Suitable for puppies aged 8 weeks to 16 weeks (4 months)
The most critical time in a puppy’s life for development is between 8 weeks to 16/18 weeks of age. This is when the puppy needs to build a ‘good reference library of experiences’ to help it cope into adulthood and give it good skills for the rest of its life.
It is a time of nurturing the puppy with good experiences in a controlled environment, a time to teach manners, the rules of the family and how to relate to its environment.
About puppy classes
At Highton Veterinary Clinic our six week puppy class ensures that you are supported to help your puppy become a well-mannered and adjusted member of your family.
We encourage the whole family to participate in our fun, and interactive classes, so that everyone is on the same page with teaching and supporting the puppy’s household manners. In our puppy class you will learn how to teach your puppy:
Its name and to come when called even under distraction.
How to avoid jumping up.
Sit, drop and stand.
Stay and wait.
Introducing walking on leash.
How to interact appropriately with other dogs and with people.
Tricks to enhance learning.
As well as some fun life experiences.
Want to know more?
What topics will be covered?
During Puppy Classes we will also have discussion times in the class for the puppies to have a break/quiet time. We discuss topics such as:
Dealing with mouthing, resource guarding, chewing and digging.
Maintain good health of your puppy.
How to generally care for your puppy in regards to grooming, bathing etc.
Understanding basic dog behaviour and why dogs do what they do sometimes.
When are classes held?
Usually Mondays, Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm, Wednesdays 4.30pm to 5.30pm (ideal for families and those who do not want to come out at night), Saturdays 9.30am to 10.30am
Can my children come to the class?
We encourage children to participate in our puppy classes so they too can play a role in looking after their puppy in a fun way.
Where are the classes held?
Weekly classes are held in our purpose built training facility located at the back of the clinic.
How long do the classes run for?
Our puppy classes are a 6 week program.
How much are your classes?
Our puppy classes are $125 per puppy.
Schedule a visit
We provide the same exceptional experience at both clinics.