Puppy Preschool & Dog Training
At Alma Street Veterinary Hospital we host a Puppy Preschool several times through the year. The classes are run by our Veterinary Nurses Kimberly Poots.
Puppies are just like children, and are a product of their ‘parents’, this is why it is important to become fully aware of their needs. A puppy develops their social skills between the age of 8-16 weeks. By introducing your puppy to Puppy Preschool during this time, we aim to ensure your puppy becomes a polite and well behaved canine citizen.
Puppy Preschool focuses on socialisation and information for the owner. However we do cover some of the basic commands like Sit, Stay and Come. It is a great opportunity for a first time puppy owner to learn all the information you need about your new best friend or a just chance to socialize your new puppy and catch up the latest canine health care information.
The course is run over four weeks on a Tuesday nights from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
The four week course costs $70 per puppy.
To attend a Puppy Preschool Class:
- Small Breed Puppies (Maltese, Foxy etc) – 6-14 weeks (when starting the class)
- Large Breed Puppies (Cattle Dog, Mastiff) – 4-12 weeks (when starting the class)
- MUST HAVE had the 1st Vaccination
- Be on a Collar and Lead
- Bookings essential
During these classes we cover:
Week 1: Puppy nutrition, grooming and the command to Sit.
Week 2: General puppy care for fleas, ticks, worming and Vaccinations. Also the command to Stay.
Week 3: What is an emergency and what signs to look for. Plus the command to Come.
Week 4: When’s and Why’s of canine desexing and microchipping. Also information on the best toys.