Puppies have a critical period to be introduced to everything they need to know about life
Our next puppy course starts on Sunday March 8th at 6pm til 7pm at Lee on Solent Community Association. The course runs for six consecutive Sundays – except for Easter Sunday the 12th of April which will move to the 19th April.
The course is £60 for the full six weeks and includes video tutorials, plenty of handouts and reading material and extra help and support on top of the physical sessions themselves.
Please get in contact for a syllabus and to ask any questions!
Critical Socialisation Period
Puppies have a critical socialisation period between 6 and 16 weeks in which they can discover new things without fear. The more new sights, sounds, smells and situations they are presented with at this age the fewer reasons they will have to be reactive in later life.
Socialisation isn’t just about meeting new dogs, though interactions with well behaved, social and confidant dogs is important. Socialisation also means meeting potentially scary things such as sheep cows, skateboards, people wearing hats and carrying umbrellas, workmen in high vis, children, fireworks, etc.
Setting Your Puppy Up For Life
Puppy owners have an incredible responsibility during this time and we can provide a checklist with the help and support to achieve it, for as much of your puppy’s socialisation needs as possible.
As puppies aren’t fully vaccinated until towards the end of this period, it is important that precautions are taken for the safety of your puppy. However, there is still an overwhelming need to socialise your puppy properly so it is important to get out and about. We can help you with these safety precautions.
Get in Touch to find out more about preparing your puppy for life in this modern, human, world.
We offer group puppy training classes, in-home private puppy training sessions, toilet training help, socialisation sessions and lots of reading material to help you.
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Alverstoke, covering all areas of Gosport, Fareham, Lee on Solent, Locks Heath and beyond.
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