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Class Times

When in attendance at any class, the following rules will apply in addition to our normal policies:

  • Only one person per dog is permitted to attend group classes.
  • Upon arrival, please take the time to sanitise your hands. Hand sanitiser will be available at every venue.
  • Please do not shake hands with trainers or other class participants
  • Please maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other participants. An easy way to keep this in mind at a dog training class is to measure your lead- most leads are 1.5- 1.8metres in length. Stay a lead’s length from other people.
  • If there is any interaction between dogs, please ensure social distancing is maintained again by using the length of your lead as a guide. Your trainer will only allow interaction between dogs if owners demonstrate they are able to maintain a “12 and 6” clock face position themselves rather than both standing at “2 and 4” for example.
  • If an Underdog trainer handles your dog they will sanitise their hands prior to touching your lead. If you would prefer a trainer does not handle your dog, as always, this is absolutely fine- this is always your choice. 

  • We ask that you immediately leave the space at the conclusion of your class so that the next class can safely enter. If there is a class before yours, please wait for others to leave before entering the space.

Puppy Pre School Class Times & Locations

Our Puppy Pre School courses are designed for puppies aged 8-16 weeks who have had at least their first vaccination. Please note, at our Brunswick East location we require puppies to be 12 weeks of age and have received TWO vaccinations in their lifetime. This is an additional precaution because the nature of our Brunswick venue sees higher levels of dog traffic (all dogs are fully vaccinated).

Our Puppy Pre School classes cover content including (but not limited to):

  • Socialisation with people and dogs.
  • Critical Period socialisation exercises
  • Manual handling, grooming and calming puppy massage exercises.
  • Dealing with Mouthing and Jumping Up
  • Toilet Training
  • Getting your pup used to their collar and lead.
  • Responsible Dog Ownership.
  • Introducing Basic Obedience

Puppy Pre School in

Hawthorn East, Melbourne 3123

Puppy Pre School in

Clifton Hill, Melbourne 3068

To book this class, please call PETstock Clifton Hill directly on 9481 7001

Puppy Pre School in

Kew, Melbourne 3101

Puppy Pre School in

Langwarrin, Melbourne 3910

To book this class, please call Langwarrin Vet directly on 9789 1682

Puppy Pre School in

Brunswick East, Melbourne 3057

Puppy Pre School in

Patterson Lakes, Melbourne 3197

Puppy Pre School in

Braeside, Melbourne 3195

Puppy Pre School in

Elsternwick, Melbourne 3185

Puppy Pre School in

Cheltenham, Melbourne 3192

Classes currenly unavailable at this location.

To book this class, please call Cheltenham Vet Clinic directly on 9584 2511

Puppy Pre School in

Ivanhoe, Melbourne 3079

Classes currenly unavailable at this location.

To book this class, please call Ivanhoe Vet directly on 9499 3691

Puppy Pre School in

Dandenong, Melbourne 3175

Classes currenly unavailable at this location.

To book this class please call Dandenong Veterinary Hospital directly on 9792 4787

Puppy Pre School in

Cranbourne North, Melbourne 3977

Classes currenly unavailable at this location.

To book this class please contact The Avenue Vet directly on 5911 5070

Melbourne Puppy Pre School Graduate
Puppy Pre School Graduate

Online puppy school still available!

Our “Critical Period Puppy Package” is specific for puppies aged 8- 16 weeks and includes the following- 

  • Video Links to a complete 4 week Underdog Training Puppy Pre School course- these links are of a recently recorded Underdog Puppy class and although not professionally filmed, all information and relevant demonstrations are clear and useful. 
  • Underdog Training Puppy Training Manual
  • 15 Minute facetime chat with an Underdog trainer to troubleshoot and ask questions

This is an excellent value training option at a cost of only $99!

COVID Catchup Class Times & Locations

These classes are specifically designed for dogs under the age of 12 months with exercises progressed in a way that allows younger dogs with shorter attention spans to learn how to engage with their owner and become more motivated to train, when faced with the distraction of people and other dogs. Please note course content can be modified at the discretion of the instructor depending on the participants involved.

*Highlighted exercises listed below are NOT included in Novice Group Obedience classes. Other skills that are covered in both types of classes may be covered using different types of exercises and with lower levels of distraction.

Content includes (but is not limited to):

  • Calm Handling and/ or Grooming*
  • Dealing with Mouthing*
  • Using noise desensitisation for socialisation*
  • Using Play to develop Motivation*
  • Sit
  • Drop
  • Sit / Stay
  • Loose Lead Walking
  • Recall (come when called)
  • Use of a marker and release word
  • Using appropriate motivation and rewards
  • Self-Control Exercises
  • Problem Solving games
  • Greeting people and other dogs
  • Targeting
  • Dealing with distractions and excitability
  • Massage

Underdog COVID Catchup Course in

Braeside, Melbourne 3195

Underdog COVID Catchup Course in

Hawthorn East 3123 / Glen Iris 3164

(Approximate ages 4-6 months)

Underdog COVID Catchup Course in

Hawthorn East 3123 / Glen Iris 3164

(Approximate ages 6-12 months)

Underdog COVID Catchup Course in

Kew, Melbourne 3101

Underdog COVID Catchup Course in

Brunswick East, Melbourne 3057

Group Dog Obedience Training (Novice Level)

Our Novice Group Obedience classes are available to all fully vaccinated dogs.

These classes use a variety of modern, fun and engaging exercises to teach the following skills over the 4 weeks of training. Novice Group obedience classes are more focussed on furthering obedience skills in practical situations, with distractions. Please note course content can be modified at the discretion of the instructor depending on the participants involved.

Novice group obedience classes and cover content including (but not limited to):

  • Sit
  • Drop
  • Sit / Stay
  • Loose Lead Walking
  • Recall (come when called)
  • Use of a marker and release word
  • Dealing with Jumping Up
  • Using appropriate motivation and rewards
  • Self-Control Exercises
  • Problem Solving games
  • Go to a bed or Mat
  • Greeting people and other dogs
  • Teaching basic Tricks
  • Targeting
  • Dealing with distractions and excitability
  • Massage

Group Dog Obedience Classes in

Langwarrin,
Melbourne 3910

Group Dog Obedience Classes in

Braeside, Melbourne 3195

Group Dog Obedience Classes in

Kew, Melbourne 3102

Group Dog Obedience Classes in

Brunswick East,
Melbourne 3057

Group Dog Obedience Classes in

Hawthorn East 3123 / Glen Iris 3146