Puppy Wellness™ Program
Our Puppy Wellness™ Program helps you raise a behaviorally healthy puppy developing a positive relationship with you and your family. We use a positive proactive training plan taking into consideration your individual dog and family. Our five-step program provides:
- Training your puppy to do the right thing
- Being proactive while preventing unwanted behavior from developing
- Making sure you meet your puppies behavioral and developmental needs
- Teaching you how to discourage unwanted behaviors
- Make discipline the last option and if necessary how to use if correctly
We help you meet socialization goals vital for your puppy’s development, while training you how to manage these rewarding opportunities. Socialization is probably the most important goal for raising a behaviorally healthy puppy, but the socialization period is over when the puppy is between 14-16 weeks, which means you have a lot of work to do. We help you with guidance how best to meet this goal. It’s not entirely achieved by attending puppy training, but should be continued for the first 2 years. An important consideration when trying to meet your socialization goal is keeping your puppy safe, not only from diseases but from bad experiences. Sometimes all it takes is one bad experience to ruin your puppy’s chance of success. Our community offers several options for meeting strangers and other dogs. We will cover these available options to assure your success.
If children are in the home it is imperative you understand the benefits dog ownership provides children but also risks that occur when children and dogs get together.
We cover everything from socialization, crate training, housetraining, acclimating your new puppy to resident pets and home, chewing behavior, what’s safe, bite inhibition, introducing your new puppy to guests and strange dogs, accepting gentle restraint and foundation skills i.e. relax, sit, down, stay, coming when called, exchanging objects and how to teach your dog to walk nicely on lead.
Not only are we there to help you learn all this, but we also provide training booklets containing all this information so you have something to refer to if necessary. We demonstrate all the skills you will need to carry out these goals, the decision is up to you to be proactive now or wait until your dog has already developed behavior problems that may put him at risk of becoming a negative statistic.
Responsible Dog and Cat carries liability insurance for your and our protection. Coverage includes dog training, behavior modification, kenneling, and daycare.
We provide the most effective training and behavior plans based on your individual needs. We promote dog friendly training keeping your dog’s behavioral wellness and welfare in mind. We need a veterinary referral for all behavior cases.
Training and behavior assessments are not guaranteed. It is ethically ineffective and inappropriate to guarantee or profess an ability to predict future behavior of any living animal. Behavior is not static but is always under the influence of one’s environment and environmental conditions are always subject to change. It is for this condition that we cannot guarantee any training or behavior outcomes. Success is entirely up to you and you should consider this your responsibility.
Your pet is inspected on arrival. We are a socially directed facility. You will be expected to sign training, behavior assessment, modification, boarding, and daycare agreement.
Number of lessons agreed upon determines cost for this training program. Acceptance and receipt of signed contract and payment in full is necessary before scheduling training appointment.
All dog-training clients are expected to provide proof of vaccination and current rabies records provided through your veterinarian.
This course can be used in conjunction with boarding and/or as a board and train program, cost for that service is estimated when arranging your board and training course, and is based on your dog’s present behavior. A behavior consult may be required to evaluate your dog’s behavior.
Visit http://www.responsibledog.net/services.html for Payment Options and Select Training Program.