Puppy Pre School and Group Dog Obedience Training Classes (Super Puppy)

Puppy School & Tweens


Puppy School

Yarraville and Williamstown North

Classes are designed to cater for puppies from 8-12 weeks.  In these classes you will learn 10953966_805610979486671_4959273066492649596_owhat socialisation actually means and how you can help your pup grow into a happy and confident dog. Behaviours such as sit, drop, stand, recalls and basics of lead walking are also taught, but please note, you can teach obedience skills to a dog of any age so our focus is on socialisation, habituation and exposure.  You will also learn about dog body language and what it means as well as some fun clicker training and safe exposure to inanimate objects and fun ways to feed your pups their meals.  We also teach a few tricks to assist in health management of your puppy by desensitising to the touch.  Our aim is to help you and your family transition your new puppy into your life in a respectful, fun and positive way.

  • Williamstown North Venue – New Course Dates:
    • *Thursday 5th August at 7.15pm (4 week course)
    • *Saturday 21st August at 9.30am (2 week course)
  • Yarraville Venue (please note small breeds only) – New Course Dates:
    • *Tuesday 3rd August at 6pm
    • *Tuesday 17th August at 7pm (3 week course)
  • Cost: $175 for a 5 week course – 45 minute classes (consecutive weeks, unless advised, with no make up sessions and you must attend week 1 to be able to attend any other class). Course includes a half day Puppy Daycare voucher valued at $45.oo.
  • Booking Requirements: Please contact Sharon for further information and/or to place your booking. Full payment to secure your place can be made here.
  • Class Guidelines: The first class is without your puppy so leave puppy at home! Until further notice only one adult per dog at both venues (please contact us for updates to people limits). If you are sick with cold or flu symptoms, stay home. Social distance of 2 metres adhered to at all times and face masks mandatory until further notice. Clients required to sign in via QR codes at both venues and there will be access to hand sanitiser. Our Yarraville venue caters to smalls breeds only, medium and large breeds should booked into our Williamstown North venue. A minimum of 4 bookings to commence the course.

Puppy Tweens Course

Williamstown North

Classes are designed to cater for puppies from 13-15 weeks, our pre-teens.  In these classes we’ll help you with any residual puppy issues around biting, toilet training, independence training, jumping, socialisation and health and exercise.  Pups may also learn dog obedience taining altonabasic level behaviours such as mat, sit, drop, recalls, lead skills and fun exposure exercises (where we have time).  You will also learn about behaviours dogs display and what they mean. If you missed the full five week course, our aim for these classes is to catch you up on some niggling puppy concerns and to answer your questions to help you and your family transition your new puppy into your life in a respectful and positive way. These classes can lead you into our Super Puppy (from 16 weeks) or Manners For Life (from 6-12 months) courses.

  • New Course Dates:
    • *Sunday 8th August at 11am
    • *Sunday 22nd August at 11am
  • Cost: $85 for a 2 week course – 45 minute classes (consecutive weeks, unless advised, with no make up sessions and you must attend week 1 to be able to attend any other class). Course includes a half day Puppy Daycare voucher valued at $45.oo.
  • Booking Details: Please contact Sharon for further information and/or to place your booking. Full payment to secure your place can be made here.
  • Class Guidelines: Until further notice only one adult per dog at our Williamstown venue (please contact us for updates to people limits), if you are sick with cold or flu symptoms, stay homesocial distance of 2 metres adhered to at all times and where this can’t be guaranteed, face masks mandatory, so make sure you have them with you at all times. Clients must sign in via QR codes and there will be access to hand sanitiser. A minimum of 4 bookings to commence the course.

Zoom Online Puppy Consults

Do you have a new puppy and there are no Puppy School classes available in your area? We are now offering 45 minutes Zoom consults designed to help you get your puppy off on the right paw until you can attend a Puppy School course.

This is a one off session (or more if you’re having issues with the topics we cover in the first session) to help with all things puppy from appropriate socialisation options, puppy biting, toilet training, independence training and more. Get in touch and we’ll organise a session as soon as we can.

  • Cost: $70 for the initial 45 minute session (follow up sessions can be scheduled as required)
  • Please contact Sharon to schedule your session. Full payment in advance can be made here.

Kind words from some of our lovely clients!

We recently completed puppy pre-school online and found it to be excellent! The quality of the online course was great. Sharon was a patient and knowledgable teacher who gave plenty of attention to all the dogs in the class. Highly recommend!…..Ethan

Caroline and I were very thankful and grateful to have put our dog Keli through the hairy hounds puppy school program. Obviously our lessons were done through zoom but even with that we believe we definitely got our money’s worth with Keli’s training. She’s a very well behaved dog (most of the time) and the lessons and advice we learned through your classes have helped with that immensely. We feel the structure was perfect for us and can’t really think of anything that we would change besides obviously preferring to train in person.

On a personal level, you were really fun to train with and we have the utmost respect for your training style. You were always lovely with us in our class and was always there to answer any questions we had. We have highly recommended you to friends and family who have gotten or are getting dogs and will be looking to bring Keli back for super dog lessons…..Jordan and Caroline


Training Treats

We use Four Leggs meatballs for all our puppy and group dog obedience training classes.