Puppy Classes

Puppy Classes

For puppies aged 8 weeks to 16 weeks (4 months)

Usually Mondays, Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm, Wednesdays 4.30pm to 5.30pm (ideal for families and those who do not want to come out at night), Saturdays 9.30am to 10.30am.

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.  It is a time of nurturing the puppy with good experiences in a controlled environment, a time to teach manners, the rules of the family and how to relate to its environment. At Highton Veterinary Clinic our six week puppy class ensures that you are supported to help your puppy become a well-mannered and adjusted member of your family. We encourage the whole family to participate in our fun, and interactive classes, so that everyone is on the same page with teaching and supporting the puppy’s household manners. In our puppy class you will learn how to teach your puppy –

  • Its name and to come when called even under distraction.

  • How to avoid jumping up.

  • Sit, drop and stand.

  • Stay and wait.

  • Introducing walking on leash.

  • How to interact appropriately with other dogs and with people.

  • Tricks to enhance learning.

  • As well as some fun life experiences.

We will also have discussion times in the class for the puppies to have a break/quiet time. Topics covered are

  • Dealing with mouthing, resource guarding, chewing and digging.

  • Toilet training.

  • Boredom prevention.

  • Maintain good health of your puppy.

  • Diet

  • How to generally care for your puppy in regards to grooming, bathing etc.

  • Understanding basic dog behaviour and why dogs do what they do sometimes.

COME JOIN US !

We encourage children to participate in our puppy classes so they too can play a role in looking after their puppy in a fun way.

Weekly classes are held in our purpose built training facility located at the back of the clinic.

WHAT: PUPPY CLASSES
WHERE: Highton Veterinary Clinic
DURATION: 6 weeks
COST: $125.00

CONTACT: 03 5243 0077 to book a space

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 Saturday 8am to 10pm
Sunday 10am to 10pm

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