WHAT DOES MY PUP LEARN DURING THE OLYMPIA PUPPY STARTER PROGRAM?
You have made the decision to buy an outstanding Olympia Kennels puppy and have decided to enroll him or her in our premier Puppy Starter Program which will get your youngster off to a great start in life! You may ask yourself what your new family member does for the four weeks he/she is camping out here at Olympia Kennels. Up until the time a puppy is 16 weeks of age, there is a critical period for early development and initial bonding and training. While at Olympia, your pup will take the necessary steps to make him/her both reliable and predictable. Following is a list of things your new family member will be exposed to while here during this important formative time:
EIGHT TO TEN WEEKS
Introduction to the house:
Your puppy will be exposed to all the things in the home that at first contact are like ‘the boogey man’ to them. Hard wood floors, stairwells, television, radio, washer/dryer, pots and pans and kitchen activity, and the dreaded vacuum cleaner.
They will be introduced to house manners, which include reprimand when jumping up on furniture, counters, etc., garbage sniffing, re-directing to toys when they try to chew on people during teething, and learning to lay quietly on a dog bed.
The pups will also be introduced to crate training in incremental periods of duration as they continue to grow. By the fourth week, the goal is that they can make it (mostly) throughout the night once home on your watch.
Introduction to the outdoors at Olympia Kennels: