At the North Road Veterinary Centre, we think early socialisation is vital for all puppies between two and four months of age to help them develop into well-behaved and sociable dogs.
Our puppy preschool classes are conducted by Tegan, a qualified and experienced dog trainer and instructor. She holds a Certificate 3 in dog training and behaviour from the National Dog Trainer’s Federation and has many years of training experience. The program runs each month as a 2 week course ($66 inclusive gst for the course) and is conducted on Sunday mornings at the clinic. Bookings are essential to guarantee a place and can be made by phoning the clinic on (03) 9596 4804. Class sizes vary from month to month, from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 8. Puppies 8-14 weeks of age at the time of the first lesson are welcome to attend.
Puppy Preschool dates:
October 2017: Sundays 15th and 22nd October
9.15 to 10.15 am
Tegan with her dog Mya
Your puppy is required to be up to date with its puppy vaccination program to participate (your certificate should be brought to the first class), and you also need to bring a lead and collar to class.
Our puppy classes:
- encourage exposure to other dogs, people and new experiences
- teach you how to manage common puppy behaviour and domestic issues effectively
- develop good leadership and handling skills
- obedience training- lead handling and loose lead walking, 'sit', 'stand'
- click here for more detailed information on course structure
Puppy preschool graduates
What happens after puppy school?
After puppy school ongoing obedience training is important in helping your puppy develop into a well behaved dog. Tegan also offers a 6 week obedience training course open to puppies up to 9 months of age. These classes are also conducted at North Road Veterinary Centre on Sunday mornings, 10.45-11.45 am. Puppies who have not participated in puppy school are also able to enrol. The total cost for the 6 classes is $120. Please call the clinic for details of the next course commencement date.