Puppy School

Puppy school is designed for puppies aged 8 - 18 weeks and provides a safe and controlled environment in which your puppy will be able to safely socialise in structured interactions which will assist them in developing into a well-socialised, well-behaved and happy adult dog. To register, puppies must have received their first vaccination, be wormed and be between 8 and 18 weeks of age.


Topics covered in class include:

•Using your tone of voice

•Sit, sit step away
•Lead handling
•Rewards and praise (why we don’t use food)
•Consequences
•Common unwanted puppy behaviour (mouthing, jumping, rough play)
•Recall
•Socialisation
•‘On your bed’
•Manners
•Toileting
•Keeping your puppy healthy
•Your local pet supplies


We run classes in two locations:

  • Patient Paws HQ - 2A Venture Way Pakenham. Monday's 6:30pm, Wednesday's 6:30pm and Saturday's 9:30am. Puppy School runs for 4 x 1 hour face to face classes and includes 4 weeks of online video tutorials to assist with your learning. Call 5909 6976 OR 0407 553 975.

  • Eltham Veterinary Clinic runs for 5 x 1 hour sessions on Mondays at 5:30 - 6:30pm and 6:30 - 7:30pm. Call Eltham Veterinary Clinic on (03) 9439 8650 for pricing and to book.