Puppy Start Right Preschool


PREPARE your puppy for a LIFETIME at your side! The best time to socialize your puppy is between 7 and 16 weeks of age.









Why is Puppy Start Right Preschool so important?


Socialization is one of the most important aspects of your puppy's early development. Much of an adult dog's preferences, fears, and attitudes are developed between the ages of 7 and 16 weeks. Maximizing training and socialization opportunities during his critical developmental period will help ensure a confident, well socialized adult dog.


The Socialization period is the most influential learning period of your dog's life, and forms the foundation for all future learning. Positive exposure to many new things can "VACCINATE" you puppy against future behavioural issues.


In Puppy Start Right Preschool, you will learn how to:


  • use positive reinforcement training.

  • manage your puppy's socialization period correctly, in a positive manner.

  • manage and prevent undesirable behaviours.

  • understand normal canine behaviour.

  • read canine body language

  • build a life-long bond with your puppy.


The Puppy Start Right Preschool environment optimizes learning and provides a strong foundation for the development of each dog. Puppy Start Right Preschool allows each puppy to reach his/her full potential.


In Puppy Start Right 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 or grooming clients.

  • 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).


Goals of Puppy Start Right Preschool (PSRP):


The goal of PSRP is to promote a positive learning experience and teach puppy parents how to use positive, proactive exploration techniques to help puppies build confidence to their environment and learn and grow. The goal is to set puppies and puppy parents up for success by providing a creative learning environment, with a focus on proper socialization and problem prevention.


Puppies are developing social skills and PSRP is an ideal way to help them learn how to communicate with oher puppies, humans and the environment in a safe, positive and proactive manner. Socialization is not just about exposure, but about appropriate and proactive exposure during the critical socialization period.


It is important to allow a puppy to appropriately communicate. Dog to dog communication is a life skill that should be developed during this time. Appropriate puppy socialization is to promote learning and build confidence and life skills.


Learn about canine body language and how dogs communicate. Learn how to read when your puppy may be stressed out and when to intervene and be an advocate for your puppy.


Training topics include:

  • Sit

  • Attention

  • Targeting

  • Leash manners

  • Leave it and Drop it

  • Recall / Come


Problem Prevention and Solving Topics include:

  • Crate/confinement training

  • Handling and Restraint

  • Elimination training

  • Counter surfing and stealing objects

  • Digging

  • Independence training

  • Hide-and-seek game

  • Play biting / mouthing

  • Gotcha game (collar grab)

  • Food bowl exercises  


Puppy Start Right Preschool is a science based learning program, developed by the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Behaviour and Training. It's authors include Dr. Kenneth Martin and a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviourist and his wife, Debbie Martin, a Registered Veterinary Technician with specialty certification in behaviour. Debbie is also a professional dog trainer and a faculty member of the Karen Pryor Academy.                      


REGISTER TODAY!!. Don't delay and wait for problems to start. Train your puppy the things you want him/her TO DO! Avoid waiting so that you have to struggle getting your puppy TO STOP doing thing you don't want him/her to do. Waiting only makes teaching your puppy the right way to behave more challenging.