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Puppy Pre-School and Behaviour

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Middle Brighton Veterinary Centre
762 Hampton St
VIC 3186

03 9592 9811
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Middle Brighton Vet Centre promotes responsible pet ownership & encourages good behaviour in all pets.

We conduct Puppy Preschool on a regular basis, where we aim to teach puppies good manners in a safe and relaxed environment. 

 Next Puppy Preschool Class - 18th September 2018.

Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at the clinic in 4 week blocks starting at 7pm for 1 hour, with Dr Anna.

Each class comes with written information and homework!

Week 1 - This class is pup free where we use one demonstration puppy.

- Topics covered include:

  • How dogs learn, 
  • When is the best time to train your pup, 
  • Food association, 
  • Sit and Handling & Toilet training, 
  • Benefits of massaging your pup, 
  • Getting your pup to give and take

Week 2

- Topic covered include:

  • Mat training, 
  • Getting your dog to wait, 
  • How dogs communicate - dog body language, 
  • Teaching your pup to come

Week 3

- Topics covered include:

  • Getting your pup to walk on a lose lead, 
  • Nutrition, 
  • General dog care, and 
  • keeping your pet safe.

Week 4 - Graduation

This is a really fun night where we get to see how far the pups have come with our Graduation class. We go over what we have learnt over the past 4 weeks.

In the months of daylight savings we conduct some of the classes at Dendy Park to give the owners  and pups some real life skills on how to behave and stay safe at the park.

About Our Trainer

Dr Anna Platt has a particular interest in behaviour and commenced Puppy Preschool at Middle Brighton Vet Centre over 18 years ago, and can be consulted when problems with behaviour or training arise. If you believe that your pet has developed a behavioural problem, then contact the clinic to arrange a specific Behavioural Consultation.

Dog Training Resources


The internet is a wonderful place full of information on training and behaviour - but always be mindful of who is giving the information and their expertise in the area. This is a link to walking dogs and breaks down the process - it is one of the hardest things to teach a dog - to walk with discipline, mainly because owner are in  hurry and send the wrong message to the dog...... have a look p://youtu.be/Z8cPkTh7Y3k

Having trouble clipplng your dog's nails?? Have a look at this You tube video by the American Veterinary Behaviour expert, Dr Sophia Yin.

Having  trouble giving your cat a tablet? The best thing to do is train them to LOVE having their head held and mouth opened! Best to start when they are a kitten - but it is never too late! Again Dr Sophia Yin shows you how - just take things slowly and make it FUN!