Puppy Preschool & Dog Training

Puppy School is a must for all owners looking to give their puppy the very best start in life and the opportunity to grow into a well behaved, social dog. Unlike traditional training classes, puppy schools are specifically designed for dogs 8 to 16 weeks of age. This time is the puppy’s critical socialisation period where nature intends pups to start exploring away from the litter.

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
  •  Obedience
  •  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 6pm & 7pm. Booking is essential – please contact us on 9439 8650 to secure your place.

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Adolescent Classes

We are currently in the process of consulting Patient Paws about conducting adolescent dog training classes. If you are interested, please contact us on 9439 8650 and we will place your name on a list to contact once sessions become available!

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644 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095

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