It is important that puppies are trained and socialised between 8 and 18 weeks of age, as this is the time when it is quickest and easiest for them to learn and absorb new information. Puppy Preschool is important at this age, as it exposes them to as many new experiences in a safe and controlled environment as possible. It also allows different breeds to adjust to and communicate with others. It also enables puppies to learn to be calm around other dogs, and balance excited play behaviour with calm, quiet activities.
At Puppy Preschool, we aim to:
- Provide socialisation and training for a well-behaved puppy through to adulthood
- Help you identify and prevent potential problems, such as barking biting and jumping
- Provide basic obedience training
- Allow socialisation with other puppies and people in a safe and fun environment
- Make your puppy familiar with the veterinary clinic, and help reduce anxiety and stress for future visits
What we cover:
- Basic canine communication
- Common issues (such as digging and jumping)
- Toilet training and sleeping through the night
- Basic commands, such as sit, stay, drop, come and walking on a lead
- Environmental enrichment – ways to keep your puppy happy and stimulated
- Handling and grooming
- Positive reinforcement training
- Healthcare and nutrition advice
- Tips to help your puppy adjust to their new life with you
- The importance of controlled interaction
To ensure everyone is protected, your puppy will need to have had its first vaccination to attend.
Puppy Preschool classes are run by our vet nurses, who have had training and many years of experience in dog handling and behaviour.