The Benefits of Puppy Kindergarten
Taking your pet to a puppy kindergarten is a good idea
especially if you don’t have enough time to spend with your dog
and if you don’t know how to train your puppy. The kindergarten
has multifold benefits and only a few minuses.
Dog Trainers for the Puppy
Dogs learn easier if they are trained from early puppyhood.
It is also easier to correct behaviors such as chewing, biting
If you don’t have the time or the skills to train your dog to
walk on a leash, to use the litter box or different commands
that are useful in the dog-owner relationship, the kindergarten
dog trainers will do a good job teaching your dog.
The dog instructors use basic behavioral and obedience
A puppy kindergarten helps your dog develop social skills
both with dogs and humans. Socializing skills are important for
a dog, so as to be able to play with other dogs and humans
without hurting them.
Puppies that don’t spend their first weeks of life with their
mother and brothers may develop an aggressive behavior. If taken
from the whelping box too soon, puppies miss out on play and
socializing lessons that are essential in building a normal and
In a kindergarten, a puppy will be able to socialize with a
trainer and other puppies. Having a short attention span,
puppies are left to play with other puppies after a training
lesson so they learn how to play safely with other animals.
Choosing a Dog Instructor
Choosing the right dog instructor is essential to make sure
your puppy has a good experience in the kindergarten. The dog
trainer should be patient, certified and you may also want to
observe a session of training. Even if the puppies have a low
attention span, the play time should not be more than 30 minutes
after a lesson of obedience training. Also, a trainer shouldn’t
use punishment for dogs, only positive reinforcement to
stimulate good behavior.
Disadvantages of Puppy Kindergarten
As for disadvantages, the puppy kindergarten has only a few:
puppies are susceptible to different infections and some may
suffer from separation anxiety. Being in an environment with
multiple dogs that may be carriers of infections or parasites
may infect your puppy as well.
Consulting a veterinarian prior to choosing the puppy
kindergarten is a good idea. The vet can give extra vaccines and
preventive medicine for multiple parasites, so that your puppy
is fully protected. Also, puppy kindergartens ask for all puppy
owners to show proof of vaccination, to reduce the risk of
On the other hand, a puppy that is left with foreign dog
instructors may feel unease and have separation anxiety, being
used to staying only with you. If this behavior is severe, you
should give up the puppy kindergarten and find different
solutions for your puppy’s upbringing.
Some dog owners consider that puppy kindergarten might be
pricey as opposed to home upbringing. Consider the pros and cons
and see if the puppy kindergarten is for you.
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