Puppy School for Puppy Manners Creating a Life Long Relationship
Educating you from your dog's point of view!
Pet parenting skills
Walk on leash
Puppy School II advances the training through learning the 3 Dís
Distance, Distraction, Duration
Building a Relationship
Building trust & a bond
Catch your dog doing something right
Establishing mutual respect
Shaping behavior in a positive way
Learning to read your dog
Puppy School I (pups 10-16 weeks old) Puppy Manners & Puppy Obedience
$120.00 per handler or family/dog
$50.00 per additional dog in same house/family. One handler per dog
4 WEEK classes (one class per week) Each class is approx. 1 1/4 hours in length
This comprehensive, fast track, fun class covers: Housebreaking, problem prevention and solutions, understanding & addressing behavior, learning puppy obedience & listening skills, building a solid relationship and leadership through trust and respect, socialization and real life experiences
The whole family is welcome. Children 8 and older are welcome in class.
Classes fill quickly so early registration is recommended. Discount to Seattle clients for 520 bridge toll
Puppy School II Real World (pups 4-6 months old) Manners & Obedience
$150.00 per handler or family/dog
$65.00 per second dog in same home/family. One handler per dog.
4 WEEK classes (one class per week) Each class is approx.1 1/4hours in length
This advanced puppy class covers: Fine tuning and advancing your dog's obedience, troubleshooting, socialization, advancing distraction, distance and duration training and real life experiences. (prerequisite: puppy school I, 1:1 training graduate with Diane Rich, or instructor permission)
The whole family is welcome. Children 10 and older are welcome in class.
Classes fill quickly so early registration is recommended. . Discount to Seattle clients for 520 bridge toll (prerequisite: puppy school or instructor permission)
Classes will be offered throughout 2013. Check back for updated schedules.
*Totem Lake Mall, Kirkland, WA
Your puppy's education should begin by 7 or 8 weeks of age. Or as soon as you bring that wonderful life home. It is much easier to shape behavior and teach manners at an early age preventing problems than having to solve problem behaviors at a later date.
Training your dog is more than just teaching obedience commands.
The process should build a mutual respect, trust, lay a foundation
for communication and expose your dog to life. Along the way, your
dog's confidence must stay in tact. Even when telling the dog
"no" or "leave it." The old methods of dominating and manhandling
your dog are passe' and cruel! Respect isn't forced. It is earned.
All puppies go through certain puppy behaviors to some degree. At these classes, you will learn how to prevent, redirect, and address these normal behaviors. You will also feel you are not alone in dealing with normal puppy issues. You can look at puppy classes like group therapy! You will be with other people who forgot how time consuming raising a pup properly can be. It is nice to be with other tired puppy parents
Training should be fun. Not a chore. Both you and your dog will be
set up for success by your instructor when you attend these classes.
You will learn how to communicate more effectively with your dog
to get faster results.
Proper, supervised socialization and exposure to life needs to be included in your dog's education at an early age. Before 12 weeks of age. You and your dog will learn to understand each other and pups will get the opportunity to interact with other dogs and people. If your pup exhibits aggressive tendencies or is too rough with other pups you will be given protocol to address those issues. The safety and comfort of every person and every dog in class is priority.
Puppy School I is for pups, all breeds 10-16 weeks of age. Classes are kept small for more personalized attention. Puppy School II is for pups 4-6 months old who have graduated from Puppy School or have gone through my one on one training. Attending other group classes may qualify, but you must have permission by the instructor prior to any class to attend.
Upon registration or at first class, proof of vaccinations to date are required. We also require proof that your pup has had a fecal float test to rule out parasites within 2 weeks of any class date. To keep all the pups healthy and to maintain our squeaky clean record to date there are no exceptions to this requirement.
Group classes, no matter how small, may not be the best learning
environment for you or your puppy. For a variety of reasons. Please
do not be discouraged. Other training options will be made available to you
such as one on one training.
Diane Rich Dog Training, LLC Training pups from 7 weeks of age to senior dogs for 20 years