Puppy School

Unleash your pup’s potential!

Our puppy training program equips puppies and their people with the necessary skills to navigate life in a big city like Sydney.

Puppy Classes in Sydney

Foundation Skills for Your Puppy

When you first bring your puppy home it is a very exciting but busy time. If you’re constantly cleaning up messes, not getting much sleep, being bitten and jumped on, you may feel you need to start Puppy School right now!

Our Puppy School program allows you to do just that! Once payment is made you get access to the Puppy Classroom and all the course resources so that you can get started right away.

What Your Puppy Will Learn

  • The Basics: Your pup will learn basic cues like sit, look, touch, down, relax and stay. These foundational skills will help you as a team to negotiate our busy urban environment.
  • Recall: A reliable recall is vital if you want to give your pup the freedom to be off leash in a safe area and play with their friends.
  • Loose Leash Walking: Your puppy will learn how to walk nicely on a loose leash, give you attention and sit when you stop. They will also learn how to walk in a heel position for crossing the road.
  • Sit To Greet: The jumping may be cute when they’re small – not so much when your puppy grows up!  We can show you how to teach your pup to sit to greet from an early age.
  • Management: Life out with a puppy has its challenges. Literally everything goes into their mouths! Cues like “drop it” and “leave it” will help you manage this when you are out and about.
  • Self-Control: Puppies learn self-control in close proximity to other pups and their families. This with mat training translates to sitting quietly at a café, with practice.

What You Will Learn

  • How to “speak dog”: Being able to read your puppy’s and other dogs’ body language is absolutely essential and allows you to determine how they are feeling.  Then you can make better decisions based on what you see, and you will end up with a confident, well-balanced and happy dog.
  • Toilet Training: We can show you how to train your pup where the toilet is – in a positive way. You will learn the keys to success and have your puppy toilet-trained in no time.
  • Socialisation: Puppies go through several (critical) socialization periods that can be pivotal in how they turn out as adults. We can show you what to expect and when, and how to safely socialize your puppy at their pace.
  • Problem Solving Skills: Like humans, dogs go through several different phases in their development.  From fear periods to rebellious teenagers. We can give you the necessary skills to successfully navigate your way through these stages in their life.
Puppy Video
Let’s turn that snapper turtle into a well mannered puppy!

Let’s turn that snapper turtle into a well-mannered puppy!

What To Expect

Week 1

Our first lesson is theory-based and viewed online in the Puppy Classroom

In this lesson we cover topics including toilet training, managing biting and chewing, alone time, sleeping arrangements, setting boundaries and socialisation.

Week 2-5

Practical lessons at Taylors College Park show you how to teach your puppy the basics and beyond. It’s more about teaching you than your pup!

Once you know what you are doing, your pup will follow and you can work as a team.

Homework

Each week you will receive clear instructions on what you should be working on outside of class.

Training puppies takes time, patience, and consistency, but it’s an investment in your future together and it’s fun!

Application

We will give you the confidence and skill to apply what you have learned in the program to real-life situations. 

We will also teach you how to prevent problem behaviours from developing in the first place.

How to Enrol

Course Details

  • Your teacher is Delta accredited and a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer.
  • There will be a maximum of six puppies per group.
  • Price of the five-week training course is $250 including GST.
  • Lessons for Week 2-5 are held in little Taylors College Park running off Short Street Reserve, behind Taylors College Sydney:
  • Access to the little park is from Short Street Reserve or Powell Street behind Ambience Cafe.
  • A map is provided upon enrolment.
  • If the weather is unsuitable, classes will be held at My Vet Animal Hospital.
  • Enrolments can be taken up until one day before Week 2 (first practical lesson).
  • Once enrolled and payment is received, you will be given access to all course resources, even before the course starts.
  • Important starter training information can be found in your Week 1 theory pre-recorded webinar.
  • Upon completion, perhaps you’d like to purchase one of our graduation outfits.
Next Program Schedule
Week 1Sunday, 12th FebruaryOnline webinar
Week 2Sunday, 19th February5:00 – 6:00pm
Week 3Sunday, 26th February5:00 – 6:00pm
Week 4Sunday, 5th March5:00 – 6:00pm
Week 5Sunday, 12th March5:00 – 6:00pm
Upcoming Program Schedule
Week 1Sunday, 15th JanuaryOnline webinar
Week 2Sunday, 22nd January3:30 – 4:30pm
Week 3Sunday, 29th January3:30 – 4:30pm
Week 4Sunday, 5th February3:30 – 4:30pm
Week 5Sunday, 12th February3:30 – 4:30pm

Enrolment Steps

1) Enrol in Puppy School & create a client account.
2) Pay your program fee directly to My Vet Animal Hospital.
3) We will confirm your payment & activate your account.
4) You will receive an email notification & can immediately access the Puppy Classroom course.

Ready to take your pup to Puppy School?

Happy FAMILIES

Some of our Clever Graduates