THINKING-DOG PUPPY PROGRAMME

LEARNING FOR LIFE

Our Thinking-puppy Social Skills Programme helps you come through the earliest weeks of your puppy's new life with you.

We can give you 1-1 support with your new puppy in a consultation at home, or you can attend our Thinking-puppy Social Skills classes once your puppy is ready. We are also offering Virtual online Consultation services to support owners during emergency measures from March 2020

 

Getting a new puppy is exciting and can be the result of months of dreaming of a cuddly little ball of fluff. Even experienced owners can find the first few weeks a bit challenging, though, because having a puppy is a bit like having a mischievous toddler in the house. 

 

Puppies need a lot of help learning how to behave as they go through their first 6 weeks in their new home.

 

All puppies chew, nip, and have several Crazy 5 Minutes every day. How you teach them to control those urges is vital to them becoming calm, well-mannered adults.

 

Getting them off to a good start is better if you can prepare weeks in advance of collecting your puppy, and many of the owners I have worked with have contacted me up to a month before collecting their pup, so that they can work with my New Puppy New World book.

 

NEW PUPPY NEW WORLD

This pdf book helps you prepare your home for your new puppy so that it feels safe for her. It also gives a lot of tips about how to puppy-proof your home to limit the amount of damage that sharp, inquisitive teeth can do. It includes useful advice from how to prepare your pup for leaving her mum, to collecting your puppy from the breeder, and how to settle her into her new home.

I also use the booklet in my work as Puppy Life Skills Coordinator for Dogs Helping Kids, helping our Dogs in Education Puppies get off to the best start in their lives as working dogs in schools.

 

THINKING-DOG PUPPY PROGRAMME

These sessions are for puppies of between 8 weeks and 5 months. We hold 4 sessions, covering All Things Puppy:

  • Advice for owners on nutrition, exercise and basic health.

  • How to cope with typical puppy problems, such as nipping, house-training chewing, and jumping-up.

  • How to get your puppy used to being handled and groomed.

  • Appropriate play with puppies.

  • How to increase your puppy's calmness levels and decrease her excitement levels.

  • How to socialise your puppy with other dogs, people and new places.

  • How to cope with traffic, loud noises and new experiences.

  • Loose lead walking.

  • How to be polite and well mannered around other dogs and people.

 

We start with a 2 hour session at home, in your home with your puppy and your family, where you learn how to teach your puppy to focus on you and how to be calm when you want her to be.

This session costs £130.

We follow-up with an hour's session at home where you learn to walk your puppy on a loose lead and how to get focus when you want it when you're out and about. In this session I teach you how to introduce your puppy to new experiences so that she feels safe, calm and happy.

This session costs £50 per hour, then £12.50 per quarter hour.

Your third session teaches you how to handle your puppy in public, and how to teach her to focus on you when you want her to. You will learn how to manage her around other dogs and people so that she feels confident and calm.

This session costs £50 per hour, then £12.50 per quarter hour.

FEE: £130 for first session of 2 hours

£50 per hour for follow-up session

Includes full, individual Steps To Calm Plan with each session

After this session you may feel that you would like to continue working with other puppies who are learning similar skills and there will be an option to continue having half hour training sessions. This will involve working in pairs with other owners and their puppies or older dogs. Each of these sessions costs £25 if you are working alone with your pup, or £15 if you're sharing a session with other clients.

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