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2122 Broad Ripple Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Monday-Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Puppy Day School

Puppy Day School

Puppy Day School
The Puppy Preschool is open to dogs 8 to 16 weeks of age. Students enrolled in our Puppy day school will spend time being socialized with other dogs, meeting new people and learning valuable life skills. This is an important time in your puppies life and we aim to use it as to set up your puppy for future success.  We aim to promote positive behaviors and correct negative behaviors so you and your pet have a happy, healthy, and satisfying relationship. 
This Program is a three week training program and includes the following weekly goals:
 
Week 1 Course Goals
1. Name Recognition: The dog will respond to his name by making eye contact with the owner
2. Sit & Down: The dog will respond on verbal command and hand signal
3. Let’s Go: The dog will follow on a loose leash for 20 to 30 feet
4. Come: The dog will come when called on a 10-foot long line
5. Leave-It: The dog will redirect his focus away from food treats and toys
6. Wait: The dog will pause at thresholds until released to follow the owner outside
7. Polite Greeting: The dog will sit for attention while on leash
 
Week 2 Course Goals
1. Name Recognition: The dog will maintain eye contact for 10 seconds and look away from
distractions such as another dog or a new guest.
2. Let’s Go: The dog will maintain a loose leash while walking up and down a sidewalk. Distractions include passing another dog and changing direction with the owner.
3. Come: The dog will come when called on a 20-foot long line outdoors.
4. Leave-It: The dog will redirect his focus away from a novel item when prompted.
5. Wait: The dog will pause at doorways as the owner crosses the threshold.
6. Polite Greeting: The dog is able to remain calm in a sit position while a visitor speaks with the owner. A visitor will proceed to pet the dog. Dog may stand, but does not lose self-control and begin jumping while being petted and talked to by stranger.
7. Stay: The dog should maintain a position for a duration of one minutes with low to moderate distractions; owner bends down to tie his shoe, takes three steps back and returns to release the dog, sits down in a chair.
 
Week 3 Course Goals
1. Name Recognition: The dog will maintain eye contact for 10 seconds and look away from
distractions such as another dog or a new guest when the owner is six feet away.
2. Let’s Go: The dog will maintain a loose leash while walking up and down a sidewalk. Distractions include passing another dog and changing direction with the owner. The dog is able to sit while the owner talks with another dog owner.
3. Come: The dog will come when called on a 30-foot long line outdoors and during play with other dogs.
4. Leave-It: The dog will respond to the command while stationary and out for a walk. The owner is able to drop or walk past food, a toy or another dog and use the Leave It command to redirect their dog’s focus.
5. Wait: The dog will pause at doorways as the owner crosses the threshold.
6. Polite Greeting: The dog is able to remain calm in a sit position while a visitor speaks with the owner. A visitor will proceed to pet the dog. Dog may stand, but does not lose self-control and begin jumping while being petted and talked to by stranger.
7. Stay: The dog should maintain a position for a duration of two minutes with low to moderate distractions; owner bends down to tie his shoe, takes three steps back and returns to release the dog, sits down in a chair.