SIRIUS® PUPPY Part 2 - Exclusively for graduates of SIRIUS® Puppy 1
Classes are taught entirely off-leash to maximize dog-dog play (learning bite inhibition) and socialization with people, especially strangers, men and children. Puppies are trained within the play session so that 1. Owners may learn to calm down and control their puppies when excited and distracted and 2. Play maybe used as the ultimate reward for each short training interlude.
Now it's time to really have fun with your dog! Puppy Part 2 is an extremely rewarding class to take and it will greatly improve your dog's quality of life, as it will improve your quality of life with your dog. Puppy Part 2 helps you navigate your pup's adolescence and transition into adulthood by focusing on maintaining bite inhibition, solidifying socialization and perfecting reliable off-leash control at a distance.
Our goal is to make sure your dog remains people-friendly, dog-friendly and safe, and develops the requisite social savvy to become a relaxed, confident and well-behaved adult dog.
Early puppy training is as easy as it is enjoyable. Much more challenging though, is to ensure that your puppy maintains bite inhibition, remains socialized and friendly to other dogs and people, and continues to pay heed to you instructions while working through adolescence.
If bite inhibition, socialization or basic manners are allowed to drift, off-leash walks and romps in the dog park end very abruptly. Unfriendly, chasing, nipping and biting dogs are unwelcome and owners become frustrated when their dogs fail to come when called. On-leash walks are similarly short-lived because the dog has become accustomed to running at large and so, pulls furiously. Untrained dogs are seldom walked and instead are confined to the house and yard. We cannot sufficiently overemphasize that off-leash distance control improves the quality of life for dogs and their people.
Much of the Puppy Part 2 syllabus comprises proofing verbal and hand signal control without the need for food lures or rewards, or any other training tools. All training rewards are replaced with more valuable life rewards until eventually, your young adolescent has been taught to want to do what you want him to do. Magical!
Exercises include: emergency distance-sits in play (for the home, yard, dog parks and off-leash walks), settle down, rock-solid stays, and both off-leash and on-leash walking and heeling. Puppy Part 2 will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and responsive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance.
Requirements: Graduates of SIRIUS® Puppy Part 1; under 18 months of age; proof of rabies vaccine.
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