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For puppies from 8 to 16 weeks age

Puppy Preschool Class

Dog obedience and appropriate training is essential for a happy relationship between the pet and the owner.

Appropriate puppy school training is a key element to ensuring your puppy is taught the correct way and will mature into a well-behaved dog. It is based on motivation and consistency.

The ideal start is Turramurra Vet’s Puppy Preschool as detailed below.


Puppy’s Age

Puppies should be between 8 and 16 weeks at the start of the course.



Wednesdays 7:00pm and Saturdays 8:30am, 9:45am and 3:00pm


What you Receive

  1. 4 x 1 hour group classes;
  2. Includes puppy training manual (authored by the trainer and regularly updated);
  3. 1 x 30 minute orientation consult (attended before first group class);
  4. 1 x 30 minute puppy challenges consult;
  5. Handouts and Weekly Summary Notes;
  6. Silent Opening Treat Pouch;
  7. Clicker.
  8. Email support from the trainer from time of booking until the last group class.


The Classes

  • Each class focuses on reinforcing puppies for offering appropriate behaviour throughout class such as sit, down, calm, on mat, quiet instead of barking, all 4 paws on floor instead of jumping.
  • Each class includes off-leash exploration and play, usually one pup at a time, occasionally 2 well matched puppies to play (includes frustration/impulse control and reward of calm behaviours for those puppies still in pens and recall practice for those out of pens).



To book, please use our Contact Form (select reason of Puppy School) or ring us on (02) 9988-0198.


Puppy Preschool

Puppy Preschool Classes Content

The Calm Kitchen

  • Resource Guarding Prevention (food and toys)
  • Lure Recalls and Basic Recall Guidelines
  • Automatic Leave It (frustration/impulse control)-(focusing on leaving food items alone).
  • Managing any fears and anxieties to household noises and kitchen appliances in the home.


The Calm Living Room

  • Jumping Up on people and furniture (focus on management and setting up environment for success) plus stranger socialisation (as appropriate).
  • Managing any fears and anxieties to vacuum cleaners, brooms and mops. Teaching a calm response to vacuum cleaners, brooms and mops for puppies who like to chase and tug.
  • Sit and settle.


Out and About

  • Collar/Harness/Lead/Halter Positive Association and calm attachment.
  • Managing puppies who refuse to walk on lead.
  • Preventing a pulling habit developing.
  • Managing any fears and anxieties to the outdoor world (including storms and fireworks, garbage bins/trucks, traffic, bikes/scooters/skateboards, people with different hats, hi-vis vests and more). Teaching a calm response for puppies who get overexcited.



Yeah! Let’s Go to the Vet

  • Putting positive deposits into the vet/grooming visit bank account.
  • Introducing Co-operative Vet Care
  • Socialisation to handling of different body parts.
  • Managing giving tablets, ear cleaning, nail trimming, brushing and baths at home.
  • Vet Hospital Walk Through (if no patients at risk for puppies currently in hospital).


Puppy Training

 For dogs a little bit older (14 to 22 weeks – dog’s teenage years!), we offer Canine Kindergarten as the ideal follow-on to Puppy Preschool.



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