Here at Holly House Vets we understand that your dog’s psychological welfare is just as important as their physical health and therefore we are pleased to be able to offer you and your new puppy a range of services to ensure your pup has the best start in life.
Early training and socialisation is very important for all dogs to help them grow into well adapted and well behaved members of society. These first training classes, for pups from 12 weeks to 6 months, give you and your puppy the opportunity to meet other pups and owners, to further socialise your dog, start your basic training and undertake fun, confidence gaining activities. Classes also include familiarisation to the veterinary practice and standard procedures so your pup enjoys their future visits to us for health care.
Classes are fun, using only positive methods and focussing on play between owner and dog. You will have the opportunity to take the Kennel Club Good Citizens Puppy Foundation Certificate.
The cost of the 6 week course is £60.
Owner Advice and Guidance Sessions
Getting a new puppy is an exciting time, but it can also be quite overwhelming and even experienced owners forget just how much hard work pups can be. All owners want to give their new addition the best start in life, but with the amount of information available and with best practice constantly changing, it can be hard to be confident you are making the right decisions.
We offer two hour / discussion sessions where you will obtain up to date information and the opportunity to discuss your concerns and experiences with a vet nurse or behaviourist, as well as other owners. It can be reassuring to see that most owners have similar issues!
The cost for the 2 hour lecture session is £10.
Puppy Starter Sessions
For owners who would like a little more personalised support with their new puppy, we offer a 1½ hour home visit with our behaviourist. These are bespoke sessions, for puppies up to 6 months old, where you will be able to decide what it is you would like to cover to meet you and your pup’s needs. Typically, sessions may cover toilet training, bite inhibition, jumping up, socialisation, general care and introduction to basic training.
The cost for this session is £60.