During 8-16 weeks puppies are at their most influential age. They can learn very quickly during this time good things along with bad. Early socialisation of your puppy is an extremely important factor to ensure a balanced and well-behaved adult dog. A puppy needs to learn how to interact with adults, children and other dogs (socialisation), as well as become used to everyday noises such as household appliances, traffic and town life.
From birth till about 14 weeks of age, anything a puppy experiences will become part of its life. After that age, unfamiliar objects and experiences can cause a fearful response and could sometimes lead to aggression or other behaviour issues. Attending Kay9 puppy parties will give you the opportunity to introduce your puppy to a new environment, allowing socialisation and training in a safe and friendly environment.
But what is a PUPPY PARTY?
Simply …………… great fun and plenty of rough & tumble learning through Kay9 play! A puppy party is a get ‘together’ for puppies and their owners and provide an opportunity for puppies to socialise with other puppies and people. Your puppy will learn how to mix with other dogs, strangers and generally have LOTS of fun, whilst at the same time; learn from its own kind, bite inhibition, communication, i.e. body language, and facial expressions and generally how to play! A qualified trainer and behaviourist will be available to answer any queries you may have, explain your puppy’s behaviour and demonstrate how to look after your puppy and what problems to look out for.
When are Puppy Parties held?
We have TWO types of puppy socialisation sessions as follows:
Bolder, Older and Bigger – Once a month on the THIRD Sunday of each month, held at Yateley Village Hall, - 12 noon. These sessions are for puppies 6-12 months with more confidence.
Smaller, Shyer and Younger – Twice a month on the FIRST & THIRD Sunday of each month, held at St. John Ambulance Hall, Hawley AND Yateley Village Hall – 1.00pm. These sessions are for smaller, shyer and younger puppies, so that they can learn and interact with the others at their own pace.
Please refer to our website calendar for more details.
How much do they cost?
Each puppy Party costs £10.00 per puppy.
When can my Puppy come?
As soon as your puppy has their second injection of the primary vaccination course, they are eligible to attend the parties. This is to minimise and protect from the risk of disease. You will need to bring along your vaccination certificate. In order to continue the training and socialisation throughout their growing stage, we run a 6 week Puppy Obedience course, which will help you teach your puppy the basics and a foundation on which to build. Training is extremely important for your puppy, not only so you can have an obedient, well behaved puppy, but for your puppy themselves to have the ability to listen, understand and follow your commands.
Behavioural problems can form part of the reasons why dogs are handed into rescue centres in this country and a large proportion of these behavioural problems could have been prevented with the correct socialisation.
What the classes cover?
As well as providing your pet with the chance to learn how to play nicely, they will also become more confident in their surroundings and with other people. The classes teach some basic obedience and help you to successfully house train your pup as well as stop their chewing and biting. The classes teach you how to groom, clip nails and clean teeth etc. They cover benefits of using crates for training and ideas on how to use interactive toys and treats. Classes also give you the opportunity to discuss any issues you may be having at home with training etc.
What do I bring with me?
Your puppy will need a well fitted collar and lead for the class as weather permitting, we will sometimes go for a short stroll outside, for some toilet training and walking on a lead.
We look forward to welcoming you and your puppy to a Kay9 Party!!
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