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 11 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 a “noise correction” when chewing something wrong
  • 4. Bite Trained Goal– to respond to a “No bite technique with noise correction” when biting hands too hard

Obedience Training

  • 1.Sit” Goals– to go into a “sit” with a combination of verbal/hand commands
  • combination of verbal and hand commands.
  • 2. “Stay “Goals for meals – to “stay” and “sit” for meals technique
  • 3.NameGoals– to respond to “their name” for beginning recall.
  • 4. “Jump” Goals– to understand “noise and touch correction technique” to instill no jumping. 
  • 5. “Down” Goals- to go “down” combination of verbal and hand commands. 
  • 6. “Paw” Goalsto give paw, with a combination verbal and hand commands.
  • 7. “Touch” Goals- combination verbal and hand commands. Useful for leash training and beginning recall. 

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. 

Outside Training

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  • 1. Spot Trained Goals– to train them to use the restroom with river rock outside
  • 2. Thunderstorm Trained Goals– They are exposed to all natures sounds in our puppy house and play area.
  • 3. Supervised Play time. -lean to appropriately play with other dogs their age. 
 
 

WHAT CAN MY PUPPY DO AT 13 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 “noise correction” when chewing something wrong
  • 4. Bite Trained Goal–to respond to a “No bite technique” with noise correction” when biting hands too hard

Obedience Training

  • 1.Sit” Goals– to go into a “sit” with a verbal command only and also a verbal/hand command
  • 2.Stay Goals – 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. “Down Stay”– Down position and staying in position for 5 seconds at distance of 5 feet 
  • 5. “Stay “Goals for meals – to “stay” and “sit” for meals technique
  • 6.NameGoals– to respond to “their name” for beginning recall.
  • 7. “Jump” Goals– to instill no jumping, with “noise and touch correction technique” 
  • 8. “Paw” Goals- to give paw, combination verbal and hand commands.
  • 9. “Touch” Goals- to touch your hand, with a combination verbal and hand commands. Useful for leash training and beginning recall. 
  • 10. “Stair Trained” Goals– to go up and a down a small set of 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. 

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.
  • 4. Supervised Paly time. -lean to appropriately play with other dogs their age
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