ADULT DOG DEVELOPMENT
NOT JUST OBEDIENCE TRAINING
It takes more than obedience training to develop a puppy into a well-mannered family pet. At The Oaks Dog Ranch, we work in partnership with YOU to help your puppy achieve his/her potential as your companion. To do this, we combine positively-reinforced socialization, desensitization, bite inhibition, bathroom skills and GOOD MANNERS with traditional training like “sit” and “come.”
WAY MORE THAN
We do all of this in a custom-designed learning center we call “The Puppy Depot.” This 1,200 sq. ft classroom connects with a beautiful play yard full of puppy-friendly obstacles to provide your puppy with the perfect environment to learn and grow, all while having FUN!
PUPPY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Basics Module
We start our Puppy Development Program with a five-day foundation-setting module. During these five days, your puppy will
meet new friends – both canine and human, and learn how to play and interact appropriately with them
face “small challenges” to desensitize him/her to scary new things and experiences,
understand that biting hurts,
generalize the instinct to use the bathroom in an appropriate place,
discover the basis for good manners – “pay attention” and “four on the floor,” and
be introduced to the fundamental obedience skills for a companion dog
(sit, down, come, take it/leave it/drop it)
Puppy Development Play Days
After your puppy completes The Basics Module, he/she can continue his/her learning path with Puppy Development Play Days. Your puppy can return to The Puppy Depot on any schedule that meets your goals for him/her. Whether five days or one day a week, he/she will enjoy days full of growth experiences and fun!
Some of the things your puppy will experience during Puppy Development Play Days are
Reminders and reinforcement of everything learned during The Basics Module
Extended socialization to include appropriate adult dogs and new people (maybe even a field trip to Lowe’s or Home Depot to meet interesting people!)
Increased “small challenges” for a calm, courageous approach to life
Enriching off-leash play
“More than four on the floor” to strengthen good manners and
Additional obedience skills for a companion dog (recall (come), well-mannered leash walking, wait, let’s go.