Puppy Play School

Puppy Play School

Congratulations on your new puppy!

We’re excited to be part of your puppies imprinting period at Andergrove Veterinary Clinic.

Puppy Play School is a protected and safe environment for your puppy to meet and socialise with other dog’s similar in age. Puppy Play School is available for puppies between the ages of 6-16 weeks. This is the age which a puppy learns and is influenced the most.  This is the ideal age to instill basic good manners and behaviors management to avoid future problems. Classes run for 1 hour each Tuesday from 6.30- 7.30pm for a period of 4 weeks aiming to develop a harmonious, trouble free, relationship between you, your family and your new puppy. Throughout the weeks we provide education on vaccination, heartworm prevention, parasite control, nutritional advice, puppy habits, stimulation, bathing, desexing and much more. Classes are limited to 5-6 puppies per class to give the opportunity for one on one learning and the chance to build a personal relationship.

 

The Aim

  • Knowing how to identify and prevent potential problems.
  • Socialisation with other puppies and people in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Familiarisation with the veterinary clinic- helps reduce anxiety for future visits
  • Owner education in general health care: heartworm intestinal worms, flea and tick control.
  • Behaviour- all the naughty things they do and why they do it.
  • Further training recommendations

Each course has four lessons which will be theory and practical based learning

Topics covered

  • Introduction to the program
  • Learning  theory- how dogs learn
  • Humane training  methods classic and operant conditioning.
  • General information  - what to expect in lessons

The Course

Duration         4 weeks for 1 hour from 6.30-7.30pm

Location         Andergrove Veterinary Clinic

Please let your Puppy Play School teacher know if there is anything specific you wish to know or need help with and we will try and accommodate you.