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 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 and positive way.

There is a maximum of 6 pups per class with a minimum of 4 to commence.

  • 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.
  • Williamstown North Venue – Class Times:
    • *Thursday (next course starts 1st July at 7pm)
    • *Saturday (next course starts 3rd July at 9.30am)
    • *Sunday (next course starts 4th July at 10am)
  • Yarraville Venue – Class Times:
    • *Tuesday (next course starts 25th May at 7pm – 3 week course $105)
    • *Tuesday (next course starts 29th June at 6pm)
  • 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 two people per dog at our Yarraville venue (same adult each week), 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 will be required, so make sure you have them with you at all times. Clients may be required to sign in and out of class each session and there will be access to hand sanitiser.

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.

There is a maximum of 6 pups per class with a minimum of 4 to commence.

  • Cost: $120 for a 3 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.
  • Class Times:
    • *Saturday (next class 22nd May at 12.30pm)
    • *Sunday (next class starts 4th July at 12pm)
  • 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 two people per dog at our Yarraville venue (same adult each week), 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 will be required, so make sure you have them with you at all times. Clients may be required to sign in and out of class each session and there will be access to hand sanitiser.

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.