Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! It can get overwhelming having to take care of such a cute little ball of destruction and that’s where we come in. At Southern Cross, we understand how tough and confusing it can be to raise a fur baby so we’ve decided to run Puppy Parties. Between the ages of 2-16 weeks is what we call the critical socialisation period where you should be exposing your puppy to as many new puppies, places and people as possible. This is often very difficult as they aren’t completely vaccinated yet and shouldn’t go outside. That’s where our Puppy Party comes in!
It’s as cool as it sounds and is a great way to socialise your pup with different dog breeds, sizes, smells and people. We start the party by playing everyone’s favourite, ‘Pass the Puppy’ where we pass everyone’s puppies around in a circle to get them used to being held by strangers (and so you can cuddle all the other puppies).
If it’s your first time owning a dog or it’s been some time since your last one then you might have a few questions you wanted answered. The nurses are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about:
It’s a very relaxed environment where you can have a glass of wine or beer and chat with the other owners in the class and swap quirky stories about your fluff ball. It also helps relax your puppy so they aren’t stressed every time they have to come to the vet.
If you are looking for more socialisation and complete puppy training, we also offer a puppy school.