Having a young puppy is an exciting time for you and your family. Puppies go through a critical socialisation period between the ages of 3-14 weeks, this means they are usually more receptive to socialisation during this time which enables you to introduce them to new life experiences. Having a puppy which feels comfortable and safe with different people, other pets, in their own home and new environments (including having positive experiences at your vet clinic) is incredibly important.
Emma one of our nurses is also a qualified dog trainer and runs our puppy classes at Port Road Vet. Emma uses positive based training methods and keeps up to date with the latest information. Puppy classes are a great way to help socialise your puppy in a safe and controlled environment when they are not fully vaccinated. Puppies can enrol in puppy school from 8 weeks of age as long as they have started their vaccination course and be no older than 12 weeks when starting.
The classes go for 4 weeks usually on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, if you are interested in booking your puppy into our school or would like more information please give us a call on 8340 0388. We would love to hear from you.