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Puppy Socialization Class

Do you also do private behaviour counselling and training?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide home-based behaviour training. We are eager to help with your concerns, so please review them with our staff and veterinarians during puppy booster appointments. There are a number of puppy classes in this area that we can direct you to as well.

When should my puppy start school?

Puppy socialization is a balancing act between behavioural development and risk of disease. Usually, you can start puppy school when your puppy is approximately 12 weeks old. This timeframe allows them to have two vaccination and is a prime time for socialization. Ultimately, the timing for a puppy class is based on the policy of the training school you are attending.

Where do you offer socialization classes?

Sadly, Southampton Pet Hospital does not have the facilities for socialization classes at this time. When clients are looking for a place to train we have listings for a number of trainers in our area.

What are the training methods used to train puppies?

Positive reinforcement or clicker training are common methods of training for puppies. In medical literature, it is well established that negative or intimidating techniques do not yield long-lasting success in training.

Do classes take dogs from puppyhood to advanced obedience?

The only limit to training programs is your imagination. Advanced programs include scenting, agility, dancing, etc. The most important part is you and your puppy enjoy the time together.


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To our valued clients,

Please be advised our hospital is currently operating with limited staff and we are not accepting new clients at this time. We remain open and our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets.

We are also experiencing an influx of emails and calls and are doing our best to get back to you as soon as possible. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Important Updates & Changes:



Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We ask that you continue to be kind to all of our team members. Please know that we are working tirelessly to return to regular programming.

- Your dedicated team at Southampton Pet Hospital