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When it comes to your puppies training and socialization only the best should do, as the training your puppy receives during its critical development period of 8-20 weeks, is essential to having a well rounded adult dog.

Most issues seen in adult dogs are a result of lack of or inadequate training during their first 6 months of life. This is why our puppy training classes are run by only the most experienced trainers, who have the knowledge and experience needed, to help you develop and train your puppy.

Our comprehensive puppy school covers all stages of your puppies training, from stopping jumping and biting, through to them becoming a reliable well trained adult dog, which is a pleasure to take out and that can be trusted in all social settings.

Who:

8-20 week old puppies and their owners.

Where:

Reservoir Reserve, Grange Rd, Kew Vic 3101

When:

Sunday mornings.

Cost

Enrolment fee: $100
Class cost: $20 per class
5 class pass: $80

Puppy Boarding in MelbourneGive your puppy the training they deserve!

This is more than just your average puppy school, this course is designed to give your puppy the best possible start to life.

This will help teach your puppy learning is fun and to also give YOU the tools and knowledge you need to feel confident in raising your puppy.

Included in the program

  • Confidence building exercises and correct socialisation
  • Basic obedience- come , sit ,drop and stay
  • Leash manners- how to create a dog that doesn’t pull
  • How to lie calmly on its mat or bed
  • Education on the right equipment and how it use it effectively
  • How to make grooming an enjoyable experience
  • Creating a safe and manageable environment at home
  • Understanding your dog’s genetic instincts and behaviours
  • Puppy play time- creating good canine social skills
  • Please see class structure below for all skills taught.

Puppy School Training ClassesTraining your puppy is more than a couple of weeks commitment, which is why we don’t offer set 3-6 week courses. Instead, we offer flexible training options were you can work through our class levels to achieve your desired level of training and control.

Our puppy and dog training classes are tailored towards real world obedience and behaviour skills that are crucial to having a well adjusted pet. Our class levels cover all stages of puppy training through to advanced and off leash obedience.

Please read below to see what can be achieved with your puppy when training with Melbourne’s best puppy school.

Puppy School level 1

Intro & foundation training

Exercises to be covered

  • Social walking
  • Manual handling and grooming skills- sit and stand.
  • Name Game
  • Introduction to focus work
  • Introduction of the Positive Marker
  • Sit
  • Recall
  • Stopping jumping
  • Introduction to the down position
  • Puppy socialisation, question and answer time

Pass requirements to move into Puppy School Level 2

  • Can reliably Sit for 30 seconds until released
  • Name recognition
  • Puppy is relaxed whilst being handled
  • Can walk on a loose lead for 30 seconds
  • Can demonstrate correct technique for getting puppy into a down position
  • Puppy has an understanding of a release command

Puppy School Level 2

Putting it all together

Exercises to be covered

  • Social walking- extending duration
  • Proper use of equipment and fitting of corrective devices if needed.
  • Introduction of a negative marker for bad behaviour
  • Manual handling- Stand from basic position
  • Sit- adding distraction
  • Mat training
  • Leave it- introduction to food refusal
  • Improving focus/eye contact
  • Recall
  • Social exercises, sitting and remaining calm whilst meeting other dogs
  • Down position- phasing out body language
  • Using variable reinforcement and introduce different types of rewards
  • Small Q&A at the end of each class and trick or agility

Pass requirements to move into Puppy School Level 3

  • Can reliably Sit for 60 seconds until released
  • Can stay on mat for 30 seconds until released
  • Walk on a loose lead for 60 seconds
  • Can demonstrate a correction if and when needed.
  • Dog performs exercises on variable reinforcement
  • Recall from full length of lead
  • Can hold a drop and or down position for 30 seconds

Puppy School Level 3

Intermediate puppy obedience training

Exercises to be covered

  • Social walking- Ensuring reliability
  • Stand from a sit position
  • Sit- Working on Distance, Duration and Distraction
  • Mat training
  • Leave it- leaving food on the ground and also from people
  • Recall- Formal and informal
  • Introduction to heel work
  • Focus/eye contact extending duration
  • Social exercises, sitting and remaining calm whilst meeting other dogs and weaving work
  • Down position – Body language should be phased out
  • Small Q&A at the end of each class and trick or agility

Pass requirements to move into Lifestyle 3

  • Sit for 2 minutes until released with distraction at full lead length
  • Can stay on mat 2 minutes until released with distraction at full lead length
  • Walk on a loose lead for 2 minutes with distraction
  • Can demonstrate a correction if and when needed.
  • Dog performs exercises on variable reinforcement
  • Recall from a distance of 5 meters
  • Can hold a drop/down position for 2 minutes until released with distraction at full lead length
  • Dog can demonstrate a return to heel position
  • Dog can demonstrate a commanded “Stand” from a sitting position
  • Food refusal (from 1 meter on the ground or being offered)

If your dog is over the age of 6 months, our Lifestyle Dog Obedience Classes are designed for you.