Macarthur Veterinary Group
Your family pet is in safe hands

Macarthur Veterinary Group
Your family pet is in safe hands

Puppy Preschool

Having puppy problems...Or just want a well behaved pup... We have the solution!

Puppy Preschool at Macarthur Veterinary Group

If your dog is between 8 and 14 weeks old and has had their first vaccination, you are welcome to come along.

Puppy Preschool Timings

Bradbury Monday & Wednesday evenings, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Mt. Annan Monday & Tuesday evenings 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Gregory Hills Monday evening 7:30pm - 8:30pm


$155.00 (including GST) for the full 5 week course.

For enquiries or bookings please contact: Macarthur Veterinary Group


Why attend Puppy Preschool?

Puppies have a window of opportunity between 3 and 12 weeks of age where it is crucial that they receive adequate socialization. If your puppy is not socialized well enough during this period, this will affect their temperament & behaviour as an adult dog. In fact, anything they experience during this period will shape them as an adult. It is frightening that the biggest reason for euthanasia of mature dogs is intolerance of their owners to problem behaviours – many of which could be prevented with adequate training from a young age.

Macarthur Veterinary Group’s training classes are conducted in a fun and friendly environment by our fully qualified veterinary nurses who between them have years of experience training puppies. Our nurses undertake regular training to ensure they remain up to date with current trends in animal behaviour so you receive the best possible advice on the care and development of your puppy.

Classes are designed to be relaxed, fun and informative with comprehensive coverage of all aspects of dog ownership. They are conducted in a safe environment using positive reward based techniques ideally suited to young pups who have yet to complete their vaccinations. Family and child participation throughout the course is encouraged. Puppy Pre-school allows your puppy to be socialized in a safe and positive way, free from the risks of deadly diseases.

Safe interaction is paramount – Macarthur Vet Group premises are disinfected before every class and all classes are conducted indoors. Other puppies that attend are healthy, vet checked and have had at least one vaccination, so they are safe to interact with each other.

The classes are designed to be as interactive as possible, with discussion based lessons and one-on-one tuition for each exercise. Help with individual problems is provided as required.  The first lesson is a puppy free theoretical class, designed to provide owners with an overview of the course, an introduction to the basics of training, a reecap on puppy healthcare, toilet training tips and discussion of the prevention of problem behaviours without distraction from their mischievous pups which join the group from week 2.

What do training classes cover?

  • Training to teach you how to raise your puppy to be well mannered and socially accepted - includes basic commands like sit, drop, stand, come, stay, walk on lead etc.
  • Behaviour Training for well behaved dogs.
  • Temperament Training for confident, happy dogs.
  • Problem prevention and solving including jumping, chewing, biting, digging, house training etc.
  • Learn Tricks, Have Fun & Play Games.
  • Socialisation with other dogs and people.
  • Comprehensive advice on general health care, appropriate toys, environmental enrichment & stimulation.
  • Graduation certificate and puppy preschool pack on completion of course.

Class sizes are limited to make sure all participants receive individual attention and gain the most from their puppy preschool experience, so bookings are essential.