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Minneapolis: Pawsome Puppy School 1 and 2

Welcome to Pawsome Puppy 1 and 2, which is geared towards puppies 8-20 weeks.  Puppies can start at 8 weeks, or after their first set of vaccinations.

There is a critical socialization period for puppies that ends at 16 weeks of age, so it is imperative that you try to create a positive learning environment as your puppy grows. Merely exposing your puppy to a lot of things may not be enough- It’s HOW you do it that’s the most important. If your puppy is fearful, flooding him or her could lead to more behavior problems. This class focuses on how to create positive associations, increase bite inhibition, and build confidence without causing your puppy stress or fear.

Bite inhibition is a key component to teach while puppies are little, and puppies only effectively learn bite inhibition from other puppies (that’s why their teeth are so sharp!). We also focus on potty training, crate training, chewtoy training, basis commands, and other common behaviors. Class will cover the following components:

Pawsome Puppy 1 includes the following:

~ Puppy playtime
~ Potty training/Crate training info
~ Learning about bite inhibition
~ Proper socialization
~ Gentling and Handling
~ Chewtoy training
~ Off
~ Come
~ Sit & Down
~ Drop It

Pawsome Puppy 2 includes the following:

~ Puppy playtime
~ Continued focus on bite inhibition
~ Continued work on Off, Sit, Down and Come
~ Begin Down and Stay
~ Begin talking about body language and behavior
~ Introduce Polite greetings/ no jumping
~ Beginning agility
~ Beginning leash walking/no-pulling skills
~ Discussion of desensitization for nail cutting, teeth brushing, grooming and vet visits
~ Problem solving/tricks

Pawsome Puppy 1 and 2 will be taught by Kari Bastyr, MS, CDBC, VSPDT, who has 30 years of experience teaching puppies and pet parents.

Puppy 1
Wednesdays at 6:15pm  |  $95
4 consecutive weeks

Puppy 2 (Pre-req Puppy 1)
Wednesdays at 7pm  |  $95
4 consecutive weeks

Gerhman Animal Hospital
12800 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55305

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