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Puppy Socialization Class

Do you offer private behaviour counselling and training?


At Seneca Animal Clinic, we do not offer private behavioural training or counselling but we have an excellent list of recommendations that we can provide upon request.

When should my puppy start school?


Puppy socialization classes should be started as soon as your puppy has had their first vaccines. The learning window for puppies is between 8 and 16 weeks of age – this is when they develop likes, dislikes and learn how to interact properly with other animals and people.

Where do you offer socialization classes?


Our veterinarians can provide recommendations for socialization classes when you come for your new puppy appointment.

What are the training methods used to train puppies?


At Seneca Animal Clinic, we encourage our puppy owners to use positive reinforcement to train puppies. This includes using highly motivating treats or toys, praising good behaviour and redirecting negative behaviours. We encourage crate training and allowing your puppy to learn how to play on their own.

Do classes take dogs from puppyhood to advanced obedience?


There are a variety of different levels of dog training depending on where you go and what you are interested in doing. Teaching your puppy manners and some basic skills is important not only at home but in the clinic as well.

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Last updated: September 23, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Thank you for choosing Seneca Animal Clinic for your pets' veterinary needs. As we continue to adjust to the "new normal," we have implemented new protocols to keep you and our team safe.

We kindly ask that you comply with the following safety protocols:

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Seneca Animal Clinic