Puppy Preschool

Puppy Preschool classes are run by our vet nurses, who have had training and many years of experience in dog handling and behaviour

It is important that puppies are trained and socialised between 8 and 18 weeks of age, as this is the time when it is quickest and easiest for them to learn and absorb new information. Puppy Preschool is important at this age, as it exposes them to as many new experiences in a safe and controlled environment as possible. It also allows different breeds to adjust to and communicate with others. It also enables puppies to learn to be calm around other dogs, and balance excited play behaviour with calm, quiet activities.

Booking for the Classes

To make a booking call us on (07) 3193 9222 or click below for our Puppy School form, we will call you with all the details.

What Will Be Covered?

At Rochedale Veterinary Surgery we are very lucky to have experienced veterinary nurses, who have a keen interest in animal behaviour, conducting the classes using the positive reinforcement method to cover the topics outlined below:

  • Basic canine communication

  • Common issues (such as digging and jumping)

  • Toilet training and sleeping through the night

  • Basic commands, such as sit, stay, drop, come and walking on a lead

  • Environmental enrichment – ways to keep your puppy happy and stimulated

  • Handling and grooming

  • Positive reinforcement training

  • Healthcare and nutrition advice

  • Tips to help your puppy adjust to their new life with you

  • The importance of controlled interaction

What do you need to bring?

So, you have made the excellent decision to bring your puppy to pre-school. Along with your puppy on a good fitting collar with a lead, a bag of healthy training treats, and you will be required to bring their vaccination certificate (from their first vaccination) if they have not been vaccinated with us previously. It’s a good idea to refrain from feeding your companion a full meal prior to arrival. If you are unsure as to whether or not your puppy has been immunised, please ask reception for further advice.