COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – an update for our clients.


Essential training tactics for your puppy

March 14, 2018

When you bring a puppy into your life, you know you’re in for endless fun and games. But for your puppy to be the best it can, emotional and behavioural development are paramount – and social contact with other dogs is a big part of that process.

Our puppy parties in Bayswater are a great way for your pet to meet other dogs in a supportive, safe environment, so if you’d like to come along, just ask us.

Ask about our puppy parties

We can offer advice about puppy training all over London, and our head vet Michael has some simple training tips that you and your puppy can practice at home.

Top five puppy training tips

  1. Socialise your puppy early
    The first 12 weeks are vital in the development of a happy, healthy dog. Once your pup has been fully vaccinated, start taking it on short walks so it can meet other pups – and people.
  2. Supervise meetings with children
    Children love puppies and will want to play with them, but too much at once can be overwhelming for your pup. Introduce children gently, one at a time, so it can gradually get used to being handled by different people.
  3. Introduce different noises
    Your puppy needs to acclimatise to household noises such as the TV and vacuum cleaner, but start slowly. Some people use CDs featuring sounds such as fireworks and sirens, playing them quietly at first and increasing the volume over time.
  4. Don’t rush into car travel
    You are obviously going to want to take puppy for interesting walks, but it’s best to let them play in a stationary car a few times before embarking on short journeys. Build journey lengths gradually to get your puppy used to traffic and noise.
  5. Reward relaxed behaviour
    Every time your puppy responds calmly to new situations, reward it with a treat. This sort of positive reinforcement encourages good behaviour in young dogs.

Here to help

Talk to our puppy advisors at Bayswater Veterinary Clinic about any worries you may have or, better still, bring your puppy in and help teach it that visiting the vet is a positive experience. There’s no need to make an appointment but give us a call us on 020 7229 2040 ahead of your trip so we can make sure someone is around to look after you.

Contact our puppy advisors

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are required for our website to operate and include items such as whether or not to display this pop-up box or your session when logging in to the website. These cookies cannot be disabled.


We use 3rd party services such as Google Analytics to measure the performance of our website. This helps us tailor the site content to our visitors needs.


From time to time, we may use cookies to store key pieces of information to make our site easier for you to use. Examples of this are remembering selected form options to speed up future uses of them. These cookies are not necessary for the site to work, but may enhance the browsing experience.


We may use advertising services that include tracking beacons to allow us to target our visitors with specific adverts on other platforms such as search or social media. These cookies are not required but may improve the services we offer and promote.

Change Settings

Welcome. You can control how we use cookies and 3rd party services below

Change Settings Accept
Learn how we use cookies