Puppy School Classes are held 9.30 am Sundays.
Next starting dates will be the 20th January 2018
Our puppy classes are ongoing meaning when ever you want to start you can. No need to wait for a specific date or intake. As long as your puppy is 10 weeks or older it can join. When it comes to your puppies training and socialisation only the best should do, as the training your puppy receives during its critical development period of 8-20 weeks, is essential to having a well rounded adult dog.
Most issues seen in adult dogs are a result of lack of or inadequate training during their first 6 months of life. This is why our puppy training classes are run by only the most experienced trainers, who have the knowledge and experience needed, to help you develop and train your puppy.
Our comprehensive puppy school covers all stages of your puppies training, from stopping jumping and biting, through to them becoming a reliable well trained adult dog, which is a pleasure to take out and that can be trusted in all social settings.
Our puppy classes are designed for puppies between 10 weeks and 22 weeks old.We teach structure and consistency. Even though he or she is just a puppy NOW is the time to start putting some guidelines down for its behaviour .Normally a puppy just doesn’t grow out of being a non listening misbehaving animal into a responsible obedient member of you family. Work needs to be done. Applying the skills you learn in this course you puppy will sit,stand and drop on command. Walk calmly on a loose lead, and come to you when called. We start the process of having your puppy obtain polite socialisation skills (in other words behave around other dogs and people). There is no need to book as it is a revolving format. Payment can be made online (secure Paypal) or at the beginning of class
Importance of socialising your puppy
- The puppy socialisation time frame (up till 16 weeks) is the most crucial time for forming your dog´s temperament, character and behaviour habits. If it misses out in social interaction during this period it is impossible simply go back and fix the problems later.
- Averting problem behaviours through proper socialisation is a more attractive alternative compared with trying to correct the unwanted behaviour (barking, resource guarding, gnawing, separation anxiety, dog to dog aggression etc.) that arises from insufficient socialisation.
- Puppy socialisation is an essential component in establishing and improving the relationship you will share with your dog all through his lifetime. The effort you spend now will be well rewarded.
How to socialise your puppy
- Involve your new puppy in all that you can, always under careful supervision. Just get it acquainted and comfortable with all of the daily routines and happenings of its new household. This is its environment now, we want it to be relaxed and comfortable around things like the vacuum cleaner, dish washing machine, Televisions and noisy children.
- It”s crucial that your puppy interacts with as many individuals that they can before he reaches twelve weeks of age. Because his vaccinations won”t be finished by this stage, it”s best if the people go to him. Continually make visits a fun, non-threatening experience for your little puppy. Really encourage playtime, treats and contact between your visitors and your puppy.
What do we think of Puppy Pre Schools
Even though this has become quite a money making fad it does nothing for your puppy in gaining any social skills in dealing with other dogs.At this age Puppies do not socialise with other puppies outside of its own litter in a strange environment.The amount of clients we have that turn up telling us how their dog has been bowled over by a rambunctious puppy and now their dog is wary or even slightly aggressive towards other dogs is astounding.By all means socialise your puppy but keep it controlled. Handle it, let others handle it,take it outside in your care but please don”t let it “play” with other strange dogs. The repercussions can be appalling.We don”t offer advice on medicating your dog just as a vet or vet nurse shouldn’t offer advice on training dogs’