Your puppy can start puppy preschool 1 week after their first vaccination i.e. 7 weeks old at the earliest, 16 weeks at the latest. The main emphasis of the class is on socialising your puppy with other pups and people at a young age. We also cover various topics about puppy care and basic training techniques.
Ask at reception for the start date of our next class. Each course runs for 4 weeks and is held in the clinic on Mondays and/or Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Throughout the sessions we have short play times for the puppies to interact.
Week 1: Safe socialisation, positive training, toilet training, 'sit' & nutrition.
Week 2: More socialisation, mouthing & play biting control, pack behaviour, leadership training, 'drop' & 'recall'.
Week 3: Leader of the pack, handling techniques, 'stay' & 'heel', hide & seek, puppies and children.
Week 4: Worming & flea treatment, noise desensitisation , tricks, poisons information.
Hope to see you there!
Dr Gillian Hogarth