.

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