The veterinarians and staff can expose puppies to so many different things during this developmental stage, with the end goal being that they accept all different situations as just another day in the life of a dog! Each class begins and ends with puppy play time, one of the most important aspects of this class. During play, puppies can teach each other things we as humans just simply cannot, such as “Is this an appropriate way to invite play?” Or “You bit too hard!”
Our program also covers the basics of how to raise a great puppy, including potty training, kennel training, and basic obedience. We emphasize encouraging positive behavior and teach owners the proper way to reward, ignore or re-direct the behaviors.
Prairie Animal Hospital’s Kitten Kindergarten welcomes kittens from 8 to 16 weeks of age. During this time, we are taking advantage of what is called the “No-fear” or “prime socialization window”.
We can expose kittens to so many new and different things during this development stage. Our end goal is that they accept many different situations and start to learn basic obedience. (Yes cats can be trained, too!). The class will start and end with kitten play time where they can teach each other kitty language all while playing.
Our program also covers the basics of how to raise a great kitten, including litter box training, kennel training and we cover all basic kitten behaviors. We will teach you how to re-direct or ignore unwanted behaviors while positively reinforcing positive ones.