May 29, 2012
When you get your new puppy you have the opportunity to help turn him in to an educated (in human manners), polite (canine body language) and well behaved companion. Or we can (usually by accident) mold them in to yobs that will attack dogs to protect themselves be fearful of children or cause any number of different behaviour problems.
The first 16 weeks of a puppys life is known as the socialisation period. Most of us don’t get our pups ’til they are at least 8 weeks old. That means you have 8 weeks to get your dog used to other dogs, humans (especially children), any pets you want the dog to be good with and an infinite number of situations that your new best friend might find themselves in.
Our vets recommend we don’t let them meet other dogs until they are fully vaccinated so this cuts the time down even more.
This is why we hold puppy parties at one of our local vets practice. It enables us to teach the newest member of the family that the vets is a nice place to go. That the equipment they will come across is nothing to worry about, the people that are there are not to be feared and that other dogs are great new playmates.
We will also be teaching some basic behaviours that allow us to have early control over even the most exuberant puppy.
Run by our senior trainers in association with Pointer vets in Nueva Andalucia you can be confident you will be receiving the most up to date information to help you and your puppy get the best start to your new life together.
Ring Pointer Vets on 952 90 66 26 to reserve your place on our Sunday morning class.
Don’t wait ’til it’s too late!