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Puppy Pre School Classes | North Road Veterinary Centre

Puppy Preschool

What to Expect

The ideal age to start your puppy in a preschool program is 2-4 months of age.

North Road Veterinary Centre


with Tegan and Mya


Dear Puppy Owner,

Welcome to puppy classes at the North Road Veterinary Centre. Over the next 2 weeks, we are going to help you get the best possible start to training, socialising and handling your puppy.

We will cover the topics listed below with a big emphasis on early socialisation. Depending on the needs of the group, we will spend varying amounts of time on any area. If you have questions about a topic not listed here, please do not hesitate to ask. Generally, I will end each session with a Q & A time to assist with any specific issues not covered in the class.


  • Diet and Nuitrition guidelines
  • Training equipment
  • Socialisation- where, how and why
  • Confidence development
  • Using toys and games as a training tool
  • Puppy handling
  • Understanding how to be a responsible pet owner

Common Puppy Behaviour Problems

  • House/toilet training
  • Independence training and establishing leadership
  • Attention seeking and destructive behaviours: mouthing, biting, barking and jumping up

Obedience Training

  • Introduction to correct way to handle the lead
  • Social or loose lead walking
  • Manners on lead

Topics will be divided between the 2 sessions with lead handling, social walking and toliet training commencing in Week 1 (to allow you time to practise during the week) and socialisation and problem behaviours covered in more depth in Week 2. Week 2 will also be used to recap what was taught in Week 1 as well as engage in a puupy interaction activity.

Hope you enjoy the class.

Tegan and Mya

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