Puppy Training in Port Kennedy
It’s easy to forget about the practical things when you get a new puppy. After all, you are welcoming a new and incredibly cute member into your family. However, it’s important to begin puppy training from the moment you take your new pup home. This will make the adjustment period less stressful and more enjoyable for both you and your pet.
Our veterinary hospital offers puppy pre-school for those who live in Port Kennedy, Rockingham and surrounding areas.
What is Puppy Training?
Puppy training is something that you can do at home or with a professional. It helps to teach your puppy obedience skills, toilet training and social etiquette. At home, this can include teaching your pup daily routines such as where his food is, where he sleeps, what time he goes to bed, and when he wakes up.
Why Choose Puppy Pre-School?
It’s important to teach your pet to be obedient so you to avoid stress and bad behaviour in the long term. When you train your puppy, you also teach them words to obey, which can help you to avoid a range of issues.
For example, if you teach them the words “Don’t touch” or “Drop it”, you can save them from eating something harmful that they found on the floor or jumping onto a stranger and scaring them. Puppy training also helps you avoid the constant mess of cleaning up their droppings inside the house.
What Does It Cover?
Our puppy pre-school is run by Sylvia Hamilton, a highly qualified trainer. At Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital, we provide a safe environment for your puppy to learn and make friends. We recommend that you sign your puppy up between 8 and 14 weeks of age. The puppy classes are small and tailored to meet the needs of you and your pup.
Our Wellness Program Includes Puppy Training
We provide wellness packages that give you comprehensive, stress-free veterinary care for your pets. All of this is paid for on a monthly plan that suits your budget. When you choose our canine wellness package, you can combine affordable care and vaccinations with one Free Puppy Class. Sign up today!
FAQ Common Puppy Training
Below are some common questions to help you understand more about training your pup.
- Why does my dog keep having accidents inside the house, particularly after playing outdoors?
If you want to toilet train your pup, you must constantly supervise their habits and whereabouts. If your pup goes outside to play, you must go with them so you know if they have done their business or are likely to do it inside. To avoid too many accidents, you want to limit access to the house until they’re completely house trained. Crate training is a good way to do this.
- Why does my pup like biting and grabbing onto my pant legs?
This might mean your pup has too much free or unsupervised time. Provide more guidance and structure. If they try to bite and grab, give them a toy that is more appropriate to chew on or get them to sit.
- My puppy barks in the crate. Is crate training right for me?
The first step is to find out why they are barking. Maybe they want to get out, maybe they need to go to the bathroom, or maybe they simply want attention.
The best way to get a new puppy accustomed to their crate is to put their favourite toys and food treats inside it. Make your puppy think that the crate is a comfortable, homey place.
Interested in learning more about our training or pre-school classes? Get in touch with Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital today.