Puppy School, Food, Treats & Training Collars
Have you recently welcomed a new furry friend to your family?
At Dapto Veterinary Clinic we offer a Puppy School course that will prepare your new puppy and all members of your family for raising a well-trained, social and happy dog.
Why is Puppy School important?
We all want to have a dog that is friendly, relaxed, happy and easy to have around both other dogs and people. Just like children, dogs have to learn how to interact with other dogs and people and training must begin while the dog is young. Dogs learn quickly and that’s why we want to develop good behaviours from a very young age. As pups are most impressionable before they turn 16 weeks old, we try to encourage dogs to start puppy school from 10-12 weeks of age.
What happens in the classes?
Our classes are run by Qualified Vet Nurses in our spacious reception area of the clinic. The course consists of four weekly classes on Tuesday evenings from 6:45pm until 7:45pm. Depending how many puppies we have we may run another class on a Wednesday evening at the same time. Puppies graduate with a certificate. The classes run with a minimum of three and maximum of eight puppies – please note this may vary based on current/changing government COVID regulations.
All puppies admitted to puppy school need to have had at least one C3 vaccination. If your puppy has not had a vaccination yet, please call us at the clinic and we can discuss your new puppy’s requirements.
Please contact us on (02) 4261 4055 if you have any questions about puppy school or you would like to enrol your new puppy in a class.
Puppy food, treats and training collars
We stock a range of vet-recommended puppy food and treats. Our preferred food for your puppy is Royal Canin and we always have some available on the shelf. These diets are formulated by veterinary nutritionists and are therefore completely balanced with everything in the right ratios required for your puppy to grow and develop as healthy as he or she can.
Our nurses use liver treats to train our puppies during puppy school. These are also available to purchase in clinic, remembering these are treats and should only be used in moderation.
We stock proven and effective training collars by Vasquez Collars. Designed and built by and for dog trainers, Vasquez Collars provide a no pressure, no damage or discomfort training collar. Whether you are an experienced dog trainer or first-time dog owner, you will achieve results with these collars.
Please contact us on (02) 4261 4055 if you would like to order puppy food, treats or training collars.
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