Puppy Day School

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Don’t Wait To Train Your Dog – Send Them To School!
At Oscar’s Pet Resort, we have more than a decade of experience in coaching Puppy Parents! Our EXCLUSIVE Program is packed full of positive techniques, novel experiences & fun adventures for your puppy to acclimate to the big world around them. We expose them to positive association to human socialization, canine socialization, confinement/crate training support, potty training support, fundamental basic skills, grooming tasks, impulse control exercises all implemented by a Fear Free, Force Free, Pain Free Professional Dog Trainers. As a Puppy Day School member, you will also receive support materials, trainer coaching & report cards to aid in troubleshooting common puppy problems.

Our Program has 3 Phases:
Phase One – Age 10 – 16 weeks
Phase Two – Age 4 – 6 months
*Phase Three – Age 6 – 12 months (* Must complete Phase Two)

Phase One – I’m Still A Baby!Age 10 – 16 Weeks
Program Focus
– Develop/support healthy dog play behaviors.
– Teach/support fundamental basic skills.
– Teach/support impulse control.
– Promote/support human social skills.
– Assess/support body handling/restraint for grooming tasks.
– Teach/support safety & comfort of being contained in an enclosure.
– Support potty training.
– Promote/support socialization and coping strategies.
– Address/support puppy behaviors such as crate training, house breaking, nipping, chewing and barking.

Overview
– Attends 5 full days a week for 3 consecutive weeks Monday through Friday.
– Drop off/Pick up time: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily.
– 3-week program (15 days).
– Puppy gets three 20-minute sessions daily.
– Pet & Parent gets One 30-minute Coaching Session with our Trainer.

Requirements
– Must have two sets of DHPP vaccine and Bordetella.
– Recommend enrolling in a puppy group skills training class. 

Phase Two – I’m A Big Kid”Age 4 – 6 Months
Program Focus
– Develop/support healthy dog play behaviors.
– Teach/support fundamental basic skills.
– Teach/support impulse control.
– Promote/support human social skills.
– Assess/support body handling/restraint for grooming tasks.
– Teach/support safety & comfort of being contained in an enclosure.
– Support potty training.
– Promote/support socialization and positive coping strategies.
– Address/support puppy behaviors such as nipping, chewing and barking.
– Acclimated & integrated into Daycare Play Groups.

Overview
– Attends 5 full days a week for 3 consecutive weeks Monday through Friday.
– Drop off/Pick up time 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily
– 3-week program (15 days).
– Puppy gets three 20-minutes sessions daily.
– Pet & Parent gets One 30-minute Coaching Session with our Trainer.

Requirements
– Enrolled in a group skills training class.
– Must have all Core Vaccines (Rabies, Distemper combo, and Bordetella)

Phase Three – “Almost Know It All”Age 6 – 12 Months
Program Focus
– Develop/support healthy dog play behaviors with our Daycare Group.
– Develop fundamental basic skills, specifically focusing on emotional control and recall in a distractive environment.
– Support safety & comfort of being contained in an enclosure.

Goals: your dog should be able to:
– Play appropriately with other dogs.
– Listen & respond well to other cues given by dogs.
– Have solid name recognition and recall skills.
– Able to be integrated into a group of dogs.
– Settle in confined space.

Overview
– Attend at least 1 full day per week.
– Drop off time 6:30 – 8:30am Pick up time 4:00 – 6:00pm.
– Puppy gets two 30 – 60-minute group play sessions.

Requirements
– Enrolled in a group skills training class. 
– Must attend and have progressed well in Phase 2.
– Must have all Core Vaccines (Rabies, Distemper combo, and Bordetella).
– Dogs 9 months or older must be spayed/neutered to continue in the Puppy Day School Program.

We are excited about this OPPORTUNITY to help raise HAPPIER DOGS!
Register your puppy NOW! Space is limited at this time!

Pricing:

Phase One

(10 weeks – 16 weeks of age)
$1500 for 3 weeks

Phase Two

(4 months – 6 months of age)
$1500 for 3 weeks

Phase Three

(6 months – 12 months of age)
$45 per day
. Must attend 1-3 days a week.

What exactly will your puppy be learning?

We believe the core skills & experiences your puppy should be exposed to are:

  • SKILLS – leash manners, sit, stay, name recognition, leave it, off, come, eye contact/engagement, impulse control exercises such as remaining calm during stimulating environments, sitting/offering eye contact before going in and out of thresholds/confinement, crate/confinement training, potty training support, address puppy behaviors such as illegal mouth use and barking.
  • GROOMING ACCLIMATION – positive introduction to basic grooming tasks such as nail trims, bathing, brushing, blow drying, ear cleans and restraint.
  • SOCIALIZATION – positive exposure to staff, variety of stimuli: sounds such as vacuums, blow dryers, doorbell & dogs barking and other novel experiences so your pup can become well adapted and have positive coping strategies. Dog-to-dog socialization with our own carefully selected “Puppy Ambassador Dogs” to begin to develop healthy play behaviors and begin to learn healthy communication. ALL of this is accomplished while preserving the safest environment possible, since the vaccination series is not yet complete.