Pet behaviour is one of the most common areas where problems arise. A large fraction of those animals given up to shelters are surrendered because of behavioural problems. To minimise this problem, we have several programs in place to help you bring up a well behaved, well socialised and happy furry family member.
Puppy School is the first part of bringing up a well-adapted and well socialised pet. By involving your new puppy in a puppy school between 10 and 16 weeks of age, their brain is at its most adaptable and they will learn most easily how to live in their environment. This also gives you a chance to pick up tips and tricks for training at home and get on top of any issues or learning problems before they become learnt behavioural problems.
A Step up from Puppy school, this more in depth class targets basic obediance and working on training and skills rather then socilaization.
It is a 7 week program that includes an infomation night. Run on Wednesday nights from 6pm - 7pm and 7:30pm - 8:30pm.
In this class you will work on:
Walking on leash (pass by's, meet and greets etc)
Revisit basic skills (Sit, stay, drop)
Impulse control (learning to be calm around other dogs and people)
For more infomation please contact Aimee Begg at the clinic on 52412388.
Requirements: An up to date Vaccination card and willingness to learn.
Family Fit Consults
Family fit consults are for those pooches needing a litle more assistance in the training and manners department to help them fit in better with their loving family. Family consults run for half and hour and are a basic training session with our nurse Aimee. If any issues are requiring more help than what Aimee can provide, there is also the option for a referral to our vet Maria for a behaviour consult.
Our clinic also offers specially structured behaviour consults. For those pets with specific behavioural problems that cannot be adequately addressed in family fit consults, it will probably be necessary to see Dr Maria for a behaviour consult. She has a special interest in this field and has recently finished a post-graduate training course with a veterinary behavioural specialist. As such, she is happy to help out with concerns or queries regarding your pets behaviour.