A. Our puppy classes are
intended for puppies between nine and sixteen weeks at the start of their course. We find the
best time to start classes is generally nine weeks old, but puppies must have had at least one vaccination before coming to
classes. Prospective customers are advised to speak to their veterinary surgeon about the earliest time their
puppy can start classes, as different vets can have different vaccination programs.
A. Free play, off lead, is generally not part of the course, as we have found that
this can often cause puppies to become over-boisterous and larger puppies can learn to bully the smaller puppies. Also during
free play small and timid puppies can become more frightened of other dogs.
A. Puppy class is an essential part of a puppy's socializing. The earlier a puppy attends classes the easier
they settle into a learning environment. Early attendance at classes can greatly reduce the chance of behavioural problems
occurring in the dog in later life. A nine-week-old puppy is also able to learn things such as sit, down, stay and come far
quicker than a boisterous adolescent or adult dog.
Owing to the importance of early socializing we run a rolling course with new puppies starting almost every week. We
try to keep waiting times to a minimum, but during busy times there may be a wait of several weeks, so it is advisable to
provisionally book as early as possible to ensure we can fit your puppy in. Classes are as small as reasonably
possible with approximately 8 puppies at any time.