Puppy Options

Dogs have there most important developmental period up to 16 weeks of age. During this sensitive developmental stage experiences that they encounter have a greater impact on the development of their temperament and behaviour, than those experiences that occur later in life. This is the time where new puppy owners need to be busy building their pups confidence with everything they want the pup to accept and be comfortable with in adulthood.

We designed both our Puppy training options with this sensitive developmental stage in mind.

Puppy Package €160

The Dog Den offers a puppy package to all pups from 8 weeks of age up to 6 months. Our Puppy Package consists of:

A Private Training Consultation 

This Training consult lasts Approx 1 -1.5 hrs and is jam packed full of all the information new puppy owners need to know to give the dog the skills he/she will need to become a well adjusted confident adult dog.

  • Appropriate training techniques and equipment
  • Toilet Training
  • Mouthing issues
  • How to deal with  and better yet prevent problem behaviours forming
  • Canine communication and language
  • Feeding, health checks, grooming advice
  • Vaccinations, flea and worm treatment and prevention advice
  • Neutering, microchip identification, pet insurance advice

 

Three Day Socialisation / Training in our Daycare

Puppy play sessions are essential for pups to build confidence and learn how to interact appropriately with other dogs. 3 consecutive days in our daycare will gain the pup:

  • Experience with dogs of all ages , shapes and sizes in a safe environment.
  • Through play your pup will learn better bite inhibition (soft mouth) which can help transfer to interactions at home.
  • The pup will gain experience being away from their new family and build confidence with unknown people, noises, objects, surfaces etc.
  • Pups will get started on specific training to prevent common  ‘problems’ encountered at home :
    • Matt Work
    • Sit for greets
    • Impulse Control exercises
    • Resource Guarding Prevention exercises
    • Handling exercises
    • Name recognition
    • Recall
    • Independant play (Puzzles)

 

First Puppy Groom

Here your pup will gain positive exposure and experience with all things involved in the grooming process.

  • Handling,  Bathing , Drying, Brushing out  , Face and Feet Trimming , nail clipping , ear cleaning.

Please note that the Puppy training Consult can be done independently of the package @ a cost of €90

Our training consult is done in our private room and therefore there is no need to wait until vaccinations are complete. However for the daycare and grooming part of our package the pup needs to have full set of vaccinations complete and also have kennel cough Vaccine. 

 

Puppy Foundations 4 week Course €135

(includes 2 days of daycare socialisation)

The Dog Den offers a 4 wk group Puppy foundations course. This course is offered to pups no older than 16wks at start date. Included in this course is 2 days of socialisation in our daycare which must be completed during the four wk period of course.

Vital Skills covered in this course:

  • Teaching pups to settle
  • Focus work
  • Crate / confinement training
  • impulse control around food
  • Polite greeting
  • Recall
  • loose lead walking training
  • Appropriate training techniques and equipment
  • Toilet Training
  • Mouthing issues
  • How to deal with  and better yet prevent problem behaviours forming
  • Canine communication and language
  • Feeding, health checks, grooming advice
  • Confidence building with new environments  / novel stimuli / other dogs

We like to keep our classes small so there will be no more than 6 pups in any given class. The focus of this course is not a play session for pups, it’s making the owners relevant and worth focusing on while in the presence of other dogs, something that a lot of new puppy owners struggle with.

Pups must be 7 days post routine vaccinations & 10 days post Kennel Cough vaccine before joining class. The kennel cough vaccine is not given routinely , you must ask your vet to administer it.

To Book your place contact 01-8314132 / info@thedogden.ie . 50e non refundable deposit required @ booking stage , balance 1 wk prior to start date.

What you will need to bring:

  • Vac record
  • Puppys blanket that smells like home
  • lots of your puppy’s favourite treats & some of their kibble (If fed dry food)
  • A hungry puppy
  • A lightweight puppy lead (NO flexi Leads)

Next Start Date:

  • Wed 3rd Oct @ 7pm- 8pm (FULL)
  • Tues 23rd Oct 7pm – 8pm