Let’s Go Fido! runs Dream Puppy courses regularly throughout the year at Balmain Vet Hospital. There is no need to wait for your puppy to start puppy training, Let’s Go Fido! runs an open enrolment for the Dream Puppy classes at Balmain Vets, which means you can start straight away.
But before we start on how and what, Can we say “Congratulations on welcoming your new pup to your household and please enjoy this time, which is so important to their development and your relationship”
Okay back to the course
This course starts and finishes before your puppy is fully vaccinated. Why? Because this is a critical time for us to deposit positive memories. You Puppies will be safe and healthy in this environment, mixing with other puppies of the same age and development. It is vital that you continue to develop your puppy’s socials skills that have been initiated by their littermates and first human family.
The course goals are to
- Increase the bond between you and your puppy.
- Enable owners to interpret their puppy’s body language
- Equip owners to manage appropriate play and interactions
- Equip owners to toilet train their puppy
- Understand that behaviour is a response to the situation
- Teach skills ( Name, come, sit, drop, stay, to settle, to love handling and grooming) using positive reinforcement.
During the classes, we discuss many common puppy problems such as toilet training and suggest techniques and solutions. The training isn’t just for your puppy!
When are classes and how do I enroll. All our class times are a click away on the right.Each course consists of 5 x 1-hour class. with lots of opportunities to learn new skills and play both with other people and pups.
Once you are enrolled we will send you a series of videos to watch before class. These cover, how to teach your puppy its name, how dogs learn, basic needs, motivation, house training, biting, jumping and problem-solving.
The Dream Puppy practical classes are held on Tuesdays at 6.30-7.30pm and 7.45-8.45pm and on Thursdays at 6.30pm or 7.45pm for an hour. Classes are starting on Tuesdays from the 9th January and on Thursdays from the 16th January
So choose the class times that suit you and start your enrolment.
What happens after the Dream Puppy Course?
Training a dog to be your companion or your families companion is not a four-week course or an eight-week course is a commitment to training until your puppy has finished developing, which for most dogs is 2 years of age. So Let’s Go Fido! have developed courses for each developmental stage. The next stage for your puppy would be learning to cope with life outside your home, now they are fully vaccinated. The Let’s Go Fido! Levels program instills good manners such as waiting at gates, learning to settle anywhere, sitting for guests, walking calmly with you on the lead, coming when called. The Let’s Go Fido! Levels Program is a membership program running for 6weeks or for a term. the program is run locally to ensure you and your puppy continue to learn and have fun together. Please check it out, Level Program.