IdealPuppy® Class Training
Gentling (15 min)
Questions (10 min):
and Socialization (10 min)
Practice Lessons (20 min)
Puppy Class Goals
- to socialize the
puppy to people, things and other
to take behaviors that dogs do
anyway, (like sitting, coming
and laying down) and teach the dog to do
these behaviors on cue.
teach basic manners necessary to
be an ideal indoor dog and best friend.
to actively look for and
praise desired behaviors like laying
quietly and gentle play
- Most people mistakenly
ignore these, and only give attention
when something is wrong. This is
why most puppies think their name
Puppy Class Rules
Puppy Party Socialization
the process of developing friendly
confidence meeting other dogs and
learning in puppies happens between
6 to 18 weeks of age (when the puppy
has “puppy teeth”).
During this time, the puppy should
be exposed to as many different
friendly dog breeds, pets, adults, children and situations
as possible under adequate supervision
to insure a pleasant experience.
Always ask the pup to sit for a food
treat every time it meets someone.
If the pup jumps on you, turn and
ignore the pup. Use your hand
to lure the sit. Then drop (crouch),
put your thumb under the pup's
collar (to prevent jumping) and give
a loving chest rub.
during socialization, If a puppy
acts scared, you act “jolly.” Demonstrate
there is no reason for concern.
Don't soothe or console the pup
when it acts fearful or you will
reward the fearful behavior and make
the pup overly dependent upon you.
Praise any posture or movement
toward a social experience
Shy puppies should not be pushed
into doing anything they don't want
to do. It is very important that
puppies learn emotional recovery
from minor stresses but are
protected from major stressors.
puppies to hide and observe. If a
puppy is too focused on people make
sure the people ignore the pup and
become less interesting than the
other puppies. During puppy
socialization place, people need to
be relaxed and watch to learn normal
canine body language. Puppies
must learn at their own speed. By
week six, rarely is there a puppy
who has not made good friends or
refrains from play time.
- People, be
boring! (Turn away)
to interrupt an improper
play or bad puppy manners