Puppy classes

School for puppies and their families


Valley Farm Animal Hospital Puppy School takes pups from eight weeks to 16 weeks of age.


A new term starts every two months. The classes usually take place on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm


Each term is six weeks long and covers the full range of subjects. Because our trainers believe hands-on puppy time is essential in class we use a private Facebook group with videos covering important theory topics.


Our teachers are all trained by Dr Quixi Sonntag, veterinarian and animal behaviour expert. Their knowledge and passion make Valley Farm Animal Hospital Puppy School perfect for all levels of puppy owner; from the novice, never had a pup before, to the old hand with many years’ experience.


There is always something new to learn!


As well as the basic commands all pups need to learn such as sit, walk to heel etc., our teachers will alert you to possible problems by teaching you to recognise your, and your pup’s, behaviours.


Our teachers train you to train your pup with positive reinforcement. We use fun games, supervised puppy play time, and plenty of hands-on support for you and puppy.


Our obstacle course to test everyone’s training in lesson six is always great fun. Of course the teachers are here to answer any puppy-related questions you may have.


Our teachers also pride themselves on having the best Puppy School graduates so teach you to teach your pup some fun tricks to wow your family and friends.


The classes are held at the practice which gives your puppy a chance to become familiar with the sights, sounds and smells of the practice in a positive atmosphere.


You will receive a file with class notes and for you to do your homework and document puppy’s progress. The homework for each class is always fun and relevant and we reward you with a take home goody pack. The homework subjects include nutrition, grooming, parasites and first aid.


The cost per course is R1000.


For more information about our Puppy School, or to enrol for a course, please email us on puppyschool@valleyfarmvet.co.za.


Remember, we are not just training puppies, we are also teaching you, their owner, to communicate with them and to learn their body language. This will mean you are better equipped to have your puppy in the human world, so that you both can live a happy life together.


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