FREE PUPPY PRESCHOOL
A well-behaved puppy will bring many years of joy and many moments of laughter!
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A well-behaved puppy will bring many years of joy and many moments of laughter! And a well-mannered and well-socialised puppy makes an easier managed well-behaved adult. Our Puppy Preschool helps you help your puppy put the right paw forward. It’s a free 4-week course of fun and interactive sessions to get you and your pup learning together as they settle into their new home. There are limited places available in each course, so it’s important to book your place in advance (just ring your clinic – the number is above).

Puppies have a sensitive period of development known as the socialisation period. It occurs from three weeks to three months of age. The experiences a puppy has during this time will affect later behaviour. If puppies are to develop into happy, friendly and confident adults, they need to be regularly handled and exposed to many new and novel situations in a non-threatening way.

Puppies that are not exposed to other dogs during the socialisation period or have unpleasant experiences are more likely to develop aggression or fearful responses to other dogs later in life. Pups also need to have contact with people other than their family to help them develop into well-mannered members of the community.

During this course your puppy will:

  • Socialise with other puppies and people.
  • Develop confidence and learn how to behave with different people, loud noises, other dogs, children and novel stimuli. This is presented in a fun and non-threatening manner. (Some puppies may need an individual program of exposure to these items.)
  • Learn to respond to verbal and visual cues such as sit, drop, stay and come.
  • Learn to settle.
  • Be taught to respond to you appropriately in a variety of settings.

And during this course you will:

  • Socialise with other puppies and people. (Socialisation is one of the best things about having a dog. And apparently good for your health too!)
  • Learn the basics of caring for your puppy, and how best to navigate your way through your puppy’s first year.
  • Learn how to teach your puppy some basic commands with verbal and visual cues such as sit, drop, stay and come.
  • Teach your puppy to settle.
  • Have fun! Puppy school is a lot of unpredictable chaos and fun.

WE OFFER THE CARE YOUR PET NEEDS

Pets Health Veterinary Practices offers free puppy preschool in Happy Valley, Sheidow Park, Flagstaff Hill, Hallett Cove, Trott Park and the surrounding areas at our O'Halloran Hill location as well as Brooklyn Park, Torrensville, Mile End, Lockleys, Underdale and the surrounding areas at our Hilton location.




Pets Health is a full service animal hospital with clinics located in Hilton and O’Halloran Hill. We are dedicated to helping you keep your best mate happy and healthy through each stage of their life.

Free Puppy Preschool

A well-behaved puppy will bring many years of joy and many moments of laughter!


O’Halloran Hill Vet Centre

123 Main South Road
O’Halloran Hill, SA 5158

Hilton Vet Centre

142 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton, SA 5033