Puppy Preschool



Puppy Preschool is a very popular and successful program, having run at the Dandenong Veterinary Hospital for over 15 years.  We have teamed up with the award-winning dog training business Underdog, to ensure that we can offer our puppies an exceptional class run by a qualified trainer.

There is a window of opportunity where your puppy should be socialised with other animals, humans and exposed to outside influences. The critical stage of socialization in your puppy’s life occurs between 8-16 weeks of age. Dogs that are isolated from the outside world in the backyard can often become anti-social and display behaviours such as barking excessively, anxiety, aggression and destructive behaviours to name just a few. A lot of our Puppy Preschool graduates enjoy the experience so much that they see their future veterinary visits to be an exciting visit for the many years to come!

The aims of Puppy Preschool are to;

  • To socialise your puppy in a safe and controlled manner
  • Educate owners about responsible pet ownership
  • Teach owners about ‘normal’ canine behaviours
  • Teach basic training methods so training can begin at home
  • Teaching positive reinforcement strategies
  • Teach your puppy to accept gentle handling
  • To overcome any problems you may be encountering
  • To encourage ongoing training

Pups must have had their first vaccination and be between 8-16 weeks of age to be eligible for the classes.  Puppy Preschool classes are held on the same night each week for four consecutive weeks. The classes are held between 6.30pm-7.30pm, usually on a Tuesday.

Please contact UnderDog training, directly. Let them know we referred you, and they’ll look after you!

We look forward to welcoming your puppy and helping them get the best start in life!