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Puppy Start Right is a science based learning program developed by The Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) of Animal Behavior and Training.  The curriculum authors include Dr. Kenneth Martin, a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviori st,and his wife Debbie Martin who is a Registered Veterinary Technician with specialty certification in behavior and a faculty member of Karen Pryor Academy. Want to enroll now?



Why is Puppy Start Right Preschool so important?

  • ALL puppies need puppy socialization! The ideal age to enroll is 7-12 weeks of age.
  • The perfect time to start is when your sweet perfect puppy is still behaving perfectly!
  • There is NO advantage to waiting, the window of socialization begins to close at 12 weeks of age!!
  • It is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT things you can do to ensure your puppy's future.
  • Socialization is not something that can be done at home or alone! Learn what it IS and what it ISN'T..
  • Positive exposure to many new things can protect your puppy against future behavioral issues.
  • Socialization is necessary for your puppy's ability to cope as an adult dog and, without it, can lead to lifelong deficits.

In Puppy Start Right Preschool  you will learn to:

  • Use positive reinforcement training with your puppy. 
  • Prevent and manage undesired puppy behaviors.
  • Ensure that socialization experiences are positive for your pup.
  • Understand normal canine behavior.
  • Read canine body language.
  • Build a lifelong bond with your puppy.

In Puppy Start Right Preschool Preschool your puppy will learn to:

  • Be comfortable around new and novel stimuli, people and sounds.
  • Accept handling and restraint to become great veterinary patients.
  • Meet and play with different breeds of an appropriate age.
  • Be independent.  This is important to prevent separation anxiety.
  • Explore their environment at their own pace.
  • Learn to share or trade valued items (chew toys, foods, furniture).

Puppy Start Right Preschool Preschool Socialization Topics:

  • Wheels and Children's Toys
  • Health and Handling
  • Costumes and Appearances-Sounds odd but you'll learn why this topic is important!
  • Obstacles and Sounds

Puppy Start Right Preschool Preschool Prevention Topics:

  •  House training.
  •  Playing biting & chewing.
  •  Jumping.
  •  Handling & restraint (to become a good vet patient!)
  •  Food bowl issues.
  •  Confinement & crate training.
  •  Independence training. 

Puppy Start Right Preschool Preschool Introduction to Training Topics:

  •  Clicker Training to communicate clearly to your puppy.
  •  Attention.
  •  Sit.
  •  Come.
  •  Leave it / Drop it.
  •  Targeting.
  • Leash Manners. 

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Want to enroll? Send an email to Pat, our Training Manager, at training@difk9.com.  Tell him when you can start to attend classes.

Don't have email? Give us a call at 610-777-5755.


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