This is a wonderful video on socialization from ThatDogGeek. The key is NOT exposure but positive associations.
This is socialization. A quiet park, watching the birds, people and other dogs. Learning to settle and observe the environment is an effective way to help your dog to understand that they can enjoy the party without having to be the centre of it.
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Puppy play times should be kept short and monitored carefully so that all pups can feel safe and have fun. The video below shows a really great puppy play session. Calm interactions between pups and with people show pups that they can have fun and we can still maintain a calm, safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.
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Our Calgary puppy training classes are designed for puppies 10 – 20 weeks of age, having had their second set of shots. Your puppy must start classes by no later than 14 weeks old so that they will graduate by 20 weeks of age. NO exceptions. Please register early as classes fill very quickly. The classes are 6 weeks in length (beginning on start dates listed below and running for 6 consecutive weeks) 45 minutes each class.
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A Qualified Professional Trainer and highly skilled Assistants are present in every class to assist you which ensure lots of one on one attention and a safe environment for learning.
SOCIAL DISTANCING - This class will be a maximum of 5 puppies and one family member per puppy, no exceptions. Masks are mandatory. There will be a hand sanitizer inside the door when you enter that we ask you to use. We will have separate areas for each puppy/human team that will be 6 feet or more apart. Please make sure that you are vigilant with social distancing.
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All Classes take place at 3131 – 68 Street NW at Back in the Pack Daycare
Socialization isn't about meeting every single dog or person out there. Some of the best socialization is just observing the world from a distance where your puppy can feel safe and content. Having fun with your pup in these new environments and learning that they can simply "be" in these environments with you without necessarily engaging with everything and everyone in the environment. - Thanks to Marge Rogers CPDT-KA, CBCC for creating this fun and informative video.
Lack of mental stimulation can contribute to canine behaviours that we might not enjoy. Just like us dogs need something to do. Puzzle toys can do just that. Our puppy training classes will not only teach you how to effectively use puzzle toys but we will teach you other fun ways to provide canine enrichment!
Our puppy training classes are kept small and taught by a Certified Professional Trainer and highly skilled Assistants. This allows us to assist you and ensure that all our students are successful. We will show you how to appropriately socialize your pup in a safe and effective manner that will help your puppy feel really good about the world.
This video shows excellent example of appropriate play between a puppy and adult. Our puppy training classes will teach you what to look for and how to keep play safe and appropriate.
Refund Policy - Refunds in full or in part will not be given for registration cancellations received one week prior to the class start date and through the duration of the course. Requests for cancellation of registration before the week prior to class will be given less the $50.00 admin fee.