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5-Star Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Congratulations on your new pup!

When it comes to your puppy’s training and socialisation, only the best should do!  Between 8 weeks and 6 months is a critical development period for your pup and training during this time is essential to having a well rounded adult dog.

Our team of qualified dog trainers have developed our 5 Star Puppy Package to build strong foundations for long term success with your puppy.  We also offer In-Home Training Sessions and weekly Puppy School Classes.

We look forward to helping you and your puppy form a great relationship.

Chris Loverseed and Koda

Chris Loverseed – Head Trainer

Positive Puppy Package

The very best start for your pup!

Learning to live with a new puppy can be overwhelming! We’ve all been there and we know how it feels.  Our Puppy Package has been designed to help build the foundations for long term term success with your pup. We will work with you to help you find peace of mind on your new journey together.

In-Home Training

Your dog’s first training session will be in your home – a place that is familiar and with minimal distractions. This allows us to effectively address any behaviour and provides you with training guidelines that you can easily use every day.  This session may also include on-leash training around your local streets.

Puppy School & Socialisation

With your first in-home session complete, your dog should be ready to attend Group Obedience Classes.  These weekly classes allow for fun and safe socialisation with other dogs (and owners) who are all working towards similar training goals.  There are four levels to the Lifestyle Obedience curriculum, from beginner through to advanced, giving you and your dog some big goals to aim for.

Professional Advice & Support

Training your puppy is going to be challenging!  As a member of the 5 Star Training Program, you can always get answers from our team of professional trainers.

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Positive K9 Puppy School

Our comprehensive puppy school covers all stages of your puppy’s 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.

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.

Book your place at puppy school

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Who

Puppies (8 weeks – 6 months)
and their owners

Where

Reservoir Reserve, Grange Rd, Kew Melbourne 3101
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When

9 – 10am
Sunday mornings

Cost

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

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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
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  • Sit
  • Recall
  • Stopping jumping
  • Introduction to the down position
  • Puppy socialisation, question and answer time
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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
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  • Can walk on a loose lead for 30 seconds
  • Can demonstrate correct technique for down position
  • Puppy has an understanding of a release command
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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
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  • 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
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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.
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  • Dog performs exercises on variable reinforcement
  • Recall from full length of lead
  • Can hold a drop and or down position for 30 seconds
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Intermediate obedience training

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

In-home puppy training

When you want to give your puppy the absolute best start in life, there is no better option than in home training.  Combining one-on-one home training with socialisation in your neighbourhood puts your puppy on the right path to becoming an obedient dog and a valuable part of your family.

The true value of our approach is not only that we train your puppy, but that we give you the skills needed to train them yourself, ensuring effective and timely results. Our in home training program, will involve our professional trainers creating a tailored program for your puppy’s temperament and specific needs.

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The first few months of your puppies life are the most critical for learning and development.  At this stage of life (8-16 weeks) your puppy’s brain is a sponge absorbing as much information about this strange world as possible, by exposing your puppy to all the wonders of the world at a young age in a safe and controlled environment you can rest assured you will have a confident dog.

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During our comprehensive in home training service we will be begin to implement and teach you how to:

  • Stop and prevent unwanted behaviour
  • How to correctly socialise your new puppy
  • Toilet training
  • Body language and its meanings
  • Foundation obedience- creating a working and understanding relationship
  • Why your puppy does what it does
  • Sleeping and Feeding arrangements
  • Nipping, Mouthing or biting

Superstar puppies

We’re so proud of our puppies (and their owners) and the awesome results they’re getting.  Hear from Kelly and Bonne about their experience at Positive K9 Training puppy school.

Read more testimonials >>

Let’s help your puppy be awesome!

To book your puppy for in-home training or puppy school (or both!) just give us a call on 0403 727 981 or use the form below to email us.

We’re looking forward to working with you and your pup!