Puppy training class is a great way to begin a life long bond with your dog. The socialisation period for a puppy is between 6 and 16 weeks of age. During this period it is very important that the pup is exposed to as many positive experiences as possible as this will shape its future behaviour. Puppy training class is a great way for your puppy to have fun and learn life's important lessons; and for you to learn to communicate with your pup.
Puppies should be aged between 8 and 16 weeks of age. This is the ideal time to get your puppy well socialised with other dogs and people. Puppy training offers a controlled environment for puppies to interact with other puppies of all breeds and sizes. Julie will help with any problems or concerns you may have concerning your puppy's behaviour, while getting you started on the right foot with training and lifestyle for a healthy dog.
Please ensure your pup is on a collar and lead at the start of each class. We recommend that you do not feed your pup at least 1-2 hours before class. A mat for pup to sit on will be provided for you. Please bring some tasty treats along as a reward for training.
We recognise that your puppy is part of your family. If your family also includes children we encourage their involvement with puppy training however to be fair to other class participants please only bring school aged children to class.
Puppies must be vaccinated, wormed and healthy to participate in Puppy Training Class. We will need to see proof of vaccination before your puppy can be enrolled.
Lessons are held by Julie Barber, assisted by Frances Hammer. Julie and Frances are accredited Delta-Canine Good Citizen Instructors. Julie is a member of the VCA, the Positive Animal Trainers Society of Victoria and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers of Australia. Julie is committed to humane training and uses and promotes the use of reward-based methods. She rejects methods that rely on punishment and the use of correctional devices and is committed to on-going canine professional development and public education.
Classes run for 4 weeks on Thursday nights at the Kensington Vet Clinic, and run from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. Cost for the four week course is $125.
A week or so before the next class you will be contacted to confirm your place.
Payment must be made prior to the starting date in order to guarantee your place. Payment cannot be accepted on the night. No refunds are applicable following the commencement of classes.
Once enrolled, please download a Puppy Profile form, complete and bring it with you on the first night of class.