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Puppy Preschool

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.

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 loose 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.

October 2018

We had a great time at Puppy Preschool with our star puppies, Charlie, Luna and Murphy! They had a great time learning, as did their owners and had fun playing with the other pups. Lots of topics were covered over the 4 weeks with an emphasis on training your puppy...

July 2018

We had a fabulous group of puppies graduate from our Puppy Preschool in July.... We missed Odie the GSHP from graduation night.

April 2018

Congratulations to the puppies of the Middle Brighton Puppy Preschool Class April 2018! We had a small group of pups this month - just three pups so we could really focus on each pup! All our pups were small breed - actually all 3 were cavoodles! - but all very...

March 2018

Congratulations to all the puppies of the Middle Brighton Puppy Preschool Class March 2018! We had a fantastic mix of puppies this month - again we divided into two classes! We started the class with everyone together and young Jemima as our demonstration pup. One...

February 2018

Congratulations to the eight puppies of the Middle Brighton Puppy Preschool Class February 2018! It was a lovely way to start the the first class of 2018 with such an enthusiastic class of puppies and owners. Well done to everyone for coming to class. We started the...

August 2017

We had a fabulous group of puppies graduate from Puppy Preschool - 5 pups in total - 2 Cavoodles, Rory and Henri, a West Highland White terrier, Bella, Cody the very smart chocolate Labrador and the very spunky Poodle, Cookie. It was a really fun 4 weeks and was...

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.

Marc - Google Review

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