Preschool Puppy Class
For puppies 16 to 24 weeks.
- First set of core vaccines or positive titer test
- Puppies must be 16-24 weeks
Class dates & length:
Class are 1 hour each consecutive week for 6 weeks (long weekend excluded). *Registration happens on an ongoing enrollment basis, see below for details.
WE DO NOT OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES
Want a bit of a paw up?
Our Puppy Package combines a set of 6 classes with 1 x 90 minute private session for that little bit extra to help you start your puppy off on the right paw for life. This sessions must be used before your last class.
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*Ongoing enrollment, see below for details
What You'll Learn
We will cover everything needed to get you and your puppy started out on the right paw. Including:
- Stopping puppy chewing on things we don't want them to
- Getting them used to vet visits and grooming
- Puppy's attention and focus on you
- Getting puppy to come when called
- No more pulling you around on walks
- Greeting without jumping
- Preventing future problem behaviours
- Teaching puppy to sit, down and stay
- Leave it: no more picking up and eating everything
- Come when called - every time!
- Exposure to other puppies in a safe, controlled environment
- Teaching puppy how to behave when guests come to visit
Our class enrollment happens on an ongoing basis. This means you can enroll at any time and start your first class as soon as there is an opening once you have registered and received your orientation package. You attend your class for 4 or 6 consecutive weeks (except the weeks where there are no classes due to stat holidays). Due to class popularity there can be a delay getting you started, but we do our best to get you in as soon as possible. To ensure that you receive the benefit of the entire curriculum, the class you select (above) during registration is the class you will complete your set in.
Why join a class?
Current research shows that the primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. During this time puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely and without causing overstimulation, as per the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour. For this reason, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated.
This means puppies can and should be socialized properly and safely as young as 8 weeks. In keeping with this research puppies are welcome in our classes with their first core set of puppy vaccines and a negative fecal test (for parasites). However, in order to keep our puppy classes a safe place for puppies to socialize, we recommend that you not take your puppy to public dog parks while you are attending puppy classes with us. Please feel free to contact us should you require more information as to why we have this recommendation.