Normally when you get a puppy, you ‘socialize’ them by exposing them to new experiences, new people, new places, new smells. New everything. So ‘new’ becomes exciting, rather than scary.
Right now… that’s not so easy!
But that’s ok. What we call ‘socialization’ when talking about dogs, is more aptly called ‘acclimation’. The goal isn’t to get them to see (and be handled by) as many people as possible, it is to get them used to things that are ‘new’ to them, so they are comfortable in the society we live in. We do this by carefully introducing them to different objects, textures, sounds, sights, and situations.
No matter what stage your area is in the Coronavirus prevention plan, there are still plenty of things you can do in, and near, your home to help them grow into well-adjusted adolescents.
During class, we’ll cover the basics (name/focus, sit, down, stay, recall, etc.), and so much more! Then, there be activities to do between classes to expand upon what we’ve learned, and gently acclimate your pup to the unknown.
All classes are force/fear free, positive reinforcement, relationship based.
Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks (excluding holidays)
In-Person in our Bloomfield, CT location. Limited class size. Masks and distancing required.
$130USD 20% deposit due at registration, remainder due before week 2.