Puppy Preschool

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Puppy Preschool March 2019

Congratulations to the puppies of the Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool Class of February / March 2019!

Students: "Diesel" an English Staffy, "McKenzie" an Australian Shepard x Border Collie, "Ollie" a Dalmatian and "Frankie" the Toy Poodle.

We had a busy four weeks of learning with progress made by owners and puppies. It is always lovely to see the puppies grow in confidence over that period.

Puppy preschool is not just for the puppies but also owners, in the four weeks we covered the relevance of learning canine body language, how dogs learn, the importance of introducing socialisation and habituation in a positive way, how kids can be safe around dogs in the family, enrichment and why it is required, plus health and care of puppies and dogs: dental care, health checks, de-sexing, grooming, parasite prevention, vaccinations, council requirements, diet, exercise, tips on toilet training and pesky behaviours, basic first aid and a tour of the clinic.

Parents also learnt how to teach their puppies the following: be calm on cure, their name, to look, sit, to leave it, wait, loose leash walking, to drop, target touch, swap an item, come when called, roll over and finish.

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 fantastic 4 weeks. I look forward to seeing you around town and in the clinic.

Feel free to pop in and say hi.

Yours Sincerely,

Dionne.

 


 

Puppy Preschool January 2019

Congratulations to the six puppies of the Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool Class of January 2019!

Students: Loki the Chihuahua, Arlow a Kelpie X, Eddy a Mini Fox Terrier, Winston the Labradoodle, Bonnie an English Staffy and Peach a Golden Retriever.

A class of six puppies was a fantastic way to start the new year. Well done to everyone for coming to class so early in the year.

A lot of learning happened over the 4 weeks of class, by the puppies and their new families. We started with talking about dogs and canine body language followed by discussing socialisation and habituation, family, kids and dogs, how dogs learn, then taught "look, "calm on cue" and "sit" all this in just the first class.

Owners were shown how to introduce settling and handling their puppy, which is useful for petting, grooming and vet checks. The importance of food and environmental enrichment were presented in class, with a new toy box to help with ideas.

Some of the other topics that were addressed were : The importance of vaccinations, intestinal worming, heart worming, flea and tick prevention, nutrition, dental care, de-sexing, council requirements, holidaying with your pet , first aid, toilet training, what to do about unwanted behaviour. Eacjh class finished with some training time learning how to leave it, wait, walk on loose lead, drop, touch, swap, come when called, roll over and finish.

Every one did very well. Thanks for a great start to 2019 puppy preschool.

Happy days ahead, see you soon,

Dionne.

 


 

Puppy Preschool December 2018

Congratulations to the last Puppy Preschool class for the year 2018!

Our December Graduates are: Roy a Labradoodle, Bear a Kelpie x, Lacie the Spoodle, Dixie a Dachshund, Saphie an English Bull Terrier and Daisey a Staffy.

The first thing discussed in class 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. The importance of desensitisation and how to introduce new things to your puppy along with food and environmental enrichment were covered.

Some of the other topics that were addressed were: The importance of vaccinations, intestinal worming, heart worming, flea and tick prevention : Nutrition : Dental care : Desexing : Council requirements : Holidaying with your pet : Toilet training : What to do
about unwanted behaviour.

The hands on training went well with puppies learning how to: Sit, drop, wait, leave it, come, roll over, walk on lead. The puppies picked up the basics and were sitting, dropping and rolling throughout the class.

Every one did very well. Thanks for a great finish to the 2018 puppy preschool year.

Merry Christmas to all Graduates of 2018 and their families.

Best Wishes,
Dionne.


 


 

Puppy Preschool November 2018

Congratulations to the puppies of the Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool Class of November 2018!

Students: Echo the Labrador x Saffy, Macey the Border Collie, Toby the Kelpie x, Willow a Labrador x, Jill the Shepherd x, Max an Australia Shepherd and Ruby a Cattle Dog.

We had an outgoing group this round and over the 4 weeks the puppies grew in body and confidence. It was lovely to see them get along well with each other and heir owners. They did sneak in a few play sessions to get the excitement out of their systems and they all picked up some basic manners along the way.

The puppies learnt to sit, drop and some even managed a roll over. We covered walking an a lead, to look, to come and to leave it.

Puppy preschool is not just for the puppies but also owners, as well as training we also covered the relevance of health checks, dental care, de-sexing, handling and grooming, parasite prevention, vaccinations, council requirements, diet, exercise, toilet training and puppy behaviour. We finished off with what to expect next as they grow, a clinic tour and graduation.

Congratulations to everyone, it is a lot to learn in just 4 weeks.

I look forward to seeing all of you around town and in the clinic.

Feel free to pop in and say hi.

Yours Sincerely,

Dionne.

     

 


Puppy Preschool August /September 2018 - Dionne Evans

Congratulations to the Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool, all girl, Graduates class of August/September 2018!

"Millie" a Shitzu Maltese and another "Millie" this time a Jack Russel x, "Mia" the Miniature Schnauzer and another "Mia" being an American Staffordshire Terrier and "Ruby" the Labradoodle.

Puppy preschool helps you gain an understanding of what your puppy needs to be healthy, well behaved, happy and to fit into your family and home.  We covered the relevance of health checks, dental care, desexing, handling and grooming, parasite prevention, vaccinations, council requirements, diet and exercise.

The importance of enrichment and puppy behaviour were discussed along with how to curb unwanted behaviour.

We also had in class training (of the parents) to help puppies learn their name, to look, sit, come, drop and roll over plus lots of calm socialization and some supervised puppy play.

Well done to everyone, you and your puppies did a great job.

Please feel free to drop into the clinic and say hi.
Yours Sincerely,
Dionne.


Puppy Preschool July/ August 2018 - Dionne Evans

Congratulations to the Murwillumbah Puppy Preschool, all boy, puppy class of July/August 2018!

Students: "Loki" the Moodle, "Emmet" the Moodle, "Jake" the Staffy x Kelpie and "Ash" the Coolie.

Puppy preschool is a positive environment that is safe for puppies to socialize and learn.  We had four weeks packed with information about puppies and teaching training techniques. Positive reinforcement training is taught and we had puppies learning their  name, to look, sit, come, walk on lead, stay, and drop.

Puppies are not the only ones learning, we work with your family members teaching them all about puppies and how best to understand their needs. We cover the relevance of health checks, dental care, desexing, handling and grooming, parasite prevention, vaccinations, council requirements, diet, exercise, toilet training, puppy behaviour, enrichment and finish with a tour of the clinic.

Thank you all for a wonderful 4 weeks, I look forward to seeing you soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Dionne



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. 







 

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