The Veterinary Centre

Henley and Twyford

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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 party.

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 meals.

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 dog’s 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 timing.

Puppy training classes – the next step in socialization and training.

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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 Healey
01628 776523
www.healeyshounds.co.uk
Melanie runs dog training classes in Henley and Maidenhead


Heather Watson
01189 924 2788
07889 615368
www.phodographics.com
Heather runs dog training classes in Caversham


Dawn Parsons
01491 836821
Dawn runs dog training classes in Wallingford


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Henley Vets and Twyford Vets
The Veterinary Centre: 271 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1EL - Phone 01491 574490
Also at Twycombe Lodge, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford, RG10 9JA - Phone 0118 934 0259