Puppies are incredibly impressionable during the first few months of their lives. In fact, they have a proven critical learning phase, also known as their imprinting period, which generally lasts from birth until about 16 weeks of age (give or take a few weeks depending on the breed).
It is imperative to expose your puppy to everything life has to offer during this time in order to build a confident, happy-go-lucky, well-rounded, adult dog. Puppy pre school will set you up with the right tools and tips on how to do this successfully.
Everything your puppy experiences within this critical development phase can ultimately effect them long term, whether it be positive or negative. Socialising your puppy is an incredibly important aspect of his or her’s initial training and doesn’t just mean introducing your pup to other dogs and people, think about exposing them to different environments, objects, places and weather.
One of the most common reasons that dogs are surrendered is due to behavioural issues, which is something that can be prevented during their first few months of life, with the correct training.
Contact Epping Veterinary Clinic to enrol in the next TATE Puppy Pre School.
We would also advise downloading the Sound Proof Puppy App to start de-sensitising your pup to all the noises life can throw their way. This will help prevent your pup from becoming noise sensitive later on.