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The Importance of Puppy Preschool

Last updated 5 years ago

A well behaved and socialised dog is a wonderful addition to your family, and it’s never too early to teach them basic commands and acceptable behaviour. You may not have heard of puppy preschool before, but this invaluable service offered by dog kennels and pet training centres can do wonders for making sure puppies grow up into friendly and obedient family pets.

What is puppy preschool?

A relatively recent phenomenon, puppy preschool involves the training of young pups, typically between eight and 16 weeks of age. This replaces the outmoded belief that dogs cannot be trained before six months old, which has been demonstrated to be false by numerous trainers and animal behaviourists.

At this young age, puppies are just beginning to explore their surroundings and embrace new experiences, which makes it the ideal time to teach them skills and behavioural traits that can influence their development.

Why is it important?

There are many clear benefits of puppy preschool programs, both for the animals themselves and their current or future owners. By introducing and familiarising young puppies with humans and other dogs, they will become more accustomed to their presence throughout their lives, rather than reacting with fear and aggression.

Puppy preschools are run by qualified instructors who keep a clean and safe environment in which young pups can play, roam and learn. The curriculum is less concerned with teaching commands, which can be learned later in life, and is instead focused on the development of social skills and house manners.

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You can ensure the right treatment for your dog by accommodating them at pet resorts in Brisbane. Samford Pet Resort offers overnight and long term stays for dogs of various ages, and will ensure your pet feels right at home.

For more information about quality accommodation for dogs, cats, birds and reptiles, contact Samford Pet Resort on 07 3188 0934.


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