Puppy Parties at The Veterinary Centre
The most influential time of life for a puppy is between
8-16 weeks of age . During this time they very quickly pick
up on good and bad learning experiences. Unfortunately, in
the UK thousands of dogs every year aren't given the opportunity
to learn during this critical time. It is much easier to teach
your puppy correctly from the start rather than trying to
reverse an undesired learned behaviour later in life.
It is difficult to socialise a puppy at this important age
because they are too young to go into public areas such as
dog parks. Our puppy parties are held in a safe environment
and because the other puppies are of the same age it is less
intimidating for them than meeting with adult dogs in unfamiliar
surroundings. Our parties are also for you to ask any
questions that you may have, and to learn preventative health
care and training tips from a qualified veterinary nurse.
We have two puppy parties a month.
After your new puppy has had his or her 1st vaccination (usually
done at 8 weeks), you will be invited to the next available
EACH COURSE COVERS:-
Dog toys and games- We advise you which toys are suitable
for your puppy and play games with them so that they
can socialise in a safe and positive manner.
Diet information- We explain the best types of food
that should be fed to your particular breed of puppy along
with information about the quantity and frequency of their
Health matters- We explain all about flea and worming
treatment for your puppy and how often this should be administered.
We will also talk about the different products available and
which will best suit the two of you.
Dental care - Advice on dental care and preventative measures.
Micro chipping information- How it works and when to have
your puppy chipped.
Handling your puppy- Simple things to help you with examining
your puppy, grooming, brushing your dogs teeth, looking
at ears and paws etc.
Problems that you may encounter Advice on controlling
play biting, toilet training issues etc
Neutering Pros and cons of doing so, along with appropriate
Puppy training classes the next step in socialization
AS WELL AS THIS:-
There will be lots of fun as your puppies are given the opportunity
to play with each other
Here are links to dog trainers that we work with:
Melanie runs dog training classes in Henley and Maidenhead
01189 924 2788
Heather runs dog training classes in Caversham
Dawn runs dog training classes in Wallingford