Puppy Preschool

Puppy Preschool

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Ruger conquers the teeter totter, 2017.

Our Puppy Preschool lessons provide a wide variety of puppy related information and assistance.  If you’re a seasoned dog owner who just needs a little assistance, come to one lesson!  If this is your first time raising a puppy, come to as many as you like between 8-16 weeks old!  All puppies must show proof of age appropriate vaccinations.

While many vets still recommend no socialization until after a puppy is fully vaccinated, many are now realizing that controlled socialization is vital.  Should you take your unvaccinated puppy to roam a public park?  No.  Should you take your puppy to training class with other puppies and dogs who have age appropriate vaccines?  Yes!  The AVSAB states it as follows…

…behavioral problems are the number one cause of relinquishment to shelters.  Behavioral issues, not infectious diseases, are the number one cause of death for dogs under three years of age.  – American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

 

First lesson = $40
Subsequent lessons = Only $10 each!

Schedule: Generally, every 1st and 3rd Monday evening at 6pm.  Please check the specific dates below!  You MUST sign-up!  Please email, text, or call the trainer: discoverydog1@gmail.com or 828-699-3977.

2019 Schedule: January 7, 21 – February 4, 18 – March 4, 18 – April 1, 15 – May 6, 20 – June 3, 17 – July 1, 15  Change to July 8th – August 5, 19 – September 2 change to 9, 16 – October 7, 21 – November 4, 18 – December 2, 16

Items We Cover

Object Socialization:  We utilize special equipment, such as a puppy teeter totter, as well as household items, such as a vacuum cleaner, to teach owners how to socialize their puppies with new and sometimes scary objects or obstacles.

Handling Exercises:  Our goal is to make your puppy your vet’s favorite patient!  We teach owners how to practice handling their puppies to minimize future problems when dealing with veterinary care, grooming, or even routine in-home wellness.

Special Topics:  During puppy preschool, we address typical questions and problem areas such as play biting and housebreaking, but we also specifically focus on a few special topics including dental care, first aid, and toe nail trimming.

Socialization:  Puppies will socialize with my personal dogs when available as well as any puppies who attend the same class!

 

 

 

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