Puppy School is not just about puppies playing with each other. It is so much more!

Our lessons are one-on-one, meaning you get 100% of the trainer’s attention for an optimal learning environment.

I WANT A WELL-SOCIALISED DOG!

Everyone wants a sociable, confident dog, but it doesn’t come easy and a lot depend on their genetics too. The first (and most important) step is to attend Puppy School, which is for puppies between 8-16 weeks of age. We give you practical tips on how to socialise your pup and teach some useful behaviours that both you and your pet will enjoy learning. Don’t wait until your puppy is too old – they can start as early as 8 weeks of age.

qualified trainer

Our trainer has completed Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with Delta Institute, the industry leading training organisation for dog behavioural trainers. Bea is also Fear Free certified and is full financial member of the Pet Professional Guild Australia and Delta Institute and has current comprehensive insurance. She has years of experience as a dog behavioural trainer and regularly runs Puppy School courses at vet clinics.

WHY start SO YOUNG?

Puppies have a few weeks in their lives called the “critical socialisation period” until they are about 14-16 weeks of age. This is the time when they can make long-lasting associations about the world – both good or bad -, so it is important to socialise them properly. Not introducing your new pup to different people, environments, other animals during this important developmental stage can cause future behavioural problems which are difficult to tackle and are not always reversible.

science-based methods

Our Puppy School curriculum has been developed through years of experience and is based on industry best practice guidelines. We only use positive reinforcement training techniques (also known as reward-based methods), which have been proven to work while being fun. There are absolutely no outdated training methods (such as dominance and pack theories), so you have peace of mind that you’re getting the best possible guidance.

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PRICE & inclusions

  • $240 / course*
  • 4 one-on-one lessons (approx. 45 minutes each)
  • weekly handouts and homework
  • graduation certificate
  • for puppies between 8-16 weeks of age (for older pups, please see one-on-one training options)

*price for local area lessons only (Auchenflower, Bardon, Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Chelmer, Fig Tree Pocket, Graceville, Indooroopilly, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Milton, Paddington, Rosalie, Sherwood, St Lucia, Taringa, Tennyson, Toowong). For other suburbs, a small callout fee applies, please enquire for a quote.