You may have welcomed a puppy into your home this holiday season – a roly poly ball of fluff who snuggles in your lap and entertains you with his antics. Your new puppy will go through some important developmental stages these next few weeks and months. Some of those stages may seem overwhelming like the “teething stage” or the “fear period.” You will be the person responsible for helping him navigate these phases successfully. And we are here to help.
Richmond SPCA now offers a few new classes specifically designed to help puppies and their people. Each class includes a little time for supervised puppy interactions so your puppy can experience some positive interactions with other dogs. We take lots of time to teach and practice basic skills like sit, down, stay and leave-it. Yes, even 8 week old puppies can learn these skills and the earlier you start, the better they retain them. We also talk about topics like handling, grooming and housetraining.
Start your puppy and your year off right. Classes are open now for registration. You can read more about our Good Start Puppy class, our Rock and Roll Puppy class, and our individual skills classes for puppies at www.richmondspca.org/classes. Let us know if you have any questions by e-mailing email@example.com or calling (804) 521-1324.