Puppy Programs

Congratulations on your new puppy! Puppy training is the most important step in creating a well-rounded dog. Puppy training begins even before you get them, with their mother and litter mates. The mother sets boundaries for her puppies by creating positive and negative associations for good and bad behaviors. This builds a sense of pack structure among the puppies. When we bring our puppy home, it is important that we continue to build upon its natural learning system. You should start the process of bonding with and training your puppy the very first day you bring it home.

Maximum K9’s puppy obedience curriculum will teach your puppy a foundation to a balanced lifestyle and teach you how to build a foundation for proper communication, while building a strong bond between you and your puppy. You will be introduced to basic commands while learning about the best way to care for your puppy. There is also Q&A time during our classes to discuss all of your puppy raising questions (nipping, house breaking, manners, etc.). We will show you the proper way to socialize your puppy while making learning fun for both of you.

Maximum K9 Puppy Obedience Curriculum
Balanced training techniques
Marker training (yes, no)
Sit/stay
Down/stay
Intro to place
Polite greetings (no jumping)
Release command (free from obedience)
Lets go (loose leash walking)
Recall (come when called)
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy class
(6) 55-minute classes at Maximum K9 Facility
Ages 9-18 weeks
Cost: $300

STAR stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner. The AKC STAR puppy program is designed to give you and your puppy a great start to your new partnership. This is a great way to introduce your puppy to a proper training regimen to lay the foundation for a well-mannered member of your family. We will help you communicate with your puppy clearly and answer any puppy-raising questions that may arise. We will be capping puppy class at 6 dogs to allow for plenty of individual attention.

Owner Behaviors:
  1. Maintains puppy’s health
  2. Receives and signs Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge
  3. Describes adequate daily play and exercise plan
  4. Attend at least 6 classes by an AKC approved CGC evaluator
  5. Brings bags to EVERY class for cleaning up after the puppy
  6. Have some form of ID for puppy (collar, tags, etc.)
Puppy Behaviors
  1. Free of aggression towards people
  2. Free of aggression towards other puppies
Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice
Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)
Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy
Pre-Canine Good Citizen Behaviors
Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner
Grooming: allows owner handling and brief exam of ears and feet
Walks on a leash: follows owner 15 steps in a straight line
Walks by other people at least 5 feet away
Sits on command (food lure allowed)
Down on command (food lure allowed)
Comes to owner from 5 feet when name is called
Reaction to distractions presented 15 feet away
Stay on leash with another person while owner walks 10 steps away and returns
Private puppy Package
(6) 30-minute sessions
At Maximum K9 Facility
Ages 9-20 weeks
Cost: $420

If you are looking to start your puppy’s obedience program with fewer distractions and more one-on-one time, our private package is a great way to go! This package allows you and your puppy to learn about communication in a quieter environment where they can focus on you and learning. Just like our group puppy class, we will spend time helping you with any puppy-raising questions that you might have to help make your puppy a well-behaved member of the family.

In Home Private Puppy Package
(6) 60-Minute sessions
In Home Training
Cost: $1080, price may increase depending on distance

The Maximum K9 in-home private puppy package is a great way to introduce your puppy to an obedience curriculum in the privacy and comfort of your own home. This package helps you address any issues that you may be having at the source instead of trying to replicate situations in the facility. We will also help you with any puppy-raising questions that arise along the way.

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