Services/Small Animal/Puppy Socialisation

Puppies have a short window of opportunity where they learn to accept new things much more easily. This closes gradually until around 16 weeks of age they start to be more suspicious and fearful. New experiences, different people and other animals tend to be tolerated and enjoyed better before this time ends.

We welcome for you to bring your new puppy in to visit us at the surgery anytime. This allows owners to meet with some of the team and for your puppy to have a positive, fun visit.

We notice dogs who have visited the surgery outside of appointment times are less anxious and are pleased to come to the surgery ever after, helping with any procedures needed and making any less pleasant times more accepted.

Please speak to our lovely reception team for more information on this, and to discuss suitable visit times.

Puppy obedience and socialisation training classes are then a good progression to consider, for which we can give you local contact information.