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Puppy Kindergarten Print

Puppy Kindergarten Returns 2016 on maternity leave.

Watson Puppy SittingWelcome to our innovative exciting Puppy Kindergarten --- a program flexible enough to fit any family schedule! All family members, especially children, are invited to join in. This allows even more puppy and people exposure --- a true win-win situation.

Puppy Kindergarten teaches you how to raise and train your puppy to be a great pet! Capitalizing on the critical socialization period of puppies from 7 to 17 week of age. Safe, positive interaction with many types of people and other puppies contributes to an emotionally sound pet. Through play, puppies learn socially acceptable behavior.

All classes focus on fun, with short obedience practice mixed with puppy playtime and exposure to novel things. The last 15 minutes of each class are devoted to the important topics of puppyhood (house-training, chewing, etc.) and to your questions. At your final class, you are awarded your puppy diploma with a photograph.

PHILOSOPHY

Puppy Kindergarten teaches you how to raise and train your puppy to be a great pet! Puppy Kindergarten sets you up for success (although we do always recommend continued training).

Puppy Kindergarten capitalizes on the critical socialization period of puppies from 7 to 16 week sof age. Safe, positive interaction with many types of people and other puppies contributes to an emotionally sound pet. Play, if appropriate, lets puppies learn socially acceptable behavior.

You will learn and start to train:

Proper timing of rewards

Bite inhibition

Appropriate games

Pass the Puppy (for holding, training, playing)

Basic Manners

Sit, Down, Come, Settle on Your Mat, Come, Off (Dont touch!), Walk on a Leash Leash

Elements of responsible dog ownership ---
mental stimulation, social contact, safety, preparedness, health care, toe nail trimming preparation.

BASIC INFORMATION:

Day & Time of Classes:

Mondays 6:45 pm 7:45 pm (excl. holidays)

Four 60 minute classes ($100)

Flexible class format ensures that you start classes soon after registration.

Class times are also posted on the www.nwah.com calendar.

Where: Northwest Animal Hospital main lobby.

Requirements

Age: 7 to 16 weeks, at start of class.

The sooner you sign up ,

the better for your pup!

Vaccinations:

Distemper-parvovirus

Bordetella

Proof of current vaccination can be faxed to 614-451-8999 or mailed in prior to 1st class.

Vaccinations must be given
by a licensed veterinarian.

No puppy can participate in classes without proof of current vaccination. Keep puppy boosters current!

To register: Call 451-4772 or stop at the hospital front desk. The $100 fee is required for registration and is nonrefundable. Please read requirements before registering.

After registration:

The instructor will contact you within the week by e-mail (by phone if you have no email). She will gather additional information about you and your puppy and provide you with some early class handouts.

What to bring to class

Puppy, wearing buckle collar

Light leash (not a flexi-leash)

Some kibble and lots of soft treats in tiny pieces (Biljac liver treats, thin sliced turkey franks, cheese, diced chicken, etc.)

 
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