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Let’s Go Fido! runs Dream Puppy courses regularly throughout the year at Balmain Vet Hospital. Balmain Vet Hospital is located at 77 Victoria Rd, Rozelle.

Congratulations on your new puppy!

Our Puppy classes start before your puppy is fully vaccinated.

Why? Because this is the critical time for us to deposit positive memories. Your puppies will be safe and healthy in this environment, mixing with other puppies of the same age and development. Our courses run for 4 weeks, 1 hour each week and cost $225

At this point in Lockdown Our puppy classes are moving online . Post lockdown we forsee

Our classes will be back at BalmainVets, with one  adults per puppy allowed to attend class. 

If your puppy is older than 14 weeks, please can we advise that you join our fabulous Adolescent Life skills program. Why? Your puppy will soon be vaccinated and out in the park. which will put the other younger puppies in class at risk. So please if your puppy is older than 14 weeks  check out our Adolescent Life Skills  Program

Okay back to the Dream Puppy Course .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
  • Teach basic skills using positive reinforcement

Click on the Upcoming courses are on the right of your desktop or at the bottom of your mobile page.

So, what do we do each week?

Week 1 The Essentials

  • Puppy play
  • How to positively socialise your pup.
  • How to use reinforcement to train your pup
  • Problem solving Toilet training and biting
  • The process of teaching any skill Sits drops Stays
  • Settling your puppy down
  • Question time

Week 2 Bonding and Fading the lure

  • Puppy play
  • Settling your pup down
  • Fading the lure in your training.
  • Recall training
  • Do you know your name?
  • Play with me
  • Sit, Drop, Stays
  • Come when I call
  • How to love your collar and Lead
  • Body language 101

Week 3 Adding a Cue

  • Puppy play
  • Come
  • Settle down
  • Play
  • Hand back my toy
  • Alone time
  • Handling
  • Grooming
  • Guarding prevention
  • Socialisation to objects and Surfaces

Week 4 Graduation and  Dealing with Distractions

  • Puppy play
  • Loose lead walking
  • Follow my hand
  • 3 second greeting rule
  • Come when called
  • Sit , Drop beside me
  • Settle and take a break
  • Play with me
  • Graduation
  • Question time

What happens after the Dream Puppy Course?

Training a dog to be your companion or your families companion is not a four-week course ,it 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 some engaging courses to keep you going through your pups adolescence.  The Let’s Go Fido! Life Skills 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. Please check it out our Adolescent Program

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