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Our puppy pre-school service at Greater Springfield Veterinary is currently unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances. We understand the importance of this service to our clients and their furry companions. Our team is actively working to resolve these issues and bring back our puppy pre-school program as soon as possible.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time, and we’re committed to providing the best care and services for your pets. Please check back for updates, and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
What is Puppy Preschool?
During their early stages of life, dogs are incredibly receptive and capable of learning crucial skills that will shape their behavior and interactions in the future. These formative experiences greatly impact how your puppy will engage in play, communicate with both humans and fellow canines, and adapt to various situations as they mature into adult dogs.
Our 5 week Puppy Preschool is designed for pups aged between 8-15 weeks of age and offers an engaging and interactive behavior training program. It serves as the perfect foundational step for pet owners seeking to nurture a polite and sociable puppy.
What We Offer
Classes are run on weekday evenings, once a week, for five consecutive weeks, at 6:45pm from our Springfield location.
Classes are intentionally limited to a maximum of five puppies per session to allow our trainer focused attention and support for each puppy’s individual learning needs.
Is my puppy eligible?
Our Puppy Preschool is open for puppies aged 8-16 weeks at the time of the first class during their crucial development phase for training and socialisation.
Before attending their first class, all puppies must have received at least one vaccination 7 days prior. Please schedule a vaccination appointment with us if your puppy requires one, or bring your certificate of vaccination as proof if this has not been carried out at one of our hospitals.
To ensure the well-being of all puppies in class, it’s important that your puppy is free from fleas, ticks, and worms, as this safeguards their health and the health of their fellow classmates.
What teaching method?
We employ positive reinforcement techniques to facilitate rapid puppy learning through the ‘clicker’ training method.
The ‘clicker’ is a compact handheld device used to pinpoint the precise moment when your dog exhibits desired behavior. Following the ‘click,’ a treat is promptly provided as a reward.
Over time, your puppy will form a positive association with the ‘clicker,’ eagerly responding because they understand that: “CLICK = TREAT!”
What We Cover
Establishing a routine, taking them outside frequently, and rewarding them each time they eliminate, using positive reinforcement for successful training.
The importance of cognitive development and ‘how’ dogs learn. Learn about body language, effective communication and ‘how’ to encourage fast puppy learning.
Course Fees & Inclusions
Enroll in our comprehensive 5-week puppy training course for just $169.00, and you’ll enjoy a range of valuable benefits:
When & Where?
5 Commercial Drive,
6:45pm – 7:45pm
Currently on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We have plenty of parking available on site.
Bookings are essential.