Let’s Go Fido! runs Dream Puppy and Walk & Train courses regularly throughout the year at 4 Paws Vets.
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 the 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.
We teach your puppies acceptable social etiquette in a fun and friendly environment. Your pup will get to meet other puppies of the same age and learn how to behave appropriately around animals in a calm, respectful and friendly manner. 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
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 the puppies
Classes are starting up again from the 16th January 2018. The links on the right will take you through to register into the Let’s Go Fido! Family.
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 Mondays at 7 pm and run for an hour each week
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! Walk & Train course 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! Walk & Train course courses run for 5 weeks and are held locally at St Johns Church Hall on the corner of Warrane Road & McClelland Street, Willoughby to ensure you and your puppy continue to learn and have fun together. Click on the classes on the right to find out more and book in.