Puppy Preschool is an early socialisation and training program for puppies combined with an owner education program designed to help owners and puppies get off on the right track together. 

Many behavioural problems seen with dogs in society may be attributed to isolation and inadequate training during the sensitive first few months of a pup’s life.  It has been demonstrated that dogs who have been isolated during the critical socialisation period of 6-16 weeks of age are more likely to be hyperactive, aggressive, difficult to train, antisocial and fearful.

There are many benefits to teaching your puppy to be well behaved at an early age. Young puppies are quite able to learn obedience skills, toileting behaviour and social boundaries. All of these things help make your relationship with your dog more rewarding for the years to come.

We will direct you to a Puppy Pre-school program run by a local dog training organisation. The classes will help you to:

  • Develop an understanding of normal puppy behaviour.

  • Learn how to read your puppy's body language and respond appropriately.

  • Develop effective techniques for positive behavioural development.

  • Learn important tips about walking in public areas.

  • Understand the need for socialising your puppy.

  • Teach your puppy some important 'do not' lessons

  • Understand important boundaries when playing together.

  • Develop strong bonds between you and your puppy

The most important thing about Puppy Pre-school is 'start early'. Waiting too long can allow behaviour problems to establish which then require more intensive training later in life.

Please call the clinic on 9192 8081 for information on class dates and location.