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THE WELL GROOMED
I run a face to face puppy preschool program at
The Well Groomed.
For puppies aged 8 - 16 Weeks. Which runs for 4 weeks using positive reinforcement training.
IS THIS SERVICE FOR YOU?
The critical learning and socialisation period for dogs is 8 to 16 weeks of age.
For puppies in this age group Puppy Preschool Classes provide a safe positive environment for you and your puppy to learn important life skills that will allow your puppy to evolve into a friendly, well behaved, and social member of the family.
Puppy Preschool is the first step in a lifetime of behavioural guidance for you as a dog owner.
What you can expect is to:
• build a very positive foundation for appropriate behaviours with your puppy
• receive expert guidance on how to foster a lifelong positive connection with your puppy
• gain a better understanding of natural dog behaviours and how to work with a dog’s natural instincts
• learn positive training, basic cues and behaviour reinforcement techniques
The Puppy Preschool course consists of four, 1-hour classes, held weekly at The Well-Groomed Riverview.
With up to 5 puppies in each class, our Puppy Preschool classes provide:
Socialisation/interaction - with people and other dogs
Toilet training advice - no more 'oops'!
Familiarisation with the grooming salon - making visits less stressful
Settling and calming techniques
Troubleshooting - addressing any issues you may be having such as mouthing/biting
Teaching Tricks and playing games
Understanding dog psychology
General health care advice - diet, exercise, grooming for puppies
1. I recommend puppies commence Puppy Preschool training from 8-14 weeks of age to receive the maximum benefit from the classes. (Puppy Kindy is available for puppies that are older)
2. Your puppy must have received its first vaccination prior to the commencement of classes.
Welcome to Puppy Preschool and a load of theory to set you and your puppy up for success. Course notes are emailed to you and are explained thoroughly. Online Puppy Preschool course available. Bring your list of questions.
Weeks Two & Three
Teaching polite behaviours, dog psychology and body language explained, understanding your puppy’s behaviour, diet and feeding, exercise requirements, toilet training tips and tricks, different ways to provide environmental enrichment, puppy settling exercises, grooming preparation and grooming room familiarisation, puppy socialisation and fun, coaching and guidance using positive reinforcement training methods.
Week Four - GRADUATION WEEK!
Similar to previous classes, PLUS a Graduation Pack containing product samples, your puppy's Graduation Certificate and photos.
Our aim is to encourage your puppy to become a happy, relaxed member of the
family and to provide you with all the information required to raise a happy, healthy dog.
I am a qualified Puppy Preschool instructor running the classes.
Comprehensive notes are provided as part of the course. These will assist you in continuing training at home.
Classes fill quickly, so bookings should be made as soon as you get your new puppy.
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