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259 Church Street, Richmond, VIC 3121

Puppy Preschool

Puppy Preschool is back at Richmond Vet Clinic!

Bringing on a puppy is an absolute joy, but we know how hard it can be. From toileting accidents to little shark teeth, it can be more than you bargained for. Let us help you navigate the waters of being a new puppy guardian. At Richmond Vet, Puppy Preschool is run by Pooch Proficiency, a collection of qualified dog professionals committed to providing ethical, effective, fear free dog training services. Our Puppy Preschool program is designed to meet the unique needs of each puppy and their family, prioritising communication, trust, and the use of positive reinforcement. We are here to help you give your puppy the best start to life, and set them up for success for their future!

What will I learn at Puppy Preschool?

  • SOCIALISATION – Dogs, People, Sounds and Surfaces!
  • Teething, Toileting, Alone Time and Jumping
  • Better Communication and Relationship with your Puppy
  • Basic Cues and MANNERS – Sit, Come, On Your Bed, Look AND MORE!

What is included in Puppy Preschool?

  • Five Weekly Classes (approx 50 minutes each)
  • Small Group Classes (maximum 6 puppies)
  • A full digital supplement and weekly notes
  • Facebook Support Group
  • Email Support
  • The confidence that you’ve started your training journey on the right paw

How old does my puppy need to be?
We welcome puppies into our course starting between 8 weeks and 16 weeks of age. Provided your puppy has had their first vaccination, they are good to go! The younger your puppy gets started, the more beneficial it is to their development and the sooner you can get all those burning questions answered!

If your puppy is older than 16 weeks, don’t fret! We are still able to offer support through our older dog classes, Puppy Primary School and Puppy High School. In addition we are available for one-on-one consultation at your location!

Why come to Puppy Preschool?
At Pooch Proficiency we believe that a professionally run Puppy Preschool program helps set the foundations of your puppy living in the human world! It gives them a safe environment to build confidence and manners that is tailored to their stage of life. You will have support from qualified trainers, using the latest methodologies right from the beginning. Most importantly it allows you to give your new best friend the best start to their tail!

Upcoming Class Start Dates – held at Richmond Vet Clinic:

Sunday 14th May – 2pm
Sunday 28th May – 3pm

Our 5 week curriculum and all of the additional support we offer comes to a total of $220. We are excited to meet you and your puppy! To join the program or to request more information, please speak to the reception team at Richmond Vet Clinic, or contact Pooch Proficiency directly:

M: 0482 578 032