The most important time in your puppy’s life is 0-6 months old. What he learns during this time will shape how he learns and how he sees the world for the rest of his life. Additionally, the time from 0-12 months is the most important time for socialization. By seeking out professional help while your puppy is young, you are insuring that he is being taught correctly and that you are heading any potential problems off at the pass.
Our Puppy Training Program was developed by Tecla Walton, who is sought after by top kennels in the country as a puppy imprinting specialist, and emphasizes the importance owner education and puppy socialization.
We believe in a multi-faceted approach to puppy training which includes owner education, relationship development, obedience training, and socialization. In order to to meet the needs of each puppy and his family we have developed various class options including Purely Positive Puppy, Puppy Socialization Class, and TK9 Puppy Treks. Puppies in our program may also participate in our Rally, Nosework, and Agility classes.
Tecla’s K-9 Academy’s Puppy Academy is an innovative daycare program designed for puppies from 9 weeks to 12 months of age. This program was developed by trainer Tecla Walton who is a puppy imprinting specialist and has raised many puppies into award-winning canines. Our program provides for socialization with dogs and people, motivational obedience imprinting/training, crate training, and potty training.With the hectic pace of life, many owners are unable to provide their puppies with the time and consistency necessary to help them become wonderful, social adult canines. Our Puppy Academy helps you with this process. When you are at work or running necessary household errands, you puppy is with professionals who provide it with the consistency necessary for potty and crate training as well as excellent obedience and monitored socialization.
From the moment your puppy enters academy for the day it is exposed to a system of motivational training based on operant conditioning. Puppies learn behaviors such as sit, down, and come when called in short one-on-one sessions as well as in groups with the distraction of other puppies. We also use positive means to extinguish behaviors such as jumping and vocalizing in the crate. Additionally, we provide monitored play sessions which provide for proper socialization, teach acceptable play, and offer excellent exercise.