Caloundra Vet Surgery

Puppy Preschool

The importance of puppy preschool

Did you know that your puppy starts to learn by 2 weeks of age? This means that by the time you get your puppy home he or she may have already developed some bad habits! Research  has shown that you can make or break a puppy from the age of 6-18 weeks of age. Unfortunately, a lot of people wait until their puppy has severe social problems like barking, jumping up, fear or strangers, digging and biting before they start training or seek professional help. It is crucial that you train your pup now to fit into our society.

It is simply unfair to expect your pup to know your house rules immediately, in puppy school we will show you how to teach your pup the correct place to urinate, the correct things to chew, the correct times to bark, the correct way to greet guests and the difference between play time and time to settle down and be quiet etc.

Puppy School will also teach your pup how to behave around other dogs. Socialisation is crucial even if you have another dog at home. Pups who have not been socialised grow up to fear other dogs and show aggression towards them. These dogs cannot be taken out to the park or for a walk because they don’t get along with other dogs. These little things mean the world to your dog and puppy school is where to start teaching them to love playing with other dogs, so you can both enjoy these outings together.

Our classes

Run by Simone our Senior Vet Nurse, Puppy Preschool is offered to puppies 8-18 weeks of age in a secure, caring, quiet and safe environment at Caloundra Vet Surgery. Our class sizes are small to ensure that both pet owners and their pups receive individualised time in a smaller pet circle.


Class Inclusions

During our puppy classes you will learn how to:

  • Dog behaviour unpacked
  • Biting avoidance techniques
  • Toilet training
  • Nutritional advice
  • Nail clipping lesson
  • Desexing: How, when and why
  • Play time and socialisation
  • Handle emergency situations with your dog – Toads, Ticks, Snakes, First Aid, What’s normal and what’s not!

You will also learn the following commands:

  • Following skills
  • Sit
  • Drop
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Heel (walk on the lead)
  • Roll Over
  • …and more!


Class details:

 Thursday evening

Location: Caloundra Vet Surgery

Time: 5.45 pm

Ages: 8wks – 18wks

Duration: 4 weeks

Bring: Lead & collar, own treats if preferred

Includes: 4 classes, graduation hat and graduation party

All puppies must be vaccinated!

To ensure all puppies remain healthy, we require all vaccination certificates be sighted prior to class beginning. If you wish to pop into one of our classes to preview before you book you are more than welcome to, just contact us to arrange this with us.

Class numbers are limited. Please phone us on 5492 7997 or email today to book in your puppy!