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Let’s Go Fido! runs Dream Puppy Courses regularly throughout the year at Willoughby Vet Hospital. Willoughby Vets is located at 193 High St, Willoughby

This course starts 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. Our courses run for 5 weeks, 1 hour each week and costs $265

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

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

  • 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
  • Body language 101
  • Question time                                                                                                                            

Week 2

  • Puppy play
  • How to settle your pup down
  • How to socialise your pup to everyday objects
  • Review the process of learning. Name, Sit, Look. Come
  • Training a chin rest for husbandry skills
  • How to prevent guarding of food and toys
  • Question time

Week 3

  • Puppy play
  • How to set your puppy up for alone time
  • Reviewing settling skills
  • Reviewing skills, linking them together and adding in distance to come
  • How to play with your pup
  • Manners around food and toys
  • Question time

Week 4

  • Puppy play
  • How to prepare your dog to be handled by vets’ groomers and the general public.
  • Reviewing skills adding in duration, stays
  • How to train “Go to your bed “
  • How to manage your pup at busy times
  • How to make and use enrichment toys
  • Question time

Graduation week

  • Puppy play
  • How to train manners around door and prevent break outs
  • Reviewing skills, settle, name come look sit drop, go to your bed and duration
  • Discussions around owner responsibilities preventative medication and husbandry
  • Body Language, getting ready for positive park trips
  • Graduation
  • Question time
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