Puppy Preschool Wednesday’s – Terrey Hills

$125.00$250.00 inc. GST

Puppy Preschool Terrey Hills – Wednesday’s, 6pm

  • We strongly recommend Puppy Preschool for better training and socialisation outcomes.
  • For full class info, scroll down to ‘Description’ below.
  • Summary:
    • Goodog Puppy Preschool runs for 5 classes over 4 weeks with 1 at-home recorded lesson and 4 LIVE classes.
    • This class commences approx. once a month.
    • Puppies should join preschool anytime between 8-14 weeks with at least their 1st vaccination.
    • If your pup is 13-14 weeks and the classes are full, contact us as we have solutions for older pups.
    • When classes are At-Home LIVE we can extend this period to 8–20 weeks for some pups, however we recommend starting as close to 14 weeks as possible.
  • In-person classes recommence from Wednesday 20th October:
    • In-person classes are accessible to fully vaccinated people who can show their status and to those with accredited exemptions.
  • Health orders:
    • If health restrictions occur, classes may move to the At-Home LIVE classes format.
    • If you attend two or more At-Home LIVE classes Goodog offers additional in-person socialisation once the health order eases, at no extra cost.
    • There are benefits for pups when they train At-Home LIVE. Read about the benefits and other At-Home FAQs here.

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Description

Goodog Puppy Preschool for socialisation and training in Terrey Hills is for puppies starting between 8 – 14 weeks. This was the Forestville class, which has now moved to Terrey Hills.

Wednesday’s 6pm, Terrey Hills Scout Hall

  • The class:
    • Class commences approximately once a month at Terrey Hills Scout Hall or At-Home LIVE during health order restrictions.
    • 5 lessons: 4 LIVE lessons, one hour per week and 1 at-home recorded lesson (28mins) to complete in your own time. More than 1 hour can be too tiring for pups and they can lose interest.
    • You receive a class recap and homework email each week to continue training at home between classes.
    • Goodog supplies treats and chews, however please bring your own if your puppy has a sensitive stomach. Please arrange your pups treats for At-Home LIVE classes.
    • If you attend two or more At-Home LIVE classes, we add in-person puppy-to-puppy socialisation later on when the health order allows it.
    • Goodog Puppy Students and Graduates also have access to our Puppy Playdates program, where you can arrange park dates with other Goodog puppies. This is especially helpful during stay-at-home orders as we list each puppies LGA, and people can meet for exercise and recreation in the same LGA, or 5km from their home. We have puppies listed in the Northern Beaches, Greater Sydney, other parts of NSW and in VIC.
  • Prerequisites for in-person classes:
    • Puppies require their 1st vaccination to start class (classes are indoors).
    • Puppies can start preschool sometime between 8-14 weeks. If your pup is 13-14 weeks and classes are full, contact us as we sometimes have last minute options for older pups – renee@goodog.com.au.
    • In-person classes commence at 6pm.
  • Prerequisites for At-Home LIVE classes.
    • Puppies can start preschool sometime between 8-20 weeks. We can extend this period because all pups are at-home and older puppies are not mingling with the younger pups. If your pup is 19-20 weeks and classes are full, contact us as we sometimes have last minute options for older pups – renee@goodog.com.au.
    • At-Home LIVE classes commence at 5:45pm.
  • There are no make-up classes so please attend your scheduled class.
  • Check Our Next Classes for all start dates.

Goodog puppy preschool Terrey Hills is designed for puppies starting between 8 and 14 weeks. We teach all the basics (name, sit, lie down, come when called, high five, roll over) and much more and we explain how to properly socialise your puppy, how to house train and trouble shooting for mouthing, home alone, children and dogs and more.

The main aim of our classes are socialisation and training.
 
Socialisation: We aim for a well socialised puppy who interacts with other people, children and dogs in an appropriate and confident way and are one of the few classes providing carefully moderated off-leash interaction and play for puppies. Socialisation is much more than puppy-to-puppy interaction though, and we guide you on how to achieve full socialisation from home. Read more about that here: Socialisation
 
Training: We cover house training, mouthing/chewing, safe interaction with children, appropriate play with other puppies, jumping, digging, barking and any other issue/question you might have. After the course your puppy will sit, lie down, come when called and know a couple of tricks like roll over and high five.
  • Goodog Puppy Preschool can sell-out approx. 3 weeks in advance so book early and as soon as you decide to welcome a new puppy.
  • If your pup is already over the age limits for Puppy Preschool, book into a Teenage Dog training class.
  • Goodog classes require a minimum number of confirmed bookings to go ahead, which is good for us but also good for pup socialisation and interaction. If we feel the number won’t be reached we may postpone the start date by a week or offer a class at a different location.

NSW Health Order info
Classes continue during health order restrictions.

  • If restrictions are announced some classes may move outdoors (to a safe space), another location or time, or be At-Home LIVE (online). If you attend extended At-Home LIVE classes, Goodog offers additional in-person socialisation once the health order eases and at no extra cost.
  • Read more about how At-Home LIVE online classes work.
  • When attending in-person classes during health orders please keep to the attendee limits.
    • Usually this is 2 people per pup and can be reduced depending on the order.
    • We may be able to accommodate some requests for extra guests, let us know.
    • Also please maintain distancing from other groups when in class, entering and exiting the hall and while outside the hall.
  • Latest health order updates and info here: Goodog is COVID Safe.

Your trainer is: Barbara*

In 2015 Barbara completed her Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canada.

Barbara has been involved in dog training for the last 20 years and has completed her Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with the Delta Society in 2007 and is a professional member of the Delta Institute.

She competes in the dog sport of Agility and Rally O and Shellbe (a German short-haired pointer) competes on Master level in Agility and Rally O. Chillax, one of Shellbe’s puppies, competes in Rally O and got his Rally Novice title in October 2019. He is just starting out in Agility. 

Barbara is the President of the Pet Professional Guild Australia. The Guild promotes force free and humane training for all pets. View Barbara’s and all our trainers full profiles in About Us.

Credentials:

  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with the Delta Society (2007)
  • Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology at CASI Canada (2015).
  • Master’s Degree in Modern European History and Economic (University of Berne, Switzerland)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University Australia)
  • President of the Pet Professional Guild Australia.
  • Professional member of the Delta Institute

You can contact Barbara on Barbara@goodog.com.au.

* Trainers may change.

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