Developing a puppy for service work is a crucial and often misunderstood aspect of canine development. When approached correctly, it can be immensely rewarding, but unfortunately, it can also lead to disappointment when a puppy with great potential fails to reach that potential due to unintentional mistakes. This phase of a dog's life is critical, and any errors made during this time cannot be easily undone.

With our puppy development training, we prioritise introducing puppies to a wide range of sights, sounds, and smells in a positive and structured manner. We take them out to various settings, exposing them to different experiences to ensure they become well-adjusted and confident.

Through our methods, we have successfully raised numerous puppies that have gone on to serve as Military Working Dogs with esteemed organisations such as the Royal Australian Air Force, Australian Army, and Police.

If you're eager to learn the secrets behind our successful approach, our training is designed specifically for you. We offer comprehensive training in various areas, including puppy testing for service dogs, the importance of socialisation, and how to do it effectively. We also delve into the significance of environmental enrichment and provide guidance on how to implement it correctly.

Moreover, our training covers essential topics such as teaching engagement, promoting drive through techniques like pack instinct and early bites, and implementing early civil agitation at the appropriate times and in the proper manner. We emphasize building a strong obedience foundation and provide guidance on establishing a solid tracking foundation.

By taking our puppy development training, you'll gain valuable insights and practical knowledge that will set you and your puppy up for success in the world.

Puppy testing for service dogs
Socialising - why it's important, and how to do it right
Environmental enrichment - why it's so important and how to do it right
Teaching engagement
Drive promotion - pack instinct, early bites [why do them and how] and early civil agitation [when, why and how]
Obedience foundation
Tracking foundation