8 Week Grad-School Training Package

Happytail Puppies



This 8 week Premier Training is the final touch on your puppy’s obedience and reinforcement training. Through this program, reinforcement and habits are at their optimal performance level in your puppy and ensures that as long as you remain their “master”, what they are learning will stay with them throughout their life.  The following list of commands and habits are what your puppy will master:

  • Commands
    • “Sit”
    • “Come”- walk/run to me
    • “Down”- laying position
    • “Stay/Wait”- stop what you are doing and sit
    • "Yes!" – Good Job! That's what I wanted you to do! Treat is on the way!
    • "No." - Stop doing that and look at me!
    • "Drop It"- Release whatever is in your mouth.
    • “Okay”- release word, lets puppy know they are “free” to do as they please
    • "Leave It" Don't pay attention to that. 
    • “Off”- four paws on the floor and wait to be greeted; puppies sit for affection
  • Handling
    • Get pup used to handling by groomers, vets and owners
    • Includes getting eyes, ears, feet, mouth handled as well as resources such as toys and food
  • Name Recognition
  • Crate Training (refer to our Poo Palace and Exercise Pens)
  • House Manners
    • No Jumping, (for attention) Nipping, Chewing (unless puppy appropriate) or Barking
    • Start going to "Place”- spot to wait to be greeted, relax and chew bones
  • Leash Manners
    • Start walking on leash,
    • Get used to wearing collar all day
    •  "Let's Go" - Move with me,
    • “Wait” sit when I stop. 
    • Loose Leash Walking- puppy will begin learning to walk nearby and not pull on the leash.
  • Strongly Established Routines
    •  Strong Potty Training Routine with few accidents
    • Mealtime routine
    • Bedtime routine
    • Playtime and Training Routines
  • Socialization
    •  People, animals, new places, textures, sounds
  • ...and more!