Traditional obedience classes for dogs start around 5-6 months. Our Puppy Preschool Program starts at 8-12 weeks of age before many behavioral problems develop. Class size is limited to 8-10 puppies for individual instruction to families and pet, so make sure you register early. The class is held on five consecutive Wednesdays at the Westgate Pet Clinic. At this time we are only able to accommodate families from the Westgate Pet Clinic. Children ages 4 and older are encouraged to attend.
Our program emphasizes encouraging positive behavior and will teach the owners the proper way to reward, ignore or re-direct the behaviors. Each of the five one-hour sessions will be supervised by one of our veterinarians. A training book by nationally known trainer Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. called The Puppy Primer, other reading material, homework assignments and graduation certificate are included. Our clinic is excited to meet you and your new puppy, so that we can teach both of you how much fun it is to go to the vet.