Early socialisation of puppies is the single most important factor in ensuring a balanced and well-behaved adult dog. Therefore, a puppy needs to learn how to interact normally with adults, children, other dogs and pets, as well as become used to everyday noises such as household appliances, cars, the countryside and city.
For puppies, these ‘life experiences’ start from birth and last until about 14 weeks of age. Anything a puppy experiences during this time will become part of its life. After that age, unfamiliar objects and experiences can cause a fearful response (sometimes extremely fearful) and could ultimately lead to aggression.
Attending puppy classes will give you the opportunity to introduce your puppy to a new environment and lifestyles, allowing socialisation and habituation of your new pet in a safe, friendly environment.
Parties are held in the evenings at the Beech House surgery. They start at 7:30pm and last about an hour. Puppies that have had their first vaccination and are under 16 weeks of age are invited to attend.
Please contact us to find the date of the next party and to book your place.