On The Bluff Training Academy​

Welcome to On The Bluff Training Academy, we are proud to offer training to all our dogs from 8 weeks old to adulthood. We have chosen from birth each puppy for their intelligence and temperament. These puppies are trained by our team of trainers that work with each dog with a very individual learning program. Our Trainers only use positive reinforcement techniques. We pride ourselves on communicating with the dog in the language they understand.


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WHAT CAN MY PUPPY DO AT 12 WEEKS

House Training

 

  • 1. Crate Training Goal– to sleep in a crate at night for up to 3-4 hours
  • 2. Potty Training Goal– to hold their restroom for 2 hour during the day without an accident
  • 3. Chew Training Goal– to respond to the word “no” when chewing something wrong
  • 4. Bite Trained Goal– to respond to the word “no” when biting hands too hard
  • 5. Jump Trained Goal– to know the word “off” when commanded

Obedience Training

 

  • 1.Sit” Goals– to go into a “sit” with a combination of verbal/hand commands
  • 2. “StayGoals – to “stay” for a duration of 5 seconds from a distance of 5 feet
  • 3.Down” Goals– to be lured into a “down” command with a simple point to the ground
  • 4.Come” Goals– to respond to a “come” command with a high, peppy voice
  • 5. “OffGoals– to understand that “off” means to jump down
  • 6. Stair Trained Goals– to slowly but not fearfully go up and down stairs

Socialization Training

 

  • 1. Stranger Trained Goals– Not many field trips are allowed at this point since they are not fully inoculated. Socialization is done on campus and with our trainers and staff. They still will love to be around men, women and children.
  • 2. Child Trained Goals– Since pups are not fully inoculated the only children they see are from employees. They will at least spend a little time with them so they are not foreign when they go home.
  • 3. Vet Trained Goals– The vet will come and handle them for a full exam.
  • 4. Noise Trained Goals– During house training they are exposed to normal house and life sounds.
  • 5. Grooming Trained Goals– To be use to getting a bath without great complaint. They still will be somewhat frightened of a hair dryer but we work on this.

Outside Training

 

  • 1. Leash Trained Goals– every day, each individual puppy is trained how to appropriately walk on a leash. They will be use to have a lead on their neck and given some correction. They still will be fairly small and immature so they aren’t going to auto-sit well or be able to go on long walks.
  • 2. Car Trained Goals– to have them not get car sick
  • 3. Spot Trained Goals– to train them to use the restroom with river rock inside or outside
  • 4. Thunderstorm Trained Goals– They are exposed to all natures sounds in our puppy house and play area.

WHAT CAN MY PUPPY DO AT 16 WEEKS

House Training

 

  • 1. Crate Training Goal– to sleep in a crate at night for up to 4-6 hours
  • 2. Potty Training Goal– to hold their restroom for 3 hours during the day without an accident
  • 3. Chew Training Goal– to respond to the word “no” when chewing something wrong
  • 4. Bite Trained Goal– to rarely bite on the hand and if they do quickly respond to “no”
  • 5. Jump Trained Goal– to know the word “off” when commanded

Obedience Training

 

  • 1.Sit” Goals– to go into a “sit” with a verbal command only and also a verbal/hand command
  • 2.StayGoals – to “stay” for a duration of 10 seconds from a distance of 10 feet
  • 3.Down” Goals– to go “down” with combination of a verbal and hand command
  • 4.Come” Goals– to respond to a “come” command with a regular voice
  • 5.OffGoals– to understand that “off” means to jump down
  • 6. Stair Trained Goals– to go up and down stairs at a normal pace

Socialization Training

 

  • 1. Stranger Trained Goals– Again pups are not fully inoculated until 16 weeks old. Socialization is done on campus and with our trainers and staff. They still will interact with men, women and children.
  • 2. Child Trained Goals– Since pups are not fully inoculated the only children of our staff will be interacting with the puppy.
  • 3. Vet Trained Goals– Our Vet will come and do a full body exam on the puppy. Also our Staff will continue to play with puppies to get them used to touch and common interactions that happen at the vet and groomer.
  • 4. Noise Trained Goals– During house training they are watching t.v. constantly and use to hearing the vacuum cleaner and more.
  • 5. Grooming Trained Goals– To be use to getting a bath without great complaint. They still be more use to the hair dryer though not completely unafraid of it.

Outside Training

 

  • 1. Leash Trained Goals– they will start getting very comfortable with walking a leash and start “auto-sitting.” This is training them to focus on us during walking so they keep up and not pull. They are still small and can’t keep up with a brisk walk.
  • 2. Car Trained Goals– to have them not get car sick and feel more comfortable riding in cars.
  • 3. Nature and loud sounds Trained Goals– they will be exposed to all forms of natural sounds including, thunderstorms, loud banging sounds, fireworks.
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