When new puppy owners come to Puppy Preschool classes, they often ask, “So after this, do we take Puppy Kindergarten?” After all, with humans there’s a definite difference between preschool and kindergarten. (As everyone knows, preschool is where kids learn to eat paste; and kindergarten is where they learn to put paste in the cute girl’s hair.)
The short and the long answer is: No. They mean exactly the same thing. Remember that dogs mature much faster than we humans. The old seven-years-to-one ratio holds pretty true. So to make such a fine distinction between puppy preschool and puppy kindergarten really doesn’t make sense in dog years.
By the time your puppy graduates preschool (or kindergarten – whatever the dog trainers decide to call the class), your puppy’s nearly ready for his Bark Mitzvah – ready to become a full-grown dog! (Ok, technically there’s an adolescent period that comes next, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a Puppy Jr. High School anywhere…)
You will learn everything a new puppy owner needs to know to welcome the newest member of your family and make him or her a happy, well-adjusted part of your household. You’ll learn how to housebreak your puppy, crate training your puppy, and the basics of puppy obedience.
At the same time, your puppy will benefit from socialization. Puppy socialization is incredibly important in your puppy’s development and can save you enormous headaches later down the road. Puppy Preschool is the perfect time to nip dog aggression in the bud, before such bad habits can form.
And that’s really the crux of early puppy training – fostering good habits through positive reinforcement dog training methods, and learning how to cope with the bad habits your preocious little pup has already managed to pick up. Some of these naughty dog behaviors include nipping, chewing, jumping up, and the whole host of doggy no-no’s that all new puppy owners experience. (And so yes, Puppy Kindergarten is also a perfect place to enjoy a bit of well-earned commiseration from your peers! You’re not alone!)
Whether it’s called Preschool or Kindergarten, one thing is for certain: any type of puppy training classes must always be conducted in a thoroughly sanitized facility 土瓜灣 k1, maintained meticulously with veterinary-grade disinfectant, to protect against contagious illness for young puppies. Your new puppy may well be ready for his first Preschool class, but you must make certain that the facility is professionally equipped and properly prepared for conducting puppy classes.
Kindergarten stories are fun to hear and read and are eagerly looked forward to by most kindergarten children. Most children grow up hearing a lot of stories. Stories are a powerful influence on us. They can not only entertain and amuse but also educate and motivate. This can be true for not just kindergarten stories but for other stories too. Many of us would have imbibed basic values and morals from a host of stories told to us during our childhood days by our parents (perhaps more often grandparents).
Story telling is an art, and a wonderful art. A good story teller can enthrall the audience and transport them to a different world. Who can forget the fairy tales we heard in our childhood days, when we would be cast into a different world, an entirely different world of fairies and witches, of bears that could talk and houses one could eat, a world where good was all good and bad all bad. Many of the the kindergarten stories we heard are the stories our children still hear today. So many of those precious tales have survived for generations.
Reading out stories to kindergarten children can be very educative for them. There are an enormous number of illustrated picture books, that you can read out to, and read along with your children. Apart from spending quality time with them, you can use the opportunity to teach them so many things. A kindergarten story book can be well used to re-inforce many of the kindergarten concepts learned. You can ask the child to point out to different letters of the alphabet, count out numbers (for example, count seven bears in the picture), ask which is bigger or smaller etc. However, bear in mind that it does not become like work, for the best learning takes place when you do not think you are learning.