What Training is Used in Puppy School?
The cornerstone of puppy school training is reward-based dog training. This method encourages puppies to repeat good behaviour through positive reinforcement like treats, praise, or play. It's a proven technique reinforcing the bond between you and your puppy, fostering mutual respect and agreement.
The instructors may also cover crate training, encouraging responses to verbal cues, clicker training, and more.
What to Bring When Joining a Puppy School?
Alongside your expected excitement and a great deal of patience, there are a few things you will need to bring to puppy school, including:
- Your puppy’s collar, harness and a short, light lead
- A bed or mat for them to sit on during the training
- A stash of their favourite puppy treats as a reward (especially important if they have unique dietary needs)
- Vaccination records to ensure all attendees have been vaccinated to protect them from important infectious diseases