Your young puppy is like a moldable piece of clay, ready to be shaped. If you wait to begin shaping his behavior, it will be more difficult later. Think of him as pliable and soft, ready to take on any shape you desire. As time passes, that clay will harden and what could have been easily shaped by gentle handiwork now requires and hammer and chisel. Do what is right and begin shaping his behaviors today!
Pono Puppy Method is unique in its approach to shaping a young puppy's behaviors and temperament. It relies heavily on the concepts of capturing behaviors, introducing novelty and stressors, and using enrichment activities to build confidence and balance in your puppy.
This method incorporates safe techniques and clever ideas for bringing real-world stressors and novelty into the puppy's world to better prepare him for life once he is fully immunized. You can't bring your puppy into the world, but you can bring the world to your puppy. There is so much you can do while waiting for that final round of vaccinations! Don't waste valuable shaping opportunities. Learn Pono Puppy Method today!
Most puppy kindergarten classes are too stimulating for young puppies. Additionally, they require full vaccinations. With Pono Puppy Method you will learn how to provide stimulation and build confidence in your pup without the extra distractions and potentially over-stimulating environment of a group setting. Your private trainer will come to your home and instruct you and your family on how to use our methods in a fun and engaging manner.
As a trainer and behaviorist on Maui, with over 15 years of experience, I have encountered many behavioral disorders in dogs that could have been prevented when the pup was very young. The science behind puppy development proves that the younger the better in terms of training and setting behavioral expectations. Through the years, I began a breeding program for Labrador Retrievers which has validated the fact that young dogs, with the proper raising methods, learn quickly and easily with very little effort! It's simply a matter of doing the right thing at the right time. This method extends from birth through puppyhood and can be introduced at any point in the puppy's development, though beginning at birth is certainly ideal.
Another issue I have dealt with is the older puppy who has not had any socialization or early enrichment due to concerns regarding vaccinations. While immunization is critical for the health of the pup, it usually comes at a psychological cost since most pet owners associate socialization with taking the puppy into the world. Normally, the final round of shots usually does not take place until the puppy is at least 16 weeks old. If no socialization takes place before that time, we lose vital developmental opportunities. Pono Puppy Method lets you achieve the much-needed, life-long benefits that socialization and enrichment provides in a safe and effective manner.