Puppy Pre-school

There are many benefits to teaching your puppy to be well-behaved at an early age. Young puppies have the strongest learning capacity and will easily pick up obedience skills, toilet training and social boundaries. All of these things help make your relationship with your dog more rewarding for the years to come.

Our puppy school trainer now operates out of K9 Connect in Ferntree Gully. They have a great daycare program perfect for busy families and socialisation in short bursts, comprehensive puppy school classes for first timers, or behavioural training, obedience and agility classes for pups who need some extra stimulation!

Puppies that have received their second vaccination are welcome to join puppy school and benefit from early socialisation and obedience training. Good, positive socialisation is critical for their future interactions out on walks and daily life. 

Topics commonly discussed are:

  • How to socialise positively and appropriately (having another dog in the family is completely different to meeting a strange dog!)
  • Obedience — sit, drop, look & give
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Diet
  • Toilet training
  • Bathing and grooming
  • Desexing