Puppy Training Packages

Imagine bringing home your beautiful, new puppy and being the envy of all of your friends and family because he/ she already knows how to walk politely by your side on a leash, greets you politely, does not jump up on you, and knows how to obey basic commands...
If you are looking for a Service or Emotional Support Dog, a strong foundation is the imperative for any future training.

Puppy Kindergarten

Our Puppy Kindergarten Training program is designed to help your puppy develop a basic foundation and create core training in four key areas:

1.  House Training

2.  Obedience Training

3.  Socialization

4.  Outside Exposure

Starts at 6 weeks of age and lasts through 12 weeks of age.  We spend approximately 250 hours working with your puppy.  Here is a summary of the key areas that we focus on:

House Training Goals

  • Crate training.  Your puppy will begin to learn to go into his/ her crate willingly and sleep 4-5 hours at a time without having an accident.

  • Potty training.  Your puppy will begin to learn to hold the restroom for up to an hour at a time during the day while awake.

  • Chew training.  Your puppy will be exposed to various household items and begin to learn what is acceptable to play with and chew.  They will begin to learn what the word "no" means.

  • Bite training.  Your puppy will begin to learn that our hands are off limits and nipping is not allowed.

  • Jump training.  Your puppy will begin to learn to stay on all fours and not jump up and begin to learn what "off" means.

 

Obedience Training Goals

  • Sit.  Learn to sit on command using both verbal and hand signals

  • Down.  Learn to lay down on command using both verbal and hand signals

  • Stay.  Learn to stay on command using both verbal and hand signals.

  • Come.  Learn to come on command using both verbal and hand signals.

  • Off.  Learn to stay on all four paws and not jump up or scratch.

  • Place.  Learn "place" command and stay in position for 5-10 seconds.

  • Leave it.  Learn to leave food temptations unless specifically invited.

  • Stairs- Learn to slowly ascend and descend a flight of stairs.

  • Heal- Learn to walk on a leash without pulling harshly and auto sit.

 

Socialization Training Goals

  • Stranger Acceptance.  Learn to accept being pet and picked up by strangers.

  • Child Exposure.  Your puppy will be introduced  to our young grandson.

  • Cat Exposure.  Your puppy will be introduced to our feline friends.

  • Grooming.  Your puppy will be introduced to being brushed, bathing & nail trimming .

  • Vet Exposure.  Your puppy will be able to be taken to the vet without incident.

  • Noise Exposure.  Your puppy will be introduced to loud noises, such as a loud TV and other loud noises.

 

Outside Exposure

  • Leash.  Your puppy will have an understanding of walking calmly by your side and to auto sit when you stop.

  • Car Rides.  Your puppy will learn to ride in the car.

  • Elimination Training .  Your puppy will begin to learn the command for "go potty" and eliminate in an area on command.

 

**Your puppy is not fully inoculated until 16 weeks of age.  Because. of this we do not take your puppy on outside field trips.  If an outside trip is deemed necessary (vet visits, etc.), the puppy will be carried and not allowed contact with the ground.

 

This is an exceptional package and value for the money.  In addition to the training mentioned above, it includes any vaccination booster shots needed during their stay, boarding and food.

This is an introduction to the core boundaries and training foundation for a successful future.  We will go through each of the exercises with you as well so you can continue training at home.  Consistency and time dedication is critically important to continue to solidify the training.  We do offer additional training to help advance your puppy even further.

Contact us today to discuss pricing and to schedule the training classes!

Puppy Elementary School

Puppy Elementary Training is designed to take the core foundation from Puppy Kindergarten, start to add real- world applications and solidify the habits/ training.

Starts at 12 weeks of age and lasts through 16 weeks of age.  We spend approximately 350 hours working with your puppy.  Here is a summary of the key areas that we focus on:

 

House Training Goals

  • Crate training.  Your puppy will begin to learn to go into his/ her crate willingly and sleep 5-7 hours at a time without having an accident.

  • Potty training.  Your puppy will begin to learn to hold the restroom for up to two hours at a time during the day while awake.

  • Chew training.  Your puppy will be exposed to various household items and begin to learn what is acceptable to play with and chew.  They will begin to learn what the word "no" means and respond quickly when corrected.

  • Bite training.  Your puppy will rarely bite hands and will respond quickly when corrected.

  • Jump training.  Your puppy will stay on all fours the majority of the time and will respond quickly when corrected.

 

Obedience Training Goals

  • Sit.  Learn to sit on command using either verbal or hand signals

  • Down.  Learn to lay down on command using either verbal or hand signals

  • Stay.  Learn to stay on command using either verbal or hand signals.

  • Come.  Learn to come on command using either verbal or hand signals.

  • Off.  Learn to stay on all four paws and not jump up or scratch.

  • Place.  Learn "place" command and stay in position for up to 20 seconds.

  • Leave it.  Learn to leave food temptations unless specifically invited.

  • Stairs- Learn to more confidently ascend and descend a flight of stairs.

  • Heal- Learn to walk on a leash without pulling harshly and auto sit.

  • Bring It.  Learn to bring back a toy when engaged during playtime.

  • Threshold.  Learn to wait when going through an open door or gate.

 

Socialization Training Goals

  • Stranger Acceptance.  Learn to accept being pet and picked up by strangers.

  • Child Exposure.  Your puppy will be introduced  to our young grandson.

  • Cat Exposure.  Your puppy will be introduced to our feline friends.

  • Grooming.  Your puppy will be introduced to being brushed, bathing & nail trimming .

  • Vet Exposure.  Your puppy will be able to be taken to the vet without incident.

  • Noise Exposure.  Your puppy will be introduced to loud noises, such as a loud TV.

  • Surface Exposure.  Your puppy will be introduced to different textures and walking surfaces in an effort to build greater confidence.

 

Outside Exposure

  • Leash.  Your puppy will have an understanding of walking calmly by your side on a loose leash and to auto sit when you stop.

  • Car Rides.  Your puppy will learn to ride in the car.

  • Elimination Training .  Your puppy will begin to learn the command for "go potty" and eliminate in an area on command.

**Your puppy is not fully inoculated until 16 weeks of age.  Because. of this we do not take your puppy on outside field trips.  If an outside trip is deemed necessary (vet visits, etc.), the puppy will be carried and not allowed contact with  the ground.

 

This is an exceptional package and value for the money.  In addition to the training mentioned above, it includes any vaccination booster shots needed during their stay, boarding and food.

This is an introduction to the core boundaries and training foundation for a successful future.  We will go through each of the exercises with you as well so you can continue training at home.  Consistency and time dedication is critically important to continue to solidify the training.  We do offer additional training to help advance your puppy even further.  

 

Contact us today to discuss pricing and to schedule your training goals! 

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Hours by Appointment Only

 

Golden Touch, Inc.
P.O. Box 326
Appomattox, VA 24522
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