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 species and unfamiliar humans will often grow to be fearful of new human and dog encounters. Also, behaviors learned by puppies during the first few months of their lives are never forgotten.
At Taming the Wild, we address both of these critical issues with our four-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.
Also, 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 consist of 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 before attending your first class.
Next class to be held this coming fall (2019). Date to be determined, so stay tuned!
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: Introduction to visual signals plus Come, Sit, and Off!
Week 2: Heel and Down.
Week 3: Stay and Place.
Week 4: Review all behaviors learned plus graduation!
Intragroup socialization and obstacle course confidence building will be conducted in each class.
$150 - Limit of 12 dogs per class
2164 Hillshire Circle
Memphis, TN 38133
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