Introduce puppies to training standards and charges. Showing puppies who are this young what behaviors bring them better rewards/attention shapes a dog’s growing mind. He or she will always revert to what they learned at this stage in life. Training at this stage instigates a natural intelligence reliance over instinctual behaviors.
Puppies also go through their first of two fear stages during this age. Properly addressing this mental stage in a professional and controlled environment can almost guarantee a confident dog later in life. Some puppies who have their fear stage fully addressed in this time can even forego the second fear stage all together.
Graduates are required to know all command words in both verbal and physical cues.
LVL II is what most families will be wanting or expecting from their trained puppy. Although still young, a puppy graduated from the LVL II program will have a concrete set of behaviors and training under his collar. Graduates will impress with their distance and moving command work (something many adults dogs struggle to conquer!), their confident approach to new environments, travel-safe companion training, and mature social skills that make for a fun and interactive pet.
Graduates are required to know all commands by verbal and physical cues, and must hold control positions comfortably a minimum of 30 seconds. Canine Good Citizen prepped.
This level would be considered a Service Dog in Training course. While he or she is still a puppy by age, the amount of expert training and conditioning he or she has experienced in the program, the mind is far more mature than the body.
Graduates should know verbal and silent cues for all command words. Control positions should be comfortably held for a full 60 seconds with distraction present. Public Access Test prepped.
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