Instilling good behavior in a new puppy begins as soon as you bring them home—but if you are new to owning a dog, it can be difficult to know how to get started. How early is too early to start potty training? What are the best methods for teaching basic commands? Bringing your puppy to obedience classes is a great way to answer these questions, and also provides an opportunity for your pup to get accustomed to meeting new friends. Happy Pup Manor’s Chicagoland puppy training will help set a foundation for your puppy to grow into a well-adjusted dog and a companion that you can bring with you anywhere.
Happy Pup Manor offers an immersive training program in a luxury home-based setting, complete with a large yard and indoor pool for your pup to play in. By bringing your dog into a comfortable setting, they can get used to the normal distractions that occur in a home—like smells in the kitchen or tasty-looking furniture. They’ll also be able to get accustomed to normal house behaviors like going outside to potty.
Professional trainers are experienced in teaching dogs lifelong good habits. Our team at Happy Pup Manor can work with your dog on everything from learning how to “sit” to taking on the specialized tasks needed to become an Emotional Support Animal. Emotional Support Animals and therapy dogs have different goals than other pups, so if you’d like to explore this route, please discuss your intentions with Gabby when you sign up for the first time.
Even if you are an experienced pet owner, it can be difficult to find time to expose your dog to new people and pups. However, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC), taking the time to do so can have big impacts on your dog’s development. Getting proper socialization through training classes will help your dog learn to be more confident, and has been associated with less fearfulness and separation anxiety.
It’s best to begin socializing your puppy early, before they start to get cautious about new and unfamiliar experiences. Some additional ways you might consider socializing your puppy are going to dog parks or visiting a beach. Training your pup early opens up opportunities to bring them with you to places like outdoor restaurants without fear of how they will react to the experience.
At Happy Pup Manor, we are happy to offer training courses for new puppies that are tailored to meeting their needs. Our basic courses range from 10 days to 8 weeks depending on your goals, or more specialized courses may be chosen for future Emotional Support Animals. If you wish to discuss your training goals with our team, contact us today. We are happy to answer questions about how our Chicagoland training and boarding services can help.