Puppy School

For Pups Aged 8 to 12 Weeks

Simply the best education for you & your new puppy!

You have from birth to 12 weeks to expose your new puppy to different sounds, smells, experiences, people, handling, other animals, road traffic etc – not very much time! What your puppy experiences during this period provides the foundation for future behaviour.

Why you should attend puppy school

Problem behaviours such as fear of noise, dogs and people are more likely to occur if your puppy has not experienced the world, before 12 weeks of age. We provide education for puppy owners and an opportunity for pups to learn to socialise “appropriately”. Well managed “free play” for pups, encourages shy pups to become confident around other dogs and people and bossy pups learn manners!

Raising a puppy is hard work and requires a conscientious effort to ensure a well-mannered and socialised dog. Puppies can, and should, commence training between 8 and 12 weeks of age – the sooner the better!

Small classes of only 6 to 8 puppies in each group ensure you and your puppy receive the attention and instruction you deserve.

A white Cavoodle Pup with brown ears named Gizmo

Vaccinations: You only need the 1st Vaccination!

Your puppy may attend class provided puppy is in good health, been checked by a veterinarian and received its first vaccination at least one week before class.

With modern vaccines, puppies only require two vaccinations, giving you the opportunity for early socialisation. There is no guarantee that a puppy isolated at home until 16 weeks of age will not contract a disease. It is the owner’s decision to weigh up the benefits of early socialisation against the minimal risk of disease.

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Jennifer was a great teacher, helping us navigate our first dog (Golden Retriever) from 12 weeks old for the 8 week course. We learned so much in that time and the weekly homework was very helpful and relevant, plus the chance to socialise our pup early on with similar-aged pups. We feel much more confident on walks, taking him off-lead and generally shaping behaviour. Thanks for all the support!

The Pogonowski family and Ailsa

July 2023

Choose from our exclusive 8 week “super puppy” course, junior puppy or puppy at home!

A puppy lying on top of adult mother's head

“Super Puppy” – For Puppies 8 to 12 weeks of age

  • Course Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Pre-Requisite: None

“Super Puppy” is an intensive 8 week course designed to give you simply the best curriculum for the most important training in your dog’s life.

This course incorporates owner education, appropriate socialisation and access to exciting equipment giving puppies confidence and opportunities for learning.

In addition, extensive notes are provided. Plus, you will have loads of fun along the way!

A puppy being trained at home - in the backyard

“Puppy at Home” – For Puppies 8 weeks of age & up

  • Course Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Pre-Requisite: None

We will help you settle your new puppy into your home with help on toilet training, biting, basic management & training and anything else you need help with. We are all yours!

This is a great option if you missed a place in classes, or would just like us to kickstart your training.

We provide a training plan to assist you and will catch up for a chat to see how things are going.

A puppy nuzzled in its owner's hand

"Junior Puppy School” for Puppies 4 to 6 months

  • Course Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Pre-Requisite: None

If you have missed Baby Puppy School, for whatever reason, all is not lost!

As you have probably found out, puppies can start training at 8 weeks of age if they are vaccinated at least one week before class.

Unfortunately, a lot of people are given incorrect advice. This course is designed to help you catch up – fast!

We know the story – your puppy is getting a little older now and that pesky nipping and piddling isn’t getting better, it’s getting worse! Don’t worry, we are here to help.

PUPPIES LEARN:

Good bite inhibition – not to bite people or other dogs hard

Manners around people and other dogs

How to sit, lie down and stay

To accept grooming and handling

Tricks that are fun and useful behaviours

YOU LEARN:

To teach you puppy to respond to its name

How to toilet train your puppy

How to prevent and solve simple behavioural problems – jumping, barking, biting

What to do when your puppy is scared

WE PROVIDE:

Digital Resources

Graduation Certificate

Ongoing support through out the course

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS:

Your puppy’s current Vaccination Certificate

Soft or leather collar & lead– no chain collars or leads

Food for training (tiny pieces), toys, water & bowl & a mat or bed for puppy to sit on

Check out our puppy classes:

I had an absolutely amazing experience with Jennifer and staff. They provide ethical force free solutions to undesirable dog behaviour. From start to finish they were extremely helpful and sequenced each lesson to build sustainable outcomes for the dogs and their humans. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for positive reinforcement dog training.
Verity Hall, February 2024

My Staffy puppy and I loved the classes. We learned everything we needed to know and also created a wonderful bond in the process. Jennifer sends emails for the following week with videos and great tips that are accessible after the program has finished. The smaller class sizes are great as it gives lots of space between the other participants.

Very knowledgeable trainer. Absolutely 5 stars!

Catherine & Koba (Staffordshire Bull Terrier), March 2023

We bought our puppy home at the start of December and Jenny offered us 2 classes leading into Xmas to get us started before our 8 weeks class commenced in January. This course is more than socialisation and obedience Jenny teaches you how to build a relationship with your puppy and therefore they want to learn from you! Couldn’t recommend highly enough! Thanks Jen!
Jacquie and Oscar, January 2024

Goals were met very quickly, then new goals were made & also met! Both Dobby and I loved coming each week. We will miss our puppy plays.

Michelle & Dobby (Dachshund), March 2023

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