Puppy School

Puppy School – For Pups Aged 8 to 12 Weeks
Simply the best education for you and 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.

Read 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.



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 it’s 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 disease. It is the owner’s decision to weigh up the benefits of early socialisation against the minimal risk of disease.

Choose from our exclusive 8 Week “Super Puppy” Course (Carrum only) or our 4 week course at veterinary clinics.

“Super Puppy” – For Puppies 8 to 14 weeks of age

“Super Puppy” is an intensive eight week course designed to give you the 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!

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

Our very popular four week course which we started running at veterinary clinics nearly 20 years ago! This course is a vital introduction to training & management for all new puppy owners and provides a solid base before moving on to our Basic Training Program.

"Junior Puppy School” for Puppies 4 to 6 months

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.




  • 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
  • To walk on a lead


  • 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


  • Digital Resources
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Ongoing support through out the course


  • 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

Learn more about Vaccinations & Socialisation

Download Dr Debbie Calnon's Paper On Vaccination & Socialisation

Hear what others have to say! Read some of our happy client testimonials


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