Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Puppy School Melbourne

At the Ivanhoe Vet Clinic we are fortunate to see a lot of new puppies!! While they are all beautiful and fun when they are small, as they grow and mature, unfortunately some can develop behavioural problems.

To assist in maintaining and enhancing the unique bond between owners and their pets, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive Puppy Pre-school Program on site at the clinic.

Puppy Pre-school is a four week program designed by accredited trainers to assist in transforming your puppy into a great canine citizen. By teaching your puppy some basic training and socialisation skills, the program aims to enhance your bond with your puppy!

Puppy pre-school is specifically designed for pets aged between 8 and 16 weeks. At this age puppies are very accepting of new experiences so it’s the perfect time to start socialising them and teaching them about the do’s and don’ts in their new world.

By the end of the 4 week program your puppy should be well socialised, have learnt some basic commands and both of you should be confident that you’ve been given the best start to a happy and hopefully long life together.


$160 for 4 week course

Week One
  • Introduction to Socialisation
  • Noise Desensitisation and Confidence Building
  • Teaching Self-control and Dealing with Distractions
  • Teaching Self-control and Dealing with Distractions
  • Sit and Obedience foundations
  • Calm Handling and Massage
Week Two
  • Toilet Training
  • Socialisation- Beyond puppy play- new surfaces and noises
  • Dog to Dog Interactions- managing dog interactions, when to stop play and reading body language
  • Drop/ Lie down
  • Handling for vet visits
  • Environmental Enrichment and preventing Separation anxiety
Week Three
  • Training Equipment- collars, harnesses and leads
  • Introduction to loose Lead walking
  • Socialisation- wobble boards, puzzle toys and practical distractions
  • Dog to Dog Interactions- teaching recall away from other dogs
  • Review Sit and Drop
  • Commence Stay
Week Four
  • Dog to Dog Interactions- managing play and arousal
  • Obedience and Socialisation challenges and solutions
  • Responsible dog ownership
  • Beyond Puppy Pre school- further training options
  • Brushing and Grooming
  • Puppy School Graduation!


Here’s a small sample on our Google reviews for Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic
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Nicole Qin  
I took my cat Mimi in for a check as he was a bit flat on last Wednesday and had yellow discharges from his eyes. Dr Ross was very patient and caring. She gave Mimi a thorough check and showed me how to give Mimi the antibiotics. Mimi is back to his normal self now. And the receptionist is friendly and caring too. Will definitely come back.

renae G  
I took my newly adopted cat in for a complimentary check and the staff were so amazing! Dr Victoria took the time to examine him thoroughly and help educate me with all my concerns and questions I had. The nursing staff were equally as amazing and gave me a lot of confidence to administer his medicine at home. I felt really looked after and relieved to have such an awesome local vet!

Thank you to all at the Ivanhoe Vet clinic for passed kindness and excellent care of my much loved, sadly deceased, dog Jess . So I have brought my new puppy, Bess. to you with confidence that you will look after her just as well

Bernie Gossip
First time at the clinic was recommended by someone else to go here, everyone was lovely, the vet was very knowledgeable and took really great care of my kitty, compared to other vets reasonably well priced as well. Will definitely be returning.

Ann Radcliff  
The team at Ivanhoe vet clinic have been fantastic looking after my dog and cats. A high level of care and very thorough. I would absolutely recommend them.

Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic
is rated at 4.9 based on 104 reviews.