Puppy School

Let our experienced and qualified dog trainers help your puppy settle in

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Why is puppy school important?

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time. However, it is also a big change for you and your puppy. To ensure that the transition into their new home goes smoothly, and that they grow up into a well-adjusted member of the family, puppy school is needed.

Up until 16 weeks of age, puppies are in the critical socialisation development phase in which they absorb the most information and form behaviours that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. It is important to ensure they are introduced to a number of different experiences, socialised with other dogs of different breeds and sizes, and are given boundaries and structure.

Puppy schools are also a great way to get your puppy used to visiting the vets, associating it with positive and happy memories.

Our puppy school trainers consist of our qualified vet nurses who have experience in animal behaviour and love helping puppies and their owners learn new skills together.

What we teach at puppy school:

Basic cues - Teach your puppy basic commands like sit, drop, stand, give and leave.

Socialisation - Let your puppy play with other puppies in a safe and controlled environment, monitored by our experienced trainers.

Good & bad behaviour - Learn how to reward good behaviour and discourage unwanted behaviour like biting, barking and chewing.

Lead walking - Teach your puppy how to walk happily on a leash and how to prevent pulling.

Diet & nutrition - Learn about the best food for your puppy and what you can and can’t feed them.

Parasite prevention - Find out how you can prevent worms, fleas and ticks.

Dog health - Learn how to keep your puppy healthy as they grow up and get them used to coming to the vet clinic.


Puppy school information

  • For puppies of any breed aged 8 to 16 weeks.

  • Must have at least had their first vaccination.

  • Classes are from 8pm-9pm on Tuesday nights

  • Classes have between 5 to 10 puppies

  • We always teach positive reinforcement techniques!

Want to learn more about our Melbourne puppy school and puppy training?