Puppy Preschool

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Murwillumbah
NSW 2484

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Puppy Preschool June/ July 2018 - Dionne Evans

Congratulations to the puppies of the Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool Class of June/ July 2018!

Students: "Max" a Cobber Dog, & "Banjo" & also a Cobber Dog, & "Freya"  a Staffy x Kelpie and & "Spike" the Cattle Dog.

Our puppy class ran over 4 weeks, having a 1 hour class each Wednesday and despite State of Origin being on Graduation night I am proud to say that all puppies turned up.  Well done parents!

Puppy preschool is a time to learn with your new puppy and discover what is best for them. In class we cover many topics and each class is filled with information regarding their health, dental care, desexing, nutrition, how to handle a puppy, grooming, enrichment, parasite prevention, vaccinations, council requirements, first aid basics, exercise, and toilet training tips.

We also learn about puppy behaviour and how they fit into your family and what most new parents want to know, what to do about unwanted behaviour.  There is also time for hands on reward based training, teaching puppies: their name, look, sit, wait, come, walk on lead, leave it, drop and roll over. Plus lots of socialization and a tour of the clinic.

At Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool we always have the opportunity to seek veterinarian advice or appointments when required for owners and their puppies if you have any concerns about your puppy's health, wellbeing or behaviour.

Thank you all for your enthusiasm.

Feel free to pop into the clinic and say hi.
Yours Sincerely,
Dionne. 







Puppy Preschool June 2018

Congratulations to the Puppy Preschool class of June 2018!

Our June Graduates are: "Ginger" the Staffy, "Duke" a Staffy and brother to "Lulu", "Luna" a Kelpie, "Flash" a Jack Russel and "Jasper" a Cocker Spaniel.

A lot of information was given over the 4 weeks of class. We covered several topics as always. The first thing discussed was how puppies learn and where they fit into your family. Owners were shown how to introduce settling and handling their puppy, which is useful for petting, grooming and vet checks.

We also did some training in class with the puppies picking up the basics quickly. Most could already sit well when asked so it was good to also teach them how to drop, roll over, wait, come, leave it and walk on lead.

Some of the other topics that were addressed were: Toilet training, food and environmental enrichment, socialisation, the importance of vaccinations, intestinal worming, heart worming, flea and tick prevention, nutrition, dental care, desexing, council requirements, holidaying with your pet and what to do about unwanted behaviour.

Congratulations on taking the first step to building a good bond and relationship with your new family member.

Best Wishes,
Dionne.


 

Puppy Preschool May 2018 - Dionne Evans
Congratulations to the five puppies of the Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool Class of May
2018!
Students: "Macy" a Great Dane x , "Pippa" and "Ollie" Ridgeback x Neopolitan, "Daisy" an
English Bull terrier and "Barney" a Pug.
At Murwillumbah Vet Clinic our Puppy Preschool is designed to be a safe and positive
experience for all puppies and their family. It is a good introduction to the world of dogs
and humans for your puppy.
A lot of topics are covered in the four weeks of class:
We talk about the family unit and how your puppy will fit in.
Puppy behaviour and how they learn plus what to do about unwanted behaviour.
The health of your puppy is very important and we cover dental care, desexing, handling
and grooming, parasite prevention, vaccinations, council requirements, diet, exercise and
first aid.
Parents also learnt how to teach their puppies: their name, to look, sit, come when called,
drop, roll over, leave it and walk on a lead.
Not forgetting tips on toilet training and some fun socialization.
Thank you for coming to class for the 4 weeks, it was lovely to see you and your puppy
grow in mind and connection.
Feel free to pop in and say hi.
Yours Sincerely,
Dionne.

Puppy Preschool May 2018 - Dionne Evans

Congratulations to the five puppies of the Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool Class of May 2018!
Students: "Macy" a Great Dane x , "Pippa" and & "Ollie" Ridgeback x Neopolitan, "Daisy" an English Bull terrier and "Barney" a Pug.  At Murwillumbah Vet Clinic our Puppy Preschool is designed to be a safe and positive experience for all puppies and their family. It is a good introduction to the world of dogs and humans for your puppy.
A lot of topics are covered in the four weeks of class:  We talk about the family unit and how your puppy will fit in.  Puppy behaviour and how they learn plus what to do about unwanted behaviour.  The health of your puppy is very important and we cover dental care, desexing, handling and grooming, parasite prevention, vaccinations, council requirements, diet, exercise and first aid.  Parents also learnt how to teach their puppies: their name, to look, sit, come when called, drop, roll over, leave it and walk on a lead.  Not forgetting tips on toilet training and some fun socialization.  Thank you for coming to class for the 4 weeks, it was lovely to see you and your puppy grow in mind and connection.  Feel free to pop in and say hi.
Yours Sincerely,
Dionne.

 


 

Puppy Preschool March / April 2018 - Rebecca Kirkman

Well done to the 6 pups who just completed the latest round of puppy preschool.  A fun time was had and the puppies made some new friends.

The course goes for 4 weeks and during that time a lot of information is given.  It is important to remember though, that this is just the beginning for them and they still have more to learn.  Puppies are accepted into our Preschool groups at 8 - 16 weeks of age and this is part of their early learning.  After this age, they change the way they see the world and become much more confident.  This is why we want the ground rules in place while they are young.

At Murwillumbah Vet Clinic we are always here to help with any behavioural concerns you may have.  We hope that all the pups that attended the class will have a great life free of stress.  This means that if they understand the ground rules they know where the boundaries are and can expect consistent reactions from their owners if they exhibit any behaviour.  In short, if they know the rules and the consequences of their actions - good or bad - they can be more relaxed and less stressed.

Congratulations to "Alan" the Cattle X Collie, "Crumpet" the Cavoodle, "Harry" and "Sally" the Maremmas, "Nova" the German Shepherd and to "Dusty" the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Look forward to seeing you all grow up and have happy dog lives with your human family.

 

 

 

 



Puppy Preschool March 2018 - Dionne Evans

 

Congratulations to the six puppies of the Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool Class of March 2018!

 Students: "Barry" the Pembroke Welsh Corgie, "Floyd" a Boxer cross, "Otis" a Miniature Fox Terrier, "Roger" a Chihuahua, "Ruby" the Boxer and "Shadow" a Labrador Retriever.

 We had a great four weeks of learning with progress made by owners and puppies in all areas.

 Puppy preschool is not just for the puppies but also owners, in the four weeks we covered the relevance of health checks, dental care, desexing, handling and grooming, parasite prevention, vaccinations, council requirements, diet, exercise, toilet training, puppy behaviour plus lots of socialization along with a tour of the clinic.  Parents also learnt how to teach their puppies the following: their name, to look, sit, come when called, drop, roll over, leave it and walk on a lead.  At Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool we always have the opportunity to seek veterinarian advice or appointments when required for owners and their puppies if the unexpected arises.
Thank you all for a wonderful 4 weeks, it was great fun. I look forward to seeing you around town and in the clinic.

 Feel free to pop in and say hi.
Yours Sincerely,
Dionne.

 

         

 

 




Please click on this link to watch a great instructional video http://drsophiayin.com/videos/entry/how-fido-learns