Socialisation and training for puppies, education for owners.
The early stages of any dog’s life are incredibly important. It is during this time that we introduce your puppy to stimuli, activities and environments they are likely to encounter in everyday life. This period is the optimum time for puppies to learn healthy socialisation practices with other dogs and humans.
Halifax Vet Puppy Preschool is a 5 week course for puppies aged between 8 – 16 weeks. Over this period we assist you in teaching basic commands to your puppy using positive reinforcement methods, laying the groundwork for you to go on and train your pooch in whatever discipline you desire. We also cover owner education on a wide range of topics such as housetraining, bathing and skincare, nutrition, neutering, first aid and parasite control.
Attendees meet at the surgery on Sundays at 10am. The full course is $80 and includes all classes, follow-up support, some puppy-friendly products and a graduation certificate. Puppies are eligible for Puppy Preschool after they have had their first lot of vaccinations. All family members are welcome.
What to bring:
- Your puppy (on a lead)
- Tempting treats
- Poo bags
- A notebook if you would like to take notes
Register for Puppy Preschool by completing the form below or phoning the surgery on 03 548 3871. Upon receiving your registration our puppy advocate Hannah F will call you to discuss your registration in more detail.
Hear what our customers have to say
Halifax has extremely sophisticated diagnostic equipment which enables fast, on the spot diagnosis, and hence quicker and more targeted treatment. The veterinary nurses also have a wide knowledge base and are extremely helpful, especially with phone queries.
In view of the above we are totally satisfied our loved pets will get the best care and attention possible.
Jill and Peter Smillie, Mapua