Brookfield Veterinary Practice runs Puppy School a 4- week course covering socialisation and basic training cues.
Is my puppy eligible?
- Is your puppy aged between 12 weeks and 6 months?
- Has your puppy received their 1st Vaccination?
- Is your puppy registered at Brookfield Vets?
If the answer to this is all the above, then YES! You and your puppy can get involved in all the fun.
What is involved in the course?
Over the 4 weeks we will help your puppy socialise with other dogs and people and learn basic cues such as
- Loose lead walking
During the course you will receive lots of advice from a Registered Veterinary Nurse who will be on hand to answer any questions and help with any problems you are experiencing including:
- Flea and worming treatment
- Health Checking
- Puppy behaviour /training
- Laws associated with owning a dog
- Dogs body language
What is puppy socialisation and why is it important?
Puppies need to be exposed to a range of different experiences while they are young so that they are not afraid of them in later life. Puppies have a window where they tolerate these experiences better which closes 16-17 weeks of age. This is why it is important to expose your puppy to a range of different situations in a positive manner at a young age. Positive socialisation at a young age can prevent problems starting later in life.
Socialisation can involve meeting:
- Unfamiliar people of different ages
- Other puppies and dogs
- Other animals (Cats and Livestock)
- Travelling in the car
How much does it cost?
The course costs £40 for the 4 weeks.
How do I book?
Places are limited to a maximum of 5 puppies with one handler able to attend per puppy. Just contact the surgery for more information and to book a place.