Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Puppy Training - Underdog | Ivanhoe Vet

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.


$150 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!

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Deborah Smith Music 1 day ago
 Wow! Wish I’d found Victoria and her team earlier! Took our new puppy Brodie in for first check up – free visit – and had a great unhurried chat/examine with Victoria about all sorts of concerns and questions I had. Then he ha is op for neutering and both the op with Suzanne and follow up with Lauren and Victoria have been amazing. Even had a text from Victoria to check on him on a public holiday! That’s service. Started coming to this clinic because of a recommendation from other dog owners – now will be recommending them myself. Thanks so much everyone.

Kelly Steele a week ago
 I’ve seen all three vets at this clinic and they are all excellent. Support staff are also great, and there are nice touches such as reminder texts and personally following up on a sick pet. Highly recommended.

Slavica M 2 weeks ago
 Ivanhoe Vet – Great service and Friendly staff. They are so patient and caring. Always find a way to fit in an emergency. My dogs actually love going there!!. From the front desk staff to all the vets. Great work…

McCubbery John 3 weeks ago
 Every staff member is a winner. Their care and understanding of pets and owners and family members. we’ve been taking our dog there for 12 years and in that time she has had a blend of minor maintenance and serious surgery and at all times we feel that we have had a reliable partner on the journey. the current star is Eric who helped us out yesterday and just showed such wonderful enthusiasm and warmth but even though our dog probably wanted to be anywhere else, she submitted to the treatment that was suddenly necessary. We cannot recommend this clinic and its staff enough – a big thank you.

Marion Gray 3 weeks ago
 I couldn’t be happier with the care that my cat Bela (and we his owners) have received at Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic. Everybody there – the vets, nurses and office staff – work excellently as a happy team and are extremely caring, professional and consultative. They understand the difficulties and differing views of owners and try to find solutions that work best for all concerned. They even do a phone follow-up where necessary after a consultation to check if the suggested treatment is going all right. The office is open long hours and has good links with other animal services in the community. My cat couldn’t be in better hands.

Richard Wadley 3 weeks ago
 Gem has been a patient at Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic all her life, she is getting a bit old now and from time to time needs a bit more attention. I know that she can always get the best care and attention from the Clinic, which is why when she recently needed an operation, it was preceded by careful planning and a number of tests to ensure that all basis were covered before the team was ready to proceed to another succesful operation. The follow up was great ~ as usual. Many thanks to Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic.

Ivanhoe Veterinary Clinic
is rated at 4.9 based on 73 reviews.