Transforming the “Wild Child” in the Family
Puppies can be quite the challenge! Otherwise you probably would not be reading this now, on your search for a way to stop pulling out your hair over unwanted behaviors. Ready to get that cute new four-legged family member to be more joy and less hellion? You are not alone! Our “Hello World” Puppy Training Camp is one of our most popular camps for a reason.
Providing Guidance for Your Puppy to be Well Behaved and Socially Adjusted
Housebreaking troubles, excessive biting and jumping are usually on the very top of the list for puppy parents. Often followed by a good night’s sleep. Aside from not wanting bite-marks on everyone & everything and “business” to be handled outside, laying the right foundation from the start will save you many a headache. However, more importantly, it will also ensure that your puppy will develop into a well-behaved, socially adjusted joy to have around and take places without concern. Having a truly trained dog allows for a significantly different lifestyle, with a lot more freedoms & fun for owner and dog alike. Time and money invested early on in the right training and socialization, will pay-off multifold over your dog’s lifespan!
Have a Professional Trainer do the Work for You in Karma K9’s “Hello World” Puppy Training Camp
“Hello World” Puppy Training Camp is specifically designed for puppies, laying the obedience foundation and properly introducing your puppy to the world. It will also provide you with the tools and knowledge to raise them to become confident, balanced, happy and respectful adult dogs. Your puppy will learn basic obedience behaviors, such as name recognition, nicely walking on leash, sit, down, stay, etc. Of course, housebreaking and crate training are part of this camp, as well. Lastly, puppy will be learning manners, which include not jumping on people or furniture, not biting or nipping and no excessive barking.
A Well Socialized Dog, Is a Confident Dog
Often underestimated, proper socialization is one of the key factors in a puppy’s development into a confident, well-mannered dog. And so throughout the camp, your pup will be properly and safely introduced to common every-day-life situations and places, like grooming & hygiene, cars, dogs, people and high stress environments – to only name a few.
What’s the Right Age to Get Puppy Trained?
The answer is: NOW! We start puppy training as early as 10 weeks of age. There is no such thing as having to wait to acquaint your puppy with your expectations. You don’t wait to teach your kids proper manners until they are teens, either. Age appropriate training can and should start about a week after puppy has settled in with you.
How Long is Puppy Camp and What Happens After?
We have two Puppy Training Programs. Our “Hello World” Camp is approximately 2 – 3 weeks long and all dogs 14 weeks and older are eligible (ask us about our program for puppies younger than 14 weeks). Depending on age and breed, some dogs may require more time, and we will grant what’s needed to ensure your little one is coming home with the behaviors and foundation we expect our Puppy Camp Graduates to have.
For the duration of our Training Camps, your dog will live with us 24/7. Predicting that your next question will be visitation, let’s address it: While we, of course, won’t hold your dog hostage and are happy to schedule a visit with you, in most cases we DO NOT recommend it for the dog’s sake! As tempting as it is for us to want to visit, not wanting to stress our dogs unnecessarily should be the priority. After all, Camp is about our dogs and visiting tends to be for selfish reasons, if we’re honest with ourselves. Especially for dogs that take more time to acclimate, a visit can also have the effect of a set-back in the training-process. That will add additional days to Camp, achieving the opposite of what you are wanting. We will gladly go over our recommendation for your specific situation.
Once your Puppy has completed Camp, it’s time to show you the ropes. We will schedule a minimum of three private lessons with you, in which we will teach you how to handle your pup and maintain the newly learned behaviors. No worries, we are there for any questions and more sessions, if you should not feel 100% confident in how to respond to your little one in a rebellious moment or when presented with a new challenge as they grow.
An added Bonus is that puppies who have graduated our “Hello World” Puppy Training Camp are eligible for our “Advanced Companion” Camp at a significantly reduced price and shorter time-frame.
Keep in Mind: We are Training Living Beings, Not Engineering Robots!
Dog Training Camp is a great way to quickly & properly train any dog. In the hands of the right, experienced trainers (do your research homework!), it will be a fun and transforming experience for your and your dog, regardless of the issues you were dealing with beforehand. However, you will not have to worry that your dog’s goofy character or fun spirit is changed or broken. We don’t turn dogs into robots, we merely make them understand your expectations. We teach them the rules to abide by in this world. So they can enjoy a life of many freedoms untrained dogs are not able to be granted.
Every dog, without fail, will test their boundaries with those around them. Like kids knowing how far they can go at their Grandparent’s house versus at home, or that they can get away with certain things with dad, but not with mom. Dogs are no different. They will try to get their way. Training Camp (or any other form of training for that matter), will teach them the needed obedience, however, they will listen only to those who are diligent in following through. The more black & white you are about your standards and expectations, the faster Pooches will take listening as a given, not as an option. That doesn’t mean you can’t let your dog be a dog, it just means the times you do give a command, it is followed the first time around – for your dog’s safety. Our Follow-Up Lessons are there to show you how to fly that new helicopter we built you. Without follow-up guidance, it would be of little use to you.
Lastly, the question we also get quite often: “Will our dog remember us?” – The answer is always a loud and sounding YES! You don’t have to worry, your dog will not forget you. And as much fun as Camp is, you will also not have to worry about your pup not wanting to come back home. We like to compare it to us going on a really nice vacation – no matter how much you may enjoy yourself, home will always be home!
Dog Training Camp or Private Lessons?
While you can absolutely also achieve great results in Private Lessons, a Training Camp is always going to be the fastest and most effective way to achieve lasting results – and give you a little break, time to take that vacation, get your carpets cleaned or do that remodel you’ve been wanting to tackle! The decision for either should be based on the time you (realistically!) have available for training & homework, as well as on your personal preference. Not everyone would like to be a part of the training process. The choice is yours.
Still have Questions? Take Advantage of our Free Consultation and Come Meet Us in Person!
Not sure which camp to pick? Click here for our Dog Training Camp Comparison Chart or get in touch with us to schedule your Personal Consultation. We want to make sure you have all the information you need and help you chose the path that’s best suited to reach your goals, so we will gladly take the time and our evaluation is always free of charge.