Let’s Go Fido! runs Dream Puppy Classes regularly throughout the year at Willoughby Vet Hospital. Upcoming courses are on the right of your screen.
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
- 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 using positive reinforcement
Basic manners like “come”, “sit”, knowing their name, “stay”, “go to your bed” and “drop” are taught during the course, as well as basic handling and calming techniques. It is important for owners and puppies to learn calm behaviour so that puppies are not over stimulated and can cope with separation.
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!
The Let’s Go Fido! Dream Puppy courses are held at Willoughby Vet Hospital, 193 High Street, Willoughby. All classes are weekly and the courses are 5 weeks long. Costs $250inc GST. Click on the class you are interested in (on the right) for more information and start your sign up process.
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 6 weeks 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
Please fill out the contact form with your details and we’ll send you information on how to enrol and answer any questions you may have.