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.

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
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)
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