Puppy training begins the moment you bring your new puppy home. Our puppy preschool program was established to assist you in raising a well mannered family pet. At National K-9 we want to teach new puppy owners how they can influence and shape the behavior of their growing puppy. Whether or not you are enrolled in formal training, you are still directing behavior and establishing patterns in your dog’s life. By not teaching or not setting limits your puppy understands, you are possibly contributing to future behavior patterns. Puppy preschool is designed to teach owners to better understand their puppy’s needs, establish effective communication, curb behavior problems, and to show owners how to properly socialize their new puppy.
Our puppy preschool program places a heavy emphasis on setting limits that your puppy can understand and on proper socialization to assist your puppy in the transition into a domesticated lifestyle. It is the first 16 weeks of a puppy’s life that is most critical. It is in this period that most puppies can develop up to 90 percent of their attitudes toward people, other animals, and their environment. Our program is also designed for each individual puppy allowing you the one-on-one opportunity to ask questions that apply specifically to your puppy of our professional trainers.
It is crucial that you begin an educational program with your puppy at an early age. Between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks, dogs begin to form attitudes and opinions that will last a lifetime. Puppies should begin preschool as close to eight weeks of age as possible, yet no later than 14 weeks of age. This early start is so important in preventing future behavior problems.
All puppies must be in good health and current on vaccinations. Owners are required to have had their puppy complete an exam by a licensed veterinarian prior to their consultation. Owners are required to submit valid vaccination records from a licensed veterinarian prior to their puppy consultation. Puppies are required to be in the current owner’s household for no less than 14 days before attending their first group session. If you have questions regarding health or vaccination requirements contact our business office at 614-864-8808.
For $59.00 you will receive one private consultation with a certified professional trainer and an packet of puppy information. After completion of your private consultation, your puppy is then eligible to enroll in three puppy group class sessions on Saturday mornings at no additional charge.
Upon completion of our preschool program, your dog will be better prepared to participate in formal obedience training. Please note that while we accept any breed or mixed breed of dog for puppy preschool, they must be healthy and have proof of all required vaccinations. Owners are required to have had their puppy complete an exam by a licensed veterinarian prior to their consultation. Owners are required to submit valid vaccination records from a licensed veterinarian prior to their puppy consultation.
The cost of puppy preschool may be applied toward any of our advanced training programs upon completion of our preschool program. Call our office at 614-864-8808 or select the link below to make arrangements to enroll your puppy.