Puppy Academy: Early Manners & Socialisation

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Puppy Academy focuses on those essential experiences for your puppy in its first few months of life.

This includes exposure to other puppies, exposure to lots of different people, common and uncommon sounds and all kinds of objects. This helps to build your puppy’s confidence and exposure to new experiences.
Here at ABT we also get started on some basic obedience for your puppy. Teaching them manners from an early age helps to prevent rebellion later which builds a good foundation of trust and respect for you and your puppy. We also include lots of information and assistance with all those puppy-joys such as toilet training, mouthing and teething!

During classes, puppies will be learning:

  • how to give attention when asked
  • to be calm
  • commands such as sit and drop
  • general manners
  • to come when called
  • leash walking skills
  • Leave, wait and give
  • Mat training

For more information, please contact us.

The first week is run with no puppies present so your instructor can get to know you, and you can learn the theory behind dog training and how dogs learn without the distraction of your puppy.


14th February – 14th March @ 6.10pm

21st March – 18th April @ 6.10pm

2nd May – 30th May @ 6.10pm




4th February – 4th March @ 11.10am

18th February – 18th March @ 10am

11th March – 15th April @ 11.10am


25th March – 29th April @ 10am



$130 for the 5 week course, includes clicker.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm all bookings. This is due no later than one week prior to your chosen class start date.

Add a puppy mat pack which includes a training mat, food dispensing toy, training treats, plush toy and puppy teething stick.

$60 for a small-medium puppy or $80 for a large puppy.

OR add an adult mat pack which includes a training mat, food dispensing toy plush toy and training treats.

STANDARD for a small-medium dog $50 ($180 total)
STANDARD for a large dog $70 ($200 total)

PREMIUM for a small-medium dog $60 ($190 total)
PREMIUM for a large dog $80 ($210 total)

(please request this on booking).

Other details

For puppies aged from 8 weeks to 16 weeks.
All puppies must have had their first vaccination as a minimum. A Certificate of Vaccination must be sighted by staff at Week 1.
The first week is run with NO Puppies present so that you get a chance to meet your classmates and instructor.

Class is held at 41 Glenroy Street, Athol Park

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