The importance of Puppy School
Did you know that your puppy starts to learn by 2 weeks of age? This means that by the time you get your puppy home he or she may have already developed some bad habits! Reasearch has shown that you can make or break a puppy from the age of 6 weeks to 18 weeks of age. Unfortunatley, a lot of people wait until their puppy has severe social problems like barking, jumping up, fear or strangers, digging and biting before they start training or seek professional help. It is crucial that you train your pup now to fit into our society between these ages.
It is simply unfair to expect your pup to know your house rules immediately, in puppy school we will show you how to teach your pup the correct place to urinate, the correct things to chew, the correct times to bark, the correct way to greet guests and the difference between play time and time to settle down and be quiet etc.
Puppy School will also teach your pup how to behave around other dogs. Socialisation is crucial even if you have another dog at home. Pups who have not been solialised grow up to fear other dogs and show aggression towards them. These dogs then cannot be taken out to the park or for a walk because they don’t get along with other dogs. These little things mean the world to your dog and puppy school is where to start teaching them to love playing with strange dogs so you can both enjoy these outings together. A dog can only be as good as their trainer!
Kylie and Brooke, both trained instructors and experience veterinary nurses, hold classes at our Coomera practice on Monday or Tuesday nights.
During our puppy classes you will learn how to:
– Communicate with your pup effectively
– Stop your pup biting
– Toilet train your pup
– Avoid inappropriate digging
– Control barking now to avoid problems later
– Settle your pup down
You will also learn:
– Heel (walk on the lead)
– Roll Over…and more!
We’ll make sure you can handle any emergency situation with your dog – Toads, Ticks, Snakes, First Aid, What’s normal and what’s not!
Day: Monday and Tuesday
Location: The Vet Lounge Coomera
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Ages: 8wks – 16wks
Duration: 5 weeks
Bring: Lead & Collar
Includes: 5 classes, treats, graduation hat & party
Be sure when you are choosing a puppy school that the trainer is experienced. Also make sure that your trainer requires you to provide a copy of your puppy’s health certifcate and vacccination, this is paramount for your pups safety and any great trainer won’t put your pup’s health at risk, we require all vaccination certificates be sighted prior to class beginning. If you wish to pop into one of our classes to preview before you book you are more than welcome to, just contact us to arrange this with us.
Numbers are limited so call or email us today to book in your pup!