Habibi Pup Academy

UNPARALLELED SUPPORT

Do you want a puppy but don't feel you have the skills or knowledge to train it properly? Pup Academy is your solution. Your new puppy will arrive pre-trained and ready to join your family with minimal effort on your part. Now you can have the best of both worlds, and finally have that happy ending you always dreamed of without most of the early hassles of bringing home a new puppy. Choose the level of training that fits your family's needs! From 2 weeks to 16 weeks!

The goal is to help you skip the most challenging dog behavior stages (scheduling, crate training, puppy crying at night, teething & potty training) so you have a puppy with good behavior and a reliable schedule when it joins your family!

Our academy is ideal for

  • Families who value the results of a well trained dog and choose to have their dog trained professionally
  • New dog owners who do not feel they are equipped to provide adequate training for a well adjusted puppy
  • Families with work schedules that make potty training/all-day supervision in the beginning difficult
  • Busy mothers with small children who are teething and potty training too!
  • Families with special needs, who feel unable to keep up with the demands of a young puppy
 

At Habibi Bears, we understand that the dream of bringing home a puppy can feel like an unattainable task for many families.  As exciting as bringing home a puppy is, it is a life-changing event. We hear you!  Many families have struggled over the years with the added stress that bringing home a new puppy requires. There is a big difference bringing home a puppy that is crate-trained compared to one who has not been yet.  If you feel you would benefit from our trainer's assistance in getting you off to a great start, please do not hesitate to reach out.

For families that would like to book training/boarding, we need to arrange in advance, as space is limited. A corresponding delivery date will be arranged for the litter, to accommodate our families.  We will create an individualized training program for each puppy, Montessori style.  Your puppy will go home with their new daily schedule that has been structured around your unique family's routines,  (for you to post on the refrigerator for the family!) and an overview of  the training for you to follow up with at home. This is an invaluable process for those who feel overwhelmed with the first weeks of crate training and scheduling.  We are here to assist!!


The Problem

Your family has a need for a support dog or family pet, but the idea of that transitional phase when puppy leaves  our home and needs to settle  into your routine feels overwhelming!  The more you read about what this entails, the more overwhelmed you feel.   The late night crying, crate training, house training, chewing and nipping....jumping on your children.....these are all very normal puppy behaviors to expect from your new Habibi Bear, and they are valid fears as a new puppy owner.   Especially when you have a child with sensory issues.  In your imagination you can see the end result, where your child has the support dog they so desperately long for..... yet, how can you get from Point A to Point B with a smoother transition for your child, your puppy and your sanity? 


In a typical scenario, puppies go home to their new families around 8 weeks old -- right at the time when they are ready for training.  Understanding the importance of this role and all it implicates is important.  Many new puppy owners do not have the experience to understand how to train properly,  and therein lies the source of  behavior issues that can be ingrained permanently.  Often times they do the exact opposite of what  they should be doing--creating lifelong ingrained habits that are very difficult to reverse.  Our trainer often says, she loves working with families and dogs who come to her when a problem arises, instead of waiting till the situation is so out of control it has to be untaught, and sometimes it is too late.  A puppy in the hands of a novice who can't read its dog's body language, or have a strong understanding of proper training, can be the potential for challenging behavior issues in the future. 



Your Unique Training Solution

I feel you, Friend, and  I too want the very best for your family during this special event.  It's a big deal!  For many people,  this is a lifelong dream coming to fruition, and the emotions are high...as is the anxiety.  Let me set your mind at ease while empowering you and your family for this incredible occasion, while setting you up for success.  As a teacher  and empath who has worked with many children of various needs, I feel  your pain, and  found the solution so we can assist every family at the level they need.  Those first few days, weeks, and months of your puppy's new family life set the foundation for a lifetime of harmony in your home and family.  A well trained puppy is the difference between a lifetime of chaos and stress, or seeing that dream become a reality.  Having the dog that everyone loves to spend time with is the end goal for everyone who adopts, but getting there is the tricky part!

Our Habibi Pup Academy is a training program that was created exclusively for our families, to help our new puppies transition with ease  from their mother and littermates to their new family and home environment, and then train them to become the puppy that will meet your future needs.  Habibi Pup Academy is designed to be the best of both worlds. You can now finally have a new puppy without all of those new puppy issues that have been holding you back for so long!  We want to break this down into bite-sized doable chunks for you,  to eliminate the overwhelm, helping you feel empowered in raising your puppy.  

Our Habibi Pup Academy families  feel it's easier for their puppy to begin the training directly after delivery day with our trainer,  versus trying to interview and hire a trainer in their area.  Not all trainers are alike, and there are many self proclaimed experts who simply are not what they say they are.  After hearing years of horror stories from our clients, we knew we needed to find a solution and do better for our Habibi Tribe.

  • Your puppy will be in expert hands with someone who talks dog!  This will be valuable in your puppy's future experiences to have such an empowered start on training, as opposed to coming home to a new owner who doesn't have a full tool belt and can unknowingly send mixed messages to their puppy that have to be undone later on.

  • Our trainer has a 30+ year experience in working with rescues and training for service, therapy and ESA.

  • She will set your puppy up for success and understands the importance of developmental phases. She works with puppies at their developmental levels and caters her work to each individual.  Never causing burnout or stress!
  • Our training techniques are tried and proven.

  • She  knows how to train our puppies during the most critical phase in the puppy's growth, the Socialization Period-- and will take great care to nurture and empower your puppy through Fear Phases as well.  

  • She knows what methods work and what does not work.

  • She knows how to introduce new things to our puppies in a way that lay the groundwork to a happy, well-adjusted puppy.

  • You can trust that your puppy will not be mishandled or taught in a way that needs to be undone later.  
 

Our Concerns

  • If Habibi Bear puppies are placed with a trainer that is not familiar with the Habibi, there could be life long damaging results.
  • It is very difficult and often times impossible to undo the negative behaviors a  Habibi Bear developed during these fear imprint periods.
  • Dogs that are denied socialization during this critical Socialization Period often become unpredictable because they are fearful or aggressive.
  • Any traumatic, painful or frightening experiences can have a lasting impact. This is why we highly suggest that all puppies go to a minimum of 4 weeks of Habibi Pup Academy.

The Reason Why

During the first 4 weeks of Habibi Pup Academy, your puppy will go through two of the most important Socialization Periods and Fear Imprint Periods of their lives.

The Crucial Socialization Phase

Proper socialization is key in raising a well adjusted puppy.  This is the small window of time where we can imprint on these puppies and create lasting positive experiences, or if mishandled, create lasting fear imprints that stick for its lifetime.

  • Young puppies have short attention spans, training must be respectful of their abilities
  • Everything learned is permanent and will be resistant to change.
  • Puppies are eager to learn, their brains are little sponges at this phase.
  • What they learn now, will be seen as an adult.
  • Puppy’s temperament and personality become more apparent.
  • Puppy will be transitioning their education from mother to the human environment.

What we do

After YEARS of searching for solutions to empower our families, we decided to develop our own program.  We are aligned with the reward based training method, so our families have a seamless transition and are able to follow along at home!

  • We will set up a schedule that works for your home so you don't have to!
  • We gradually introduce your puppy to new things, environments and people.
  • We make their training experiences positive (providing treats or toys, and lots of love).
  • We don’t push puppies into fearful situations – we take things slowly and allow puppies to adjust and get used to the situation.
  • We will control their environment and we do not let others push our puppies or be forceful with them. (This is difficult to manage at home with children or visitors)
  • We will provide a secure comforting demeanor that teaches puppies that the world is safe and humans are kind. Instilling TRUST.
  • We teach puppies to look to their family for protection and leadership.
  • We keep all puppies up to date on age appropriate medical protocol while they are with us, and they are fed our recommended diet, while maintaining a chemical and toxin free environment per our Natural Rearing philosophy.  
  • Puppies are exposed to aromatherapy with essential oils,  and we share the recipes with you to create the relaxing environment for your puppy to come home to, feeling familiarity.  (We will share recipes for topical sprays and diffusing recipes that are safe for dogs)
  • We send a little update each week to keep you posted on puppy's progress!
  • Training Manual,  complete with links to the videos for each lesson, setting you up for success.  

How Habibi Pup Academy Works

Instead of immediately coming home on our designated Delivery day with the litter, your puppy will leave our Habibi Bear Home  to be trained with our trainer. They will actually stay in the trainer's home and become an active member of her family. Once there, the trainer will work with your puppy on a daily basis to get them ready to come to YOUR home. We will cater your pup's schedule to your needs and daily schedule, tailored to meet your family's individual needs for training and timing. The length of your puppy’s stay depends on your personal request and expectations as a puppy owner.

Our HPA programs were created to meet the unique needs of our families.  We follow the Montessori philosophy of allowing the student to show us when they are ready for the next level of training.   You will need to determine in advance which program will best fit your lifestyle and training goals. Each week that a puppy is enrolled in HPA,  they are learning the outlined goals for that week. Our program is catered to the individual puppies developmental phases and abilities, and we have a specific training outline we follow, while being aware of the individuals abilities.  Never pushing or holding the puppy back. Puppies have to be taught systematically.

 Habibi Pup Academy

Pricing Includes Puppy. Our program teaches new concepts each week and then reinforces them.
For an example, if you enroll for one week of training, you will have 1/16th of our program.



Introductory 2-week Habibi Pup Academy (Included with all puppies!)*
$6000
4-week Habibi Pup Academy (Recommended)
$7360
6-week Habibi Pup Academy
$8720
8-week Habibi Pup Academy
$10,080
16-week Habibi Pup Academy
$15,000
Daily 24-hour Habibi Pup Academy
$250
 

*Inquire for pricing of un-trained puppies (go home at 8 weeks)

Week 1 Overview (of 2 week program)
First Week Overview of Our Two Week Introductory Program:

Goal: Our Crate Training Program was developed for our clients and their puppies to ensure the pup is set up for success, encouraging appropriately timed crate training for the development of the puppy, managed by a professional dog behiorist. To put it simply, she is skilled at assiting the puppy to hold its potty without causing UTI's that can literally cause lasting setbacks in your potty training experience. After years of hearing from clients that they have dogs who are still having accidents, developed UTI's or other issues, we knew this program would be a game changer!

This first week is huge for your puppy. They are learning how to live in a home environment away from their littermates. They are introduced to crate training, & will learn their name. There will be no other training included this week. At one week, a puppy still needs to go out at night. We are working on establishing bladder control.

The goal is to have the puppy introduced to crate training, able to spend time in the crate without all the fuss. During this week we will get puppy started on the process, but for an established routine, a full four weeks is typically the recommended length of time.
(We will also evaluate your puppy after one week and advise how much addtional time is recommended for your puppy. This allows them to blossom and develop at their own rate, as some puppies take longer than others to adjust to a schedule.)

This makes for a happier transition to your home and the family can avoid the first loud and messy days of puppy training. Our Foundational Puppy Program is a 16-week program, this One Week would be 1/16th of that program.

Focus this week is on the transition from life with mom and litter mates in the Nursery to life in the home with people versus dogs. We work diligently on getting the puppy on a schedule for eating, drinking, sleeping, playing, training, and pottying (we start with one that works for him). We do crate training for this week. We stay ahead of the puppy’s need for potty breaks, to prevent accidents in the crate or around the house while the puppy adjusts to his new schedule. By the end of this week, most puppies are on a schedule where they eat 2-3 times daily, they are holding potty in their crate for 4-6 hours at night and 2-4 hours during the day, and barking in the crate is minimal.

Medical Protocol: Our puppies are all weaned and ready to go home or to enter our Habibi Pup Academy at eight or nine weeks of age.
Medical Protocols: We follow a Homepathic and Natural Rearing Philosophy, so our puppies are not given vaccines at young ages, to cause permaent damage to their health that lasts a lifetime. We will give Homepathic Nosodes to your puppy while with us. Rest assure, you never have the worry of your pup being given unwanted vaccines by your vet. You litterally avoid this by keeping puppy with us, as we follow the Dr. Schultz protocols and provide Homeopathic Parvo and Distemper Nosodes. We ensure your puppy is not one of the victims to vaccinosis.

He/She will also be ready to begin their crate training.

This one week option is also available to our families that would like to send their dogs back for a week of continued education. Vacations are the perfect time for puppies to sharpen their skills, work on problem areas or learn a new trick. They will need to have a current health certificate within 3 days of arrival.


Crate Training - "We always recommend crate training for all puppies, they will love their bedroom for life!"

Have a crate on hand and keep your puppy in it when you are not with him, but not for more than a few hours at a time. Make sure the crate is not too big. It should be large enough for the puppy to stand up, turn around, stretch out, but no larger. Dogs do not want to soil their bed and the use of a crate teaches them to control their urge to eliminate. Your puppy has already begun some of his crate training before he arrives at you. He has already learned along with his litter mates that his crate is for sleeping and not for going potty. Because of this pre-training, most pups are very easy to crate train, But, please be aware: a dog that is left in a crate all day long, gets let out in the evening after work for a few hours and then put back in the crate for the night can become a very unhappy, destructive dog.

If you work all day, it is recommended that you find someone who can let your dog out for a potty break and playtime midday, if you intend on crating your dog while you are gone. If this is not possible, then only use the crate at night and set up your puppy in a pen as we do here, with the crate door open for pup to go in and out at leisure. If you must leave your dog all day long every day and you have nobody to let the dog out during the day, you should find a room that he can be contained in (or large pen area) and put down food, water, and toys. A kitchen, Bark Potty, or utility room works great. You should set up the room so that a bed and food are at one end with the Bark Potty at the other end. They need to find something to occupy their mind, so give your dog plenty of toys. Dogs are den animals and will usually come to like the crate, but even a den animal would go crazy if it was locked up all day long.
2 Week Pogram
Comes with puppy's crate, toys, blanket, training leash and potty bell, continued homeopathic nosodes and natural wormer as needed, exit groom by our professional groomer, go home video, training manual, and lifetime support. This value is equal to one week of training.

The goal of the 2-week program is to transition your puppy to a new location and life away from their littermates, to become familiar with a family atmosphere, and to be imprinted and started on all aspects of training.
This program is perfect for clients who would like an objective evaluation of their puppy. It's ideal for those who want a leg up on training but would like to do most of the training themselves.
This program is best suited for those who do not want or cannot handle, those first very messy and noisy days of crate training.

This program is not for anyone who wants a completely trained puppy. This is an introductory program only - which covers 1/8 or 12% of the full 16-week program.

What's Going On This Week?
During this two-week program, we will introduce the obedience commands (name, sit, down, leave it, come, touch) in a formal way. We focus on the helper commands (sit, name, leave it, come, etc) for the other aspects of training in the future. The puppy is on a leash (longer 10-30 foot) most of the time he is out of his crate so we are set up to be successful as training is starting. By having the puppy on a leash, we can control the source of rewards at this point. Socialization continues by adding to the normal household, neighborhood, and day to day sights, sounds, smells, and textures, the puppy will experience while at home. Crate training now should be progressed to being able to hold potty 6-8 hours overnight and barking very minimal. We are still staying ahead of the puppy’s needs for potty breaks to limit accidents in the crate and in the home and rewarding heavily for making potty in the proper location. Manners are still being worked by setting up the puppy to be successful and rewarding right choices.

Goals:
Your puppy will receive around the clock 24/7 care for the length of time enrolled in our program.
Your puppy will live in the home of a caring, insured trainer.
The initial adjustment away from the litter, which is more dog oriented, to a family home setting which is more people oriented. Most puppies come home ready to instantly bond.
Your puppy will be on a schedule of eating, drinking, and going potty to make house training much easier. You will receive a copy of this schedule.
Your Puppy will be crate trained. Meaning in most cases, your puppy can hold potty and remain quiet overnight and for a few hours during the day.
Your puppy will be introduced to Feedback Words, “yes”, “no”, “good”, “okay" to aid in communication.
Your puppy will be introduced to the training obedience commands of knowing his name, "sit", "leave it", "stay" "watch me" & "come".
Problems such as jumping up, mouthing (puppy nipping), chewing, etc. will be worked on during this second week.
Your puppy will be familiar with taking and following treats and wearing a collar and leash. (Many new puppy owners do realize how important this is in the training process, and that this does not come naturally to a puppy. It must be taught before the puppy can progress in his/her training.)
They are introduced to walking on a lead.
They are transitioned from their litter to living with family.
Your puppy will be introduced to basic grooming and maintenance such as brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and teeth brushing. (This too is something many families find out later that they did not introduce properly as puppies and they have a lifetime of issues with their dog not allowing them to groom them. This is imperative for proper care and handling of your dog)

Potty Training Started: Puppies enrolled in the two-week program have just been introduced to the potty training process and are beginning to understand manners and what is expected of them. They will require a great deal of attention to continue the potty training in your home, as well as reinforcement of all the rules we have been working on with them. Your puppy will be introduced to the touch command and ringing the bell to go potty (this aspect of the training is not complete but is made much easier due to the familiarity with the basic training concepts).

Medical Protocol: Medical Protocols: We follow a Homepathic and Natural Rearing Philosophy, so our puppies are not given vaccines at young ages, to cause permaent damage to their health that lasts a lifetime. We will give Homepathic Nosodes to your puppy while with us. Rest assure, you never have the worry of your pup being given unwanted vaccines by your vet. You litterally avoid this by keeping puppy with us, as we follow the Dr. Schultz protocols and provide Homeopathic Parvo and Distemper Nosodes. We ensure your puppy is not one of the victims to vaccinosis.

Your puppy will receive socialization throughout the day with children and other household pets.

One of the best things about sending a puppy to our Academy: If at any time the puppy develops negative behaviors that we do not feel are suitable for your family, we will advise you immediately and look for a more suitable puppy for your family.
4 Week Program
During the four weeks, Stay & Train Program the puppy will receive all of the benefits of the two-week program. We teach the basics the first 2 weeks then we do a lot of reinforcing for the next 2 weeks. Consistency is the KEY to this program. This program is designed for the novice puppy owner. It's ideal for those that want a more comprehensive program that will render a better-trained family member. Due to the extended length of the program, the trainers will be able to work with the puppy more in-depth.
They will have more time to get to know your puppy and fine tune the skills that were introduced in the first two weeks.

Our Complete Foundational Training is a 16-week program, puppies in this 4-week Stay and Train program will have completed 1/4 or 25% of the full program.
This week the obedience is becoming more solid and we begin adding difficulty through the 3 d’s (distance, duration, distraction). The puppy is being allowed more supervised, off leash in freedom this week because at this point there is a good foundation of good choices being rewarded. We now will give the puppy a chance to make the wrong choices so he can receive feedback if he does and rewards when he doesn’t. We will begin seeing puppies go to the door on their own this week, but will still need to prompt them to ring the bell. If we are not supervising or do not notice him go to the door accidents will occur. Crate training at this point is very good. The puppy is now as close to your schedule as we can reasonably do for the puppy’s age and to achieve the goals set each week. Manners are now being worked with feedback words and rewards for good choices. We begin working through our socialization scavenger hunt on the new things we can expose him to while still around the home.
The KEY is REPETITION & REINFORCEMENT!!

Puppies completing the four weeks of training will have a stronger and more solid understanding of appropriate household manners such as not walking between your feet, jumping up, or destroying inappropriate objects.
Problems such as jumping up, mouthing (puppy nipping), chewing, etc. will be worked on and usually pretty well under control at the end of this four week period.

Goals:
Your puppy will receive around the clock 24/7 care for the length of enrollment in our program.
Your puppy will live in the home of a skilled, insured trainer.
The initial adjustment away from the litter, which is more dog oriented, to a family home setting which is more people oriented will take place with a professional. Most puppies come home ready to instantly bond.
Your puppy will be on a schedule of eating, drinking, and going potty to make house training much easier. You will receive a copy of this schedule.
Your puppy will be crate trained, meaning in most cases your puppy can hold potty and remain quiet overnight and for a few hours during the day.
Your puppy will be familiar with the taking and following of treats and wear a collar and leash. (Many new puppy owners do not realize how important this is in the training process, and that this does not come naturally to a puppy.)
More practice to maintain consistent results with the obedience commands, "attention" (his/her name), "sit", "touch", "leave it", "down", "watch me" and "come."

Your puppy will know the four feedback words of "yes', "good", "nope", "okay" and "leave it" to aid in communication.
Your puppy will be introduced to basic grooming and maintenance such as brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming & teeth brushing.
Your puppy will receive socialization throughout the day with children and other household pets.

Potty Training Started: They will require a great deal of attention to continue the potty training in your home, as well as reinforcement of all the rules we have been working on with them. Please keep in mind that it is not possible for a puppy to be 100% reliably house-trained until the puppy has matured which is usually between the ages of six to eight months.

The puppy will be further along in the house-training process, and your puppy will be put on a personalized schedule that mirrors your own, which will allow the house-training to run more smoothly in your home. Puppies in the 4-week program will have the benefit of additional socialization, which means a more well-rounded puppy.

Medical Protocol: Your puppy will be fully vetted during their 4-week stay and receive Age Appropriate Homeopathic Nosodes & Deworming

One of best things about sending a puppy to our Academy: If at any time the puppy developed negative behaviors that we do not feel are suitable for your family, we will advise you immediately and look for a more suitable puppy for your family.


6 Week Program
The six-week program includes everything in the four-week program as well as continued training benefits.

We begin to socialize in new settings and apply the obedience to real world settings. Manners are being practiced with new people. We work on being more controlled while being walked on a leash. We continue on our socialization scavenger hunt. Your puppy has now entered Adolescence and we expect to see them test limits and boundaries. We also expect to see their needs for energy burns increase as he typically hits a growth spurt and energy spurt this week. This higher energy level gives us more stamina to extend training sessions and expect more as we continue to ask the 3 ds. Potty training is becoming more consistent this week as the puppy is actively trying to go in the right places and hold it in the wrong ones.


THE more REPETITION & REINFORCEMENT your PUPPY gets, in the BEGINNING, the BETTER off they will be for LIFE.

* One week in the life of a puppy is equivalent to one month in the life of a baby......the more mature your puppy is during their training, the more they will learn.

Puppies completing the six weeks of training will have a stronger, more solid understanding of appropriate household manners such as not walking between your feet, jumping up, or destroying inappropriate objects. Problems such as jumping up, mouthing (puppy nipping), chewing, etc. will be worked on and usually pretty well under control at the end of this four week period.


Goals:
Your puppy will receive around the clock 24/7 care for the length of time enrolled in our program.
Your puppy will live in the home of a skilled, insured trainer.
The initial adjustment away from the litter, which is more dog oriented, to a family home setting which is more people oriented. Most puppies come home ready to instantly bond.
Your puppy will be on a schedule of eating, drinking, and going potty to make house training much easier. You will receive a copy of this schedule.
Your Puppy will be crate trained. Meaning in most cases your puppy can hold potty and remain quiet overnight and for a few hours during the day.
Your puppy will be familiar with the taking and following of treats and be wearing a collar and leash. Many new puppy owners do not realize how important this is in the training process, and that this does not come naturally to a puppy.
More practice to maintain consistent results with the obedience commands, "attention" (his/her name), "sit", "touch", "leave it", "down", and "come."
Your puppy will know the four feedback words of "yes", "good", "nope", "okay" and "leave it" "watch me" to aid in communication.
Your puppy will be introduced to basic grooming and maintenance such as brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming & teeth brushing.
Your puppy will receive socialization throughout the day with children and other household pets.
Medical Protocol:
We follow a Homepathic and Natural Rearing Philosophy, so our puppies are not given vaccines at young ages, to cause permaent damage to their health that lasts a lifetime. We will give Homepathic Nosodes to your puppy while with us. Rest assure, you never have the worry of your pup being given unwanted vaccines by your vet. You literally avoid this by keeping puppy with us, as we follow the Dr. Schultz protocols and provide Homeopathic Parvo and Distemper Nosodes. We ensure your puppy is not one of the victims to vaccinosis.

One of the best things about sending a puppy to our Academy: If at any time the puppy develops negative behaviors that we do not feel are suitable for your family, we will advise you immediately and look for a more suitable puppy for your family.

Potty Training
They will require a great deal of attention to continue the potty training in your home, as well as reinforcement of all the rules we have been working on with them. Please keep in mind that it is not possible for a puppy to be 100% reliably house-trained until the puppy has matured which is usually between the ages of six to eight months.

The 6-week program is 3/8 or 37% of the Complete Companion Puppy training that we offer. By following the rules set out in the six-week program accidents should be minimal after the initial transition period of three to five days.

Your puppy will be further along in the house-training process, which will allow the house-training to run more smoothly in your home. Puppies in the 6-week program will have the benefit of additional socialization, which means a more well-rounded puppy.

Puppy will be Vetted twice with Age Appropriate Vaccinations & Deworming (Homeopathic /Vaccination will be given per your preference)
8 Week Puppy Program
Our Most Popular Program!!!

The EIGHT-week program includes everything in the SIX-week program as well as continued training benefits.

This program is ideal for puppies that are going being used as therapy dogs.

As with CGC, our Puppy certification means that your puppy has completed one-half of our foundational program. We highly recommend continued training throughout your puppy's life. With this great foundation, your puppy should pass the CGC test at one year of age with flying colors if you maintain their training until they are 1 year of age.

THE more REPETITION & REINFORCEMENT your PUPPY gets, in the BEGINNING, the BETTER off they will be for LIFE.

* One week in the life of a puppy is equivalent to one month in the life of a baby......the more mature your puppy is during their training, the more they will learn.

Puppies completing the eight weeks of training will have a stronger, more solid understanding of appropriate household manners such as not walking between your feet, jumping up, or destroying inappropriate objects. Problems such as jumping up, mouthing (puppy nipping), chewing, etc. will be worked on and usually pretty well under control at the end of this eight week period.

Goals: Your puppy will receive around the clock 24/7 care for the length of time enrolled in our program.
Your puppy will live in the home of a skilled, insured trainer.
The initial adjustment away from the litter, which is more dog oriented, to a family home setting which is more people oriented. Most puppies come home ready to instantly bond.
Your puppy will be on a schedule of eating, drinking, and going potty to make house training much easier. You will receive a copy of this schedule.
Your Puppy will be crate trained. Meaning in most cases your puppy can hold potty and remain quiet overnight and for a few hours during the day.
Your puppy will be familiar with the taking and following of treats and wear a collar and leash. (Many new puppy owners do not realize how important this is in the training process, and that this does not come naturally to a puppy.)
More practice to maintain consistent results with the obedience commands, "attention" (his/her name), "sit", "touch", "leave it", "down", and "come" and "Watch me"
Your puppy will know the four feedback words of "yes", "good," "nope," "okay" and "leave it" to aid in communication.
Your puppy will be introduced to basic grooming and maintenance such as brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming & teeth brushing.
Your puppy will receive socialization throughout the day with children and other household pets.

Potty Training
They will require a great deal of attention to continue the potty training in your home, as well as reinforcement of all the rules we have been working on with them. Please keep in mind that it is not possible for a puppy to be 100% reliably house-trained until the puppy has matured which is usually between the ages of six to eight months. Therefore, the 8-week program is 1/2 or 50% of the Complete Puppy training that we offer. By following the rules set out in the eight-week program accidents should be minimal after the initial transition period of three to five days.

The puppy will be further along in the house-training process, and your puppy will be put on a personalized schedule that mirrors your own, which will allow the house-training to run more smoothly in your home. Puppies in the 8-week program will have the benefit of additional socialization, which means a more well-rounded puppy. Upon request, puppies in this group can also be introduced to the bell as a means for signaling the need to go outside to potty.

Medical Protocol:
Medical Protocols: We follow a Homepathic and Natural Rearing Philosophy, so our puppies are not given vaccines at young ages, to cause permaent damage to their health that lasts a lifetime. We will give Homepathic Nosodes to your puppy while with us. Rest assure, you never have the worry of your pup being given unwanted vaccines by your vet. You litterally avoid this by keeping puppy with us, as we follow the Dr. Schultz protocols and provide Homeopathic Parvo and Distemper Nosodes. We ensure your puppy is not one of the victims to vaccinosis.
16 Week Complete Pup Academy
Our Complete Companion Puppy Program is a 16-week "Foundational Program" that gets your puppy through the initial phases and stages of puppyhood:

Academy Weekly Overview
Our Complete Companion, Prep School Program, is a 16-week "Foundational Program" that gets your puppy through the initial phases and stages of puppyhood.
The 16-week plan focuses on learning at the most appropriate time for the puppy based on age and social development stage.
Each new week adds onto the previous week’s learning.
Each week our Prep School Program focuses on each puppy as an individual, not as a litter-mate.
We also focus on each client’s needs individually.
These two elements combined give us the actual training plan for each puppy.
Puppy or Client needs will create variances in the below program.
Upon completion, your puppy will receive a Certification Award
This program is our Complete Puppy Training Program. Once a puppy has reached 16 weeks old they are past the most critical socialization period. The socialization window is closed, and their real personality is now established. This is why ALL potential service & therapy dogs must complete this program. This is the most crucial training period of a dog's life. They typically begin this program at eight weeks of age. Most puppies that have completed this phase of training are six to eight months depending on when the puppy was enrolled. Additional weeks or months can be added at the owner's request.

We continue with practice and socialization, continually requiring the puppy to give better behaviors for the same rewards and expanding on his exposures and experiences. We build reliability and constancy with the potty training, manners, and obedience by doing this. The puppy will do another practice transition during this time. We are now focusing in areas of most importance to the client and in areas the puppy has more difficulty. Adolescence is in full swing now, and the puppy continues learning by testing limits and boundaries and getting clear feedback to what is and isn’t appropriate behavior. Teething also typically is going on now. We also continue practicing in a new setting and applying all training to the real world, so it will be functional once the puppy is with the client.
This is where we apply all finishing touches to the Socialization and potty training. The puppy’s schedule very closely mirrors the client’s requested schedule. Obedience is solid and reliable in most settings. Manners are very good at this point. If the puppy is still in adolescence and teething, the trainer may have special instructions for working with this once the puppy comes home. The puppy’s is getting many opportunities to practice and gain experience.
By the 16th week of Pup Academy, most puppies are six months old and through those puppyhood phases that lead to problems with owners. They are now capable of controlling when they potty. They are through the socialization phase which has them getting into everything. They are also for the most part through the testing limits and boundaries phase which makes training pretty reliable at this point. There is an anticipated transition period the puppy will go through when first arriving home, but the trainers will have excellent guidance on what to expect and how to get through it as quickly and seamlessly as possible from his practice transitions.

The 16-week Foundational program is for those who do not wish to deal with alot of the puppy phases.

From this program you can expect the following behaviors:
Your dog will exhibit good manners and be consistent with the obedience commands "Attention," "Come," "Sit," "Stay," "Leave It" "Watch Me" and "Touch."
Your puppy is trained in line with our Puppy Certification.
Your dog will also be eligible to be CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certified. (This will be accomplished after they have reached the age of one year and when you have maintained the training they received during the 16-week program).
Your dog will have received all age appropriate vaccinations/homeopathic nosodes per your choice
Your puppy will be passed the socialization period which means that their temperament is solid.
To make an easier transition, your dog will spend time in our trainers home so that his/her ability to transition will be tested before going home.

This is Phase I of our Service Dog programs.
Therapy or Service Dog
What is a Therapy Dog?

A therapy dog is a Pet that has been trained to be a Working dog, with a very specific temperament, to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with learning difficulties.
Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.

Therapy dogs are different than Service dogs. Service dogs are dogs who are specially trained to perform specific tasks to help a person who has a disability. An example of a service dog is a dog who guides an owner who is blind, Diabetic Alert, or a dog who assists someone who has a physical disability. Service dogs stay with their person and have special access privileges in public places such as on planes, restaurants, etc. Therapy dogs do not have the same special access as service dogs.

Our Therapy dog program is perfect for the person that wants a trained therapy dog ready to become their pet partner.

We recommend the 16-week Foundational Program" for anyone wanting a puppy to partner with as a Therapy Dog.

There are three different types of therapy dogs:
The first and most common are "Therapeutic Visitation" dogs. These dogs are household pets whose owners take time to visit hospitals, nursing homes, detention facilities, and rehabilitation facilities. Visitation dogs help people who have to be away from home due to mental or physical illness or court order. These people miss their pets, and a visit from a visitation dog can brighten the day, lift spirits,
and help motivate them in their therapy or treatment with the goal of going home to see their own pets.
The second type of therapy dog is called an "Animal Assisted Therapy" dog. These dogs assist physical and occupational therapists in meeting goals important to a person's recovery. Tasks that a dog can help achieve include gaining motion in limbs, fine motor control, or regaining pet care skills for caring for pets at home. Animal Assisted Therapy dogs usually work in rehabilitation facilities.
The last type of therapy dog is called a "Facility Therapy Dog". These dogs primarily work in nursing homes, dental and medical offices and are often trained to help keep patients with Alzheimer's disease or other mental illness from getting into trouble, or calm during procedures. In our expereince, we have many teachers and School Administrators who find a Facility Therapy Dog to be invaluable in their schools and classrooms. They are handled by a trained member of the staff and live at the facility.
Therapy Dogs must:
Be well tempered
Not shed excessively...this is why our Habibi Bears make Great therapy dogs
Well socialized (exposed to many environments)
Love to cheer others up!

We've trained 100's of Therapy Working Dogs in Our Exclusive Habibi Pup Academy and we'd love to Train a very special puppy for you to Partner with as well.


Service Dog
If you are needing a trained service dog, you will need to submit your online application.
Once that has been approved, we will set up a phone conference to determine if we can meet your specific need and go over pricing for this program.

Our primary focus is:
PTSD Dogs
Emotional Support
Comfort Dogs
Diabetic Alert Dogs
Autism Support Dogs
Basic Service Dogs trained specifically to assist the needs of our special needs clients, primarily children.

Our SERVICE DOG PROGRAM has three Phases:
We ONLY TRAIN Phase 1 Service Dogs at this Time
Phase I - Initial Consult to determine qualification. Once accepted, we will match you with a puppy and they will begin The 16-week Foundational Puppy Program. This is generally for puppies 2 months of age and takes approximately 4 months to complete.

This is a prerequisite to beginning Phase II.

Phase II - This is generally for puppies 6 -10 months of age and takes approximately 4 months to complete. This is a prerequisite to beginning Phase III.
Phase III - This is generally for puppies 10 -14 months of age and takes approximately 4 months to complete.


**We DO NOT Train Phase 2 OR Phase 3 Service Dogs at this time - This will be done by a trainer that YOU, the client hire in your local area.**

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