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Puppy preschool in Gardenvale | North Road Veterinary Centre

Puppy Preschool

At the North Road Veterinary Centre, we think early socialisation is vital for all puppies between 2-4 months of age, to help them develop into confident, well-behaved sociable dogs.

Our puppy preschool classes are conducted by Tegan, a fully-qualified and experienced dog trainer and instructor.

Tegan has been part of the team at North Road since 2010. She holds a Certificate 3 in Dog Training and Behaviour from the National Dog Trainer's Federation, and has many years of training experience.

Tegan's expertise and experience will ensure you get the best possible start to training, socialising and handling your puppy.

Our puppy preschool program runs each month as a 2 week course, and classes are conducted on Sunday mornings at the clinic. Course cost is $66 (gst inclusive) and bookings are essential to guarantee a place.

Class sizes vary from month to month, and range from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 8 puppies.

Bookings and enquiries can be made by phoning the clinic on (03) 9596 4804.

Puppy Preschool dates

  • Courses are conducted every month, please contact the clinic for details on upcoming classes.


  • All puppies are required to be up to date with their vaccination program to participate (please bring your puppy's vaccination certificate to the first class), you will also need to bring a lead and collar to class.

Our puppy classes are designed to

  • encourage exposure to other dogs, people and new experiences in a positive manner
  • teach you how to manage common puppy behaviour and domestic issues effectively
  • help you to develop good leadership and puppy handling skills
  • introduce you to obedience training- lead handling and loose lead walking
  • click here for more detailed information on course structure
Tegan with a pupp | Puppy preschool | North Road Veterinary Centre

What happens after puppy preschool

After puppy preschool, ongoing obedience training is important in helping your puppy develop into a well behaved dog. To assist with this, Tegan offers a 6 week puppy obedience course which is open to all puppies up to 9  months of age.

These classes are also conducted at North Road Veterinary Centre on Sunday mornings, and puppies who have not participated in puppy school are also invited to enrol.

The total cost for the 6 week course is $130. Courses are conducted throughout the year, and are directly booked with Tegan. Please contact the clinic for details.

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