Puppy Classes

Some of the most fun-filled events that take place at the practice are our puppy pre-school classes.  We are now running a course of two classes for each puppy, and each class concentrates on a different aspect of puppy and dog care.

Module 1: Behaviour and socialisation

Module 2: Healthcare 

To participate, puppies must:

  • be fully vaccinated;
  • have had their 2nd vaccination at least a week before their first class;
  • be under 14 weeks of age when starting the classes;
  • be booked in for specific sessions by our receptionists - please ring 0117 964 0113 or 0117 977 3230  to book in.

The classes are run at our Bishopsworth surgery on two Tuesdays per month at 7.15 - 8.15pm. Because we can only take 6 puppies per class, you need to book in advance.  Please ask for the dates of forthcoming classes. Well behaved children are welcome with an adult, but because space is limited we would request that no more than 3 people (adults or children) come with each puppy please.  The cost is £2.50 per class, which covers our costs for running the classes, and any profit is put towards sponsoring a dog that the Dogs Trust cannot home.  Please pay when you book your place.

Our staff will be assisted by Annie Davis who runs Cannie Canines – a dog walking, daycare, pet taxi, and training service. Annie is an approved instructor with the Academy of Dog Behaviour and Training.  For more information about Cannie Canines, please visit their website http://www.canniecanines.com .

The aim of the classes is to help your new puppy to become a well socialised and well behaved, confident, happy pet.  The two classes give you important advice on a wide range of topics, and an opportunity to ask us questions in an informal atmosphere.  They also give your puppy the chance to socialise and play with other puppies of the same age, and show your puppy that a visit to the vets isn't always a bad thing! smiley



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