Behaviour 

Our veterinary practice is very keen to help dog owners' get the very best out of their pets by having a well mannered animal who is a pleasure to have as part of the 'family'

To this end we have instigated a number of initiatives

i) Puppy Socialisation Class - for those pups have had their vaccination course done at our surgery we offer a  puppy socialisation class. This class is usually run on Saturday mornings from 11.00am to 12 noon. Places are deliberately limited to allow maximum benefit to all paricipants. Booking is essential. Contact reception in person or by telephoning 01772 783327. These classes are run by our canine behaviourist - Dave Gilman www.skool4schoundrels.co.uk  who charges £5 per session. 

NB this is not a training class but solely a socialisation session. For those attending there is a short questionaire which would be helpful if completed 

ii) The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) publish a series of Advice Sheets for pet owners. These currently include - using an indoor kennel - puppy mouthing and biting - using a houseline - making walks more enjoyable for you and your dog - and more .  These sheets are freely available to view or download from their website http://www.apbc.org.uk/info/APBC_Behaviour_Advice_Information_Sheets

iii) We are always pleased to offer free advice on slection of the type of breed and provide general dog owning information PRIOR to purchase

iv)  Specialist behavioural referrals can also be arranged either to Dave Gilman or a member of the APBC. 

v) 'Puppy contract' - information between Breeder and prospective purchaser see  http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home

vi) http://thepuppyplan.com - brilliant website to either view or down load information on socialisation of pups both for new dog owners and breeders

 


Please click on the links below to download some of our own Puppy Plan information:

 

The Puppy Information Pack
The Puppy Plan - Breeder
The Puppy Plan - Breeder Checklist
The Puppy Plan - Owner
The Puppy Plan - Owner Checklist

 

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