• AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR EVERY PUPPY! - We suggest pairing this class with our Wednesday night Puppy Play Dates for pups under 16 weeks. Don't just count on the weekends to meet your early socialisation target window!
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks


  • All attendees will receive their own personal clicker to use and keep. Plus a few other surprises.


Do you have a new puppy between the ages of 8 to 20 weeks? Are you looking to make a great headstart with your puppy? Puppy Class incorporates basic training, managment, socialisation and fun while helping you lay the foundation for a lifelong relationship. At Billy's we provide an ideal safe environment for your pup to interact with other pups and their owners with an opportunity to learn core behaviour principles that will be essential throughout their lives.

Research has shown that puppies have a 'critical window' for socialisation that closes as early as 4 months of age. Attendance at Puppy classes is an essential component for raising a puppy that will grow into a calm and confident adult dog.

The program is not a 'puppy party' as each lesson is well structured and handlers are given some 'homework' to complete prior to attendance each week. At this young age puppies are unlikely to be fully vaccinated but that does not hamper their participation in Puppy classes. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information.

Graduates of Puppy classes are eligible to continue on to Level 1 and Level 2 classes.


Puppies will learn:

  • Socialisation with people, puppies & environment
  • Bite inhibition
  • Attention & respond to name
  • Sit & drop
  • Basic recall
  • To accept grooming & handling
  • How to become a "chew-toy-aholic"!
  • Give - object exchange
  • How to play & settle
  • Basic leash manners
  • Basic Clicker Training


You will learn:

  • The importance of socialisation
  • Management strategies: bite inhibition, housetraining, jumping, chasing, etc...
  • Dog body language
  • How to appropriately interact with puppies and other dogs
  • Health care tips such as nutrition, deworming/flea control, vaccinations, etc...


Please bring to class:

  • Your puppy's current vaccination record
  • Soft collar and leash - no chain collars/leashes and no retractable leashes
  • Your puppy's favourite food treats & toys - ideally soft food such as small bits of roast chicken, polony, cheese. If bringing a toy please refrain from bringing balls and squeaky toys. Chew and Tug toys are perfect.


To book, please complete our PUPPY ENROLMENT FORM