Raise a confident, happy, and social puppy with good manners and life skills

The 5-week class plus bonus ‘Puppy 101’ session is designed to make your life with your new puppy easier.  Puppies meet in a safe environment and have fun learning. Know what to expect raising a puppy and how to prevent behaviour problems from occurring along the way.

About the puppy class

Day/time: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: 120 Robert Street, Whangarei
Start dates: The class is 'Open Enrolment', so you can start your puppy at any time
Entry: 7 - 13 weeks (or at discretion). Your puppy must have at least one vaccination plus 10 days.
Puppy safety: The training area is disinfected before each class. Humans wipe their shoes and puppies put their paws on a mat with disinfectant before entering. Puppies must be healthy and feeling well to attend (e.g., no runny tummy or ‘under the weather’ etc.). Play sessions are facilitated and closely monitored, and play mates are matched by size and play style.
Cost: $ 120.00 per puppy (Includes ‘Puppy 101’ session without puppy, 5 sessions with your puppy, and a comprehensive handbook)
Payment: Invoice - can be paid online
Registration: Essential - register online 

Enrol as soon as you get your puppy or even before. That way, you get your ‘Puppy 101’ session and your handbook right away. We usually discuss common puppy ‘issues’ such as house-training, nipping, chewing etc., we talk a little about how dogs learn, and let you know how the classes work and what to bring. This will give you some additional tools and skills to work with your puppy at home until you're ready to start class. 

What you and your puppy will learn

Help your puppy

  • Become more comfortable around other puppies, people, and new sights, sounds, and smells

  • Build a positive relationship with you and learn that training and working with you is great fun

  • Learn basic good manners and life skills

Find out how to

  • Manage common puppy 'issues' and how to give your puppy positive socialisation experiences

  • Work with your puppy, making training fun

  • Understand your dog better

  • Prevent behaviour problems developing later on

Benefits of the puppy class

The class is designed to make your life with your new dog easier. It will help you raise a dog you will enjoy living with.

  • By having the know-how of what to expect and what your puppy needs to learn you can prevent problems before they arise.

  • You will be able to use your understanding of how dogs learn and your basic training skills to continue your puppy’s education throughout your dog’s life.

It sets your puppy up for life.

  • Positive socialisation experiences, especially before your puppy reaches about 14 weeks are incredibly important for your puppy’s development and future success as member of your family.

  • Early introduction to basic good manners and how to live in a human world set the foundation blocks of learning for your puppy to build on.

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