First Week of Training

Note: If this lesson plan is being used by a dog training school, start each class with some supervised puppy playtime.

socialization
Learn the significance of the 16 week window of opportunity
See Development Poster, Birth-16 weeks
Begin the Socialization process
Understand the right way to socialize
Meet, Greet and Treat
prevention
Understand the importance of developing a Soft Mouth
Learn about Food Bowl Safety (and Hand Feeding)
Read up on Resource Guarding
Flying Solo (puppy needs alone time)
games
Take it, Leave it
Why are Toys so important?
– the best options
– storage of toys
Learn Hide and Go Seek/Find it! Games
junior obedience
Learn how to use the Release cue
Learn how to lure: Sit, Down and Stand sequence
house training