Deer Run Animal Hospital

308 E. US Hwy 30
Schererville, IN 46375

(219)864-7180

deerrunanimalhospital.com

DEER RUN ANIMAL HOSPITAL
is proud to offer
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Video: The Magical Period of Puppy Socialization
Veterinary Behavior Specialist, Dr. Lisa Radosta,explains
the window of opportunity to socialize your puppy between 8 and 16 wks of age. 
You do not want to miss this opportunity! 

What is Socialization & Why is is so important
Kiki Yablon, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA explains puppy Socialization
Properly Socializing Your Puppy
Tips from the Whole Dog Journal 
APDT Train Your Dog Month FREE Puppy Socialization Webinar
Video: The Canine Socialization Period
all the details explained by Veterinary Behavior Specialist, Dr. Chris Pachel
Click to learn Why dogs who lack Socialization are so often confused with dogs who were "abused"
Ultimate Puppy.com
A website for all you need to socialize your pup!


CLICK TO REGISTER FOR DEER RUN'S PUPPY START RIGHT PRESCHOOL!

READ BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS!


Why is Puppy Start Right Preschool so important?

  • ALL puppies need puppy socialization! The ideal age to enroll is 7-12 weeks of age.
  • The perfect time to start is when your sweet perfect puppy is still behaving perfectly!
  • There is NO advantage to waiting, the window of socialization begins to close at 12 weeks of age!!
  • Older puppies can join in the class, with some changes to accommodate for their age.
  • It is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT things you can do to ensure your puppy's future.
  • Socialization is not something that can be done at home or alone!
  • Positive exposure to many new things can "VACCINATE" your puppy against future behavioral issues.
  • Socialization is detrimental to your puppy's ability to cope as an adult dog and can lead to lifelong deficits.
  • Don't delay or skip this important opportunity!  Resolving these issues later in live can require dedication, commitment, time and financial resources.

    Click to Read: Deer Run's Puppy Socialization Handout to learn what it is all about!
    Click to read the APDT's Puppy Socialization Handbook 

    Puppy Start Right Preschool consists of 9 sessions

  • An orientation session done live at Deer Run or Online.
  • (4) Live classroom lessons at Deer Run Animal Hospital.
  • (4) On-demand lessons in the comfort of your home.

    In the Puppy Start Right Preschool On-Demand Lessons, you will learn via video about:

  •  Training tasks for the next week's class.
  •  Prevention topics to be discussed in the next week's class.
  •  How to start putting prevention strategies in place.
  •  How to start training the week's new behavior.
     

    Click to view a free preview of how the Puppy Start Right Curriculum was developed by Debbie Martin and the Karen Pryor Academy 

    Puppy Start Right Preschool Weekly Homework Assignments:

  • Training happens every day now & for the rest of your puppy's life.
  • The more work you do at home during everyday life the more successful you will be!
  • PSR gives you the knowledge & the skill to develop your pup's full potential.
  • You will get out of the program as much as you put into it!
  • Doing the homework makes a difference.
     

    A copy of the Puppy Start Right Textbook is included!



    Click to listen to a Podcast: Debbie Martin Reads Selections from her book Puppy Start Right

    Reading assignments will strengthen your knowledge and skills! 

    In Puppy Start Right Preschool Preschool your puppy will learn to:

  • Use positive reinforcement training with your puppy. 
  • Prevent and manage undesired puppy behaviors.
  • Ensure that socialization experiences are positive for your pup.
  • Understand normal canine behavior.
  • Read canine body language.
  • Build a lifelong bond with your puppy.

    In Puppy Start Right Preschool Preschool your puppy will learn to:

  • Be comfortable around new and novel stimuli, people and sounds.
  • Accept handling and restraint to become great veterinary patients.
  • Meet and play with different breeds of an appropriate age.
  • Be independent.  This is important to prevent separation anxiety.
  • Explore their environment at their own pace.
  • Learn to share or trade valued items (chew toys, foods, furniture).

     Puppy Start Right Preschool Preschool Socialization Topics:

  • Wheels and Children's Toys
  • Health and Handling
  • Costumes and Appearances
  • Obstacles and Sounds

    Puppy Start Right Preschool Preschool Prevention Topics: 

  •  House training.
  •  Playing biting & chewing.
  •  Jumping.
  •  Handling & restraint (to become a good vet patient!)
  •  Food bowl issues.
  •  Confinement & crate training.
  •  Independence training.

    Puppy Start Right Preschool Preschool Introduction to Training Topics:

  •  Clicker Training to communicate clearly to your puppy.
  •  Attention.
  •  Sit.
  •  Come.
  •  Leave it / Drop it.
  •  Targeting.
  • Leash Manners.

    ARE YOU READY TO SIGN UP YOU PUP??  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!


    PSR is a science based learning program developed by The Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) of Animal Behavior and Training.  Its authors include Dr. Kenneth Martin a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist and his wife, Debbie Martin, a Registered Veterinary Technician with specialty certification in behavior.  Debbie is also a professional dog trainer and a faculty member of Karen Pryor Academy.

    Click to Learn  WHY CHOOSE A TRAINER FROM THE KAREN PRYOR ACADEMY 

    Click to read the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Position Statement on Choosing a Dog Trainer)


    Deer Run Animal Hospital's PSR classes will be instructed by Liz Geisen.  Liz has not only taken the Martin's Puppy Start Right Instructor's Training Course but is also a student in the Karen Pryor Academy and will soon graduate as a KPA Certified Training Partner.

    Do not delay and wait for problems to start.  Train your puppy the things you want him or her TO DO!  Avoid waiting so that you have to struggle getting your puppy TO STOP DOING things you don't want him to do   Waiting  only makes teaching your puppy the right way to behave more difficult.            

  • Click to the view a video by Emily Larlham of Dogmantics demonstrates introducing sounds & surfaces.

  • HANDLING & COLLAR TRAINING
    BELOW IS AN EXCELLENT VIDEO EXAMPLE OF FORCE FREE TRAINING THAT INCLUDES SETTING UP THE ENVIRONMENT AND GIVING THE PUPPY THE POWER TO MAKE CHOICES ABOUT THE COLLAR WHICH BUILDS CONFIDENCE.  THIS VIDEO IS FROM UK TRAINER CHIRAG PATEL.  BEAUTIFUL WORK!

  • More Great Puppy Advice in the links below from the Eileenanddogs.com Blog!

  1. The First Thing to Teach Your Puppy
  2. The Second Thing to Teach Your Puppy
  3. Impulse Control, Impulse Control, Impulse Control
  4. Puppies Need an Off Switch!
  5. Meeting the World