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Puppy Academy

What Is Puppy Academy?

Tecla’s K-9 Academyʻs Puppy Academy is an innovative daycare program designed for puppies from 9 weeks to 12 months of age. This program was developed by trainer Tecla Walton who is a puppy imprinting specialist and has raised many puppies into award-winning canines. Our program provides for socialization with dogs and people, motivational obedience imprinting/training, crate training, and potty training.

What Are The Benefits Of Puppy Academy?

With the hectic pace of life, many owners are unable to provide their puppies with the time and consistency necessary to help them become wonderful, social adult canines. Tecla’s K-9 Academyʼs Puppy Academy helps you with this process. When you are at work or running necessary household errands, your puppy is with professionals who provide it with the consistency necessary for potty and crate training as well as excellent obedience and monitored socialization. The result: a puppy who is getting the education and experiences necessary to grow up into a wonderful dog that will bring joy to its owner.

How Does Puppy Academy Work?

Puppy Academy runs from 6:30am–7pm daily Monday–Friday (daily and weekly rates are available). From the moment your puppy enters academy for the day it is exposed to a system of motivational training based on operant conditioning. Puppies learn behaviors such as sit, down, and come when called in short one-on-one sessions as well as in groups with the distraction of other puppies. We also use positive means to extinguish behaviors such as jumping and vocalizing in the crate. Additionally, we provide monitored play sessions which provide for proper socialization, teach acceptable play, and offer excellent exercise. We will also have our trainers take your puppy on field trips to veterinary offices, local coffee shops, and pet stores if you would like to take advantage of this option. When you enroll your puppy in Tecla’s K-9 Academyʻs Puppy Academy you are giving him the following gifts:

  1. He will be provided with all of the above listed experiences at a time when it is most valuable to him (under 12 months of age)
  2. He will learn an obedience language that he can use to relate to humans for the rest of his life.

To enroll in our Puppy Academy please call our office at (410) 461-DOGS or email us. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and reserve a spot for your puppy.