Puppy Playgroup

Start off on the right paw for the newest member of your family.

At DOGS of Vic, we understand the struggles that each and every puppy owner experiences. We can help you overcome the typical challenges of raising a puppy and build a strong foundation for a positive long-term relationship with your dog.

Puppy Training classes 

Learn how to communicate with your puppy.

Congratulations on your new puppy! It is exciting and at the same time, it can be overwhelming.  The key socialisation period for your puppy is 8- 16 weeks which makes this a very important period to mould and teach your puppy.  That’s where D.O.G.S. of Vic. training comes in. Our Puppy Playgroup classes will help ensure your puppy has proper socialisation, conditioning, first steps of obedience training and we will teach you how to build a great relationship with your pup.

puppy
playgroup

$180

Saturday or Sunday
6 Week Course

1 hour duration
Ages 10 to 18 weeks

Our puppy class is focused on first steps of training, socialisation and confidence building. This course is taught entirely on-lead. Group sizes are limited to 10 -12 pups. 

Private Puppy
Training

$180

IN YOUR HOME
1 hour lesson
Tailored to your family
Ages 10-18 weeks

Private puppy training is focused on first steps of training, obedience and confidence building. This lesson is held in your home and tailored to suit your family and your new puppy’s need. 

Puppy
Preparation

$320

IN YOUR HOME
2 x 1 hour visits
1 visit before your puppy arrives
1 visit after your puppy arrives

Get help preparing your family & your home for a new puppy. We can help you navigate the path to choosing and readying your life for this new addition.

PUPPY CLASS VS
PRIVATE PUPPY TRAINING

Trying to decide between private lessons and group classes? Each training format has its own advantages. Which one you choose depends on your dog’s behaviour, your lifestyle, and other factors. We give you different options, and you decide what works best for you. Some of the advantages of Group Classes are socialisation, questions from others which you may have or may not have thought of, group exercises such as distractions, classes on a weekly schedule and lower cost per session. By comparison the advantages of Private Lessons include 1-2-1 training, being in your dog’s environment can maximise your dog’s probability of success, work to your schedule, focus on issues that are important to you, no distractions.

puppy playgroup

$180

At D.O.G.S. of Vic., we understand the struggles that each and every puppy owner experiences. Puppies seem to go from a sleepy little cuddle muffins to nipping, leash pulling, children chasing, garden digging, jumping, door rushing ….. well you get the idea. We can help you overcome the typical challenges of raising a puppy and build a strong foundation for a positive long-term relationship with your dog.

6 week group class at one of our Training Grounds
Saturday or Sunday
6 x 1 hour lessons
Ages 10 to 18 weeks
All family/house-hold members are invited to attend this course.
All breeds are welcome

OBJECTIVES:

Puppy Playgroup is a socialisation and confidence building course. The course is aimed at establishing the correct routines and handling techniques to ensure that your puppy has the right foundations to become a manageable, well adjusted adult dog. This course is taught entirely on-lead.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Socialisation

  • Confidence Building

  • Teaching your puppy to walk on lead

  • First steps of obedience such as the sit, drop, stand, recall exercises and more

  • General puppy information such as dealing with traffic distractions

  • Do’s and Don’ts when dealing with the critical stages of a puppy’s development

  • General puppy information such as house training, good puppy toys, tips on diet, individual puppy problem solving such as jumping up, chewing, biting/mouthing, scratching/jumping up at the back door and more

  • Puppy Playgroup Graduates receive a 10% discount on enrolling in the next level of dog training, the Basic Obedience Course.

Private puppy training

$180

One on One Private Training 
In your home or at our grounds ($120)
1 hour lessons
Ages 8 to 18 weeks
All family/house-hold members are invited to attend this training session.
All breeds are welcome

Personalized Puppy Training sessions with you and you puppy providing one-on-one coaching tailored to your needs. Private Puppy Training will teach you how to develop and maintain effective communication with your puppy to create good habits while they’re young.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Dog communication and how to better communicate with your puppy

  • Growth and development stages of your puppy and what to expect ahead

  • Why play is important and how to play with your puppy to incorporate learning

  • How to socialise your puppy and what is proper behaviour – socialisation with other puppies, large dogs, small dogs and older dogs, people, experiences and environment

  • How to mentally stimulate your puppy beyond physical exercise & get their lead skills started

  • How to greet dogs properly – for the canines and humans!

  • Crate training

  • Toilet training

  • Health and food tips

puppy Preparation

$320

2 x 1 hour visits (1 Pre Puppy Arrival & 1 After Puppy Arrival)
All family/house-hold members are encouraged to participate.

Are you considering getting a new puppy? Whether you are working at setting up your home for an already-selected puppy, trying to select a puppy, or debating whether to go to a store or a breeder, a municipal shelter or a rescue group, we can help you navigate the path to choosing a new dog and readying your life for this new and exciting journey.

If you are not sure what type of dog might work for you, we can help assess your current lifestyle and figure out how a dog might fit in. Humans and dogs all have different lifestyles and needs so finding the right breed/dog for your lifestyle is crucial. We can provide a large number of resources and recommendations that can help ensure the right fit, and to make sure the transition into new-dog ownership is as smooth as possible.

Puppy Preparation customers receive a 10% discount on enrolling in the Puppy Playgroup classes.

FIRST LESSON (Pre Puppy Arrival) TOPICS INCLUDE:

Puppy proof you home

Making sure you have everything you need & help with a shopping list

Talking about problems that can arise and how to deal with them from the simple things to the bigger problems

General puppy information such as house training, good puppy toys, tips on diet, individual puppy problem solving such as jumping up, chewing, biting/mouthing, scratching/jumping up at the back door and more

SECOND LESSON (After Puppy Arrives) TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Dog communication and how to better communicate with your puppy

  • Growth and development stages of your puppy and what to expect ahead

  • Why play is important and how to play with your puppy to incorporate learning

  • How to socialise your puppy and what is proper behaviour – socialisation with other puppies, large dogs, small dogs and older dogs, people, experiences and environment

  • How to mentally stimulate your puppy beyond physical exercise & get their lead skills started

  • Crate training

  • Toilet training

  • Health and food tips

Puppy Essentials

Puppy Playgroup

Training your dog from the very beginning is a crucial step in achieving a lifetime of positive, balanced and happy behaviour. Puppy Playgroup is the first step in moulding your canine into the dog you want for the future. D.O.G.S. of Vic. is one of Melbourne’s premier dog training schools, offering lessons for puppies and their humans to learn the basics in this most crucial of learning stages. The first few months of a puppies life will stick with him forever, so our dog trainers take advantage of this time by building a strategic foundation for your pooch. Our Puppy Playgroup will focus on everything your pooch needs to become a well balanced and successful member of you family.

Dog Training Experts

Your pet deserves the very best trainers Melbourne has to offer.
Get started with one of our Albert Park Lake or Templestowe training classes or contact us to book your private lesson.