Thursday Night Fun: Normanhurst Vet’s 4-Week Puppy Preschool

When: Thursday afternoon or evening (2 time slots are available) for 4 weeks
Time: Choose between either 5:30pm–6:30pm or 7pm–8pm
Where: Normanhurst Vet Practice, 31 Normanhurst Rd, Normanhurst

Are you a new puppy owner looking for a fun and valuable way to train your puppy? Normanhurst Vet Practice’s 4-week Puppy Preschool is perfect, and nice and close! Held on Thursday evenings, this programme is designed for puppies aged between 8 to 16 weeks old and offers a fantastic opportunity for socialisation, confidence building, and basic training. Here are just a few reasons why Puppy Preschool is a must for every new puppy owner.

Why Puppy Preschool?

Embarking on the journey of puppy parenthood? Bravo! Now, let’s talk about turning your adorable bundle of fur into the well-mannered, tail-wagging citizen of the dog world we know they can be. Normanhurst Vet’s Puppy Preschool isn’t your average “sit-and-stay” training.

It’s where your pup will not only learn the basics like ‘sit’, ‘stay’, and ‘come’ but also where they’ll start a great journey self-discovery, socialisation and good manners. It’s about building a life-long foundation – a foundation of confidence and good behaviour.

Normanhurst Vet’s Puppy Preschool encourages your puppy to interact with other puppies in a controlled, calm and confident environment, learning how to play without turning into a boisterous bulldozer! It’s a bit like sending them to school, only you get to take them home every night, with the knowledge on how to continue the training at home.

Choosing Puppy Preschool at Normanhurst Vet isn’t just about training; it’s about empowering your pup to be the best they can be.

Puppy Socialisation Boosts Development

Puppy socialisation is one of the most positive developmental tools for your four-legged friend. At Normanhurst Vet’s Puppy Preschool, we treat this phase as the start of your puppy’s training, where every interaction is a stepping stone towards becoming a sociable, well-adjusted adult and family member. Think of it as the canine equivalent of the first day at school, filled with lessons in ‘play-nice’, ‘share your toys’, and ‘making friends’.

In our controlled, calm but enriching environment, your puppy will start on a journey of discovery, mingling with other pups in a supportive setting. It’s here in the ‘playground’ that your pup learns the skills of communication.

This crucial stage in your puppy’s life is about more than just making friends; it’s about laying the building blocks for a future where they’re as comfortable at a busy dog park as they are in the quiet of your living room. Socialisation at Puppy Preschool is key to ensuring your puppy doesn’t just grow up, but grows up well, becomming a dog that’s not only confident but one that plays well with both two-legged and four-legged friends.

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

At Normanhurst Vet’s Puppy Preschool, we’re all about cheers and treats rather than harsh words and defeats. We believe in giving praise to your pups for their triumphs, no matter how small.

Our trainer champions this approach because in the world of puppy training, kindness and rewards speak volumes, turning the learning journey into a positive, ongoing skill you will have for life. Imagine training sessions as less of a drill and more of a joy-filled bonding experience, where every step your puppy makes earns them a proverbial pat on the back, accompanied by a treat.

This positive approach does wonders for your puppy’s psychological wellbeing, transforming them into to confident, outgoing dogs. It’s about setting them up for a lifetime of mutual respect and understanding, with a big dose of fun for both you and your pup. After all, who needs a stern ‘no’ when a ‘good dog!’ does the job?

Making the Most of Puppy Preschool

To get the most out of Normanhurst Vet’s Puppy Preschool, embracing the role of both student and teacher is key. Think of it as a two-way street where the learning doesn’t end when the class does. Bringing the classroom into your living room not only strengthens those newfound skills but builds strong bonds and reinforces the skills learned in school. Keep the lessons bite-sized – no more than 5 minutes to start – to match your pup’s attention span. And remember, a pat or treat for a job well done is shown to be far more effective than training by force or negative reinforcement. By incorporating fun and rewards into your training, you’re not just teaching sit and stay; you’re crafting a bond for life. Normanhurst’s Puppy Preschool is just the beginning of a wonderful journey with your four-legged buddy, but get in quickly, spaces fill up fast.

Would You Like More Information About Puppy Preschool?

If you have any questions or would like to book your place in our Puppy Preschool term, feel free to call us on 02 9489 6000 between 8am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, between 8am and 4pm on Saturday, and between 10am and 12pm on Sunday. We look forward to hearing from you.