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Socialisation

Socialisation is the process of exposing dogs to new environments and situations. While it is best to start Socialisation from puppyhood this should be an ongoing process throughout the dog's life

Socialisation is important in helping your dog to feel more comfortable when encountering new things, animals, people and experiences so they are not anxious when confronted with change.

Socialised dogs are typically happier, friendlier, more predictable and able to handle stress better. Poorly socialised dogs may become fearful, shy, anxious, or worse overly aggressive because they lack the skills to cope with new situations.

Weekly obedience classes will enable you and your dog to socialise in a fun environment with other equally minded owners and their dogs.

As first time dog owners, the Wellington Canine Obedience Club has been a superb discovery for us. The classes are run by experienced trainers and dog owners who provide excellent lessons and practical advice. As well as obedience, our springer spaniel pup has learnt to socialise well with other dogs of all shapes and sizes. The club is centrally located with good facilities such as a clubroom, agility equipment and fully fenced yards. There's free tea and coffee as well. What more could you want?

Luke & Heidi

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