We are sorry to say our Confi- Puppy classes are on hold for the moment while our new venue in Gallo Manor is under construction, if you are interested in private training sessions please send us a message through our “Contact Us” page for more info or follow the ThinkingPets or Puppies in balance links below for other instructors in your area.
Thinking Pets Confi- Puppy Classes
What is a Confi-Puppy Class?
Our Confi name guarantees that our clients will be given the most up to date information available on how to socialize and train their puppy. The classes are structured in such a way that both the puppies and their owners will have fun whilst learning. Everyone in the family is welcome to attend Confi-Puppy classes, and again, Ttouch is incorporated into the lesson plan to teach owners how to correctly handle their dogs. Ultimately, we want to make sure that you and your dog are able to live together in peace for the next twenty years; so in class we will give you not only the relevant behavioural information, but also offer you the peace of mind that should you experience any problems, you can contact us any time for help. There are no choke chains allowed in our classes, as we believe in training dogs through motivation and reinforcement (clicker training), not fear.
Confi-Puppy classes are held nation wide, for puppies between the ages of 8 – 16 weeks and all breeds are welcome. We also provide information on behaviour, Ttouch, grooming, obedience training, health, parasite control, nutrition and socialization. When you’re attending a Confi-Puppy class, you’re once again assured of a service we are proud of.
Every single Confi-Puppy instructor must attend ongoing training seminars and workshops relevant to behaviour, Ttouch, nutrition and obedience training in order to stay up to date with what’s happening in the animal world.
Training should be fun, and never something to be dreaded. Make sure you enroll in a class where you will enjoy the experience!
ThinkingPets Confi-Kitten Classes
What is a Confi-Kitten Class?
Confi-Kitten classes are offered for all cat loving owners who want to learn more about how to improve the mental and behavioural development of their newly acquired kittens. In kitten classes, we teach you about why your cat does certain things, how to teach them to play properly, and most importantly, how to prevent problems from the beginning!
We all want the best for our cats as adults, so it is important to give them the right education too. Puppy classes have become a well known prerequisite for well socialized dogs – kitten classes are the feline equivalent!
In the last few years, there has been a steady increase in behaviour problems in pet cats. These include
- Being scared of visitors coming into the house.
- Urine spraying (both sexes do this, even if they’re sterilized)
- Damaging furniture from scratching.
- Fighting with other cats.
- Litter box problems.
- No relationship with owners (not a huggable cat)
- Not traveling well.
- Aggressive towards groomers and Vets.
… to name but a few.
Even if you’ve had cats all your life, you can still enroll. Kittens are taught how to enjoy being handled by strangers, and you are given advice by trained instructors on how to ensure your relationship with your cat is a lifelong mutually beneficial one!
Ttouch is taught in each kitten class to help owners build their relationship with their kittens, as well as boosting confidence and increase tolerance to being handled. Owners are shown touches to help them calm their kittens down when overexcited, as well as assisting them when getting kitty used to being groomed.
Each class is run by an instructor who has been trained extensively. When enrolling for a Confi-Kitten class, you can be assured that you are attending the best classes offered by the group that developed the kitten socialization program in South Africa, and that you are getting the most up to date information on feline behaviour and Ttouch. Our instructors attend regular workshops to maintain their skills and to ensure client satisfaction. The classes focus on teaching owners how to obtain harmony when living with a cat, and how to prevent behavioural problems later on in life.
Class lessons include information on handling, behaviour, nutrition, grooming, socialization and health – a comprehensive “how to” class for the whole family!
Confi-Kitten classes are held by appointment, please go to our “Contact Us” page for more info.
The Puppies in Balance school situated in Bryanston also comes highly recommended please follow link below for more details: