Puppy School with bondi behaviourist

Puppy School

Sponsored By SavourLife

We aim to group the puppies in age appropriate classes 8-12 weeks and 12-16 weeks of age

Classes run on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays 6.00-7.30pm

Our puppy schools are aiming to teach you how to create a positive, calm and responsive relationship between you and your puppy. Focusing on teaching you how to provide for their needs, what to expect in owning your new puppy, how to make them feel safe and comfortable, how your pup’s brain works and how to communicate clearly with your new pup so that integrating it into your life is as simple as possible. 

This puppy class is designed to teach you as owners on how to bring up a happy, confident and responsive puppy, while socialising it with other puppies. The aim of this course is to teach you how to prevent problem behaviour’s occurring in the future. 

We will teach the basic commands, such as sit, stay, lay down etc. but this is the easy part of owning a dog. What you will really gain from this course is a greater understanding of your pup and teach you how to apply dog training to your every-day life.

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Why Choose This Puppy Training Course? 

We aim to provide a class that is fun and informative, providing owners with the tools they need with their new pups. This school is run by professional trainers that work with dogs every day in real life situations.

Dog ownership has evolved a lot in the past 10-20 years. We treat our dogs as a much closer part of the family, exposing it to much more than we used to. We take them to café’s and down busy streets, there are far more dogs out and about, and we expect them to be social. With this comes an expectancy on our dogs to know how to behave appropriately in all of these situations and yet all of these situations can be very stressful to a dog. This course will help you understand your dog’s needs and teach you how to introduce your dog to the world in a calm way, so that the dog is not overwhelmed by it all and feels safe within it. 

Everyone knows how to look after the physical health of their dog, exercise and feed appropriately. The dogs’ mental health is often neglected, and yet it is the mental health and stability of the dog that will be at the root of most problem behaviours. If we learn how to take care of the mental health of our dogs, owning a dog will be a whole lot easier. 

Course Structure

  • The course is run by Bondi Behaviourist

  • A five-week course, consisting of one session per week, for puppies aged 8-16 Weeks

  • The course runs at the Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital, 12 Ebley Street, Bondi Junction at 6.00 – 7.30Pm, please take a note of which evening you signed up to when making your booking because we run these classes on different evenings throughout the week.

  • Class size is limited to four dogs to encourage maximum participation in each class

  • Each Course is to be paid in full ($200 including GST) via bank transfer upon booking. (no refunds will be given for cancellations within seven days of the course start date)

  • ·Family involvement in the dog training is encouraged, Attendance by children over the age of five is encouraged. If you require any more than two spaces in class please let our team know when making the booking.

Puppy Requirements

Each puppy is required to be:

  • Healthy and vaccines up to date. We understand puppies will be at different stages of vaccinations depending on their age. However, puppies over 6 weeks of age should have received their first vaccination. Those over 12 weeks of age should have received their second vaccination and those over 16 weeks of age should have received their third and final vaccination of the year.

  • Up to date worming. Worming should be done every 2 weeks until puppies are 16 weeks of age. Thereafter they should be wormed every three months.

We recommend puppies enrolling in puppy class are:

  • Hungry, do not feed them after lunch on the day of the class, we provide training treats and rewards. If your puppy has specific dietary requirements, please notify us.

  • On a flat collar or harness, and lead. (No Extendable/Flexi Leads)

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, the dog should:

  • Be able to understand basic commands including sit, stay and wait

  • Be better socialised with dogs and people

  • Be calm and confident when interacting with dogs and people

  • ·Enjoy playing games and learning

By the end of the course, the owners should: 

  • ·Understand how to provide what the dog needs to bring the best out of the dog 

  • Understand how to toilet train their dog 

  • Understand the importance of calm interaction as well as games 

  • Understand dog body language 

  • Have an understanding on how to deal with ‘problem behaviours’ 

  • Understand how to teach their dog how to walk well on lead 

  • Understand how to build their dogs confidence in different situations 

  • Understand how to communicate with their dog to achieve what it is they want 

  • Understand how and when to use basic obedience training in real life situations