Inge’s Puppy School specialises in puppy pre-school training classes, and basic obedience using positive reinforcement method. We are based in the Overberg region servicing clients from Hermanus to Gansbaai and everything in between!
Due to our current global pandemic (Covid-19) we have decided to offer specialized One-on-One training sessions whereby the puppy parent (owner/handler) benefits with personal attention creating a well- balanced and happy young pup. Training will be done in the comfort of your home.
Puppy pre-school is specifically designed for puppies between the ages of 8 to 16 weeks. This period is known as the critical period of a pup’s life as they are extremely accepting of new situations and experiences.
This early period (8 – 16 weeks) is considered the most critical time of a dog’s learning phase.
Although it is important to continue to expose your dog to as much as possible throughout adolescence, missing this ‘window of opportunity’ can lead to a life time of fear and possibly aggression for some dogs.
Another important aspect of Puppy Pre-School is to equip you, the puppy parent, with the skills and knowledge to make your puppy a pleasure to live with for the rest of its life. You will learn how to train your puppy, to properly care for your puppy and to make sure your puppy is sociably acceptable.
We accept pups from 8 weeks, provided they have had their first inoculation. We require you to produce your proof of inoculation when registering your pup. It is not necessary to wait until the puppy has had this third inoculation. By that time the window of the critical period is almost closed.
Our courses consist of teaching your pup basic good manners (sit, stay, down, leave, no jumping, loose lead walking). We advise on house training, parasite control as well as feeding. We also provide a simple obstacle course where pups gain confidence, master their muscle control, and generally have fun.
Classes are once a week on a day and time that suits you. Sessions last for about an hour
A collar and lead for your pup and some really delicious treats! And all the wonderful enthusiasm you can muster!
Puppy class fees for a four-week course (one class per week) is R550.00 per course. Further courses on application.