Stay and Train Puppy Boot Camp
Are you gearing up to take home your sweet bundle of joy home but don't have the time to get them off on the right paw or aren't sure what to do? We have partnered with one of our puppy trainers to offer you the perfect start for your Snickersdoodles puppy. With this program, we ensure your new family member's transition is a positive one with our 1, 2, or 3-week stay-and-train experiences featuring the Baxter and Bella training curriculum. This is an on-sight board and train program at the trainer's home, located right here on our property. Puppy Boot Camp might be the solution for YOU!
The first 12 weeks of a puppy's life is equivalent to the first 5 years of a young child's life. They learn necessary socializing, a very important stage in their development. By the end of 12 weeks, the core of his or her social development is over! During this stage, they also go through what is called a 'fear period' which stems from their candid days before dogs were domesticated. Unusual things can cause weird fears later in adult dogs. This period of 8-12 weeks is known as the "I'm Afraid of Everything Stage." Imagine taking your young child through ages 2-5 in only 4 weeks! Whew, that's a LOT!! This is why, in the hands of our puppy trainer, we offer this boot camp program for 1-3 weeks at an affordable price! Note: The purchase of the Baxter & Bella program is required for all puppies participating in the Stay & Train program as it is an integral tool to your continued success with your puppy.
*** This program is VERY popular!! Inquire for availability
as soon as you commit to a puppy! ***
How Does Puppy Boot Camp Work?
1 Week Crate & Train Experience:
Our 1-week: Crate & Train Experience is focused on establishing your puppy's basic schedule: eating, drinking, sleeping, playing, and pottying. During the week, your puppy will acclimate to their new schedule as we work on crate training. We'll focus on a potty schedule with breaks to ultimately prevent accidents in the crate and around the house. During week 1, we'll work on teaching your puppy their name while working on the beginnings of a productive training routine with the Baxter and Bella program. Critical manners and cues will be reinforced with your pup, as they're important for your dog to know moving forward. By the end of the 1 week Stay & Train, your puppy will be more acclimated to their crates during the day and night with minimal crying and accidents. They'll be on an eating schedule, starting to recognize their name, and perfecting their leash walking and collar wearing.
This week, we will continue Puppy Culture practices, broaden socialization and introduce new experiences so your puppy will feel more comfortable and happier in new environments. Your puppy will be exposed to different sounds (such as the TV, vacuum, etc.) of a busy household along with new sights (being in the car, exploring a house, etc.) as part of our socialization practices. We believe in positive reinforcement and force-free training.
We will also continue age appropriate vaccinations and deworming schedule for your puppy this week if required.
What you will receive with 1 Week Crate & Train Experience:
-Bully stick treats
-Continued age appropriate vaccinations and deworming (if required)
-30 min training overview upon completion of the 1-week Stay & Train Experience
2 Week Stay & Train Experience:
You receive everything in week 1 plus….
This 2-week program will introduce your new puppy to obedience commands and reinforcement of the skills learned in week 1. This experience is for anyone wanting their puppy to get a jump start on training and begin to build a training foundation and continue to work on the skills learned in week 1. We will begin the Baxter and Bella ‘Establishing a Foundation’ curriculum that introduce foundational commands that your puppy will use throughout your life together. With this 2 week program your puppy will become even more comfortable with life away from their litter mates, integration into everyday home life, and training.
During this 2 week experience the basic commands we will be introducing on a daily basis include: their name, sit, stay, come, down, and off. Your pup will be worked with throughout the day to become familiar with these commands as they are reinforced and rewarded. Socialization will continue this week as your pup will continue to see day to day sights, sounds, and smells of home life and new environments. We will have at least 2 new experience outings this week such as going through a drive through, riding in a cart at the store, etc. Crate training should progress this week as the pup should now be getting comfortable to their safe space with minimal barking and accidents. This week we will also continue working on potty training and reward for pottying in the right spot to limit accidents in the house.
After 2 weeks of Stay & Train your puppy will be more comfortable in a home setting with a basic knowledge of commands to help get them acclimated to everyday life at home for an easier transition into your family!
3 Week Stay & Train Experience:
You receive everything in week 1 and 2 plus….
Week 3 is a reinforcement week from weeks 1 and 2 where consistency and repetition is key. The week 3 Stay & Train Experience is for the novice puppy owner who would like a more well-behaved pup upon bringing them home. This week your puppy will obtain a more solid understanding of the obedience commands introduced in week 2. Your puppy will continue potty training this week and will reduce the number of accidents in the house. Your puppy is now on a schedule that can be easily replicated at your home for a smooth transition. This includes pottying, feeding, sleeping, and play time.
After week 3 when it is time for your puppy to go home, you can expect them to have better household manners and a head start in development with this reinforcement week.