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Puppy Training


Our puppy classes are full and will return January 2021

Puppy Socialization and Manners Class

Puppy training, puppy class

During the first 3 months of life, your puppy is going through a socialization period that will influence his responses to varied stimuli for the rest of his life.  This first socialization period is a critical time for exposing your puppy to new sights, sounds, and experiences in a way that creates a positive association.  A well-planned, reward-based puppy class is a MUST to help facilitate these experiences and lay the groundwork for a resilient and well-rounded dog in the future.  Start your puppy off on the right paw by joining us for puppy class right here at Freeport Vet! 

We cannot stress enough the importance of puppy classes. These are opportunities for puppies to socialize with different puppies their age as well as new people. They also get a chance to learn new skills in a busy environment. The American Kennel Club has a great article on why puppy classes are so important. During the five weeks of puppy class at Freeport Vet, your puppy will learn foundation behaviors such as sit, down, focus, and leash walking.  In addition to this, part of every class will be devoted to important life skills such as emotional control, acceptance of gentle handling, and socialization to environmental and social stimuli.  

We are excited to welcome back Mim Coward, LVT, CDPT-KA to teach our puppy classes. Mim has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years and recently stepped away to open Problem Solved Training and pursue her passion for helping dogs in a different way. She is passionate about Fear Free handling both in and out of the veterinary hospital.  

We are happy to offer a class for puppies ages 8-16 weeks here at the clinic on Monday evenings at 5:30 pm.    We typically offer rolling admission so you can start at any time, but for this session, we will offer a 5-week course due to the holidays and return to rolling admission with the new year.  We will begin classes with Mim on Monday, October 19th. Please visit Mim's website to sign up for a class and choose Puppy Start Right.

OUR CURRENT SESSION OF PUPPY CLASS STARTING OCTOBER 19TH IS FULL.  THE NEXT SESSION WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY 2021.  STAY TUNED!!

In order to maintain adequate social distancing for we are limiting class sizes and practicing social distancing. Participants will be required to wear a mask during class.   Please limit your attendance to 1 human per puppy and no children under the age of 12.  Thank you!!

 

Puppy Classes July 2020

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