They’re getting into mischief, pulling on the lead, having selective deafness and when you call them to come they may look at you (if you’re lucky) before running in the opposite direction.
Sound familiar? Guess what?…….Your puppy has just hit its adolescent period!
Adolescence usually goes from around 4 months until around 2 years of age and is a great time to continue with training. The Canine Perspective’s K9 Kindy course has been designed specifically for puppies (and their owners) who are enjoying the certain challenges associated with adolescence, as well as helping you set your puppy up for success and shape them into the dog you will love.
Who should attend The Canine Perspective’s K9 Kindy course?
Puppies who have completed Puppy Preschool and are over the age of 16 weeks are eligible for K9 Kindy. Puppies must be fully vaccinated to attend. Proof of vaccination is required in the first lesson.
But I missed out on Puppy Preschool. Can I still attend K9 Kindy?
Absolutely! We often get enquiries from people who have missed out on Puppy Preschool. Provided that your puppy is under 12 months of age and they are fully vaccinated, K9 Kindy is a perfect starting point for you and your puppy.
How many are in a class?
We take a maximum of 8 dogs per class. This way everyone receives personal attention throughout the course.
How long does the course go for?
The course runs for 5 weeks. Each lesson runs for an hour.
What do we learn?
In K9 Kindy we build on some of the topics covered in Puppy Preschool, along with learning lots of new ones.
In The Canine Perspective’s K9 Kindy course we cover:
- Attention exercises and name recognition
- Teaching a default behaviour
- Automatic sitting
- Polite human greetings (not jumping up on people)
- Loose lead walking
- Coming when called (with distractions)
- Staying on a mat/bed on cue
- Leave it
- A formal stay
- Some basic tricks (just for fun)
Which family members can attend?
It is important for your puppy’s learning that all family members are on the same page with regards to training. All family members are welcome or different members of the family may attend different classes, providing they go home and share the information learned in class with the rest of the family. Children over the age of 8 are welcome to attend and participate in training classes (provided they are in the company of an adult over the age of 18). If you have any questions regarding who should attend classes, please email us through our contact form.
Where are the classes held?
Both Tuesday evening and Saturday morning classes are held at Southern Cross School, Chickiba Drive, East Ballina.to choose a class time to suit you.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the 5 week course is $250 (including GST). This cost also includes:
- Email and phone support
- Graduation certificate
- Invitation to The Canine Perspective events
- Access to The Canine Perspective’s “client’s only” area
What do I need to bring?
- Your puppy (of course!) on a flat collar and lead (body harnesses and head halters are also acceptable). Please – no check chains!
- Some good quality treats (eg dried meats, liver, lamb puff, small bits of cheese, chicken etc). Please note – treats are available for sale during class.
- Your puppy’s favourite toy
- A mat or blanket for your puppy to sit on
- Water (for yourself and your dog)
- Your puppy’s current vaccination certificate
- A chair for yourself (optional)
- A smile and willingness to have fun!!
How do I book in?
This popular course books out fast so
or phone Sarah at The Canine Perspective on 0405 535 336 for further information.