Puppy Preschool

Our puppy preschool classes are conducted by qualified Delta society instructors. We are the only school in the Shire to offer this.

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About Puppy Preschool Classes

If you have ever owned a young puppy, you would know it can be difficult to train them properly – to go to the toilet in the right place, to walk on a lead, to come when called, follow commands, show obedience in public, and so on. Socialisation with other puppies is also essential, along with exercise and positive reinforcement. Please note all puppies must have received their relevant vaccinations on schedule before classes and training begins.

Our puppy training classes welcome puppies from six to 18 weeks of age. This ensures they are trained properly right from the start. These classes will not only train your puppy but will also train YOU in the correct training methods so that you can carry on further training. We also go through basic handling techniques and show the owner how to give tablets, clean out ears and cut nails.

Each puppy school training program runs for four weeks, with classes held once weekly on a weekday evening at the Como Veterinary Surgery (62 Wolger Street, Como. Phone 9589 0022). Classes are held indoors so that they can be held in any weather. Each session lasts about one hour. It is recommended that puppies be brought along before dinner, as yummy treats are supplied.

Our Puppy Preschool classes are conducted by Julie Rihani, our Practice Manager who is also qualified in Animal Behaviour. You can visit her website beyondbeginners.com.au, for more information on Julie and her approach to helping you train your pet.

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All puppies must have had at least their first vaccination before entering the puppy preschool program. This is necessary for the safety of all the puppies. A certificate of vaccination will need to be presented at the first class. The clinic is also sterilised before the classes to add to the safety of the pups.

How to book

Classes are popular, so bookings are essential. You can book by phoning Como surgery on (02) 9589 0022 or the Sutherland Clinic on (02) 9545 2100.

Call 02 9545 2100 now to book an appointment with our highly trained veterinarians and vet nurses today!

Customer Feedback

“When we got our new puppy Parker Brown, we knew we would go back to Sutherland Vet. They were the medical team that got us through the routine and unexpected ups and downs of our old dog Leroy’s life, right up to the end and they did it with so much love and care. There is so much trust and history there. They’re part of the family.”

– Alicia B.