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Puppy Classes – Socialisation, education, success!

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Price: £129

This course is available online. Please see below for more details on how to attend this course via the Internet.

Puppy Classes

A well-run, professional puppy course is a wonderful thing – clients look to veterinary professionals for the best advice, and we should be ready to give it!
Veterinary nurses have a vital role to play in helping owners to set their new pups up to become a well-balanced, focused and confident friend for life.

We have a short window at the beginning of a dog’s life (from ~3 to ~18 weeks), during which we can really influence how they see and cope with their world. Careful exposure to a variety of stimuli in a supportive environment will create the foundations for a ready-for-anything adult. Conversely, the wrong puppy class experience, at this crucial time of life, can cause fear, reactivity and all manner of behavioural problems that can take a lifetime to sort out. As with so many things, it’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it! This course offers a wealth of information on the basics of puppy behaviour and training, logistics of setting up and running classes, puppy behaviour management and trouble-shooting.

Learn how to set up and run the Perfect Puppy Class right from the start, and create your own practice guidelines and supporting materials with this interactive, supported module.

All of our courses are 100% online, and run over a set period as a group. You can access the course lectures, guidelines and materials on our friendly learning platform at any time during the course, and complete work at your own pace.

Courses are fully tutored and our discussion-based approach means that you can discuss topics with your peers and share problems and solutions, with the input, guidance and support of your tutor throughout.
You will receive feedback on coursework, and all of our CPD is certified as formal/assessed distance learning.

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