Experienced dog owners know that training a puppy is no small task. Your young pup will likely take some time to get acclimated to their new life in your home, including learning to potty outside and not to chew on the rug. Visiting a professional dog trainer can aid in the process, and provides a great opportunity for your puppy to socialize with people and canines alike. Happy Pup Manor provides a comfortable environment in Grayslake where doodles, retrievers, and smaller breeds can learn the ropes alongside other furry friends.
Even for experienced dog owners, there are many benefits to visiting a professional for new puppy training. A good dog trainer has had experience working with many puppies, and knows the best techniques to help encourage good behavior. You can start training a puppy as early as around 8 weeks of age, beginning with using positive reinforcement to teach basic cues.
Additionally, taking your puppy to classes for obedience training is a great way to get your puppy used to meeting new friends. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), socialization is a crucial part of your puppy’s development, and will help them grow into more confident dogs. Research has shown that puppies who attended training classes were generally less fearful than those that didn’t. In other words, vacuum cleaners and doorbells may be less likely to spell anxiety for a pup who has been properly socialized in their early days.
At Happy Pup Manor, we offer the best for your pup. Training takes place in a home-based setting, so your dog can be comfortable and get accustomed to behaviors like going to the door to potty or hearing a knock at the door. Because we tailor our training to specific breeds, our trainers have a thorough understanding of the behavior of the pups we see, and you can rest assured that your pup will make plenty of friends playing in our fully fenced 5-acre yard.
Happy Pup Manor offers a variety of training programs with different lengths and specializations. Our basic courses range from 10 days to 8 weeks, depending on the goals you are looking to meet. Puppies in obedience training courses receive at least one hour of individual training each day in addition to group training.
In addition to our obedience courses, we also offer services for those looking to train a therapy dog or Emotional Support Animal (ESA) to perform special jobs. These courses include both basic obedience and more specialized training, such as teaching your dog to cuddle on command. Please discuss your goals with Gabby when signing up, so that we can help you choose the training program that will meet your needs.
Whether you are bringing home a puppy for the first time or looking for more specialized services, Happy Pup Manor is here to help. Our experienced team of dog trainers are happy to answer your questions about scheduling training at our location in Grayslake.