The Best Puppy Schools in Melbourne
Getting a new puppy is arguably one of the most exciting and equally nerve wracking things (we know the feeling!). With lots of settling in to do for both your new pup and yourself, as a newly titled pawrent if you will, enrolling into puppy school is next on the list. It's the best way for your puppy to learn and socialise in a positive and safe environment during their first few months. Puppy school is also a great place for you, as a new dog owner, to learn the best ways to care for your furbaby and get advice.
We know it can all get a bit overwhelming, so we've done the hard yards for you. Read on for our roundup of the best puppy schools based all around Melbourne so that you can find the perfect fit for you and your new furry companion.
Evervet offers puppy preschool classes at their clinic conveniently located in South Yarra. Here not only will your puppy engage in positive socialisation with other young pups and learn basic commands, you will also learn about topics such as about preventative healthcare, nutrition and the most important — toilet training!
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POSITIVE K9 TRAINING
Balwyn North and Kew
Positive K9 Training offers what they call the 5 Star Puppy Training Package, which includes a one-to-one in-home training session at your own home to begin with, followed by four weekly group puppy school sessions to get the best results.
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SANKIRI DOG TRAINING
Sankiri Dog Training offers weekly Sunday Puppy Plus training classes to help your young pup be a well-mannered family member.
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UNDERDOG TRAINING AND BEHAVIOUR CONSULTING
Underdog Training welcomes puppies aged 8-16 weeks to its Puppy Pre School classes where you can introduce your pup to socialisation and as well as feel supported with necessary information on raising your furbaby.
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Not only does Lynbrook Vet offer an excellent Puppy Pre School program which ticks all the boxes of socialisation and basic training, your pup receives the most adorable graduation ceremony on their last class with complete with fun games and even graduation photos!
THE K9 COMPANY
The K9 Company offers weekly Sunday morning group puppy classes that will help build confidence in your puppy who will learn loose lead walking, basic commands and more.
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Local vets and pet stores such as PETstock are also another great place that often offer puppy school and puppy pre school classes.
Let us know which puppy schools you would recommend in the comments below!