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Vizsla Dogs

PUPPY BOARD & TRAIN PROGRAM

Puppy Board & Train: Services

WHY A PUPPY BOARD & TRAIN?

    Pioneering one of the first (early) puppy board and train programs we have trained hundreds of puppies beginning as early as eight weeks. We truly believe the best training starts early and training at this age ensures your pup starts training with a clean slate, fresh from any unwanted behaviors.


    Did you know that puppies requires 3-5 hours of daily, focused attention to matre into a balanced adult. Many owners do not realize that by 6 months of age most of a puppy's behaviors are there to stay and willl require a great deal of attention (often professional) to undo. Why not get ahead of it all?  All training is done in our home where your puppy will receive round  the clock care supervision and love! We welcome your puppy in to our home and treat them as one of our own. We cover all the important puppyhood bases and lay the crucial foundation necessary for a balanced adult.


    For your viewing pleasure, we provide a multitude of glimpses into your pups life with us through training videos. Besides being so stinkin' cute it provides you an opportunity to start training yourself while your pup is away!  If you not only want to give your puppy the best best star but the best chance at growing into an incredible dog this is for YOU!

TRAINING OVERVIEW:

This program teaches your puppy the foundations he will need to learn basic obedience skills. Puppies going home after this training will still require fairly constant reinforcement and training in order to solidify their knowledge of the commands & behaviors. This two-week offering lays an extremely strong foundation from which the owner can build upon.

  • Basic Commands:

    • “Sit” 

    • “Come”- walk/run to me 

    • “Down”- laying position

    • “Stay/Wait”- stop what you are doing and sit

    • "Yes!" – Good Job! That's what I wanted you to do! Treat is on the way!

    • "ehh", "uhh-uhh"  or "No." - Stop doing that and look at me! 

    • "Drop It"- Release whatever is in your mouth

  • Handling

    • Get pup used to handling by groomers, vets and owners

    • Includes getting eyes, ears, feet, mouth handled as well as resources such as toys and food

  • Name recognition 

  • Crate Training (upon request)

  • Beginner House Manners

    • No Jumping, (for attention) Nipping, Chewing (unless puppy appropriate) or Barking

    • “Off”- four paws on the floor and wait to be greeted; puppies sit for affection

  • Beginner Leash Manners

    • Introduction to leash, collar and walking

    • "Let's Go" - Move with me, 

    • “Wait” sit when I stop. 

  • Creation of Routines:

    • a well-established house-breaking routine

    • Mealtime routine 

    • Bedtime routine

    • Playtime and Training Routines 

  • Socialization 

    • People, animals

    •  new places

    • textures & sounds

DAILY LIVING:

    Our unique programming lasts 2-16 weeks and provides an extremely well-rounded experience with not one but two trainers. Unlike a majority of other similar programs your puppy lives in our home with us and our pack. We believe the best way to teach a young pup how to behave in a home is to actually have them living in a home (sounds obvious but youd be surprised how uncommon this is). 

    While with us, your pup literally becomes apart of our lives. Some weeks we may be landscaping outside or working with power tools. We may need to take a long drive, repair a leaky sink or have a dance party. No matter what we are sure to always include your pup in whatever we do, teaching them how to be apart of these activities appropriately. We take field trips to the whirly gig park, spend afternoons hiking on trails or playing in the water. We believe training should always be fun and turn everything into a game your already inquisitive pup has to figure out!

    The two-week offering lays an extremely strong foundation from which the owner can build upon. While so much can be done in two-weeks, we highly suggest a program of three or more. The more time spent with us the stronger your puppy's foundation will be. We have found beginning in week three pups begin eliciting the trained behaviors on their own, based on trainer and environmental cues. Our goal is to give your pup her own little tool-belt to refer to should you have an off day or two. Puppies staying four to six weeks typically come home looking like little puppy rockstars.  These pups are likely what you have in mind when you hear the phrase “trained puppy”.  

    If you are a busy family, have an ever-changing work schedule, are a first time owner or just want to set your puppy on the best path possible our puppy board and train is for you! Its time to start enjoying the gifts a puppy provides without the common puppy pitfalls and frustrations!

AFTER TRAINING:

    Owners will receive an in-depth transfer session, enabling us to hand the reigns over to you.  This will include orientating them to training methodologies and practicing these skills prior to leaving. 

   All puppies, no matter the program will also leave our training facility with an extensive “puppy training manual”. So, don’t worry We will teach you how to train your dog! Covering everything they learned, this our puppy guide will help you continue your puppy’s path of success. We will also provide suggestions for continued training and resources for any problematic behavior that may crop up as your puppy continues grow and mature.


More info on advanced training programs and/or Therapy/Emotional Support/Service Dog work are available upon request.

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