Our Puppy Preschool is an interactive and fun five week training course that covers the essentials of socialisation, command training, and puppy welfare.
Puppy class is completed over a 4-week period on Monday evenings here in the clinic, commencing at 7:20pm and usually ending around 8:20pm, and covers such topics as:
Week 1: Vaccination and worming protocols, nutrition and understanding basic commands
Week 2: Appropriate socialisation and canine behaviours including problem behaviours
Week 3: Oral care, desexing, body language and puppy enrichment
Week 4: Graduation night and obstacle play; a fun night for all.
Puppies must be between the ages of 6 – 16 weeks and have had their first vaccination one week prior to attending.
We ask you to come along yourself, and bring your puppy, their collar and lead, and your full attention to all of our classes. We do provide treats and toys, but you are more than welcome to bring your own if your puppy prefers them.
FOR PUPPIES TO GRADUATE IN WEEK #4 OWNERS NEED TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES!!
Our puppy preschool instructor Dr Jodie Gossage is also a qualified Veterinary Surgeon who has been working at the Kwinana Veterinary Hospital for 11 years. Dr Jodie will assist you to teach your puppy general social skills in a safe and controlled environment. Dr Jodie is able to offer lots of professional advice, and discounted offers for all puppy preschool members.
Tips on dog ownership and raising puppies, from the Australian Veterinary Association and RSPCA