What will you learn?
Puppy School is about a specific learning phase your puppy has already entered on acquisition.
This is known as the Socialisation Period. This period is often misunderstood and because of this we see many dogs who lack confidence around either people, dogs or within some environmental situations. This leads to anxiety and other fear-based behaviours such as barking, growling, avoidance and aggression.
Our classes therefore focus on life skills, ensuring that owners have a good understanding of their role during this development period as well as how to understand what their puppy is telling them.
Wangara Classes are on a roll on roll off basis which allows you to join at any point during a four week course and we can also change content depending on the needs of those within the group.
Classes include but is not limited to:-
This class is with your puppies but also discusses;
Puppy development and why socialisation is important
What socialisation actually means
How to conduct socialisation in a positive way
Mat Training and relaxation
Marker Training such as use of a Clicker or a word
Touch - target training
Developing sit and down with distractions
Cone game, obstacle work
How to scenarios
This class teaches you how to expose your puppy safely in real life situations.
Control skills - Sit, Down, Watch
Obstacle work - building confidence, core stability, fear reduction
Handling skills - Food delivery, Luring
Questions and Answer time
Teaching puppies how to accept formal handling (husbandry procedures)
Introduction of muzzle training
Some social interactions if compatible
Questions and answers
Why Train with PATS
PATS classes are unique
Our staff are trained Dog Trainers
We have 30 years of experience and education
PATS are trained to recognise potential behaviour problems
We use up to date scientific training techniques
We utilise positive reinforcement to enhance your relationship with your new companion
We have the facilities to take you and your puppy to that next level.