The goal for our Pre-School graduates is to just introduce them to the basic obedience commands, plus get them used th the concepts of crate training, potty training, and socializing with other puppies.
The Puppy PreSchool program is the same training we provide our Goldendoodles in Puppy Academy, but with 4 weeks less of training. Puppies who graduate from Puppy PreSchool will have starting grasp on each concept, but will require additional dedicated and structured work at home (either by you or another trainer) to reinforce and further their training.
This program is designed for parents who wish to take their Goldendoodle puppy home sooner.
House Training Goals
- Crate training-puppies will be begin eating in and begin getting accustomed to their crates
- Potty trained– we will take each puppy to potty every 1.5 hours at night, and every 45 minutes during the day
Obedience Training Goals
Puppies will be introduced to basic commands and begin the process of both understanding and following, but will by no means have mastered them. The following commands are covered:
Puppies will also be introduced to wearing a lead and begin learning how to walk properly on a lead. They will also begin walking up and down small stairs. We will provide you with information on their status for these commands, and you will need to continue this training at home daily to reinforce the expected behaviors.
Socialization Training Goals
In Euro Goldendoodles Socialization Training we are introducing a puppy to other dogs, animals, and humans in varying looks, sizes, and ages.
- Physical Handling – Since puppies have yet to be fully inoculated we take precautions and restrict exposure to employees and special guests. They are getting used to being picked up and handled by the Euro Goldendoodle team.
- Basic interaction training – puppies will be introduced to older dogs, kids, and their trainers. They will remain at our facilities, but there will be regular interaction with others throughout the facility.
Desensitization Training Goals
- Veterinary Care– Pups are becoming more comfortable with being handled by a veterinarian. Every precaution is taken to assure the pups have “happy visits” when they are there.
- Grooming– puppies are becoming more comfortable with their basic bath time routine. They still might be uncomfortable with blow dryers and nail trims but we try to expose them to these often to help reduce anxiety over time.
- Sounds– pups are exposed to certain sounds like the TV, music, and even a vacuum at a distance.
- Vehicles– we begin exposure to riding in a car in a kennel or riding loose .(but restricted to the back seat area only)