Puppy Preschool

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Glenside Veterinary Clinic
294 Greenhill Rd
Glenside
South Australia 5065

Phone:
08 8379 0222
Fax:
08 8379 0229

Puppy Preschool

WHAT IS PUPPY PRESCHOOL?

Puppy Preschool at Glenside Veterinary ClinicEach Puppy Preschool class at the Glenside Veterinary Clinicconsists of 4 weekly sessions of about 1 hour each. Theses sessions are NOT Obedience Classes.

AIMS

  1. To socialise the puppy and make him/her a well behaved pet. The puppy learns how to cope with people, noises, other dogs and novel stimuli early in life.
  2. To train the puppy and the owners in basic obedience work eg. "come", "sit", "heel", "stay".
  3. To have the pups enjoy coming to the veterinary clinic and thus make their visits less traumatic for both the dog and owner.
  4. To provide further education for the owners on other aspects of pet care.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Puppy Pre-school classes will be arranged when we have groups of 3-6 puppies aged between 6 and 14 weeks.

During the 4 weeks of classes we socialise the puppies so they can interact with other people and puppies of all sizes with out fear or aggression.

ALL PUPPIES must have had their FIRST VACCINATIONS before they can be enrolled.

Classes are held at the Clinic, in the evening after consulting is finished. Our staff will be on hand to instruct and assist with each class.

We encourage all family members to attend if possible, as we feel that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the consistent approach to the puppy's training.

You will need to bring your puppy with its collar and lead. Please DO NOT feed your puppy in the 5 hours before class.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

CLASS ONE

  • Introduction
  • Activities: Play session, Getting acquainted "Come", "Sit" (Rewards)
  • Discussion: Training methods, Handling; especially feet, ears, mouth & tail. Nutrition (Rewards)
  • Play & Question time.

CLASS TWO

  • Activities: Review session One. Repeat commands. Play session; "Down", "No". (Rewards)
  • Discussion: Dental Hygiene and Grooming. Dominance: jumping, feeding, agression etc.
  • Play & Question time.

CLASS THREE

  • Activities: Play session: Repeat previous commands. "Heel", "Stay", "Wait" (Rewards)
  • "Pass the puppy", handling & minor restraint.
  • Discussion: Heartworm, Fleas and other parasites.
  • Play & Question time.

CLASS FOUR

  • Activities: Play session; Practice exercises/commands. (Rewards)
  • Discussion: New sensations, noises and more things to try.
  • Desexing, Microchipping and common puppy hazards.
  • Play & Question time.

GRADUATION

HOMEWORK

You will be expected to do short daily training sessions at home, each week to practise the commands.

Remember, no longer than 3 minutes each time. Always finish with something your puppy does well.

BE PATIENT, BE CONSISTENT