That’s the Ticket! Clicker training and your Habibi Bear Puppy

In the recent newsletter (April 19) we were sharing all the wonderful developments here in Habibi-land in regards to the Pup Start training program, where our team is having phenomenal success with giving your precious pup the jump they need to be a Puppy All-Star! 
If you haven’t read up on our amazing program, I strongly encourage you to check it out, especially if you want to deepen your relationship with your Habibi Bear guy or gal. 

Pup Startis an awesome, bond building model of conditioning that is pup-led, meaning we go at the puppy’s own pace. This is crucial to the development of a calmer, more secure dog down the road. Pup Start takes “name it-reward it” to a whole other level, making use of a little handy device called a “clicker” to mark exactly when your pup is doing something positive. 

Clicker “Training”* is an amazing tool to have for a few reasons:
  1. Uses positive reinforcement. We can catch those moments of good behavior and …
  2. Communicate(s) exact moment pup offers your request
  3. The unique sound of the clicker is very precise and consistent. A few times of hearing that sounds will indicate to your Habibi Bear pup that good things (the reward) is on its way.
  4. Easy to use in conjunction with “name it-reward it”. 
  5. Clickers are less than $5 and available at all pet stores. 

We know that puppies and dogs respond better to positive reinforcement rather than compulsion (physically demanding a behavior) or aversion (using something unpleasant to deter a behavior) methods. Using a clicker to communicate to puppy how wonderful they are doing builds their confidence and encourages them to seek out more praise or “clicks” once the connection between Click=Reward=I’m the bestest boi/bestest girl is established. You are helping your dog model the behavior you want, and once again, the clear communication that you two share is invaluable and deepen your love for each other. 

If you haven’t yet, make sure you check out our Instagram feed for the absolute in cuteness overload videos of our newest batch of Habibi Bear Puppy Galaxy All-Stars, waiting to land on a planet near you!  Our special pricing promo ends today- and we still have a couple cuties waiting for their perfect match!  It's the perfect time to take advantage of special pricing and training in the spring weather!

Is there a Habibi Bear in your future? If there is, take advantage of our Pup Start program today. We’re always here, cheering you on! 

*Training is a misnomer, what we are really doing is conditioning the pups to recognize that the clicker sound means goodies and is good. 

Habibi Bears Owner Adoption Questionnaire

Choosing a dog can be a difficult process, and personality, natural inclinations and gifts has to be taken into consideration.
We want you and your puppy to be a match made in heaven! This is why this Owner Questionnaire has been designed, to help us pair you up with exactly the right puppy for your family.

Can I choose my puppy?  
Ultimately we work together on this process, so we can recommend the best options for your needs.  
Puppies are like babies – they eat, they play and then they spend a lot of time sleeping. In fact, they are very likely to be asleep just when you are trying to decide which one is right for you. Because we raise your puppy as part of our family, we get to see them when they are wide awake and their personality is showing itself. We also keenly observe their behavior, and conduct assessments at such times that help us further understand their character.

How will the Questionnaire help me get the right puppy?
Our assessment records many different traits, reactions and learning/healing style of our puppies so we can get to know who they are and their individual strengths and weaknesses.  Some traits are stable some are changeable, meaning environment plays a huge part.  This can be determined as a puppy, and each temperament has homes and lifestyles that suit them best.  By understanding your home life and family needs, we can match you to the perfect fit!

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