From Wednesday 25th March the Cleckheaton and Rothwell clinics will be closed until further notice.


Due to COVID-19, this practice is physically open for urgent and emergency cases. All other assistance will be provided via telephone advice or video consultation, where available. To access this service please call us. Click here for further information.

Puppy Socialising Classes

Socialisation of young puppies is vital and is something we at Abbey House have always encouraged. We hold regular puppy classes where puppies of different breeds but similar ages are allowed to mix while owners are taught the importance and the benefits of social behaviour and training and how it can affect their puppy’s development.

This development is so important that we have joined with the Kennel Club and run the Puppy Foundation Class of their Good Citizen Dog Scheme.

Puppies have to have had their first vaccination and be under 16 weeks of age when they start the six week course. We use positive reinforcement training and teach important skills like the recall, the basic positions of sit, down, stay, stand and good manners. At the classes we discuss all the topics related to having a puppy such as diet, house training, chewing and mouthing.

The classes are held on Tuesday evenings at the Cleckheaton and Kippax branches and children are welcome and are encouraged to interact with the puppies.

For more information and to check availability of the classes please contact the Cleckheaton surgery on 01274 876686 and one of the trainers will call you back.