Why a school for puppies?
Before the age of 6 months it is
essential for the puppy to develop certain skills.
He must acquire sensory balance,
sociability, awareness of hierarchy, and basic training.
The traditional method, with
puppies mixed up together with a group of adult dogs for working sessions, is
not appropriate for their psychological abilities and their need for play.
A lack of understanding between
the puppy and his human family can lead to tension. This leads to anxiety,
which causes inappropriate responses such as barking, destruction, or aggression.
When the situation becomes untenable, the owners reach extreme solutions and either
abandon the puppy or resort to euthanasia.
The puppy that has had the chance
to go to Puppy School invented by Joseph ORTEGA, equivalent to our nursery school,
has every opportunity to integrate into the life of his owners and that of our
society, under the best possible conditions.
A puppy needs attention and
affection for harmonious development. He will then become secure and well behaved!
AIMS OF PUPPY SCHOOL
To teach the owner- to understand
and to make himself understood.
The owner must learn
What the Man-Dog
relationship should be
How the should
communicate with a puppy
The place of the puppy
in the house-What is not allowed
How to improve the
social behaviour of the puppy
About hierarchy, and
how to make it respected
Basic training by
positive reinforcement according the Natural Method Joseph ORTEGA
Basic care and grooming
for the good health of the puppy
Good citizenship so
that the puppy is not a nuisance to passers-by and does not soil the footpaths
How to react to inappropriate
Control of the dog in
To teach the puppy- So that it is
happy to learn and at ease everywhere
Socialisation with its
species (intra-specific), with well trained puppies and adults
Ways of communicating
with its fellows through play
other species (inter-specific)- humans
To allow itself to be
handled by and to play with strangers or people of different types, in
To accept varied stimuli:
visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory
To adapt to different
Basic learning through
play according to the principles of the Natural method: coming when called,
walking to heel, sit, down, stand, stay, fetch
To respond to verbal
signals (orders) or gestures (orders from a distance)
To get used the town,
and to control his behaviour (exploratory, greeting, elimination)
Division of classes by age
Nursery; from 2 to 4 months
Primary: from 4 to 6 months
Class teen: 6 to 8 months – 8 to
10 months – 10 to 12 months
The puppy that arrives late (5 to
The puppy that has learnt nothing
and is running wild
The puppy with a specific problem:
socialisation, hierarchy, fear, phobias, etc.