Why is Puppy Pre-School so important?
During 8-16 weeks puppies are at their most influential age. They learn very quickly during this time, good things along with bad. Unfortunately thousands of dogs every year around the UK weren’t given the opportunity to learn correctly. They end up developing major behavioural problems. It is much easier to teach your puppy correctly from the start.
It is particularly difficult to socialise a puppy at this important age because they are too young to go into public areas such as dog park’s. Puppy Pre-School is a safe environment and because the other puppies are the same size and age it is less intimidating than meeting with a much bigger dog.
Where and when are classes held?
Classes are run at the surgery. Please call to book a place.
Who runs the classes?
Sandra Strong: A qualified veterinary nurse and behavioural trainer.
What do the classes cover?
As well as providing your pet with the chance to learn how to play nicely, they will also become more confident in their surroundings and with other people. The classes teach some basic obedience and help you to successfully house train your pup as well as stop their chewing and biting. The classes teach you how to groom, clip nails and clean teeth etc. They cover benefits of using crates for training and ideas on how to use interacticve toys and treats. Classes also give you the opportunity to discuss any issues you may be having at home with training etc.
Puppy Pre-School is a lot of fun for you and your puppy. Puppies that are pre-school trained in the clinic love to come back. It gives them wonderful memories of the clinic and they are always the dogs that end up dragging their owners in the door rather than putting their brakes on.
What do I need to bring with me?
Your puppy will need a well fitted collar and lead for the class it will also need to have had it’s first puppy vaccination.
How do I book in?
Phone our surgery during open hours on 0208 674 3525.