Are you ready for some puppy fun?
Hello and welcome to Puppies on Hoddle Preschool!
Over four fun weeks weeks, we will give you our best tips and tricks for raising a happy and healthy puppy, while giving your puppy the opportunity to socialize and learn in a safe environment.
For puppy classes please bring
One hungry puppy on a secure lead (no choker chains please!)
A small container of favourite treats. Liver treats are ideal, and of course we will have plenty on hand if you run out.
A maximum of two people per puppy per class.
Being on lead keeps our shy puppies from being bowled over by the more boisterous types. Puppies will learn to be calm on a lead and that being around other dogs does not always mean ‘play time’. Having your puppy hungry means that they will be easily distracted and rewarded by our food treats when we need to get their attention.
Our Puppy Preschool program is based on modern, positive rewards based training methods.
It is now well understood that confrontational and negative training methods, such as reprimanding verbally or physically, provoke fear and anxiety which can escalate to aggression and biting.
Raising our puppies in a calm and happy environment, where the focus is on rewarding correct behaviour, while removing rewards for behaviour that is not appropriate is the aim.
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