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 and enjoys their future visits to us.
Puppy Pre-School Classes
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 and start your basic training.
Classes are fun, using only positive methods and focussing on play between owner and dog.
The cost of the 6 week course is £60.
Habituation to Vet Practice and Procedures
Many dogs and owners find visiting the vets stressful, but this needn’t be the case. With careful introductions to us and our common procedures, your puppy can have a positive experience and feel confident about their health care.
We offer three Practice Habituation visits for pups under 12 weeks old. Ideally the first session will be booked with your first vaccination visit, so we can ensure your dog has a positive experience from the very start. At these visits our behaviourist or a vet nurse will take time to help introduce your dog to such things as meeting new people, the practice environment (waiting area and consultation rooms), being weighed, having a health check, use of the stethoscope and having an injection.
The cost for these sessions is just £10 for ½ hour.
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 lecture / 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 lectures cover:
- Health Care and Nutrition with a vet nurse
- Management and Behaviour with the behaviourist
- The cost for each 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.
The cost for this session is £60.