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Our Classes & COVID-19

We're taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously, and are doing everything we can to minimise the impact on our communities. 

With this in mind, we have moved all our Puppy School courses online for the time being. Learn more about how classes will be delivered here

Puppyhood is hard wonderful,

with Laika

Our puppy classes focus on developing the bond between you and your puppy, socialising them to cope with the big wide world, and helping you through the challenges of puppyhood. 

 
Junior puppy school

 Classes for puppies up to 14 weeks​!

Congratulations! Your puppy has just arrived! This class focuses on helping you to get to know and understand your puppy, bond with them, and start to teach them the basics of life in your home.

$200 / 5-week course

see course dates

 


toilet training | mouthing & biting | chewing | socialisation | sit | drop | stay | leash training | come-when-called

Senior puppy school

Classes for puppies between 14 and 20 weeks​!

Puppyhood goes too fast! This course is for older puppies, whether or not they attended Junior Puppy School. We'll go over the basics, but focus on real-life skills from car travel to settling in public to set your puppy up to be the dog you want in a years time!

$200 / 5-week course

see course dates


socialisation | settling under distractions | mouthing & biting | leash skills | off leash skills |
pub/cafe dog training

Private puppy training

Personalised, in-home help!

Private video call to show you how to set up your home so your puppy succeeds, set the 'house rules', troubleshoot any problems, give advice to prevent future problems, and give you a kick start on training!

$170 / 1hr in-home consultation

get custom 1-on-1 help

house setup| separation | sleep | toilet training | mouthing & biting | chewing | socialisation | sit | drop | stay | leash training | problem solving come-when-called

Junior Puppy Classes

For the time being, all our puppy classes are offered online. But don't worry - they're still highly interactive, supportive and fun!​

  • for puppies up to 14 weeks at the start of the course

  • weekly video lessons

  • videos released over 5 weeks, but go at your own pace!

  • each video is 5-10 minutes long, with detailed instructions and demonstrations

  • 1-on-1 video coaching lessons

  • weekly group video chats to answer any questions!

  • ongoing access to all video lessons; re-watch over and over!

  • ​problem solving for toilet training, puppy biting, chewing, jumping up, leaving alone and more

  • foundation cues; respond to name, sit, drop, give

  • focus on a happy and harmonious life at home for you and your puppy

  • socialisation tips for novel objects, noises, various surfaces and basic handling for grooming and vet work

  • $200 per puppy

What if the isolation advice is relaxed?

We will continue to monitor the global situation and advice from medical professionals. Should we feel that in person sessions are safe to continue we may organise optional puppy play dates.

 
Senior Puppy Classes

For the time being, all our puppy classes are offered online. But don't worry - they're still highly interactive, supportive and fun!​

  • for puppies 14 - 20 weeks old

  • weekly video lessons; re-watch over and over!

  • videos released over 5 weeks, but go at your own pace!

  • each video is 5-10 minutes long, with detailed instructions and demonstrations

  • 1-on-1 video coaching lessons

  • weekly group video chats to answer any questions!

  • access to all video lessons for 12 months!

  • problem solving for pulling on the leash, door rushing, jumping up, and more

  • foundation & intermediate cues; sit, drop, stand, go-to-mat, stay, etc

  • walk skills; putting on the harness/leash, walking on a loose leash, leave it, come-when-called and more

  • learning to settle around puppies and humans in various settings; parks, cafes, pubs, vets, etc.

  • socialisation with vehicles, water, handling for grooming and vet work

  • $200 per puppy

 

What if the isolation advice is relaxed?

We will continue to monitor the global situation and advice from medical professionals. Should we feel that in person sessions are safe to continue we may organise optional puppy play dates.

 
Private puppy training
  • completely personalised; advice and training based on you and your puppies specific needs

  • for puppies up to 6 months old*

  • we come to you and teach you to train your puppy in your home, OR meet with you via video call

  • read about the steps we're taking to make in-home training as safe for you and our trainers as we can

  • how to set up your home so your puppy succeeds (before or after your puppy arrives!)

  • great for tailored advice on toilet training, crate training, separation training, kids and puppies, and so much more!

  • includes personalised follow up notes to remind you what you learned

  • access to video lessons for common puppy behaviours

  • on-going support with puppy support hotline: call or email us with any puppy 'problems'!

  • $170 for approx. 1 hour lesson

  • available across Melbourne

  • available as online video call training!

*For 'normal' puppy training only; for help with advanced training (trick training, agility, etc), or advanced problem behaviours (e.g. serious growling/biting, fear or anxiety, etc) see private training or contact us if unsure.

 

What will be included in Online classes?

Weekly video lessons:

  • 5-10 minute video for topic or training exercise 

  • explanations and demonstrations

  • watch in your own time

  • ongoing access to all video lessons; re-watch over and over!

 

Weekly private video coaching:

  • 15-20 minute video call with your puppy 

  • your trainer will check your progress and coach you through any exercises you need help with

 

Weekly group video call:

  • a weekly call with the puppy trainer and all students that are able to attend

  • answering everyone's puppy questions!

  • advice about unwanted behaviours (e.g. toilet training, mouthing, barking digging, etc)

  • a recording will be sent to all students 

 

Facebook Group support 

  • connect with your trainer and fellow students

  • share photos and videos of your puppy and training

  • participate in socialisation activities posted here

But what about socialisation?

Yes, socialisation is very important for puppies this age. BUT you can do a lot of socialisation without other puppies! In fact, much of the most important socialisation is not about other dogs: traffic, bikes, thunder, fireworks, the vacuum, grooming and vet visits... and so much more. 

 

When trainers and animal professionals talk about “socialisation” they don’t just mean playing with puppies. It’s about having positive experiences with new things - and everything is new to your puppy! In this course, we’ll coach you through ways to socialise your puppy safely at home. 
 

What if the isolation advice is relaxed?

We will continue to monitor the global situation and advice from medical professionals. Should we feel that in person sessions are safe to continue we may switch back to in-person classes, or organise for some in person puppy play dates.