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DONNA'S DOG TRAINING
Certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
WE TRAIN YOUR DOGS TO TRUST & RESPECT YOU, NOT FEAR YOU! WE USE PSYCHOLOGY, NOT FORCE.
Our obedience lessons include come (recall), sit, stand, down (lay down), watch me, stay, off (no jump), wait, proper loose leash walking (no pull,) bite inhibition & no bite, leave it, drop it, place, and potty training (if necessary). We also include some fun stuff like shake, high five, army crawl and roll over.
8 WEEKS (2 months) OLD IS THE PERFECT AGE TO START TRAINING YOUR PUPPY!
2 - 4 MONTHS (THE IMPRINTING PERIOD)
Like children, puppies have a small window of time during brain development when they are most impressionable. This is called, "the Imprinting Period" or "the Critical Learning Period". For puppies, the imprinting period is during the first 16 weeks of life. Puppies learn more during this time than they can learn in a life time. Therefore, the quality and quantity of what they experience will have a huge impact on their future personalities and determine the formation of many of their "good" or "bad" behavior tendencies. Basically, they are little sponges and absorb everything so very quickly and do not get a chance to develop bad habits.
4 - 6 MONTHS (JUVENILE PERIOD)
During this time, your puppy will gain more energy, and become more "mouthy" and restless from the discomfort of teething as the baby teeth begins to fall out and the adult teeth erupt. This will typically occur between 4-6 months of age, but sometimes lasts longer. Your puppy will also begin to acquire an adult coat and attain most of his/her height. During this time, he/she will also become sexually mature, so this is a great time to get your puppy spayed or neutered... before related behavior problems manifest!
6 - 12 MONTHS (ADOLESCENT PERIOD) - "THE TEENAGE STAGE"
Hold on tight -- this is when your puppy will have that selective teenage hearing. Your puppy will now be attaining full "puppy power" and will begin to test his/her wings! This is usually a difficult time for many puppy parents, but can be a mess for those with puppies that missed early establishment of boundaries, socialization, and training! Your puppy will be likely to have much more energy, spend more time exploring the environment, become easily distracted, and may even seem less interested in you and forgetful of his/her training skills. Just be patient, consistent, and supportive - make sure boundaries are still well in place, review your training, and continue building on your successes.
OUR STUDENTS BECOME WELL-MANNERED AND AN ASSET TO THEIR HOME & COMMUNITY!
Donna's mentor is Dr. Ian Dunbar, a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer who received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he researched the development of social hierarchies and aggression in domestic dogs. We follow the Dunbar way and have had amazing success in doing so!
We schedule lessons 7 days per week from 10 AM through 8 PM, and we accept all major credit cards. Call or text today at 818-626-1420!