FREE PUPPY PARTIES
Why: These events, run by our nurses Santa, Hannah and Sophie, are a brilliant way for your puppy to get used to other dogs and humans. Dogs are happier to see us if they've had a previous visit where they didn't have a jab or other nasty surprise. This reduces stress for everyone - your puppy, you and us!
When: On a Saturday afternoon. Please ask about the next date.
Who can come: The whole family, including the kids!
What happens: The classes are held in two sessions, the first is at Pickering with Santa and the second at our Helmsley branch with either Hannah or Sophie. We also have Claire Klima - a local IABTC accredited dog behaviourist - present at our Helmsley sessions.
We usually start with an informal socialisation session when puppies can play and get to know each other. We will then show you “behind the scenes” on a tour of the practice, including theatre and the kennel room (You will see where they would be kennelled and treated should you ever need to leave them with us.)
One of our vets usually presents an informal question and answer session, allowing you to pick the brains of our veterinary team and share your experiences with other owners, about diet, exercise, neutering, worm and flea treatments.
We will demonstrate a 'mock vet check' which shows you how to examine your pet including paws and mouth. You can also ask other questions and hear other owners' experiences. To end of the session positively your puppy is allowed play time in the secure reception to help socialise and have fun!
When you and your puppy have completed both sessions you will receive a free puppy pack!
Certificate of attendance
Ryedale Vets dog lead
Health advice sheets
HOW TO BOOK
We will invite recently vaccinated puppies, or just ask us about the next date.
WHAT OUR PET OWNERS SAY:
VERY INFORMAL AND FUN
“All of it was very informal, fun honest advice”
“It was helpful coming to the practice without it being associated with anything unpleasant”
MUCH MORE RELAXED
“I felt much more relaxed now, and Kobi is now known by the nurses”