Our puppy plans are perfect for training and socializing your little pup to be an assistance dog or just the best dog ever.
The first 16 weeks of your dog's life are when he or she learns what is safe and what isn't. Trainers recommend that puppies are introduced to a huge range of people, situations, objects, textures, and more with positive reinforcement and gentle encouragement. Start your little pal out on the right paw with this plan, which includes age-appropriate exercise, gentle play, strategic socialization, grooming and body handling preparation, exposure to new things, and basic obedience including proper potty behaviors. This is a "puppy kindergarten" and so much more. Great for aspiring service or therapy dogs, ESAs, agility dogs, or to prep for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test--or just the most amazing dog friend you've ever had.
Note: Optimal timing for this special is between week 8 and week 16 of puppy's life, but it will still help even if you miss the critical period.