Why Puppy Preschool?
Combining socialisation and obedience, our school lays down a learning foundation and prepares them for a lifetime of good behaviour and companionship.
Puppy Preschool has been running now at Eltham Veterinary Practice for several years, and it aims to teach puppies good manners, in a fun, safe and disease free environment. We currently have Ellyse from Patient Paws as our dedicated Puppy Preschool trainer!
What is Covered?
Each course consists of five 1 hour classes conducted over 5 weeks. Our trainer teaches “good behaviour shaping” using modern non-reward based techniques. The class size is a maximum of 10 puppies per class.
Who can join?
Puppy Preschool is open to all puppies aged between 8-16 weeks of age, who have had their first vaccination and have been wormed.
What Your Puppy Will Learn?
- Confidence and friendliness with people and dogs
- Bite inhibition
- Socialisation and controlled play
- Communication and handling
What You Will Learn?
- Your dogs natural instincts
- How to look after your puppy
- Toilet training 101
- How to read canine postures
- Ideas for “home alone” activities
- Leadership skills
- Basic training skills
- A good first step on the ladder of life
Upon completion of the course, each puppy will be awarded with a graduation pack complete with a hat and some goodies.
Classes are held on Monday nights at for 5 consecutive weeks with alternating groups at 5:30pm & 6:30pm. Booking is essential – please contact us on 9439 8650 to secure your place.
What People Are Saying About Patient Paws Puppy Classes
Patient Paws is a wonderful training course that has really helped us with Jasper. Such an obvious theory using simple consequence to help behaviour ! – Victoria
Loved it! Seeing my puppy grow and learn each week was the best and made my life easier at home and outside with the public! – Cara
Puppy pre-school should be mandatory for every owner. The classes are educational, fun and make such a difference to the behaviour of puppies! – Lynne
A very worthwhile learning experience for dog and owner – Rod
Having a large breed dog (GSP) can be challenging at Puppy Schools when puppies are mostly tiny, but this was a great mix of dogs and good safe interactions between the puppies! – Jane
Very productive and informative course for our pup! – Julie
Friendly atmosphere and lovely approach, great job – Brendan