Puppy School

Welcome to Hope Island Veterinary Surgery Puppy School – where your furry companions learn and grow into well-rounded, happy dogs! Our specialised program is designed to provide puppies and their owners with the essential skills and knowledge needed for a lifetime of fun.

At our Puppy School, we understand the importance of early socialisation, basic training, and proper healthcare for your young pup. Our certified trainers and experienced veterinary professionals collaborate to create a nurturing environment that fosters learning and development

What is My Investment?

Joining our Puppy School is an investment in your puppy’s future happiness and well-being. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Duration: A 4-week commitment
  • Cost: The program is priced at $150.00 for the entire duration
  • Schedule: Classes are held on Tuesday nights from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Location: Hope Island Vet Surgery
  • Puppy Age: The program is designed for puppies aged between 8 weeks to 14 weeks

We’re here to support you and your furry companion on the journey to becoming a happy, well-behaved dog.

What Your Puppy will Learn

  • Socialisation: Your pup will interact positively with other dogs and people, building confidence and learning proper social behaviour.
  • Crate Training: We’ll teach your puppy that their crate is a safe and cozy space, aiding in house training and providing security.
  • Bed Recognition: Teaching your puppy where to rest helps create a sense of safety and boundaries at home.
  • Basic Commands: Sit, lie down, and stay commands are taught by using positive methods for effective communication.
  • Toilet Training: Your puppy will learn to go outside by recognising cues and establishing a routine.
  • Bite Control: Gentle training helps puppies learn appropriate chewing behaviour.
  • Focused Walking: Training to keep your puppy focused on you during walks, beneficial for active families.
  • Recall Training: Teaching your puppy to come when called, even in distracting environments, for their safety.
  • Releasing Items: Training your puppy to let go of unsafe objects on command, preventing accidents and establishing your authority as their caregiver.
Golden Retriever puppy running happily through grass
brown hair lady smiling while holding a bernese mountain dog puppy

What Will I Learn?

  • Utilise the crate to establish cues for your puppy’s bedtime or moments of relaxation.
  • Discover methods to create a dedicated and secure space specifically for your puppy, giving them a sense of control over their environment. This is particularly valuable for families with active children.
  • Master the ability to recognise calming signals in your puppy, enhancing communication and strengthening trust, which is vital for building rapport and effective learning.
  • Learn how to be the primary source of entertainment and engagement for your puppy, fulfilling the role of their “Entertainment Officer” and enriching their daily activities.

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