When you bring a puppy home they instantly become the star of the house but if they aren’t trained young, you might find your puppy becoming less popular. Chewing your belongings, aggressive behaviour and poor toilet training are all examples of bad habits your dog may exhibit. As they get older, these habits might be harder to break and some of them may even become dangerous to the wellbeing of others and result in extra vet visits.
Early education and socialisation are essential for the behavioural development and wellbeing of puppies. Young puppies are able to learn obedience skills, toileting behaviour and social etiquette quite easily. All of these things set your puppy on the path to being a well-adjusted dog.
Here’s why you should join that puppy training class immediately.
1. Your Puppy will Learn to Be Social
This is one of the most important reasons to send your dog to puppy school. If your puppy doesn’t have the opportunity to mingle and mix with dogs and people of all different shapes and sizes, they won’t know the appropriate way to behave when approached by another dog or people who aren’t in your family.
2. Your Puppy will Learn to Hold Back the Bite
Some puppies won’t naturally learn to hold back from biting. The nature and breed of your dog also influence whether they are more likely to be biters. At puppy school, you’ll be given the skills to make sure your dog learns that gentle mouthing is ok but biting hard won’t be tolerated.
3. You will Be Confident in Housetraining Your Dog
A lot of the time, a simple “No!” each time your dog commits a housetraining crime isn’t enough to train them to be obedient. At puppy school, you’ll learn specific techniques to make sure your dog isn’t destroying your home or garden.
4. Your Puppy will Learn How to Be Restrained
If your puppy doesn’t learn that humans might need to touch their paws, pick up their leg or pop them on a lead then it will be difficult when the time comes and they need to be washed or have an injury inspected. At puppy school, your puppy will learn that’s it is OK to be held and restrained for a brief period of time.
5. Your Puppy Will Become a Happy, Well Adjusted Dog
Puppy training sets your dog up for a lifetime without aggression or fear. A puppy school allows your puppy to become a dog that isn’t fearful of certain situations and one that knows how to handle a domestic home life around children, cars, street sounds and more.
Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital approx 17 mins from Rockingham or Baldivis runs weekly Puppy Classes. We offer a safe and secure environment for your new puppy to learn and meet new friends. Classes are small and tailored to the needs of you and your puppy – and they are great fun too.