Kintala Puppy School


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Kintala Puppy School offers a 4-week training course which you may start when your puppy is between 8 and 14 weeks of age. Lessons are provided on an individual basis by our qualified instructors. Socialisation is an important component of the course.

You will teach your dog to:

  1. Come when it is called

  2. Behave well with people and other dogs

  3. Sit, stand and lie down on signal

  4. Stay in the above positions

  5. Walk beside you on a loose lead and off lead

  6. Fetch and give up a toy

To participate, your puppy must:

  1. be healthy

  2. have commenced their immunisation programme and received their initial temporary inoculations against distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus

  3. wear a fixed collar with some kind of identification

Course details and further information:

The puppy school classes are held on Saturday mornings at the Warringal Parklands in Heidelberg. The puppy course consists of 4 lessons. These lessons can start on any Saturday convenient to you (subject to availability) and are usually held on consecutive weeks. There are two session times (subject to availability), the early session which starts at 8.45am and ends at 9.20am, and the late session which starts at 9.20am and finishes at 10.00am.

Each session involves 15 minutes of puppy play and socialisation with the other puppies and is followed by a 20 minute private lesson with your own instructor. All of our instructors have undergone an intensive government accredited practical and theoretical dog training course. Your instructor will go through the exercises mentioned above and will also address such issues as the importance of early socialisation, toilet training, jumping, biting/nipping, barking etc.

We highly recommend all puppies receive socialisation and training as young as 8 weeks. This helps to build a strong bond between you and your puppy, it will also help your adult dog to be good natured and polite both in the home and in the community.

Bookings are essential if you are interested in attending. Please contact the puppy school coordinator (details above) as soon as possible because there can sometimes be a waiting period of up to 3 weeks.


Kintala Puppy School Enquiries:

Phone  0400 444 024 (please leave a message as required and we’ll call you back)