Free Online Puppy School with Drop Off Socialisation Sessions!
At Lynbrook Vet we are passionate about fostering a positive and enjoyable relationship between our clients and their dogs. If you are a new puppy owner this usually needs to start shortly after getting your puppy home. The first 16 weeks in a puppy’s life are critically important to his or her development and help determine the kind of dog they will become. This is why despite COVID-19 we recommend that you do not delay your puppy’s early essential experiences. We believe so strongly in this that we offer our puppy school program free of charge and this has now gone online! To keep you and your family safe in these challenging times we are offering a 3-week online puppy preschool program with optional drop off puppy socialisation sessions. When you sign up you will also become part of a puppy owners’ community guided by our experienced puppy trainers.
Most puppies are obtained by their owners around eight weeks of age which leaves you about eight further weeks to help give your puppy all the right experiences to help them become a well-adjusted member of the family and society at large.
A well-designed puppy school program provides owners with all the tools and know how to provide the right experiences and training to their puppies during the critical initial 16-week period and set them up for success. The puppy school program at Lynbrook Vet is based on five key aspects.
Socialisation – This is time sensitive and aims to provide your puppy with experiences that will allow them to successfully adapt to living in your home and a community as part of a human family. With the current COVID-19 restrictions we are offering two drop off socialisation session times each week for puppies that are part of the program. Your puppy will be dropped off at the clinic to minimise contact between people and they will engage in socialisation with other puppies and staff members in our spacious backyard and playground areas under veterinary supervision.
Preventing problem behaviours – This is also time sensitive and aims to prevent the development of common behavioural problems such as aggression around food, separation anxiety, biting and jumping for examples. The idea is to be proactive and prevent the development of such behaviours that might make your puppy or dog more challenging.
Obedience – We go through basic obedience training such as ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ which feeds into other aspects of puppy training. At our drop off socialisation sessions our puppy trainers will ensure that your puppy is on track with this and provide feedback and tips.
House training – Finally, we also talk about how to toilet train your puppy so that once again we set them up for success and help them become an enjoyable member of the family.
The program also provides our new puppy owners with information about nutrition, parasite control, vaccinations, de-sexing and basic first aid.
We want our puppies to succeed and we want the bond between them and yourself to be loving and strong. One of the cornerstones of this bond is a well-adjusted dog that conforms to the expectations of your family. This process begins in the first 16 weeks.
Don’t let this golden opportunity slip away. If you have a puppy and they are under 16 weeks, enrol in our online puppy school and let us show you how best to set him or her up for success in your family.
To hold your puppy’s place in our program a deposit of $75 is payable. This is fully refundable as credit on your account on completion of the 3-week course. This credit can be used for any veterinary services with us like vaccinations, consultations or de-sexing. We also request that all puppies attending have had at least their first vaccination (proof of vaccination is required at the first drop off session to ensure the safety of all puppies attending). We look forward to welcoming you and your newest member of the family very soon!