Bringing a new puppy into your home is an enormous responsibility. The amount of work it takes to raise an 8 week old puppy can be overwhelming, especially if you do not have a game plan going into it. This course is going to help you develop that plan. While everyone's lifestyle is different and every dog is different, this course is designed to fit all dogs and people, regardless of whether you are raising a working line dog for sport work or a family pet.
This is a management course for new dog owners. While the emphasis of this course is on house breaking, we have added several management techniques that you can implement to help develop a well-balanced dog that behaves in your home.
The course is going to focus on puppies, however the material in this course can be applied to any dog that you bring into a new home/environment. If you recently adopted a 3 year old adult dog and would like to learn how to introduce them into your home, this is the course for you.
The course is broken down into three modules, all of which are packed full of great information.
The first module is going to cover what you can prepare for prior to starting any of the management techniques. We will cover how to puppy proof your home, diet, determining the temperament of your new dog, diet/feeding schedules, and what types of equipment you are going to need.
The second module will cover how to set your dog up for success. In this module, we are going to cover how to introduce equipment, such as a collar, to your dog. We will cover some fun interactive games to help develop a relationship with your dog and how to manage your dog in the house with the use of a leash, ex-pen, crate, and other tools. We also address how to handle any accidents that do occur throughout your house breaking process.
In the third module, we will provide you with a sample schedule for housebreaking your new dog. This schedule will give you an example of what we do with our dogs. The schedule is broken down to the hour for every day. This schedule is also flexible and can be modified to fit your lifestyle.