2 – 3 weeks
Give your puppy the best start in life with our Puppy Headstart program. Our intensive three-phased program will provide essential guidance and training to set a solid foundation for your puppy’s obedience and behavior success. This program is suitable for puppies of all breeds and sizes.
Phase 1: We will provide you phone guidance regarding all things puppy: selecting a veterinarian, shots, food selection, bathroom training, proper socialization, crate training, and bite inhibition to name a few. Typical age is 8-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Your puppy will come to us as early as 12 weeks old (possibly earlier with your veterinarian’s approval*) for 10 days. During this time frame, our experienced trainers will teach your puppy basic commands through luring and shaping, proper socialization, and address common puppy behaviors such as going to the bathroom, crate training, and bite inhibition. This process is meant to teach your dog that learning is fun, gain confidence, and begin building a clear communication system. At the end of this program we will send you home with your budding rock star for 3-4 weeks. Before doing so, we will give you guidance on how to continue reinforcing these lessons to develop a better bond and to become the best leader for your puppy.
*Veterinarian must sign off on good health status and shot records. Bordetella shot is highly recommended.
Your puppy will learn: Sit, Sit Pretty, Back, Down, Stand, Spin left/right, Place, Recall, Leash Walking, Thresholds, and Sit/Wait for food. Depending on the puppy we may also teach Speak and Roll.
You will be amazed at what we accomplish in just 10 days, but don’t expect perfection just yet. Remember, this is just the first phase.
Phase 3: At 15-16 weeks old, you will bring back your adolescent puppy. This will be for a 2-3 week Board and Train. Night-Five (95) percent of our dogs are completed within 2 weeks. If we need more time we will use the third week (all or part). We’ll keep you posted throughout the process. There are no additional charges for any additional time spent.
During this process our experienced trainers will build on what was learned during the previous visit. This advanced obedience training is designed to take the Phase 2 training to the next level. By the end of this phase your dog will be a highly reliable companion on and off leash. You’ll be happy to own, proud to show off, and enjoy living with your highly trained dog.
Our location is in beautiful Prescott Valley, Arizona. It doesn’t matter where you are; in state, out of state or abroad, we can assist you