This is a wonderful video on socialization from ThatDogGeek. The key is NOT exposure but positive associations.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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 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 16 weeks old. 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 Certified Professional Trainers 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.
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All Classes take place at 3131 – 68 Street NW at Back in the Pack Daycare
Canine Minds and Manners is a member of The Pet Professional Guild. The PPG is a membership organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care. Pet Professional Guild Members Understand Force-Free to mean: No Shock, No Pain, No Choke, No Fear, No Physical Force, No Compulsion Based Methods are employed to train or care for a pet. We take our membership in this association very seriously and in doing so Canine Minds and Manners trainers are stewards of the science based, result based force-free message, philosophy and dog training practices. Our puppy training classes and dog training in Calgary reflect this philosophy.
We offer puppy training classes and dog training in NW Calgary, as well as in home private dog training sessions. Our dog training and puppy training classes in Calgary are kept small, maximum 7 in puppy training class, 6 in all other dog training classes with a Certified Professional Trainer and highly skilled Assistants in every class to maximize assistance, learning and class enjoyment in a controlled environment.