Puppy Preschool

There are many benefits to teaching your puppy social skills and obedience at an early age.  And young puppies are surprisingly capable at learning new skills. 

Puppy Preschool is a fun way for you to learn about what's important for your new family member, and for your puppy to learn about socialisation and basic obedience.  These skills help to make your relationship with your dog more rewarding for the years to come.

Who can join?

The most important thing about puppy preschool is to start when they are 8-12 weeks old as this is a very important period of development for them.  Missing this window of opportunity can result in a dog that doesn't know how to interact appropriately.  This can result in problematic behavioural problems which can then require more intensive training to overcome.

If your puppy is over 12 weeks of age, please contact us for advice on recommended training classes for your puppy.

Our classes

We run puppy preschool out of each of our clinics during the week and Saturdays (at some clinics). Each course runs for 5 weeks and consists of a weekly 1 and a half hour class. Our trainers teach 'good behaviour shaping' using modern reward-based techniques.  All puppies attending must have had their first vaccination.

 

What we teach

Our classes have been thoughtfully designed to develop a solid foundation for you and your puppy.  You will learn:

  • an understanding of normal puppy behaviour including how to read their body language and respond appropriately;
  • effective teaching skills for positive behaviour development;
  • obedience training;
  • the importance of socialising your puppy;
  • toilet training 101;
  • how to look after your puppy - diet, healthcare, grooming and protecting them against parasites and diseases; and
  • the delight of developing a strong bond between the two of you. 

If you have a puppy call one of our clinics to chat about enrolling in our puppy preschool classes.

Enrol in our Puppy Preschool

    - experienced trainers 

    - $120 for 5 weeks

    - for puppies up to 12 weeks old

    - puppies must have had first vaccination

Call any one of our clinics to chat about enrolling in our puppy preschool classes.