Healthy Pets - Training
It is important to start training as soon as your puppy
joins the household - while they are young, eager to
learn and haven't picked up any bad habits.
Puppy preschools are a great way to achieve early
socialisation & training.
Early socialisation & training will highly increase your
pet's ability to mix well, be happy around other pets
and create a strong bond between you and your pet. It is
vital that your puppy meets lots of different dogs,
people and experiences different environments at an
early age. These first few weeks of your puppy's life
can never be repeated, and positive experiences will
ensure your puppy becomes a confident and well adjusted
adult. Teaching your dog basic commands and good manners
are essential for a sound and stable dog that will be a
joy to own.
What to look for in a Puppy Preschool or Training
Positive Reinforcement Training methods should be used,
which means rewarding the behaviour we want and not
rewarding or ignoring unwanted behaviour. These methods
are fun and gentle and speed up the learning process.
Puppies learn very quickly and will repeat anything that
they get rewarded for. Flat collars should be used, no
check / choke chains, positive motivators like balls,
toys or food.
All pets in training are vaccinated or have started
their vaccination program.
Talk to your dog trainer before introducing a adult dog
to a new home with new rules as the first 3 days are
vitally important for a smooth transition.
An old dog CAN be taught new tricks. See our
Pet Directory for
Dog Trainers listed.