Puppy School




There are many benefits to teaching your puppy to be well behaved at an early age. Young puppies are quite able to learn obedience skills, toileting behaviour and social boundaries. All of these things help make your relationship with your dog more rewarding for the years to come.
We provide an effective Puppy School program for all of the puppies that visit our clinic. With our progressive and positive learning techniques you will:

  • Develop an understanding of normal puppy behaviour.
  • Learn how to read your puppy's body language and respond appropriately.
  • Develop effective techniques for positive behavioural development.
  • Learn important tips about walking in public areas.
  • Understand the need for socialising your puppy.
  • Teach your puppy some important 'do not' lessons
  • Understand important boundaries when playing together.
  • Develop strong bonds between you and your puppy


Puppy school is a four week course designed for young puppies (8 to 14 weeks of age at commencement of course) in their critical period of learning. They learn basic obedience and we address all those typical "puppy problems" such as biting and toilet training. We cover all relevant information such as nutrition, grooming, veterinary care, behavioural issues, interactive toys. You will learn how to teach your puppy to come, sit, drop, roll over & stay.  There are lots of fun and games, your puppy will also learn calm behaviour and manners. Most importantly, your puppy will be able to socialise with other puppies and people, and learn how to do so appropriately. You will also be introduced to all the services provided by Bass Hill Veterinary Hospital.


Bass Hill Veterinary Hospital hosts Puppy School on Sunday afternoons. The classes are run by our Head Nurse Belinda, she has many years of knowledge and experience to get your pup started on the right paw. She is constantly improving her knowledge and skills with continuing education.


Each class lasts approximately 1 hour and will go over 4 consecutive weeks. The puppy must have a current vaccination certificate. Puppies must have been vaccinated at least 7 days prior to the commencement of the course. We ask you to bring a collar and lead (haltis, gentle leaders and harnesses are accepted). On graduation, each puppy receives a pack containing loads of information, brochures, samples/ discount food vouchers, summary notes of the lessons and a graduation certificate.

The most important thing about Puppy School is 'start early'. Waiting too long can allow behaviourial problems to establish which will require more intensive training to overcome.

So start today and call our hospital for more information or to enrol in our puppy school, limited place so bookings are essential.