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Puppy Training After Lockdown

Pittwater Animal Hospital has options for you if you missed Puppy School or Individual Puppy Training over lockdown. Thanks to our fully enclosed puppy training yard we can run outside sessions for fully vaccinated people and their puppies.

Puppy School

If you have a puppy under 14 weeks we strongly recommend joining our in person  Puppy School.

  • 4 weekly sessions to teach training to the class and trouble shoot problems
  • Email support through the whole 4 weeks so you can ask Louise help with your specific issues
  • All puppies receive an Adaptil® pheromone collar to encourage calm settled behaviour
  • All owners receive a treat pouch to aid with hands-free training.
  • Total cost of the 4 week course is $230

  Puppy School Timetable and Booking

Individual Puppy Training

Individual Puppy Training has just restarted after COVID lockdown. Fully vaccinated owners can attend a one hour session with up to 4 people plus the trainer.

The advantages of individual training include:

  • Multiple family members can attend so you all learn together
  • Puppies are often more focused as there are no other dogs
  • Individual issues can be problem solved over the hour

Learning aims include:

  • Toilet training
  • How to settle on a mat
  • Basic training – come, sit, lie down, roll over, separation training, body handling
  • Mental Exercise and Enrichment Ideas
  • Crate training
  • Strategies for biting and jumping up
  • Trick training and games to play
  • More advanced training – come, sit, lie down, wait, leave it
  • Loose lead walking
  • How to calm down
  • Consistent recall

Individual Puppy Training sessions can be booked directly at

  Book directly for Individual Puppy Training

Or if these times do not suit please email

One hour Individual Puppy Training in the puppy yard $95

Two Puppy Training Sessions

Booked in one hour sessions, you sign your dog up for a training and behaviour session where a second puppy of a similar size and age can also enroll.

If you would like to join another owner and their puppy, to learn and play together, then this is the training session for you. The puppies will be age and size appropriate.

These sessions are a great way to start training and by having TWO puppies, will also help you start your puppy’s social interactions with another puppy.

Two Puppy Training sessions can be booked directly at

  Book directly for Individual Puppy Training

Or if these times do not suit please email

One hour Two Puppy Training in the puppy yard $90

Teenage Dog Classes

Pittwater Animal Hospital has commenced our much anticipated Teenage Dog Classes. These cater for dogs from 4 months to 2 years old, so will be ideal for anyone who missed out on training over lockdown.

The first week is a seminar without your dog where learning concepts are discussed to help understand how to communicate with your dog. 

The following 4 weeks are held consecutively for an hour at the same time each week.

Class size is kept very small with only 4 dogs.

Classes are held at our quiet, safe enclosed puppy school yard and classroom.

Learning aims include
-How to calm down
-Consistent recall
-Mat training
-More advanced training – come, sit, lie down, wait, leave it
-Loose lead walking
-Mental Exercise and Enrichment Ideas
-How to play nicely with other dogs
-Strategies for biting, jumping up and greeting people
-Trick training and games to play

Pittwater Puppy School has added extras to help with training.

All owners will be supplied with a click open training pouch for treats valued at $25.The treat pouch allows you to have rewards on you and readily available while you are training your dog, keeping you hands free.

The cost of Teenage dog classes is $250 for the 5 lessons. This includes a training pouch plus email support from our trainer over the 5 week period. 

  Teenage Dog Classes Timetable and Booking

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