Adolescent Classes

Adolescent Classes

For puppies/dogs aged 5 to 12 months of age

Classes are usually held Wednesdays – 7pm to 8pm.

This course is designed to help you teach your dog basic manners at that tricky adolescent age. Training is informative and taught in a fun way using real life situations. The classes teach you to be proactive in reading your dog when out and about, to give clear instructions for your dog to follow in a way it can understand.  This program is aimed at developing dogs that are a pleasure to own and to take out.  It will teach you how to read your dog to support and nurture good behaviour. Each week, you will be given a lesson plan to take home and work on.

These intensive 1 hour classes cover –

  • Connection and focus.

  • Listening to its name and responding.

  • Come when called, under distraction.

  • Focusing on you under distraction.

  • Walking nicely on the leash under distraction.

  • Sit, drop and stand to a hand signal.

  • Stay.

  • Waiting.

  • Tricks to enhance learning.

  • On your mat.

  • We attend a shopping centre and go for a coffee.

Through our class questionnaire, we endeavour to tailor the classes to suit the group’s needs as well.

This class is not suitable for reactive/aggressive dogs – please inquire about our “one on one” classes by appointment.

Check out all of our training and education classes!

Puppy Classes

The most critical time in a puppy’s life for development is between 8 weeks to 16/18 weeks of age. This is when the puppy needs to build a ‘good reference library of experiences’ to help it cope into adulthood and give it good skills for the rest of its life.

Adolescent Classes

This course is designed to help you teach your dog basic manners at that tricky adolescent age. Training is informative and taught in a fun way using real life situations. The classes teach you to be proactive in reading your dog.

Puppy Play Dates

Puppy Play Date is an exciting, fun and new class at Highton Vet Clinic. Puppy Play Date is for HVC clients who have attended our training classes to help proof what has been taught in a safe, directed and controlled environment. 

One on One Behaviour

Lessons are held in the purpose built training facility at Highton Veterinary clinic. Often these lessons can be complex as we learn about your dog, unpack the issues, strategies and work plans, so please allow between 60 to 90 minutes for these lessons.

Canine Academy

Focused individual skill classes that can be booked as an individual class or as a cluster of consecutive classes. Each class is designed to focus on a particular skill set that you and your dog may need tweaking. 

Bubs and Pups Classes

An innovative new class designed to help support your dog/s with the pending arrival of your new baby. We work on practical management skills to prepare for the arrival of your new baby, to limit stress on you and your dog.

Contact Us

(03) 5243 0077

Monday to Friday 8am to 7.30pm
Saturday 8am to 4pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm

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