Puppy School

Our Puppy School classes offer a great opportunity to learn all about how to raise a confident and happy puppy. We offer a couple of different options for our classes depending on the time of year!

  • Puppy Club
  • Puppy Intensive

If you’d prefer private puppy sessions, jump over to our New Puppy Program (under Training Services) and sign up to our 3 session pack!

Puppy Club

Our puppy school classes run all year round. The first session is an online pre-recorded presentation you’ll watch in your own time, prior to attending the first in person class, with your puppy.

Puppies only need to have had their first vaccination to attend these classes.

We’ll provide advice on a range of puppy topics, exposure and training opportunities for your new puppy. Join our puppy school course to get help and support for pups from 8 weeks to 14 weeks of age (if your puppy is 15 weeks or older, join our Manners Foundations course).

Covering topics such as toilet training, biting, independence training (teaching alone time to your puppy), building trust with your puppy through training and strengthening your bond and relationship.

You’ll learn how to effectively train your puppy using food and toys, teach your puppy to come when called, leave things, go to their mat and some fun tricks to name a few. It’s all about building trust and confidence.

If you have sibling puppies or two puppies around the same age, we recommend you book into separate courses to give your puppies the best chance of growing up as confident individuals. Puppies from the same household or siblings cannot attend the same classes together.

Booking Details

  • Cost

    $225 (Online presentation and 4 x 45 minute in person sessions).

  • Day and Time

    Session 1 is an online presentation (a link to watch the video provided ahead of your first in person class). Sessions 2-5 are in person on Thursdays at 6pm or Saturdays at 9.30am.

  • Location

    Sessions are held at 1st Altona Scout Group, Civic Parade, Altona

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations must be received no less than 48 hours prior to your first class. If you have already been provided access to the pre-recorded online presentation, you are considered to have commenced the course and no refunds are applicable.

Where a course is cancelled and no longer going ahead, you will be entitled to a refund however, bank details need to be provided via email within 48 hours of the course cancellation notice.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions for booking classes with us.

Puppy Intensive

Our other puppy class option includes is a short intensive coure we typically run in December and early January (depending on demand) but may offer this on a monthly basis to suit puppy owner needs.

This short course is designed to help those that missed out on standard puppy school courses and will help to weed out any niggling puppy concerns you have, provide a safe and fun environment to ask questions and have some fun with your puppy as they continue to learn in different environments.

You’ll learn some calming behaviours (settle on a mat), recalls and we do some fun exposure activities.

The class is suited for pups 8-14 weeks old.

Booking Details

  • Cost

    $155 (Online presentation and 2 x 60 minute in person sessions)

  • Day and Time

    Session 1 is an online presentation (a link to watch the video provided ahead of your first in person class). Sessions 2 and 3 are in person on Friday evening at 6pm. Select the Book Now button below for the next course dates.

  • Location

    Sessions are held at 1st Altona Scout Group, Civic Parade, Altona

Kind words from some of our lovely clients

“Our puppy Samson loved the new Puppy Program with Sharon and her patient model Chloe. Despite having had many dogs over the years, we both learnt so much from Sharon and found the classes to be engaging with many pearls of wisdom to easily incorporate into our everyday lives. We’re looking forward to the Manners Foundation course next with our puppy who has now doubled in size and strength!” ….. Lauren and Samson

“Sharon is a fantastic instructor and was amazingly helpful for my puppy. The Puppy Club program was excellent and really informative, giving us a lot of useful and practical things to work on each week. Sharon’s advice was also really invaluable in an individual consult after that as well. Seeing the results week after week in our dog’s behaviour and all of the new things he can do has been really fun and safisfying. I can’t recommend Sharon highly enough.” ….. Andrew and Hugo

 Training Treats

We use and recommend Prime 100 and Ziwi Peak for all your training needs. Reach out for some sample bags when you’re next in class – we promise your dogs will love it!