*Indoor Puppy School classes have returned
*2021 Puppy School programs are now SOLD OUT
**BOOKINGS OPEN for 2022
*1:1 lessons available 
*PUPPY PLAY DATES are available
**On line classes available during lockdown
From 8 weeks of age
The 8-16 week age window is the perfect time to take advantage of your puppy's critical period of socialisation, where everything that happens in this age bracket will shape your puppy in to what they will be as an adult dog. Making it a positive experience is the key to a happy, well behaved and well socialised adult dog.
Our Indoor Puppy School program is designed for 8-14 week old pups
- taking advantage of their "puppy" brain where they soak their learning in "like a sponge".​
Advanced puppies (>14 weeks) can also learn well,  just with a "teenage" brain that is more emotional than the "puppy" brain.
Our individual lessons and outdoor socialisation programs will best suit our older pups.
All pups are welcome to take advantage of our outdoor group and individual puppy training programs - we will find a program model to suit you and your puppy's needs.


Puppy Training Options:

Our Puppy Training Program will teach you and your pup everything to be an awesome puppy parent:

  • Reward based training (positive reinforcement) in our PLAY & LEARN PROGRAM

  • Puppy Parent Education lesson - giving you a head start before your classes begin to support you in understanding puppy learning principles, practicalities of puppy set up for the home and family, puppy problem solving and all of your questions answered

  • Socialisation period goals with calm, choice & confidence

  • Trained by our qualified trainers

  • Learning theory and clicker training

  • Understanding puppy behaviours and how to manage them successfully, teething and mouth manners, toilet training, sleeping behaviours and crate training

  • Household set up for success, including Kids & Dogs games and safety

  • Puppy timetables - sleep, play, train, toiletting, relaxing, being independent

  • Canine body language and appropriate play & meeting patterns with people and other dogs

  • Understanding fear periods, confidence & growth bursts

  • Understanding energy patterns of your puppy

  • Grooming and handling confidence,

  • Enrichment and independence,

  • Loose leash walking and Recall training

  • Obedience skills for a socially successful dog

  • Dog owner responsibilities and lots of fun ways to train all of these elements

  • Puppy Play Time with safe management for socially successful puppies and pet parents

  • Question and Answer time 

  • Private DOT DOGS Facebook Group - support, safe socialisation, sharing, community, training and fun

  • Invitation to join PUPPY PLAY DATES for PUPPY SOCIALISATION CLASSES in our Urban Dog Skills Program

$220 for our 5 WEEK PROGRAM
Pups aged 8-14 weeks at the beginning of the program

  • This session is scheduled before your classroom timetable begins - you will be contacted to book this in

  • 4 X PUP & PARENT "PLAY & LEARN" classes in the classroom/clinic 

  • (Note: ON LINE CLASSES replace the "PLAY & LEARN" sessions during lockdown)

  • Held at Thornbury Veterinary Hospital, 670-672 High Street, Thornbury, www.thornburyvet.com.au

  • All pups who have had their first vaccination (given at 6-8 weeks) are eligible to attend

  • 4 puppies per program. 

  • 2 people per puppy - COVID Safe spacing 

  • Includes our exclusive Puppy School Support Notes, Training Program ebook & Training Videos - class programs and support resources

  • ON LINE CLASSES during lockdown periods

  • 2021 Puppy School classes are all SOLD OUT!

  • 2022 Puppy School classes will resume in January 2022

  • See the Calendar of Events for additional upcoming Puppy School Programs!

PUPPY+ PROGRAM​   $100/hour

  • PUPPY+: Puppy School Support Program

  • Pups: 8 weeks - 12 months of age

  • Puppy School registration required

Personalised PUPPY TRAINING     

Our trainer can help you and your puppy in your own space and time with individualised attention

  • Before you get your puppy

  • Prepare for puppy’s arrival

  • Set up the home space

  • Train the family for success with our Family Training lessons

  • Provide in home training sessions to consolidate all skills and get you and your puppy real world ready

  • Prepare for the next steps to confident socialisation in our Urban Dog Skills/Puppy Play Dates program

  • For pups of all ages

  • Advanced puppy skills (Puppy 2.0) for our older puppies - 14+ weeks

  • Provide a safe and supervised Puppy Play Date program - helping our people and puppies begin a socially confident journey through life

  • Includes our exclusive Puppy School Support Notes, Training Program ebook & Training Videos - class programs and support resources

  • Invitation to join PUPPY PLAY DATES for PUPPY SOCIALISATION CLASSES - see details in our Urban Dog Skills Program

  • On line appointments available during lockdown conditions

  • Virtual training appointments available at all times

Contact Us now to register for Classes with the following details:

1. Your preferred class date/time

2. Your name, email address and mobile number

3. Puppy name, sex, date of birth, breed and number of vaccinations received so far.

4. How you found out about us :)