Puppy Preschool Video Training

For The Best Start in Life

Puppy Preschool video training is a must for all owners looking to give their puppy the very best start in life. Vetwest is committed to starting your puppy's training off on the right paw and have adapted our popular puppy preschool courses to an online 1 on 1 training program for you and your puppy.

Classes are designed for puppies between 8 to 15 weeks of age, as this is the critical learning stage when puppies gain important skills and learn the basics of being a good dog!

Coronavirus Notice - With restrictions for groups and social distancing recommendations, we have placed all future group puppy preschool classes on hold.  We look forward to providing you with a personalised one on one video experience with your Vetwest puppy trainer. Thank you, Vetwest

Why Puppy Preschool?

Young puppies are at a very impressionable age where learning and training is happening at every interaction your pup has with you and the world. These experiences that take place now will have a significant impact on how your puppy will behave as an adult dog, so we’re here to help make sure you start off on the right paw.
Your puppy needs you to teach them the rules of living in our human world and Vetwest Puppy Preschool gives you the tools to teach your puppy in a positive and effective way to help them grow into a confident and well-behaved dog.

Each year thousands of dogs end up in pounds and shelters, due to behavioural problems developing in later life. This is often the result of a lack of proper socialisation and training in the important early developmental stage of a puppy's life.

Training at Vetwest is focused on positive reinforcement, where we reward the behaviours we want and ignore the ones we don’t want. This training approach helps to build a stronger bond with your dog and gives you the best start to a happy life with your new puppy.

What we cover in the 4 week course:

  • Personalised training
  • Basic commands
  • Toilet training
  • Managing problem behaviours
  • Recall
  • Walking with a loose lead
  • Diet and feeding
  • Caring for your puppy

Overview of Puppy Preschool

Each course consists of 4 x fifteen minute one on one interactive video classes, conducted over a 4 week period.  Owners will learn positive reinforcement methods for training their puppy as well as an overview of general health care, nutrition and more. Each course will also dedicate time to covering any individual problems and questions from owners.

In most cases, your class will be held on the same day and time each week. To check class times and availabilities, enquire online below. 

The cost of our popular 4 week course is $85 and includes 4 x one on one interactive video training sessions, a comprehensive puppy training booklet, personalised advice from our trainers and a graduation pack.

    Topics We'll Cover With You And Your Puppy

    • Dogs in nature: Background information about dogs' natural behaviour and how this can help you to understand many of the behaviours displayed by your new puppy.
    • Socialisation: Why socialisation is so important to your puppy's development and how to safely go about ensuring that your puppy is well socialised.

    • Toilet training: Effective techniques for toilet training your puppy at home.

    • Managing problem behaviours: Why they can occur and how to use positive reinforcement to minimise problem behaviours such as chewing, digging, jumping up etc.

    • Training: The importance of training. Where, when and how to train your puppy. Your puppy will learn to sit, drop, recall, lead work and stay.

    • Caring for your puppy: Vaccinations, parasite control (including fleas) and preventative medicine for your puppy.

    • Diet and feeding: Recommendations for when, where, how often and what to feed your new puppy.

    • Grooming: Brushing, bathing, nail clipping. When to start and what needs to be done for your individual puppy. How to introduce your puppy to being groomed without them becoming afraid.

    • Responsible dog ownership: Microchipping and desexing and the benefits for you and your puppy.

    • Council Laws: Advice on what's legally required for your puppy and dog friendly exercise areas in your local district.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Coronavirus Update

    In light of the rapidly changing environment, we are currently experiencing with the Coronavirus pandemic, we have placed all future group puppy preschool classes on hold.  Our primary focus is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our team and clients and ensuring we can continue to provide essential care for your pets. We look forward to providing you with personalised one on one video training. Thank you, Vetwest

    Where are the Puppy Preschool classes held?

    Puppy classes are now held from the comfort and safety of your own home. You call in via video call and our trainer will guide you through ypur personalised training sessions once a week.

    When are classes held?

    Contact our team to discuss available class times.

    How old should my puppy be?

    Puppies should be between 8 and 15 weeks of age. This is the optimal time for training.

    What do I need to prepare for my class?

    Please have a lead and your puppy should also be suitably fitted with a collar. We don't recommend the use of a harness for puppy school. You'll also need to have suitable treats and a kong for your puppy.

    Should I feed my puppy before class?

    Preferably not. Puppies like to sleep after a meal and they are less responsive to treats which are used as a form of positive reinforcement during class.

    How much does Puppy Preschool cost?

    The cost of the four week course is $85.

    How do I book my puppy into a class?

    Please fill in the form above to contact our puppy trainers and they will contact you to book you into the next available class.

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