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Signing up is simple! Just send us an email at [email protected] to let us know you are interested, and when you would like to start. Someone will get back to you asap with all of our upcoming availability to set up your Initial Consultation.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] (we are very reliable via email). We would love to hear from you! Thank you!
*Please note our Board and Train is for puppies 5 months and under only. If your puppy is older than that, we may be able to accommodate them if they are smaller (under 30 lbs). Thank you!
Did you know that the socialization window closes at 12 weeks to 16 weeks depending on your puppy's breed?
That means, before three months, you should expose your puppy to everything you want them to accept with confidence as an adult. Puppy Academy is great insurance to help guarantee a confident, friendly adult dog. Puppy Academy will ensure a solid foundation of careful exposure done by professionals. By using this systematic controlled method of socialization, we can help puppies create positive experiences without overwhelming them.
When we say socialize to dogs, we don't just mean the dog down the block, but big dogs, little dogs, dogs with crazy haircuts, dogs of different colors, dogs who look like dogs, dogs who don't look like dogs, etc. We also don't mean throwing your puppy into a dog park, where the big dogs may scare or overwhelm him/her. We want our puppies to meet a new, friendly dog every day in a structured way that will ensure a positive association.
With humans, the socialization list is even bigger! It's not okay to just meet a few friends and neighbors. City puppies need to meet many new strangers of all varieties (babies, toddlers, men, women, elderly, carrying things, in hats, etc) on a daily basis in a controlled and positive way during the socialization window to ensure that they are able to confidently and appropriately interact all of the strangers they will meet during a lifetime of city living.
Because we live in Washington, DC, it is extra important that our puppies be super socialized! We like to help our puppy owners go the extra mile, so that they'll never have to worry that their dog will start trying to attack other dogs or people. Have you ever seen a dog barking, growling or lunging at another dog or a person? Most of those dogs never received adequate or appropriate socialization.
The socialization process, if done correctly, can be a huge job! Don't worry though, we're here to help! Contact us at [email protected] for more information or to get started. We hope to hear from you soon!
Many professionals agree that allowing your puppy to play with other puppies and dogs is one of the best ways to continue their education about bite inhibition. Puppies who lack this early experience often don't realize how hard they are biting, and may have a harder time socializing with dogs and humans because they don't understand how to be gentle with their mouths.
In addition to the other dogs, staff is highly trained to respond effectively to puppy biting, and can be an immense help in teaching your puppy to be gentle with his/her mouth!