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 6:00-7:00pm, 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.
“The mix of education and training was well balanced, and the handouts at each class was very useful for ongoing reference. Elsa really enjoyed the off leash play at the conclusion of each session which furthered her ongoing social education with other puppies and their owners.
“I learnt a lot of things to do with health to help look after my new little fur baby. His confidence grew each week. Thank you ladies for your patience and help.
“Thanks to the team for having Billie and Snow. We learned a lot and loved being able to socialise too. Our training is being put to use and we are becoming very good doggo's!
“Was a great amount of information, really handy to have the info printed out to read through at home. Not always able to take it in when trying to settle excited puppies. Very helpful to have the training also, and then the time for socialising.
“Maddie and Roni are amazing you made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!!
“I found each class very informative and worth attending. It surpassed my expectations of what information I needed to raise a healthy and happy dog.
“Great bunch of ladies who made everyone feel welcome and answered any questions asked and were very helpful and didn't make you feel silly asking questions.
“Thanks to all the wonderful staff at Bli Bli Vets. We learnt a lot and found the interaction with Jazzy and the other puppies around the same age was very beneficial. Thank you!
“Very happy we attended. I found the ladies extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all three trainers and start our journey on the right path with our puppy. It is greatly appreciated.
“A really great experience all round. Having the detailed pamphlets was very useful for others to read at home.
“Fun, friendly and informative.
“Ben and I thought it was great! Lots of information (at class and to take home), socialisation with other puppies and practical training to sit, stay, come etc. If there was a Puppy School for the next level of training we would be there!
“Wish it had been around for our first dog in 2007. Great work from the Bli Bli Vet team.
I really enjoyed the course and learnt so much. Roni had excellent knowledge with behavioral training. All girls were beautiful to work with and each had great knowledge to share which we have benefited from. It would have been great if you provide puppy advanced school as it is so nearby for us and Minnie loved it there.
“I didn't expect such good detail on health etc., so it was really more than we expected.