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Puppy Start Right Preschool + Manners

The best time to 

socialize your puppy

is between 

7 and 16 weeks 

of age.

PREPARE your puppy 

for a LIFETIME at your side!

Early puppyhood is a critical time for socialization and learning. Experiences during this time set the stage for the rest of your puppy's life.

Program 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!!

✔ 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! Learn what it IS and what it ISN'T..

✔ Positive exposure to many new things can protect your puppy against future behavioral issues.

✔Socialization is necessary for your puppy's ability to cope as an adult dog and, without it, can lead to lifelong deficits.


In Puppy Start Right Preschool  you 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-Sounds odd but you'll learn why this topic is important!

✔ 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. 

Who is Your Instructor? 

Victoria Kander is a Karen Pryor Puppy Start Right Instructor, as well as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. This means that she attended a combination of online and in person study, demonstration and testing for 6 months. She has demonstrated her ability to train dogs and their owners effectively through science based positive reinforcement training. She continues to keep her certification up to date by attending Karen Pryor seminars and workshops, as well as other learning opportunities. 

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