Our aim is to prevent behavioural problems occurring by offering a pre-vaccination chat with our veterinary nursing team, followed by attending the 4 week puppy training course we run.
This course is aimed at dogs who are over excited around others and get distracted easily. To book a place please contact Kat Johnson at our Park Farm practice or Sam Fuller at our Stapenhill practice.
Puppies are learning all the time from our body language, communication skills and experiences they encounter.
A puppy does not have to be mistreated to become scared of people or new surroundings and the greatest cause is lack of positive socialisation and training. By getting it right at the start we prevent the chances of behaviour problems developing in the future.
Unfortunately behavioural problems are the main cause of euthanasia in dogs under 2 years old. If you are experiencing any issues however big or small it is best to speak to us now before it is to late.
Dogs learn how to cope with stressful situations by avoiding or showing aggressive tendencies, the more the dogs have to practice these behaviours the worse the problem becomes. Seeking professional help straight away means we are able to change dogs behaviour and emotional state, enabling owners to understand why and how to deal with the problem safely.
Our behaviour classes are held at Pride Veterinary Centre and we are currently able to offer the following:
We offer fun and relaxed classes that cover the basic commands:
In addition to this sessions also cover behavioural situations you are likely to encounter as a dog owner, e.g. being outside, being around other dogs.
The aim of our puppy training course is to educate both the puppy and owner on the importance of socialisation. This is a 4 week course. No puppies are allowed during week 1 to allow for a talk on dealing with the main issues puppies have. Weeks 2-4 will teach the puppies to interact with other people and puppies and basic training skills.
Please note, puppies must be vaccinated to enrol on this course.
We have a few upcoming agility course dates available
Pre-Agility Courses – 4 Weeks – £47.50
New Beginner’s Agility Course – 6 Weeks – £47.50 (suitable for dogs that have already had a go with agility equipment)