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What Will Your Puppy Learn at School?

Foundation Skills

All Puppies work on these skills. 

  • Confidence around dogs

  • Confidence around people

  • Confidence in new places

  • Trading objects (resource guarding prevention)

  • Housetraining

  • Reduce mouthing/biting

See what your puppy will learn at school in this short video.
As puppies master the Foundation Skills, they then progress to our different levels of training.
Level One Training
  • Focus

    • Stationary​

    • Moving

    • On-leash Outside

  • Confidence on Surfaces

  • Begin Loose Leash Walking 

  • Lay down on a mat

  • Back away from food in hand

  • Social skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Quiet crate behavior

  • Socialization with people

  • Socialization with dogs

  • Come with minor distractions

  • Sit and down

Level Two Training
  • Any skills not yet mastered from Level One

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Focus around distractions

  • Relax on a mat

  • Table manners

  • Back away from food on floor

  • Polite Greetings

  • Come while playing with dogs

  • Advanced versions of:

    • Confidence on surfaces​

    • Social Skills

    • Problem Solving

    • Body Awareness

    • Crating

Level Three Training
  • Any skills not yet mastered from Level Two

  • Loose Leash Walking with Distractions

  • Mat Stay with:

    • Duration​

    • Distraction

    • Distance

  • Back away from dropped food

  • Husbandry behaviors

    • Nail trims​ and grooming

    • Vet exam skills

  • Door Waits

  • Stays

  • Come with food distractions

Once a puppy has mastered these behaviors, they graduate to working on our Advanced Skills. These skills are selected based on your goals.
Advanced Skills Training
  • Further proofing of Levels 1-3

  • Fading treats

  • Increased distractions

  • Reliability off-leash

  • Owner specific goals

  • Sports foundations

  • Tricks

  • Strength and Conditioning

  • Specific problem behaviors

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