Puppy Preschool

Is your puppy between 8-16 weeks of age? 

Our course differs from many other Puppy Preschools, as it is designed and taught by professionally qualified dog trainers. Our Puppy Preschool aims to provide you with all the essential science & research based behaviour and training information required when bringing a new puppy into your family. ​

The main focus of our Puppy Preschool course is on correct socialisation, and building concepts such as confidence, optimism, calmness, tolerance to frustration, flexibility, engagement and impulse control, to help develop strong, resilient adult dogs. We also address common puppy problem behaviours, and the PREVENTION of potential behaviour problems later in your dog's life. 

Why is it so important to start Puppy Training so early? Developmentally, between the age of 8-16 weeks of age, your puppy is in its CRITICAL SOCIALISATION PERIOD. This means your puppy needs to have positive experiences in the presence of a wide variety of sounds, surfaces, objects, people and other dogs. Anything that your puppy will likely be exposed to as an adult dog, should be introduced between 8-16 weeks of age.

The BIGGEST MISTAKE that new puppy owners make in regards to their puppies long term behaviour development, is to keep their puppy isolated until they have finished their vaccinations. While it is important to be careful in regards to Parvovirus, you can still safely get your pup out and about. For example, you can carry them in your arms while walking down a busy street, sit with them on a picnic blanket in the park for exposure to dogs, people, bikes, prams, traffic etc., attend a well run Puppy Preschool course that provides socialisation and confidence building activities, or visit family & friends with gentle & friendly vaccinated dogs. 

Our Puppy Preschool Course covers:


  • Introduction to basic obedience skills

  • Biting, chewing, digging, barking, jumping up

  • How to communicate effectively with your dog

  • How to be an effective leader

  • Manners & relaxed handling

  • Socialisation with a variety of other puppies & people

  • Socialisation with a variety of sounds

  • Confidence building

  • Environmental enrichment through food toys

The Details

When:                 Monday evenings at 6:00pm & 7:30pm

Where:                Indoors at Rockville Scout Den

                          245 Tor Street, Toowoomba

Course Duration:   6 x 1 hour lessons

Investment:          $250 (inc GST)


Inclusions:            6 lessons

                           Our "Puppy Training Guide" Ebook

                           "Ditch the Bowl" Ebook from Absolute Dogs

                           Additional video lesson links:

                                  - Introduction to the Lead 

                                  - Toilet Training

                                  - Crate Training

                                  - Puppy Pen Training

                                  - Additional Training Games

If you can't make a class, you don't miss out on any valuable information, as on request, we can send you the lesson via video lesson, to watch at home

Requirements:      1st vaccination 2 weeks prior to starting

Bookings:             Email katrina@thinkcanine.com.au or message

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