Puppy Pre School

Groodles Australia encourages attendance at puppy classes before the age of 16 weeks.

Have the most beautiful, and best-behaved pup on the block in no time!

When it comes to training, socialisation and exposure to new objects and environments, positive experiences and clear communication during the early months of your puppy’s life is essential.

It is important to safely socialise your pup at an early age so it can learn to communicate with other animals and humans without feeling overwhelmed or fearful. Pups learn many vital skills when they are young – and early life experiences will influence how they will interact with you, your family, other animals and the environment they are exposed to as an adult dog.

Positive reinforcement techniques such, treats, cuddles, toy rewards are the ONLY techniques used by the trainers at Greater Springfield Veterinary, to ensure you get the best results possible and to encourage your puppy to reach its full potential. Using aversive methods such as yelling, hitting, choker chains and forceful corrections can result in a loss of trust, increased anxiety, and can often make undesirable behaviours even worse.

Your puppy class should cover:

  • Toilet training
  • Managing play biting behaviours, biting and chewing
  • The importance of your puppy’s cognitive development and ‘how’ dogs learn
  • Body language, effective communication and ‘how’ to encourage fast puppy learning
  • Basic obedience exercises and preliminary focus training.
  • Effective strategies for avoiding any developing anxieties or phobias
  • Safe, fun and appropriate socialisation and play
  • Environmental enrichment, and how this can help with problem behaviours
  • Building trust, confidence and reinforcing the bond between you and your puppy


Your puppy class should look at real-life scenarios and set your Groodle up to succeed, be it at home or out in public.


T: (07) 3288 1574.


Groodles Australia is a generous, community-minded, social enterprise, breeding the most beautiful, sound, healthy and intelligent Groodle pups for the enrichment of all involved.

Groodles have become a popular choice for many, with some being specially trained to become service dogs, companion animals for children with disabilities (including autism) and as medical alert dogs (for diabetics and epileptics).

This beautiful breed suits individuals and families from all walks of life, and we think they are very special indeed.

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Established in 2006, Groodles Australia has now morphed into a wonderfully fun and generous community project, allowing us to promote a beautiful breed of companion dog, and facilitate significant donations to charitable causes. 

As of 2018, Groodles Australia has donated over $400,000 to charity. 

The beauty of Groodles Australia is that it provides scope for significant donations to organisations which are dear to the hearts of our veterinary team and participating guardian families.





Please email us for expressions of interest, to make a donation, or to join Groodles Australia.

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Hello all its Bree, Locky and Donna We just wanted to let you know that Oscar (little boy) is doing very well. Today he went to puppy day care and he went very well top of the class. He is enjoying our garden very much, his our own little gardener, his pulling out the grass and watering it for us, oh and pulling out our sprinklers. He is so great he has made our life wonderful we still have much to learn. Thanks so much, we would recommend you to anybody who would be thinking of buying a groodle. Once again thanks.

Jenni & Tilly

We are very happy with our decision to purchase our groodle pup. Purchasing Tilly through Jeannet’s groodle program gave us confidence that we were buying a healthy pup Tilly has settled in quickly; and with the help of puppy pre-school is an easy to train, beautiful natured dog. She has quickly found a place in all our hearts. She is always close by, enjoys being handled, is easy to groom, easy to please. She puts a smile on all our faces every day!

Regards, Jenni

Thank you so much for the effort that you put in to join her with us, we couldn't be happier as she fit in straight away.
Her favourite things seem to be eating cheese (much like myself), attempting to get our cats to play with her (they do not agree with this), chasing her frisbee, and stealing the best seat on the couch!

Emma Bourke