Monday, September 2, 2013

Reagan the Graduate!

Congratulations to Reagan, Grayhart's Wild Life, (Parker x Savi) for graduating from Puppy Kindergarten!

Once the pups leave us for their forever homes, usually at 8-9 weeks of age, it is up to their new owners to continue socializing and training them as the period from 8-16 weeks is one of the most critical developmental periods in a dog's life.  The experiences that the pup has during this time period will shape them for life.

Reagan attended class at the Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club and below is the description of the Puppy Kindergarten class:

Be a part of our interactive puppy experience which focuses on developing foundational training skills.  Our program provides the tools necessary to meet the social, intellectual and physical needs of your puppy while using primarily positive reinforcement techniques withina safe environment.  Puppies ages 9 weeks to 20 weeks will learn basic obedience skills such as sit, down, stay, to come when called and loose leash walking.  This class will practice human and dog socialization as well as introduce your puppy to agility equipment with the purpose of building confidence, developing dexterity and strengthening coordination.  Is your dog learning while having fun or having fun while learning?  That’s the beauty of Pups 101.  Come join the fun and be a part of the ultimate puppy learning experience.

Reagan is already signed up for the next level class, Beginner Obedience and was also invited to be part of a special Attention class later this fall.  We are proud of how well Reagan is doing under Kathy's tutelage!

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