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Puppy School

Middle Brighton Vet Centre promotes responsible pet ownership & encourages good behaviour in all pets. We conduct Puppy School on a regular basis, and have had the absolute pleasure of hosting Puppy School over the many years where we aim to teach puppies good manners in a safe and relaxed environment.

 Puppy School Class

Lesson 1 – Tuesday evening 7pm at the clinic – Theory lesson

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

Lesson 2 – Tuesday evening 7pm at the clinic

Topic covered include:

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

Lesson 3 – Tuesday evening 7pm at the clinic

Topics covered include:

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

Lesson 4 РGraduation РSaturday afternoon, 4pm (though time may vary), at Sillitoe Reserve, enter off Ludstone Street, Hampton 

This is a really fun session 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.

Going to the local park will give the owners and pups some real life skills on how to behave and stay safe at the park.


Please view our training videos on you tube – they are fabulous! An ESSENTIAL watch prior to attending our classes.

Each class comes with written information and homework!

Puppy Primary School:

These classes are for the puppies that missed Puppy School and in need for some instruction on how to behave at the park. We will cover how pups learn, how to recognise a relaxed pup and an anxious pup and how to keep your pup out of trouble at the park! We especially focus on making the recall rock solid and fun.

Class size is limited to 5 pups and will be held on an as needs basis – booking essential – call 9592 9811 to enquire as to our next class!

About Our Trainer

Dr Anna Platt has a particular interest in behaviour and commenced Puppy School at Middle Brighton Vet Centre over 20 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.

Puppy Preschool Graduates June 2020

Well our first Puppy Preschool since COVID - 19 lockdown! It was fabulous to start up again with an intentionally small class - we had planned for 3 but just had the two pups - so they got special attention from their instructor! Both pups were super smart and super...

Puppy Preschool Graduates October 2019

It was great to see a mix of new and familiar faces at Puppy Preschool this month - all with gorgeous pups all keen to learn! We had a staggered Graduation ceremony at Sillitoe Reseve on Ludstone Street, Hampton with Komur, the black Lab, Ralfie, the British Bull dog...

Puppy Graduates September 2019

A great group of puppies graduated this month - a pleasure to get to know them and see them develop and learn over the 4 weeks. We had a mix of pups that we divided the class with the larger pups heading off to Sillitoe Reserve on the corner of Ludstone and Olive...

Puppy Preschool Graduates August 2019

We had a gorgeous group of pups graduate from Puppy Preschool....all smart and sweet pups and with strong personalities! We had Apollo,  a Maltese cross - a happy pup that loved a treat! We had Ellie, a gorgeous black Labrador that coat was soft as velvet! Lily, a...

Puppy Graduates June 2019

We had a large number of pups attend Puppy Preschool so we divided into two smaller classes.... In the early class we had Cavoodle siblings (different owners) - Frankie and Bowie and the very gorgeous, Snoodle, Ruby. They all got on amazingly well and really enjoyed...

Puppy Preschool Graduates

We had a great group of puppies graduate this month - they were so funny and it was so rewarding watching them develop over the four weeks. There was Aramis, the spoodle - he was slow to warm up to the fun of Puppy preschool! We also had Argo the very smart Kelpie,...

Puppy School Graduates April 2019

A big class with lots of fabulous puppies and their owners. Lots of fun! We started at the clinic but quickly moved to Sillitoe Reserve in Ludstone Street, Hampton - a great place for puppies finding their feet! There was lots of learning - best time to influence a...

Puppy Graduates February 2019

We had a fabulous start to the New Year with a great bunch of puppies and owners enrol in Middle Brighton Puppy Preschool. We had 6 wonderful pups: Ebony the Standard Poodle, Ginger the Cavoodle, Lenny the Cocker Spaniel, Max the Cavoodle, Ralph the Golden Retriever...

Puppy School Graduates December 2018

We had a huge number of puppies attend our class in December - so much that we divided the class into two groups. We were lucky with the weather that we managed to get out of the clinic and do some training in the local parks - we clashed with the Christmas Carols and...

Puppy School Graduates November 2018

This month we have a small group of stellar puppies: Maisie, the Westie Mia, the Havanese and Smudge, the Miniature Schnauzer with a very cute hair do! We all had a fabulous time and learnt to sit, come and play appropriately with other dogs. Well done!    ...
Super caring vets with lots of experience. Have been going here for 20 years through thick and thin. Dr Murray and Dr Anna are true pet lovers.
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