CDODC advocates that the benefits of training and socialisation in puppies as young as six weeks old far outweigh the remote possibility of your puppy becoming ill from attending Puppy Preschool. The period between three and 12 weeks of age is a crucial stage of a pup’s early development. A lack of socialisation during this critical period may have life-long repercussions. The critical period for socialisation begins to decline at about 14-16 weeks, after which the pup will never be so receptive to new stimuli again.
Classes are held inside our Clubhouse on a Wednesday evening. Pups must have had at least their first vaccination to attend. We take every precaution to ensure a disease-free environment for puppies attending our Puppy Preschool. Our floors are vinyl and are thoroughly disinfected each week before Puppy Preschool classes. To further reduce the risk of harbouring disease, we ask that shoes be removed before entering the main hall area. Instructors hands are also disinfected before and after each class.
Our standard membership fees apply for puppy pre-school. Please visit our ‘Fees’ page for more information.
This means that once you have completed puppy pre-school with us, you can continue on to Sunday morning training at no additional cost (until membership is due for renewal).
Puppies must be booked into this class in advance as numbers are strictly limited.
We require the following information before we can advise you when classes are available:
Please email Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and other information regarding this class.
These books are essential reading for all owners of dogs under 12 months of age and will show you how to prevent problems like house-soiling and destructive chewing, and how to raise a dog that is quiet, calm and well-mannered as well as obedient and confident around people.