These days were designed after witnessing what the first two lock downs did to our puppies! We now are left with lots of dogs that are now nearily 12 months some of them, whom are now left fearful of new things, people, children, dogs etc.
Dog must be 6 months or under! (will take up to 7 months)
So Tracy, owner of Academy 4 Dogs designed these Lockdown Puppy days that are from 12-6pm Wednesday & Friday's throughout lockdown to help your puppy with the 3 main aims of their social window.
Why is it £75?
You get access to all video tutorials from 1st week in January, so get to view lots of different methods to resolve puppy issues not just your puppy day. If booking a later date, once you have purchased you can sign up to our members only area & watch every week since January learning & implementing these methods with your puppy now.
Exposure, training & socialisation.
These days consist of mixing with the pup pack (upto 6 pups) then meeting older calmer dogs of all sizes, meeting children (puppy socialiser Francesca 9 years old), seeing unknown objects like Biking helmets, high viz. We also expose them to our Dog Park, Outside Yard, Puppy sleep room. They meet people during the day, to help gain confidence with people too.
We then do one to one training & group training with our puppies, uploading those videos & video tutorials for our owners to view on a closed facebook group.
You can also view other days so continually learning new things to do with your dog from other puppies tutorials not just your own.
We recommend that alongside this course that clients either enrol on Happy Hounds DTS in person training for after lockdown to practice the training with you (as this not a quick fix, its there for you to learn too so you can implement what we teach). Or do our online puppy life skills 4 week virtual course alongside it, Tracy also offer puppy zoom classes on a Sunday at 6pm throughout lockdown with Dog School Live to help you train with your dog.
In Person Young Pups course for after lockdown with HH click here or you can book the later course for over 5 months Foundation Life Skills for after lockdown *(you can do young pups under 5 months as we have removed off lead play)
The day will consist of teaching:
Inside & Outside manners
So recall, food manners, loose lead walking, jumping up, impulse control games & more.. (methods will differ each day as we have some dogs that do more than one day so you can learn different methods via our closed facebook group, link will be sent on checkout to this group).
The trainer will send you a school report via email individually for your dog & a picture of the group. All other pictures & videos will be uploaded on the closed Facebook group. Our team can sign you up to a free facebook account under your dogs name for you to view on your request.
How long will my puppy be there for?
12-6pm (you can pick up earlier but need to let us know a time)
Please can everyone stay in their cars until 12pm, only 1 at a time can you go to the gate due to lockdown, please do NOT allow puppies to greet before entry this can be detrimental to mixing process at school, we only want positive associations built during this days experience.
Shall I feed my dog?
Only a handful in morning please to make sure they aren’t over hungry but we will be giving them a lot through training so don’t want to over feed them, Please don’t bring dinner with them, just feed them tea when they get home. If they eat a dinner as well as training treats they will be over fed, we also want them to work for their food, if they are full they won’t work.
All dogs have to have the first vaccine to attend, if they haven’t had second we ask for them to be carried in but can be placed down when through silver gate as all these areas are disinfected. We cannot check vaccines due to COVID & Social distancing so no need to bring.
On arrival ring the intercom & we will direct you from there, i will be 4 metres away in an outside corridor during dropping off so you aren’t required to wear your mask but its up to you. We also wipe your dog down on arrival & departure with Anti viral dog wipes. We will ask for equipment to be on but will wash hands when touching dogs equipment. We cannot return any food containers with treats in for dogs with allergies.
What will we doing?
Socialising as a group to co-exist not bounce on each others heads
To aid confidence but reduce undesirable social behaviour.
Teach vital social skills & a positive association with other dogs & people.
Off lead play & on lead manners training
Exposure training to novel objects.
There will be naptimes, one to one time with the trainer, group training & group activities & exposure.
If you book multiple days we will work on new material with your pup.
How will you benefit?
You get video tutorials on our closed facebook group on how to train your pups to do what Tracy is doing with them. Tutorials on social skills what to be looking for, when to intervene, good puppy behaviour & bad.
Live feeds to watch your puppy in the group & training.
No human contact, isolated drop off's, safe for vulnerable owners to attend as no contact
Terms & Conditions
Any injury your dog entails under Academy 4 Dogs ltd care, Academy 4 dogs cannot be liable for any vet bills, as dogs are animals & their is always a risk when socialising.
Dogs must be vaccinated (they need to be 3 days after their first injection minimum but need to be carried in)
Dogs must be showing no aggression at present to dogs & people
Dogs must have no equipment on for the day as no transfer of COVID-19 can take place as we wipe the dog down on arrival & departure.
There are no refunds given on lockdown puppy days as once you get approved for the Facebook group you get to watch all tutorials.
Double click on photos to enlarge so you can view some pics of the pup day: