How to run a better puppy school
Puppy schools are important in giving pet owners and their puppies the best chance of a long, happy life.
A successful puppy school is one that offers puppies a safe environment to socialise and learn basic training commands, as well as gives pet owners a chance to learn the basics in puppy care.
Tips for running a successful puppy school
- Arrange specific school days
Confirm booking with each pet owner so that they know what to expect in advance by sharing a VetCheck puppy care handout
Classes should be small of no more than 8 puppies
All puppies should be vaccinated, wormed and are on external parasite control
Focus on socialisation and basic training commands
Cover basic puppy care needs from nutrition to parasite control
Identifies the over-assertive pup and the more timid pup and addresses the matter urgently by separating them so they don’t get distracted or intimidated
Shares VetCheck take home information to help reiterate training and socialisation at home
- Easier for staff to prepare the space and keep it clean
- Ensure enough water bowls for each participant
- Have chairs available for the pet owners