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January 21, 2016 - 4:48pm

Puppy Preschool is open enrollment, so puppies will benefit whether they join us for one or multiple sessions. Each class has four basic elements.

Puppy to Puppy Socialization: Consists of meeting other pups of various breeds and sizes and with different play styles. This will help teach your puppy important canine communication skills.

Training topics: Although this is not a “training class”, we will introduce you to positive training methods and explain how to teach your pup simple behaviors, such as sit, down and polite greeting.  If you...

January 21, 2016 - 4:45pm

We have a few requirements to help maintain a healthy and happy Preschool.

  • Puppies can attend preschool between the ages of 9-16 weeks old. We strive for all puppies to have a positive experience. Ages, temperaments, and veterinarian recommendations are considered in enrollment.
  • Puppies must live in your home for at least ten days before their first preschool class.
  • All puppies must have received at least their first physical exam at Animal Hospital of North Asheville and have received their first DHPP (distemper, hepatitis,
  • ...
January 21, 2016 - 4:40pm

We are excited to welcome you to the Animal Hospital of North Asheville’s Puppy Preschool.

Puppy Preschool allows puppies to interact with other puppies during their critical socialization period (3-16 weeks of age). Our Preschoolers learn valuable socializing skills while playing with the other puppies who attend, building confidence with positive experiences, and meeting new people.  It also strengthens the bond and understanding between families and their puppy. Along with forming healthy socialization skills through positive activities aimed at...

September 1, 2015 - 9:50am

HNA Puppy Preschool is back in session after a two month break due to a Canine Influenza outbreak in Buncombe County.  We invite AHNA puppy parents and their puppies to join us for this free puppy socialization session. These fun-filled sessions are for puppy parents and puppies from 8-16 weeks of age.

August 24, 2015 - 4:58pm

We are so lucky at Animal Hospital of North Asheville! So many adorable puppies and kittens come through our doors and we have the privilege of watching them grow up. Enjoy this video montage of our puppy and kitten patients through the years at AHNA.

August 5, 2015 - 3:16pm

We invite Puppy Parents to AHNA Puppy Preschool's Parents’ Night.


June 19, 2015 - 10:18am

This month we proudly celebrated the second anniversary of our AHNA Puppy Preschool. We were excited to welcome 107 puppies and their families to our preschool during the past year. Just like our puppies, we have grown, matured and expanded what we offer in class over the past two years. We feel fortunate to have had the best puppy families join us.

June 18, 2015 - 9:36pm

Socialization is a very important learning process through which puppies become accustomed to being around different types of people, animals, objects and environments. Puppies have a short window between 3-16 weeks of age when they are learning how to be a part of society and form opinions on what is scary and what is safe. In the wild, these opinions can be a key to survival.


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