Are you time poor? Do you have a large family? Does the thought of dragging yourself, partner, one-two children (or more) and one excited puppy down the road for the next four to six weeks appeal to you? and on top of this it is usually during the week and of an evening! Do want one on one coaching for you and your puppy so he gets the best possible start in life.
Puppy preschools are very distracting for young puppies. One of the golden rules of dog training is that training initially should take place in an environment with little or no distraction. So if you are going to a puppy preschool you need to be aware that your puppy may be distracted and you may become frustrated. I have conducted a puppy school class where we had to curtain off a pup so he couldn’t see the other pups because he was that distracted!
How can our in home puppy training session of 1.5 to 2 hour possibly compete or even be on the same page as 6 x 1 hour class lessons? Just by doing some simple maths you’ll see that a private puppy session just blows away class lessons on all fronts. You see when you do a puppy class, you are sharing a trainer with 4 to 6 other people, the trainer will spend time with other people during that hour, with this in mind, let’s do the maths….your typical puppy class is made up of 4 to 6 dogs. For this example we will use 6 pups for ease of calculations (dog trainer, not mathematician lol). So 6 pups in a one hour class. Divide 6 pups into 60 minutes and your share of the trainers time is 10 minutes of individual attention per pup! See where I am coming from. Now multiply this 10 minutes by 6 lessons and you will get 60 minutes of undivided attention to you and your pup for those 6 weeks! If your puppy class runs for 4 weeks then your down to only 40 minutes face to face time! Now with in home puppy training you get 1.5 to 2 hours of individual one on one attention to you and your puppy. That is almost double one on one time that you would receive in a class. Plus, the in home dog trainer comes to your home where he can tailor your puppies toilet training needs to your house! You know yourself you just can’t compare private tuition to class tuition. It is like chalk and cheese. There is one thing you can be sure of..and that is in home puppy training is here to stay.