Welcome to Tidewater Trail Animal Hospital
Founded in Fredericksburg, VA in 2004, Tidewater Trail Animal Hospital was the result of Dr. Greg and Dr. Andi's dream to bring quality patient care to their clients and patients in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. Our pets are like family, and we think that our clients feel the same about their pets. We strive to provide the type of care we would expect for our pets.
Quality medicine, support and compassion.
All puppies under 14 weeks of age should do puppy preschool. Why?
The primary focus of preschool is socialization. This is not only socialization with other dogs, but also socialization to a variety of people, handling, sights and sounds. Puppies up to about 14 weeks of age are programmed to explore and learn about new things. After 14 weeks of age, their fear center begins to develop and they begin reacting to new things with fear instead of curiosity. The more things your puppy is exposed to before 14 weeks of age, the better they are able to cope with these things as an adult dog. Every week in puppy preschool, we expose puppies to new things in a fun and constructive way.
We also focus on vital life skills in preschool: potty training, LOVE the crate, sit, come and walking on a leash. When these skills are introduced and reinforced at a young age, they are much more likely to become a way of life as your puppy becomes an adult.
You and your pet are unique
At Tidewater Trail, you and your pet will be treated as individuals. We will take time to listen to your needs and create a plan that works for your specific needs.