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Puppy Pre School in Melbourne

Do you want your new family member to have the very best possible start?

Your puppy is currently in their ‘critical period’- the most important time in your pups life for socialisation and learning about the world. Did you know your pups brain will grow to 80% of its size during this time? Early socialisation allows you to get the very best out of your pups personality and combat any problems now so that they are not ongoing. Remember- your pup is highly unlikely to grow out of mouthing and chewing, toileting in the house etc- unless we teach them to! A dog who has had excellent socialisation and training experiences during this time will be a joy to live with and a pleasure to involve in family activities.

Underdog Trainers have trained thousands of puppies and new puppy owners. You can rest assured that your puppy pre school will provide you with all the support and information you need to make puppy raising easier for you and your family. All family members are encouraged to attend and participants are encouraged to communicate in between classes so all questions and issues can be addressed as soon as possible. 

Private puppy training is also available at a range of times to suit you. Private puppy training can give you a headstart or help you get on top of issues that require urgent attention. This can be of particular importance when you have young children and a puppy together.


Book a 1 Hour Private Training Session during any 4 week Group Training course (Puppy, Primary, Novice or Elementary) and receive a $50 discount off a full price session. *No other discounts apply, conditions apply.

Puppy Pre School
(4-week Course): $195/puppy

Puppy Pre School Locations & Course Dates

Due to space restrictions at smaller venues, only two people per puppy are permitted to attend Puppy Pre-School classes. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


Epsom Road Vet
156 Epsom Road, Ascot Vale 3032
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Course Start Dates

  • Tuesday 7th June 6:30pm


Playful Pups Doggy Daycare
11 Citrus Street, Braeside 3195
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Course Start Dates

  • Monday the 20th June 6.45pm


Andy’s Doggy Daycare
4 Rickard Street, Brunswick East 3057
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Course Start Dates

  • Saturday 21st May 9am
  • Saturday 18th June 9am 


PETstock Clifton Hill
592-596 Smith St, Clifton Hill 3068
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Course Start Dates

  • 28th May 9.15am 
  • 28th May 10.30am

(There will be a one-session gap to account for public holiday)

Call PETStock Clifton Hill directly on 9481 7001 to make a booking.


The Avenue Veterinary Clinic
2 Maksi Way, Cranbourne North, VIC 3977
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Course Start Dates

  • Saturday 2nd of April 2.15pm 


Dandenong Veterinary Hospital
118 Princes Highway, Dandenong VIC 3175
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Course Start Dates

  • Tuesday the 14th June 6pm


Hawthorn East Vet
1 Victoria Rd, Hawthorn East
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Course Start Dates

  • Tuesday 31st May at 7.30pm


Kew Vet and Cattery
13 Cotham Road, Kew 3101
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Course Start Dates

  • Saturday 18th June at 3.30pm 


Patterson Lakes Animal Hospital
Corner Gladesville Blvd & McLeod Rd, Patterson Lakes 3197
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Course Start Dates

  • Wednesday the 25th May 7.30pm

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-19 Update:

As Melbourne moves through an easing of restrictions, we are permitted to operate many of our services in a limited capacity. We encourage you  to enquire about training for your dog but ask for your patience as we work through our waitlists and set new dates for classes. We look forward to being of assistance to you and your dog as soon as we are able to.

Our Critical Period Package for PUPPIES is currently available, please visit the page: Puppy Training Critical Period Package