Vicki believes that if there is one thing that could most improve quality of life for dogs living in our society, it is correct early socialisation, during the critical puppy developmental phases.
Sadly, she treats too many adult and adolescent dogs for behavioural problems that were caused by poorly operated puppy classes. The very people who mean to improve dogs’ lives, sometimes unintentionally create life-long pain and anxiety for dogs and their families.
Behavioural problems are the number one cause of death in other-wise healthy dogs. The large majority of these behavioural problems may have been avoidable through sound socialisation practices and an understanding of puppy vulnerabilities and limitations.
The Puppy Class Instructors’ Course aims to deliver appropriate knowledge and skills to participants to allow them to conduct Puppy Classes that ensure every puppy is kept safe from experiences that can create or develop problem behaviour.
The course is delivered by webinar and practical sessions.
Payment: If you would like to ensure your enrolment, you can now pay a deposit. The balance is due not later than 3 weeks before the course commences.
This course commences with Vicki Austin presenting a live introductory webinar. Then you can continue the course at your own pace. There are scheduled live Q&A webinars with Vicki at the end of each session. These will also be recorded. You will also get resources including pdf’s, powerpoint presentations to watch and videos.
All students are invited to participate in an online forum to chat with other students and ask questions to Vicki.
You then will need to do practical sessions with a puppy. The puppy would ideally be between 8-16 weeks of age however it if it is a bit older and untrained then it will be ok. If you don’t have puppy, ask family or friends if you can borrow theirs. Past students have approached welfare organisations, placed an ad on Facebook and other groups asking to borrow a puppy for the three days. If you can bring additional puppies that would be fantastic.
Then after the practical sessions, you do more online sessions.
Sydney Practical Sessions Held At:
Calabash Kennels & Cattery27 Calabash Road