The Puppy Classes run by Point Cook Dog Training & Day Care are one of the best courses you will find throughout the western suburbs of Melbourne.
Our classes are not about a tour of the venue, a hard sell on products or an hour of chaotic puppy play, but instead a focus on practical training skills, current puppy parenting strategies, preventing problem behaviours, an understanding on the learning theory and how it works with puppies as well as what doesn’t work, an understanding on basic canine body language, exposure to the world through desensitisation and counter conditioning as well as controlled interaction and play with other puppies. These are the building blocks for the puppy and its future.
Our puppy classes aim at building a relationship with the puppy, the owner and the family and this is done through training. Owners learn to communicate with their pups, get behaviour they like and want and puppies get rewarded for trying and doing just that. And everyone is happy!
Puppies are like little sponges and prepared to take on anything and our job as the trainers is to help you find out what motivates them, then get their attention and then fill their heads up with loads of valuable information that will help them throughout their entire lives.
When it comes to socialisation, you will see that puppies come in a variety of personality traits, just like people and you will see some are super excited, some are nervous, some are bullies, some are terrified and some just don’t really know what to do! As trainers, we are equipped with knowledge so that we can help these puppies overcome their fears, build on their confidence or just learn to control themselves and this is all done through controlled play sessions. Puppies are paired up with other of similar personality and slowly introduced to the entire group over the duration of the course. And owners will learn what appropriate play is and what isn’t.
Did you know that pigs are just as intelligent as dogs, if not more, and they need as much training as puppies? Point Cook Dog Training & Day Care also offers piglet training classes.