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Puppy Training Options
Surviving Puppyhood Class:  Puppy Kindergarten Part I, Seven Weeks
SEMI PRIVATE - Limit of 5 puppies per class
Puppies between 9 - 20 weeks of age
Exclusively for graduates of Tega K9's Surviving Puppyhood Part I

Surviving Puppyhood Part 2 is an extremely rewarding class to take and it will greatly improve your dog's quality of life, as it will improve your quality of life with your dog.
Early puppy training is as easy as it is enjoyable. Much more challenging though, is to ensure that your puppy maintains bite inhibition, remains socialized and friendly to other dogs and people, and continues to pay heed to you instructions while working through adolescence. Training focuses on proofing verbal control without the need for food lures or rewards, or any other training tools. Exercises include distance sits in play (for the home, yard, dog parks and off-leash walks), settle down, rock-solid stays, and both off-leash and on-leash walking and heeling.

Puppy II will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and responsive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance.

Exercises include: emergency distance-sits in play (for the home, yard, dog parks and off-leash walks), settle down, rock-solid stays, and both off-leash and on-leash walking and heeling. Puppyhood Part II will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and responsive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance.

Class Duration: This class is six consecutive sessions unless a break is mentioned in your confirmation. Each session is approximately 55 minutes per week. Each session will meet on the same day and time each week.

Registration Fee: $169-$189
Enrollment: We require a minimum of 4 dogs to run a class, max is 5.
Tega K9 Puppy Class Schedule and Online Registration

Teen Puppy Survival Class:  Puppy Kindergarten Part II
SEMI PRIVATE - Limit of 5 Puppies per class
Busy schedules and hectic lives can put training Fido on the never ending "To Do List".  We pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients a flexible and easy solution to puppy training - ensuring your 4-legged family member doesn't get left behind! 

Whether you are going out of town for vacation, have a busy lifestyle and need help with the foundation building skills, or just want your puppy trained the right way (with modern science based methods), our Board & Train programs will fit your needs!  
We’ll customize your puppy’s education based on individual needs and preferences. 

Your choice of puppy training skills include: Sit, Lay down, Stay, Wait, Leave-it, Give & Take, Touch, Find-It, Go To Bed / Room, Release, Loose-leash walking fundamentals, Recall, Heel, Finish, Back up, and a variety of “Tricks”. 

As a preventative measure included in the puppy program is desensitization to various sounds such as thunderstorms, fireworks, etc.. and everyday situations your dog will most likely encounter in life: People in uniforms, children, simulated veterinary exams, grooming / handling, etc.  

We can also help you and your puppy with a variety of behavior modification situations, including house training, counter surfing, jumping, mouthing, zoomies, submissive urination, and many more.

And of course the Puppy program wouldn't be complete without the off leash socialization and play with other puppies!  When not in training, your puppy will socialize off leash indoors and out with other puppies while being monitored by our wranglers to facilitate the best possible play groups and variety of social experiences.   You will love the results when you see your puppy has had fun while learning important life skills and manners in a safe, confidence building environment!

Included in the Puppy Play, Stay & Train Program In-Home Training Consultations with one of our professional trainers. This is to allow for the preparation of training and the transfer of skills your puppy has learn at Tega K9 to be utilized in your home by you and your family.  Our goal is to help you raise your puppy to become a well mannered, emotionally healthy, confident dog who you'll be proud to have with you wherever you go and in your home!

Programs are a minimum of 10 days to six weeks in duration. 

Puppy Play, Stay & Train (Our version of "Board & Train" includes fun)
Click here to download a free copy of the the book "BEFORE You Get Your Puppy" written by world famous Veterinary Behavorist Dr. Ian Dunbar. 
Click here to download a free copy of the the book "AFTER You Get Your Puppy" written by world famous Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar.  Permission
Private In Home Training or Puppy Preparation 
Playgroup Invitations
For those puppies who complete the 12 week puppy course, they will be invited to attend our free invitation only canine social events.  
For Pups Over 5 Months of Age  (Adolescent, or teenage dogs)

Our puppy classes specifically focus on teaching bite inhibition (gentle jaws), socialization with other dogs and people (especially children, men and strangers), calming and handling, attention, off-leash household manners/obedience and the prevention of behavior and temperament problems. Special emphasis is paid to phasing out the need for food lures and rewards for reliable verbal and hand signal, off-leash control (around the home or on walks), yet promoting the continued use of food treats for classical conditioning - to teach dogs to thoroughly enjoy the company of people and other dogs.

Our puppy classes are taught primarily off-leash in a real-life format with the goal of producing confident, good-natured, and well-mannered adult dogs. The primary emphasis is on producing people-friendly and dog-friendly dogs and mastering off-leash, verbal control for around the house and out and about. 
Learn why the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior states you SHOULD NOT wait to begin training and socialization until vaccinations are complete. 

Our puppy course is now offered in a two-part (Puppy I & Puppy II), 13-week format for the ultimate puppy class experience and, with your dedication, results that will last a lifetime. You may enroll for the complete 13-week puppy course (discounted rate available) and schedule to take Puppy I and Puppy II consecutively (with a flexible mid-term vacation), or you may register for Puppy I and Puppy II separately. Graduation is contingent upon completing the full 13-week course (which includes Cap & Gown photo). A certificate of completion will be given following week-7 Mid-Term of Puppy I.

Registration Fees: $179 - $199 for the Puppy I Seven-week class

Class Duration: Classes meet once a week for seven consecutive weeks (each session is 55 minutes) on the same day and time each week. Holiday breaks occasionally result in classes running for seven or eight weeks. Holiday breaks will be noted on our registration page and in your Registration Confirmation.  Tega K9 Class Schedule and Online Registration

Are you expecting a new furry member in the near future and you want to start off on the right foot beginning day one?   Are you and your family members or friends suffering from the effects of needle sharp puppy teeth?  Has house training become an issue and you feel you've tried everything to fix the problem?  

These common puppy raising challenges in addition to many others are covered during the in-home puppy prep training session. Puppy Preparation Topics Covered:
  • House training
  • Mouthing / Nipping
  • Proper Socialization
  • How to meet the daily physical needs your puppy needs
  • Appropriate interactive toys and mental enrichment
  • "Puppy proof" your home; protecting your puppy and household belongings from harms way.  We'll also help you prepare the perfect house training set up for super easy and accident free potty training as well as setting up your puppy to succeed in greetings and interactions between your puppy and any children in or visiting the home. 

If your teenage pup is friendly with dogs and people, consider our Courteous Canine Manners Course.
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