Bringing your new puppy home is like bringing home a new baby – lots of excitement and fun coupled with a bit of anxiety and lots of questions.

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How much do I feed my puppy? What if they cry during the night? How do I toilet train them? How do I stop them from chewing everything? What if I do something wrong?

The answer….enrol your puppy in The Canine Perspective’s Puppy Preschool!

Who should attend Puppy Preschool?

Puppy Preschool is a must for anyone with a new puppy under the age of 16 weeks. Whether you’ve had a dog before or you’re a first time dog owner, this course will set you and your puppy up for success, right from the start!

Classes are held inside to minimise disease risks, but those who attend must have had at least their first vaccination.

How long does the course go for?

The course runs for 5 weeks. Each lesson runs for an hour and a half (including puppy play time).

What do we learn?

In Puppy Preschool we cover everything you need to know about taking care of your puppy, right from the word “go”. Puppy care topics such as….

  • Puppy biting and bite inhibition
  • Effective toilet training
  • Environmental Enrichment
  • Nutrition
  • Grooming (including bathing, brushing and nail clipping)
  • Socialisation

We also teach the puppies to…

  • Respond to their name
  • Sit
  • Lie down
  • Go onto a mat/bed on cue
  • Wait for their food
  • Come when called
  • Not jump up on people
  • Be comfortable being handled all over
  • Exercises to prevent resource guarding
Puppy Being Trained

Puppies also get the opportunity to play and socialise together. During this time owners learn about…..

  • Fair play and what fair play looks like
  • Their puppy’s individual play style
  • What to look for in a play mate
  • When to step in and how to break up play safely
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Which family members can attend?

It is important for your puppy’s learning that all family members are on the same page with regards to training. As space is limited at some venues, it is suggested that a maximum of 3 family members attend each week. Different members of the family may attend different classes, providing they go home and share the information learned in class with the rest of the family. Children over the age of 8 are welcome to attend and participate in training classes (provided they are in the company of an adult over the age of 18). If you have any questions regarding who should attend classes, please email us through our contact form.

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Monday classes start at either 5:30pm or 7:15pm. Tuesday classes start at 5:30pm only. All classes are held at Racecourse Road Vet Clinic, Racecourse Road, Ballina.

to choose a class time to suit you.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the 5 week course is $250 (including GST). This cost also includes:

  • Email and phone support
  • Handouts
  • Graduation certificate
  • Invitation to The Canine Perspective events
  • Access to The Canine Perspective’s “client’s only” area

What do I need to bring?

  • Your puppy (of course!) on a flat collar and lead (body harnesses are also acceptable). Please – no check chains!
  • Some good quality treats (eg dried meats, liver, lamb puff, small bits of cheese, chicken etc). Please note – treats are available for sale during class.
  • Your puppy’s favourite toy
  • A mat or blanket for your puppy to sit on
  • A chair for yourself (optional)
  • A smile and willingness to have fun with your family’s new addition!!

How do I book in?

This popular course books out fast, so

or phone Sarah at The Canine Perspective on 0405 535 336 for further information.

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