Training and socialization is one of the most important things that you can do for a new puppy when it joins your family. Sound training and good social skills are as important as vaccinations and parasite prevention for the health and wellbeing of your new puppy.
The society we live in is very much aware of good and bad manners, and what is considered acceptable behaviour from our canine companions. Puppy behaviour is imprinted from birth and they are most receptive to training between the ages of 6-16 weeks.
One of the most important experiences we can provide for new puppies is involving them in Puppy School classes—these have been running in veterinary clinics across Australia for at least 15 years and have been proven to have a significant impact on the long term socialization skills and manners of the puppies that participate.
The aim of Puppy School is to help both you and your pet achieve:
You will also have the opportunity to learn how to look after your puppy in the best possible way by being made aware of grooming and skin care, nutritional requirements, dental care and hygiene, parasite prevention and vaccinations.
When your puppy is still little and cute, certain lessons are easily taught that would require much more work if delayed. Walking on a loose leash, paying attention when you call the name, coming when called, keeping feet on the floor to greet people, keeping teeth off humans and other essential skills for living in a human world are most easily taught to your puppy over a two or three month period early in life.
Your puppy must be up to date with puppy vaccinations to attend the classes, and have received at least one vaccination 10 days prior to starting the classes.
The classes are held on Wednesday evening from 7.00pm at St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic. Our classes are taught by Kate, an experienced puppy trainer.
We are passionate about getting you and your new puppy off to the best possible start with the aim of creating for you and your family a well-mannered and socially acceptable canine companion.
Phone St Bernard's Road Veterinary Clinic on 8364 4545 to secure your place in the next class.