mature puppy classes WITH BONDI BEHAVIOURIST


hosted at all NATURAL VET CARE

Classes run on Wednesday evenings 6.00 - 7.15pm

Course Structure

  • The course is run by Bondi Behaviourist Pty Ltd

  • A five-week course, consisting of one session per week, for puppies aged 16 - 24 Weeks (at the start date of the course)

  • The course runs at the Natural Vet Care on Wednesday evenings 6.00 - 7.15pm. There are 8 parking spots located at the rear of the practice accessible at the intersection of Lyons Road and Brent Street.

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

  • Each Course is to be paid in full ($224.99 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 so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Why Choose This Training Course? 

With so many puppies coming from rescues and re-homing situations these days, often by the time they are in their home, they are too old to get into a normal puppy school. They’re often too big to play with the very young pups in some classes, too far along in their learning development that they get bored and often owners have different questions to those that have just taken in a very very young pup. These adolescent and juvenile classes are aiming to provide a service to people that have brought a puppy into their lives but one that is slightly too old to go into a standard puppy school. We want to provide a platform that is just like our puppy school but with like minded dogs and dog owners in the same room. This service is for puppies between 16 weeks and 24 weeks of age at the start date of each course.

Within these classes we aim 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.

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.

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