Puppy obedience training establishes a positive beginning for your new canine companion. We build the foundation in puppy boot camp
by addressing issues such as housebreaking, basic obedience, etiquette, and socialization.
Our puppy boot camp creates an environment that values proper etiquette and reinforces inherent strengths. We take our puppy camp students on weekly field trips to public and private training sites where they participate in puppy obedience training, socialization, and obstacle courses.
Training a puppy requires the skills, knowledge, and time to build the foundation of good behavior; however, the time and training established in the puppy stage will last a lifetime.
Puppy Obedience Training (imprinting) - Practical and necessary commands for daily living. Puppies learn to walk on a leash at your side without pulling, sit, down, come when called, wait at doors, go into a kennel on command, and more! Dog training commands for this program can be in German, Czech, French, or Dutch upon request.
Socialization A puppy needs to be able to co-exist within the pack and have proper play style. Puppy boot campers get to run and play in groups of dogs, learning how to act as a pack, and take direction from human pack leaders.
Field Trips. Opportunities to practice obedience drills in a variety of circumstances. Puppy campers travel away from Neuman K-9 Academy to train in public and private training areas. Puppy camp students learn how to behave properly, meeting and greeting people or other dogs in public.
Physical Conditioning. Boot camp training means the pups are working hard, both mentally and physically. A tired, well exercised puppy is happier and will absorb more in the training phase. We include daily cardio and strength training (low impact), unlike any other so-called dog boot camp.
Treadmill Training for puppies. We introduce the treadmill at a young age so when your puppy grows up, you can use the treadmill for year around exercise.
Confidence Building. Obstacle courses, environmental stability, and dealing with adversity is why we call this puppy boot camp. Dogs learn to work through various conditions that build confidence such as jumping in/out of vehicles, and going up/down stairs.
Proper Etiquette. Meet and greet human companions without jumping up, and to wait at the door until given a command to enter.
Behavior Modification. Custom-tailored drills designed to problematic or unwanted puppy behavior (nipping, biting, anxiety, barking, etc). We highly recommend the four week puppy boot camp for puppies that need behavior modification.
Upon completion of dog training boot camp, your canine will receive a certificate of completion in recognition from the Academy, written instructions specific to the course completed, and you will receive a Youtube video of your dog performing the commands.
Puppy Camp Level I. - 4 Weeks ($2400)
This program includes: Puppy obedience training (imprinting), crate training, socialization, confidence building, and field trips.
This program is ideal for puppies 3 - 6 months of age that need obedience and crate training, confidence building, socialization, and addressing unwanted behaviors like mouthing, nipping, and jumping.
Puppy Camp Level II. - 8 Weeks ($4400)
This program includes: Puppy obedience training, behavior modification, crate training, socialization, confidence building, and field trips. Level II takes training to a much higher level and puppies will learn impulse control (holding a stay position), to come when called, drop an item on command, go to their bed and "place" until released, and more. You will not find a more advanced curriculum engineered for puppies and early stages of learning.
This program is ideal for puppies 3 - 6 months of age that need housebreaking, obedience training, and / or behavioral modification. This program also includes obedience and crate training, confidence building, socialization, and addressing unwanted behaviors like jumping, mouthing, nipping, and jumping.
Training a Puppy
Effective communication and proper motivation strengthens the bond between you and your puppy. We provide clients with a well behaved, obedient canine companion that can walk on leash without pulling, go into public places, meet and greet people under control, and be a part of the family.
Our facility is conveniently located in Hugo, Minnesota. We are 28 miles from downtown Minneapolis or 22 miles from St. Paul (Twin Cities, MN). We receive dogs from all over the country and can arrange shipping and receiving from the Minneapolis International Airport (MSP). The in-board training or board and train options we provide allow you to enroll your puppy for boot camp even if you are not close to our Academy.
Training a puppy requires the skills, knowledge, and time to build the foundation of good behavior, however the time and training established in the puppy stage will last a lifetime.
We are certain you will see a positive impact in your puppy returning home. Don't take our word for it - See what clients are saying about Neuman K-9 Academy!
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