Puppy Power-Ups

Welcome to Boomerang Dogs Puppy Power-Up Series. These Power-Up sessions will deep dive into the 6 puppy training topics that we know puppy parents can struggle with the most.

These sessions are for owners only, puppies get the afternoon off, so we can really get into the science of each topic without adorable distractions.

Puppy Power-Ups are one hour owner learning sessions where you will get to understand the behaviour behind the struggle, leave with step by step guides, training techniques and games to implement at home. The Puppy Power-Up is also an opportunity for you to have your questions answered by an expert puppy trainer and meet other like-minded puppy owners.

Who should come to a Puppy Power-Up?

  • Your puppy is too young for classes but you need some help now.
  • You don’t have your puppy yet, but want to be fully prepared for when they come home.
  • You are having a struggle with one of these areas.
  • You have done a puppy course and these were not covered.
  • You won’t be able to come to puppy classes but want some advice.

The Power-Up Sessions

Dates

Cost

£25 per session

£60 for 3 sessions - £15 Saving!

£100 for all 6 sessions - £50 Saving!

These sessions are for owners only and each ticket admits up to 2 puppy parents.

The learning session will last one hour and be followed by tea and coffee.

Puppy Biting

Something to get your teeth into!

Puppy biting, nipping and chewing are an inevitable part of puppyhood, but does it need to be so painful?

This Puppy Power-Up session will cover:

  • Everything you need to know about teething.
  • The top reasons why puppies bite nip and chew.
  • How to manage any problematic biting.

26jan2:30 pm3:30 pmEvent OverPuppy Biting2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Bow-Wow Boutique and Spa, 9 Ipswich Rd, Cardiff CF23 9AQ

£25.00Add to cart

You will come away with understanding and confidence to nip nipping in the bud, armed with a comprehensive guide to refer back to.

This will be perfect if you have just gotten your puppy and teething hasn’t kicked in yet, or you are in the throes of teething and need some relief.

Socialisation

Has your puppy met someone with a witches hat yet? How about a man in hi-vis?

You will have been told over and over how important socialisation is, and they’re right, it is important! However, not all socialisation is equal. What does it actually mean? Is it too late after the critical period? Do you wait until vaccinations are complete?

This Puppy Power-Up session will cover:

  • What socialsation is and isn’t.
  • How to socialise your puppy in a way that helps them flourish.
  • What you can do after the critical period to ensure a confident, well rounded puppy.

26jan4:00 pm5:00 pmEvent OverSocialisation4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bow-Wow Boutique and Spa, 9 Ipswich Rd, Cardiff CF23 9AQ

£25.00Add to cart

This is the perfect session if your puppy has not had its vaccines yet, your puppy is yet to be brought home or you feel like you missed socialisation and want to get started now.

Separation & Crate Training

It's 2AM and your new puppy starts crying, do you go and soothe them? Or let them cry it out? You Google it and it helpfully says both are correct...

Knowing the ins and outs of how to build independence skills in your puppy can be a minefield. Knowing when, and how to start leaving your puppy on its own, what to do if its finding it distressing and whether you should be using a crate

This Puppy Power-Up session will cover:

  • Why independence can be hard for puppies and how to build it.
  • Nighttime and daytime protocols for training puppies to be left alone.
  • Pros and cons of crate training.
  • Anxiety vs FOMO
  • Preventing future problematic behaviour when left alone.

16feb2:30 pm3:30 pmEvent OverSeparation and Crate Training2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Bow-Wow Boutique and Spa, 9 Ipswich Rd, Cardiff CF23 9AQ

£25.00Add to cart

Whether you are preparing to bring your puppy home or you have a puppy that is struggling with independence this session will give you all the knowledge and tools you need to move your puppies independence forward.

Calmness

'And...peace...' Said no puppy parent ever.

It's kind of crazy that your puppy comes needing 18-20 hours of sleep a day, but no off switch! Puppies don’t know they need that much rest and life becomes a lot more difficult if they don’t get it. Teething, biting and nipping gets worse, toilet training is harder, they struggle to build independence skills and are more likely to experience behaviour difficulties.

This Puppy Power-Up session will cover:

  • Why calmness is important and the implications of not enough rest.
  • How to train an off switch
  • Arousal and the part it plays in rest and behaviour.
  • Managing an energetic puppy effectively.

16feb4:00 pm5:00 pmEvent OverCalmness4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bow-Wow Boutique and Spa, 9 Ipswich Rd, Cardiff CF23 9AQ

£25.00Add to cart

If you want to be able to sit down and watch TV while your puppy rests in its bed, or even on your lap this is the session for you. Perfect for puppies that struggle to settle, may be experiencing other struggles due to lack of calmness or owners that want a puppy you take anywhere like a cafe or pub.

Resource Guarding

You'd get frustrated if someone wanted all your cool things all the time too!

Pinching your socks is completely normal for a puppy, but when is it no longer just pinching a sock and what can you do about it? Resource guarding often seems to come from out of the blue but usually there would have been signs from an early stage. Did you know there are breeds that are predisposed to develop resource guarding?

This Puppy Power-Up session will cover:

  • What resource guarding is and the risk factors.
  • What resource guarding looks like at different stages.
  • How to spot, manage and prevent resource guarding behaviours in puppies.

01mar2:30 pm3:30 pmResource Guarding2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Bow-Wow Boutique and Spa, 9 Ipswich Rd, Cardiff CF23 9AQ

£25.00Add to cart

Prevention is always easier than cure so take this unique opportunity to get the facts, learn to spot the signs and take away guides, games and training protocols that will produce a puppy that doesn’t steal your stuff or get worried and upset when they have valuable items.

Toilet Training

It was the middle of the night and we heard the puppy whining, we flew out of bed and ran to let her out before it was too late. Only it was already too late and in our haste my partner slipped in a puddle of liquid poop and was covered head to toe. - True story...

Toilet training doesn’t always go to plan, but having a plan is half the battle. Come and find out the most up to date protocols when it comes to toilet training, how long you can expect you puppy to hold it in and how to improve your puppy’s toilet training by up to 90% in just two weeks.

This Puppy Power-Up session will cover:

  • The science behind toilet training and puppies.
  • Dos and Don'ts of toilet training.
  • Step by step guide.
  • Troubleshooting and what to do when it goes wrong.

01mar4:00 pm5:00 pmToilet Training4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bow-Wow Boutique and Spa, 9 Ipswich Rd, Cardiff CF23 9AQ

£25.00Add to cart

If you haven’t started yet or are experiencing hit and miss results this session will ensure you are equipped with all you need to supercharge your puppy’s toilet training. While this session is structured with puppies in mind, the information and protocols would also apply to an older dog such as a new rescue that has not been toilet trained yet.

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