“Life is about experiences”.

Nothing is more true than this statement then when it comes to puppy development.

Our Puppy Preschool classes at East Doncaster Veterinary Hospital in Templestowe is designed for puppies up until 16 weeks of age. Puppy school is essential for the development of pups which can have significant influence on the type of personality and behaviours that stay with them as they become adults.

Socialisation and basic training is critical in the early weeks and months of a puppies life.

At East Doncaster Veterinary Hospital, Puppy Preschool is a fun, relaxed environment where pups are provided a number of different positive experiences, are socialised with other puppies of different breeds and sizes and owners learn basic dog training skills and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to caring for their new family member.

What does Puppy Preschool involve?

  • Learning basic skills such as ‘Sit’, ‘Drop’, ‘Stand’, ‘Come Back’

  • Lead and Harness Walking – How to walk on a lead and prevent pulling

  • Health and Nutrition- Holistic discussion on how to keep your puppy strong and healthy into their adult and senior years

  • Parasite prevention – Protecting your Puppy from intestinal worms, fleas, ticks and heartworm

  • Toilet Training – Basic approach to teaching your puppy to toilet outside