Level 3

Service and Therapy Dog Foundations

OBEDIENCE & HOUSE MANNERS

 

  • Know "off" command - this command can be used to tell puppy to get down or off of any object, place or person.

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  • Puppy will respond quickly to gentle correction when they are doing something undesired (ex: licking window, nipping, etc)

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  • Knows and consistently performs (with or without distractions):

    • Sit”

    • “Down”

    • “Stay”

    • “Come”

    • “Place”*

    • “Touch”*

    • “Load up”*

    • “Tuck”*

    • “Let’s go”

    • “Focus”

    • “Okay” (release word)

    • “Off”

    • “Leave”

    • “Under”*

    • “Kennel”

    • “Shake”

    • “Up”*

     * Introduced

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  • On-leash walking - Puppy is taught to politely walk on a loose leash in public (no pulling!)

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  • Puppy will be trained to not rush a door when opened.

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  • Puppy will fearlessly go up and down stairs.

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  • Puppy will ride in the car without fear.

SOCIALIZATION

  • Puppies will be gently assisted through “Fear Periods”.  -Puppies who are not guided through these delicate stages will develop irrational fears (ex: the vacuum, trash bags, men with hats etc)  These fears can be avoided with careful and controlled exposure when a fear period is recognized.

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  • Appropriate measures are taken during teething periods. Puppies learn what is, and is not appropriate to chew on through gentle correction and redirection.

  • Strategically exposed to various sights, sounds, people, smells and places at certain stages of development. (Custom checklist of socialization exposures will be given at time of pick-up)

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  • Custom socialization requests will be honored. (additional fee)

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  • Socialization time out in public, with interaction (restaurants, parks, stores etc.)  Puppies are accustomed to parking lots, cars, traffic, sirens, automatic doors, skateboards, bikes etc)

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  • Allow strangers to pet them without fear or aggression.

 

  • Puppy will remain composed in social settings

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  • Puppy will be desensitized to visits to the Vet Office.

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  • Puppy will be exposed to various other animals.

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  • Puppy will execute known commands in public or unknown settings.

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  • Puppy will learn how to play and act appropriately with all kinds of different dogs.

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  • Puppy will learn how to “meet” a new dog without fear or aggression

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Puppy will respect the space of unknown dogs.

HEALTHCARE & GROOMING

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  • Regular baths & nail trims

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  • Accustomed to being blown dry, daily brushing and ear cleaning.

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  • At an early age we strategically desensitize puppies to human touch on all areas of the body.  This enables the puppy to allow us to groom, check on possible injuries, clean sensitive areas etc.

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  • Accustomed to all aspects of grooming including the grooming table, various scissors, trimmers, attachments, blow dryers, nail trimmers, ear cleaning and more.

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  • Regular haircuts and sanitary trims

       Up-to-date on vaccinations and worming protocols - records will be given to owner at pick-up or delivery.

GOING HOME ITEMS

  • Puppy will come home freshly bathed, trimmed and Fabulous!

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  • Puppy will have their very own “Snuggle Puppy” with familiar scent for comfort and ease of transition. 

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  • Health records

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  • A digital video explaining how to use your puppy’s known commands, ease the transition to your home and continue your puppy’s training at home.

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  • Leash

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  • Bag of training treats

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  • Puppy’s favorite bone

12 weeks

$5,500

We ARE accepting several more reservations for this level of training for a 2021 puppy!  Please message us for more info!

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POTTY AND CRATE TRAINING

 

  • Puppy will be fully trained to independently use a doggy door at all times (as of fall 2020). 

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  • Puppy will be fully crate trained. 

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  •  Puppy will happily enter crate on command, sleep quietly in crate and be trained to view their crate as a happy, safe space.

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  • Puppy will have advanced potty training and understand that outdoors is the only place to potty.