Puppy Classes


Puppy“There is no more important time in your dog’s life than in the period from 6 to 20 weeks of age. For this reason, there is probably no more important training you will do with your dog than puppy classes.” Michael Garden

At Eastern Companion Dog Training, we’re currently offering a special where you can get your first four puppy school classes FREE, with no catches or obligations. The only condition is that your puppy must be under the age of 20 weeks. To claim these free puppy training classes, contact us today on (03) 9723 4387 and we will make sure to have a puppy training voucher for you to pick up from our training centre. Alternatively, you can also download our voucher here: Free-Puppy-Class-Voucher..

Learn more about our puppy school, preschool and puppy training classes with the frequently asked questions below.

Yes, we do have age restrictions in place for our puppy school and preschool in Melbourne. We currently accept puppies from 10 weeks to 5 months of age. After approximately 5 months of age, pups will move from our puppy classes up to our basic dog training class.

We encourage every new puppy owner to consider puppy training from an early age. Multiple studies have found that exposing puppies to high levels of stimuli early in life can improve their overall temperament as well as increase their ability to handle stress – both as a puppy and an adult. As a result, puppy class can help prevent many common behavioural problems, such as aggression, separation anxiety, fears, and many more.

To ensure this exposure is in as safe environment as possible, our puppy school is conducted on sealed surfaces that have been exposed to ultra violet light, and all dog waste is cleared up promptly. We also ensure that all adult dogs who participate have been fully vaccinated. These precautions allow us to create as safe environment as we can for your puppy.

Our puppy trainers cover the following areas in each puppy class:

  • Basic obedience puppy training (including commands such as sit, drop, stand and come)
  • Preventing bad behaviours such as jumping up and nipping
  • Toilet training for puppies
  • How to prevent aggression over food, bones, toys and other items
  • Correct socialisation of puppies (there is more to socialisation than simply letting your puppy play with other dogs)
  • How not to barge though doors and how to be calm in the house
  • How to lie on a matt until told to come off

As with all of our dog training classes, our puppy training in Melbourne is run by instructors who have been through a thorough training program and have extensive puppy training experience. As a result, we can assist with a range of issues, including toilet training puppies.

To give our clients the best chances of success, our puppy trainers are also available before and after classes to provide advice. There is plenty of time allocated in our puppy class for all your questions.

Our puppy classes have two different time slots: Thursday evenings at 7.00pm and Sunday mornings at 10.00am. The classes are held at Norwood Secondary College, situated on Byron St in Ringwood (Melways Reference 49 K4). You will see signs both on Byron St as well as once you’ve entered the School, helping to show you where to go.

We recommend you arrive 10 minutes before the puppy training class begins, and you should bring your puppy, a lead, and your puppy’s vaccination card. You’ll then be ready to start puppy training straight away – there’s no need to book! Like as on facebook for all our puppy class updates.

After you’ve enjoyed your first four free puppy school and preschool classes, we offer two different membership types for you to choose from if you wish to continue puppy training (we’re sure you will!).

Our Silver membership is ideal for those wanting to attain a basic level of control and obedience. This membership level has a once-off membership fee of $375.00 and then you only pay a $10 fee for each class you and your puppy attend.

Our Gold membership is designed for those wanting to train their puppy to a higher obedience level. The cost is a once-off membership fee of $800.00, after this you will incur no training fees regardless of how often you attend classes. You can also train from puppy class right through to advanced obedience levels at no further cost.

Both of our membership levels are once off per dog with reduced rates for second dogs.

We get asked this question a lot! The short answer is that we genuinely believe our free puppy training classes will allow you to see for yourself the effectiveness of our puppy school, encouraging you to train with us further. It really is that simple.

Come along to our puppy school and try four obligation-free puppy classes at no charge. Other dog training schools can charge around $80.00 for these, but we promise that you won’t pay a thing until after these four free classes.

Due to concern for the welfare of our customer’s dogs, we have chosen to implement a heat policy. If the temperature in Ringwood is higher than 36 degrees after 5pm on Thursday afternoons, all puppy training classes will be cancelled. We also recommend that no puppy under the age of 12 weeks should attend if the temperature is over 34 degrees. We apologise for any inconvenience this heat policy may cause, however we truly feel this is a genuine safety concern that we need to address.

If you have any questions regarding our puppy school classes, call our puppy trainers anytime on (03) 9723 4387 to obtain more information.

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