As a new pet parent, learning to understand your puppy's behaviour is invaluable. During the ages of 8-16 weeks, puppies absorb new information much easier and quicker than after this age, this makes Puppy School so important. It’s also a great way to meet new puppy friends, be exposed to new environments and learn about how to create a happy puppy and a happy household.
Classes are run by our experienced nursing team, one evening a week, for 4 weeks. Our nurses are not only trained professionals but are also great puppy cuddlers.
To ensure everyone is fully protected, puppies will need to have had their 1st vaccination to attend.
Booking for the Classes
Classes are held one evening a week for 4 weeks, 6:15pm-7:15pm.
Cost is $150, a great investment for a happy puppy.
Payment is required at the time of booking to secure your place.
Please call the clinic on (07) 3399 7055 to book or click the button below.
Bookings are essential as places are limited.
What Will Be Covered?
Puppy Preschool is hosted by three of our nurses: Millie, Sarah & Meg. Topics covered include:
Basic canine communication: how to interpret what your puppy is telling you and understand what they are feeling
Common issues including digging, chewing, barking and jumping up
Enrichment: how to keep your puppy happy and stimulated
Toilet training and helping your puppy sleep through the night
Adjusting to life with a new puppy
Learning the importance of controlled interaction
Basic commands including sit, stay, come, drop and walking on a lead
Our nurses only teach gentle handling techniques, which puppies love!
We also include:
• A graduation pack with a certificate, gifts, and photo!
• A complimentary one on one nurse consultation to answer any questions that you may have about your own puppy. This helps you keep on track with their healthcare.
Who Should Attend?
The ideal age for puppies starting classes is 8-14 weeks. Pups are also of a similar behavioural development at this time. Puppies 8-14 weeks of age are in the critical period for socialisation in which a small amount of experience can lead to significant long lasting effects on behaviour.
What do you need to bring?
High value treats - To reward your puppy for their hard work.
Front loaded harness - Useful tool to prevent pulling while teaching your puppy to walk nicely on lead.
Their bed or mat - Gives puppies a soft place to settle on.
Chews - Roo flaps, sheep ears, venison ears are a great choice.
Vaccination booklet/ certificate (if not previously vaccinated with us)
Adaptil junior collar (recommended) - A pheromone collar that sends comforting messages to puppies that helps puppies to feel as comforted and secure with their new family as they did with their mother.