Today’s Groupon Vancouver Daily Deal of the Day: Karma Dog Training: $77 for Seven-Week Group Adult Dog or $74 for Puppy Obedience Class Program (Up to 63% Off)
Buy now from only $77
Discount 62% Off
What You’ll Get
- Seven-Week Group Adult Dog Obedience Class Program
- Seven-Week Group Puppy Obedience Class Program
Adult Dog is over 6 months old. Puppy is under 6 months old.
During the course, dogs learn “Seven Requests for Success”, that is: “watch me”, “stay”, “come”, “down”, heel”, “leave it”, and “go to your bed”. All classes are held on Saturday mornings (once a week). Puppy classes are 10–11 a.m. and adult dog classes 11.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. See the schedule.
This is a limited 1-day only sale that will expire tonight at midnight (Sunday, November 11, 2018).
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Sabai Thai Spa
Karma Dog Training
1375 West 6th Avenue #200, Vancouver, BC V6H 0B1
Dog Socialization: Pup Meets World
It’s said that puppies ultimately grow into their paws, but the same can be said about their brains. Brush up on your doggy development with Groupon’s study of dog socialization.
A puppy’s development can be limited by the length of its leash. Veterinarians urge owners to introduce canines to as many new experiences—people, places, fellow dogs, and even inanimate objects—as possible in controlled, nonthreatening environments in a process called dog socialization.
This is particularly critical in the window between 4 and 14 weeks of age, when a puppy’s brain is actively codifying proper and improper behaviors and working to distinguish safe stimuli from threatening situations. Like all other animals, dogs are most likely to misbehave or react aggressively when afraid. Whether their fear stems from the noise of a passing vehicle or the beard of a next-door neighbor, owners can help put them at ease by exposing their four-pawed friends to potentially uncomfortable situations and making them feel at ease. The more experiences, the better.
But simply taking the pup out of its comfort zone is not enough. Spending time off the leash at a dog park can be great for canine socialization, but owners must be sure to monitor their dog’s behavior. Veterinarians insist that dogs be allowed to enter into new environments voluntarily, and advise owners to reinforce model behavior with treats and praise. If they respond fearfully or aggressively from any stimuli, owners should withdraw them from the situation and not return until their pup has calmed down. If the source of the fear happens to be human, owners should ask the person to step back, as this teaches the dog that it is not responsible for protecting the pack from undercover mailmen.
If this sounds like a lot to manage, most cities abound with ready-made, controlled socialization environments: obedience classes. Along with strengthening the bond between pup and owner, group classes are great venues for socialization. There, puppies can take their behavioral cues both from their owners’ instructions and through modeling, as the human praise bestowed upon their well-behaved classmates encourages them to follow suit.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Subject to availability, reservation required. No prongs or retractable leashes allowed in class. Dogs can drop in any time, but the curriculum is cyclical (after classes 1-7 are held, the course restarts). Basic requirements: all dogs must be friendly to both people and other dogs. Puppy class requirements: All dogs must have proof of first round of vaccinations, Parvo vaccination required. Puppy classes are sanitized with a veterinarian grade virucide and shoe sanitizing (provided) is also required before entry into class. Please carry the puppy to class. Adult dogs are over 6 months, puppies – under 6 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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