Bli Bli Vet Puppy Preschool
Every new puppy owner wants a well-behaved, sociable pet, and we know first-hand the benefits of sharing your life with such a friend. Therefore, we encourage all new puppy owners to take advantage of the early developmental period between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks. This is the best time to begin socialisation and Puppy Preschool is the perfect way to do it.
Classes are held each Monday night from 5:30-6:30pm, and our four-week course is open to puppies between 8 and 16 weeks of age. With a maximum of six puppies per class bookings are essential. Please call 5448 5055 and speak to one of our friendly team between 8am and 5:30pm or use our Enquiry Form and we’ll get back to you by the next business day.
Unlike traditional dog training classes, Puppy Preschool is specifically designed for puppies eight to sixteen weeks of age. Your puppy will have the opportunity to experience safe interactions with other pups at the same developmental stage, gaining confidence and socialisation skills in a safe environment. You will learn about normal and abnormal canine behavior, effective early training techniques and how to keep your new puppy happy and healthy.
Each week we’ll cover several topics, such as anxiety, biting, health care and nutrition. You’ll be shown basic training techniques using positive reinforcement. Supervised play sessions are also included to allow puppies to learn acceptable social skills. These will lead to successful interactions later in life; at your local off leash area or the beach. Instructors are trained to prevent bullying and intimidation and can provide early identification of problem temperaments which may require additional management.
Our educational and interactive classes run for four weeks with a maximum of six puppies. Your puppy only requires their first vaccination (usually given around six weeks of age) and up-to-date flea and worming protection to join the fun. Lessons will run for a maximum of an hour; this allows plenty of time for personalised instruction and questions but means puppies won’t become too tired. We supply weekly handouts on the topics covered.
We can’t teach everything we would like about training, behaviour and health in four weeks, but we’ll help you develop a better understanding of your new family member and we’ll be here if you should have questions in the future.