Puppy School

Your first puppy:

You are happy, you have just acquired your first puppy, a very beautiful puppy. However, he needs to improve his education.

You may have seen a few “training” clubs, but one refused to accept him, “come back when he is 8 months or 1 year old. »

The clubs have the duty to promote the harmonious development of the puppy and allow the masters, who have just acquired it, to receive appropriate advice.

Puppy school aims to awaken the puppy, to open his mind, to teach him to cope with the stresses he will undergo in his life, to respond correctly to a few simple orders while having fun with his master. .

What makes puppies run at the first signal? It is the regurgitation of food by the mother on her return from hunting.

What makes them sit, lie down, stand or walk properly beside it? It is the attraction to the corner of the mother’s lips.

An ethological method:

In this method, we respect the animal, we establish a bond with it, we show empathy (putting ourselves in the dog’s place) to try to understand it.

The new concept completely revolutionises canine pedagogy, because it is no longer the man who forces the animal to put himself at his level, it is he who puts himself at his level.

When attending a puppy school session, the first thing that strikes is the playful aspect, the masters have as much fun as their puppies, positive behavior give only signals of pleasure, without constraint, but the funniest thing is that it works. The game seems to have a magical dimension to promote learning because everything is apparently allowed, there is no ridicule for the master or apprehension for the puppy.

We are surprised to see that 2-month-old puppies can so quickly acquire basic education, such as recall, heeling, sitting, lying, standing positions, object retrieval, etc. With rapid execution, cheerful and precise.

Puppy training does not neglect other aspects of behavioral development.

We will gradually submit him to many and varied stimulations that will appeal to all his senses so that later he will be comfortable in any environment.

We will manipulate him and introduce him to different individuals (men, women, children, people in disguise or in situations that are out of the ordinary). Thus, in adulthood, he will experience pleasant contact with the veterinarian, the show judge or the child who comes to kiss him in the street.

We will teach the master how to set up a hierarchy and how to react in the event of inappropriate behavior.

With a small group of puppies, they learned about the city and the civic responsibilities of having a well-behaved dog.

Puppy school is all that.

In conclusion :

The puppy must learn certain things before the age of 6 months.

The “classic” design with puppies mixed with a group of adult dogs for work sessions is not suited to their physical abilities and play needs.

Misunderstanding between the puppy and his human family can lead to anxiety-generating tension that causes him to produce inappropriate responses: barking, destructive behavior, etc.

When the situation becomes unbearable, the owners come to extreme decisions: abandonment, euthanasia.

A puppy who is lucky enough to attend puppy school has every chance of integrating the life of his masters and that of our society in the best conditions.