Puppy PreSchool

PUPPY PRESCHOOL

PUPPY PRE-SCHOOL

Ages:  8 – 16 weeks

Course:  5 weeks (1 hour per week)

Class size: Small groups (with max of 5 puppies)

Cost:  $185.00

Where:  Vitality Vetcare, Bangalow – Mondays 6.00-7.00pm and Mullumbimby Vet Clinic, Mullumbimby – Tuesdays 6.00-7.00pm

Support:  Phone and email support, as required  • Comprehensive Puppy Manual (digital version)  • Puppy social excursion

Methods:  100% Positive/Force-Free

Requirements:  First vaccinations and Flea, tick and worming treatments are up to date

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Name recognition, come
  • Loose lead management
  • Focusing, sit
  • Drop/down
  • Mat training
  • House training
  • Socialisation
  • Canine body language & postures
  • Puppy play
  • Puppy mouthing/biting
  • Crate training
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Food bowl exercises
  • Resource guarding

  • Generating safe boundaries
  • Introducing alone time
  • Use of appropriate time out
  • Vet check
  • Handling & grooming exercises
  • Health & nutrition
  • Canine first aid
  • Safe car travel
  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Council regulations
  • Prevention & management of potential common behavioural problems e.g. digging, barking, jumping up
  • AND MUCH MORE 

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE:

YOUR PUPPY SHOULD:

  • Be able to focus and give attention
  • Leave low level distractions/
  • Drop/give items when requested
  • Be able to settle on a mat
  • Come when called (within reason)
  • Be House Trained
  • Know what items are appropriate to chew
  • Be comfortable around items of value
  • View you as the giver of all things good
  • Be happier and more contented
  • Be comfortable spending time home alone
  • Be a mentally and physically well adjusted family member
  • Be comfortable in a variety of social environments

YOU, AS THEIR TRAINER SHOULD HAVE

  •  Acquired a higher level of management and awareness of your dog in all environments
  • Extended your knowledge of canine and puppy behaviour and communication
  • Be able to manage your puppy during play
  • More comprehension of how dogs learn
  • Increased the human/animal bond with your puppy

  And most of all you both should have had fun!!

BENEFITS OF PUPPY PRESCHOOL:

  • Owning a new puppy is meant to be a fun experience for all involved. Paw Power provide a well structured and informative Puppy Preschool Course run by a qualified positive trainer who is experienced in early canine development and behaviour to support and guide you through this period in your puppy’s life.
  • Most veterinarians, trainers and behaviourists agree that it is possible to prevent common behavioural problems with the correct guidance during the Puppy stage. Our Puppy Preschool Course endeavours to educate the owner about the needs and requirements of a new puppy and provide assistance and positive training and management tools to support your puppy to develop into a dog with good social skills with other puppies/dogs and humans, and be calm, focused and ready to embrace the next stage of their development.
  • Our Puppy Preschool classes are not just an environment where puppies play! They are held in local vet clinics in clean restricted areas not frequented by other dogs and people. Our groups are kept small, and held in a safe,calm, nurturing, relaxed, orderly environment, ideal for both puppies and humans to learn.
  • Our trainers use methods that focus on encouragement and rewarding the right behaviour, NOT punishment, intimidation or correction for undesirable behaviour.
  • We will teach you to guide your puppy to do the right thing, and be rewarded so he will behave that way again.
  • At Paw Power’s Puppy Preschool your puppy will learn through play and positive experiences. Gone are the days of ‘obedience’ and submissive training. There is more to learning than reading, writing and arithmetic.We want to assist you so your puppy matures into a mentally and physically grounded individual who has good social and communication skills and great manners.
  • Puppy Preschool is also about your learning, as their trainer and the primary carer. We provide you with knowledge, support, training and management skills to guide your puppy through this extremely important period in their life. And have FUN in the process!