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Your Invited to a Puppy Social

Your Invited to a Puppy Social

by Dr. Carla Case-... on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 8:49am

Submitted by Lisa A. Yackel, CVPM, PHR

Hospital Administrator at Case Veterinary Hospital

 

Is there a new puppy in your life?  Do you have tons of questions and can’t always remember all of them to ask your veterinarian when you go in for your visits?  Do you love Mommies Play Group Mornings when you have a chance to ask other moms how they have handled a certain situation?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, I know you will love a Puppy Social!

After years of doing Puppy Socials at our hospital and then stopping them for awhile, we realized that we missed them.  Not only that, but many of the techniques we use to use when socializing our new puppies have been changed.  Kind of like the cycle of how we let our babies sleep-where we once let them sleep on their stomachs, we are now told to let them sleep on their backs.

So…on Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30pm, we are resurrecting the Puppy Social.  As the name implies, this is a casual gathering that encourages conversation.  Meant for humans of all ages and puppies between the ages of 12 weeks to 20 weeks of age (they must have had at least two sets of immunizations), we encourage the whole family to come out.  There will be treats for humans and dogs alike and the public is invited. 

So what do you do at a Puppy Social?  Kevin Ray, owner of Canine Therapy and a trainer who has studied under Victoria Stillwell from Animal Planet will be present to give tips on how to rear the new puppy into an adult that is a joy to be around.  He will demonstrate some basic manners to enforce with your puppy as well as giving them the opportunity to play and socialize with other puppies.  During these weeks that a young pup is absorbing lots of newfound sights and sounds and processing them, Kevin will show you how to correctly expose them in ways that will help mold their reactions in the future. 

Kevin will also discuss household rules (similar to what we have for our children!), and demonstrate some tools of the trade in the form of leashes, collars, toys, treats, etc. 

The Social will last an hour at the most.  After all, most puppies don’t have a long attention span.   Again, we encourage you to bring your children and your spouses so the whole family will learn to give a consistent message to the puppy.  It also helps the puppies by being exposed to young children, men with beards, women with glasses, different voices, new surroundings, etc.

We hope to see you there!

RSVP by June 5th to Lisa Yackel, 912-352-3081 or by e-mail at lyackel@casevet.com

Address:  111 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406

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