Have fun at puppy school!

Suitable for the whole family!

Start your puppy’s learning journey today.

Temporarily Unavailable

Our puppy pre-school service at Greater Springfield Veterinary is currently unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances. We understand the importance of this service to our clients and their furry companions. Our team is actively working to resolve these issues and bring back our puppy pre-school program as soon as possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time, and we’re committed to providing the best care and services for your pets. Please check back for updates, and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

What is Puppy Preschool?

During their early stages of life, dogs are incredibly receptive and capable of learning crucial skills that will shape their behavior and interactions in the future. These formative experiences greatly impact how your puppy will engage in play, communicate with both humans and fellow canines, and adapt to various situations as they mature into adult dogs. 

Our 5 week Puppy Preschool is designed for pups aged between 8-15 weeks of age and offers an engaging and interactive behavior training program. It serves as the perfect foundational step for pet owners seeking to nurture a polite and sociable puppy.

What We Offer

5 Week Course

Classes are run on weekday evenings, once a week, for five consecutive weeks, at 6:45pm from our Springfield location.

Safe Learning Space

Our learning space is thoroughly disinfected before and after every lesson and all pups are closely supervised to ensure everyone has a great time.

Fun & Informative!

Our classes are fun for the whole family. We follow up with 'how-to' videos, info sheets and homework so everyone at home can get involved too.

Small Classes

Classes are intentionally limited to a maximum of five puppies per session to allow our trainer focused attention and support for each puppy’s individual learning needs.

Experienced Trainers

Our classes are led by experienced and certified trainers dedicated to your puppy's development.

Puppy Health Tips

Receive valuable insights into puppy health, including vaccinations, nutrition, and grooming.

Is my puppy eligible?

Our Puppy Preschool is open for puppies aged 8-16 weeks at the time of the first class during their crucial development phase for training and socialisation.

Before attending their first class, all puppies must have received at least one vaccination 7 days prior. Please schedule a vaccination appointment with us if your puppy requires one, or bring your certificate of vaccination as proof if this has not been carried out at one of our hospitals.

To ensure the well-being of all puppies in class, it’s important that your puppy is free from fleas, ticks, and worms, as this safeguards their health and the health of their fellow classmates.

What teaching method?

We employ positive reinforcement techniques to facilitate rapid puppy learning through the ‘clicker’ training method.

The ‘clicker’ is a compact handheld device used to pinpoint the precise moment when your dog exhibits desired behavior. Following the ‘click,’ a treat is promptly provided as a reward.

Over time, your puppy will form a positive association with the ‘clicker,’ eagerly responding because they understand that: “CLICK = TREAT!”

What We Cover

Toilet Training

Establishing a routine, taking them outside frequently, and rewarding them each time they eliminate, using positive reinforcement for successful training.

Fundamental Commands

Obedience exercises and preliminary focus training. Commands Include: Come, Drop, Leave it, Off, Sit, Stay, Wait, and Leash Walking.

Managing challenging behaviours.

Including aggression, barking, biting, crying at night, digging, hyper-activity, jumping, separation anxiety, and resource guarding.

Owner Education

The importance of cognitive development and ‘how’ dogs learn. Learn about body language, effective communication and ‘how’ to encourage fast puppy learning.

Learn about your Puppy

Building trust, confidence and reinforcing the bond between you and your puppy. Effective strategies to avoid developing anxieties or phobias.


Fun, safe and appropriate socialisation.

Course Fees & Inclusions

Enroll in our comprehensive 5-week puppy training course for just $169.00, and you’ll enjoy a range of valuable benefits:

  1. Receive a clicker device for effective training.
  2. Get weekly follow-up emails loaded with puppy training resources, including informative exercise videos.
  3. Celebrate your puppy’s progress with a Puppy Graduation certificate.
  4. Receive a special gift pack on the final night as a token of achievement.

When & Where?



5 Commercial Drive,


QLD, 4300.


6:45pm – 7:45pm

Currently on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We have plenty of parking available on site.

Bookings are essential.

Due to small class sizes, we fill up, fast!

Call or email us to book your place today.

Don’t miss out!