Puppy Classes



Please find all the information for our puppy classes below.  Directly below are the links to book in a class.  If this is your first class with us look for a link to our “first timer puppy class”.  Classes at this time book out quickly and we release as many spots as we can each week.  For all other information on our puppy classes such as times, costs etc please scroll past the eventbrite links and you will find all your questions answered there or call us on (03) 9723 4387 and we can answer any questions you have.

To help us control capacity there will be no introductory/ first timer classes this week, Thursday the 2nd and Sunday the 5th of December 2021.

Hi everyone, below are the links to register for our Behaviour Assessment Class on Sunday 5 December.  We hope to be able to offer more first timer/introductory classes for both adults and puppies next week for the 9th and 12th of December.

Due to the easing of restrictions, 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜, 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬.  If you are attending any of our Basic, Intermediate or Advanced classes on Thursday evening please arrive by 7.45pm.  To attend any of the same classes on Sunday mornings please arrive by 10.45am.  To attend these classes, you must have a client reference number and be a current member, if you have previously attended a class and are not yet a member, please contact us to arrange membership.  You cannot attend these classes if this is your first-time attending classes with us.

For those wishing to attend classes please take the time to read this entire post carefully as we will need everyone to follow the rules to allow us to run the classes.

𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃𝟏𝟗 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬:  In line with Government restrictions all people that attend classes must be fully vaccinated.

You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the purposes of attending a venue if: you have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or if you have a valid medical exemption to COVID-19 vaccination issued by an authorised medical practitioner.

If you can show evidence of any of the above, you can enter a venue as if you are fully vaccinated.

There are many ways to show your vaccination status, but the easiest way is by getting your COVID-19 Digital Certificate and linking it to your Service Victoria app.

When you check-in to a venue using the Service Victoria App, this will automatically verify your vaccination status if you have linked your COVID-19 Digital Certificate.

𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟓 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 to allow enough time to check in.  We also request that you have your client reference number ready to help speed up the check in process.

𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 (must have spoken to Mike about registering for this session):12:00pm – 12:15pm.


Upon successful registration (in the next few days) you will receive an email outlining what you will need to bring to attend class, what you are required to do whilst at class, who can attend classes etc. Please read this email carefully to make sure you are aware of all protocols you must follow whilst attending classes.

“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: Please note that due to Government restrictions re Covid 19 these times do not apply at this time.  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 will need to book through  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 4 different options for you to choose from if you wish to continue puppy training (we’re sure you will!).

Our Bronze Membership has no upfront membership fee and you can attend as many classes as you choose for the small fee of $50.00 per class.

Our Silver membership is ideal for those wanting to attain a basic level of control and obedience. This membership level has a annual membership fee of $395.00 and then you only pay a $10 fee for each class you and your puppy attend.  If due to Government Covid restrictions the classes are such down at any stage the membership period will be extended for the period classes are shut down.

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 $1000.00, 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.  This membership stays valid until the 31st of December 2023.

We do offer reduced rates for second dogs and are all memberships are non refundable.  You can also upgrade at any time. 

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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