Positive Puppy School2018-11-15T12:41:23+00:00

Your puppy deserves the best start in life…

Welcome to Positive Puppy School!

Your puppy wants to grow up to be a ‘good dog’

You want your new family member to reach their full potential – well-behaved and friendly with people and other dogs.  Our mission is to help you and your pup develop strong foundations for a great dog-owner relationship that will last the lifetime of your dog.

Positive Puppy School classes are held at Reservoir Reserve, Grange Rd, Kew on Sunday mornings from 8.30am.

Enrolment is $125  – each Puppy Class is $25.

5-Class Puppy Passes can be purchased for $100.

Updates to Sunday class structure & times2018-11-15T12:40:52+00:00

1.  New Start Times

  • 8.30 – 9.20 Puppy Intro, 1 & 2
  • 9.30 – 10.20 Lifestyle Intro, L1 & Puppy 3
  • 10.30 – 11.20 Lifestyle 2, 3, Social & Obedience

2.  More Trainers & Smaller Classes

3.  Specialised Workshops to meet specific needs

New format starts Sunday 23rd September 2018.


Clear training goals and four levels to graduate give you and your puppy a ‘road map’ for your first months together.


Safe interaction with people and other puppies sets your dog up for a lifetime of great behaviour at home and around the neighbourhood.


Our team are with you all the way.  When you attend Puppy School, you also get access to 1-on-1 Sunday sessions and online support through our Facebook group.

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For the ultimate puppy training experience, check out our 5 Star Puppy Package!

Positive Puppy School Curriculum

Level 1 – Foundation Training2018-07-30T13:49:37+00:00
  • Teaching the Sit command
  • Teaching the Down command
  • Name game – teaching to respond to name
  • Manual handling
  • Recall
  • Social walking
  • Stopping jumping
  • Socialisation exercises
  • Tricks
  • Question and answer time
Level 2 – Putting It All Together2018-07-30T13:55:48+00:00
  • Building on the Sit
  • Building on the Down
  • Manual handling
  • Recall
  • Mat training
  • Leave it
  • Social walking
  • Introduction to heeling foundations
  • Proper use of equipment and fitting alternative equipment if needed
  • Introduction to positive reinforcement marker
  • Introduction of a marker for bad behaviour
  • Focus and engagement exercises
  • Socialisation exercises
  • Variable reinforcement as indicated
  • Tricks and Q&A
Level 3 – Intermediate Obedience2018-07-30T13:58:28+00:00
  • Improving reliability of the Sit – duration, distance, distraction
  • Improving reliability of the Down – duration, distance, distraction
  • Introduction to Stand
  • Recall – formal and informal
  • Mat training
  • Leave it
  • Ensuring reliability of the social walking
  • Heeling
  • Socialisation exercises
  • Focus and engagement exercises
  • Q&A and tricks
Level 4 – Lifestyle Obedience2018-07-30T14:02:08+00:00
  • Sit – Improving reliability
  • Sit for exam
  • Down -– Improving reliability
  • Building on the Stand
  • Formal recall
  • Informal recall
  • Mat training
  • Leave it
  • Social walking
  • Heeling
  • Focus and engagement exercises
  • Socialisation exercises
  • Variable reinforcement
  • Introduction of positive reinforcement marker

Puppies of Positive K9

Let’s help your puppy be awesome!

Speak to us about booking your pup for Positive Puppy School.  Call 0403 727 981 or email us below.

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Hundreds of happy puppies!

We’re very proud of the hundreds of puppies and owners we’ve worked with over the years.  Hear from Callie and Bonn about their experience at Positive K9 Training.  You can read more testimonials here >>

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