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Mindful Puppy School

Education for modern puppy parents.

Researching and planning for the arrival of your new puppy is such a fun and exciting experience…

However, regardless of your preparations… As soon as your cute furry one arrives, you will be struck with a ton of questions.

You'll quickly discover that you do need professional support from day one, in order to avoid common mistakes and prevent problem behaviours.

Your puppy will grow very quickly and needs to learn a lot in a very short space of time, if he or she is to grow into a happy and confident, well-behaved dog.

The best way to set your puppy up for success is to enrol into a reputable puppy school, with a well-structured puppy training program, provided by a Certified Puppy Class Instructor — AND — which provides support for you and your puppy training needs up to adulthood.

Class Availability & Secure Enrolment

Our Mindful Puppy School includes:

Extensive puppy parenting advice, training resources and support options. Provided as part of our 6-week in-person Mindful Puppy School program.

Puppy Parenting Classes Pricing  
In-Person Classes  
A$ 275

  Mindful Puppy School (Indoors)

6 x in-person classes

Sundays: 12:00 or 1:00 pm

For puppies aged 10 - 16 weeks

Safe & Sensible Puppy Socialisation

All puppies: minimum 1st vaccination (C3)

Small group (max. 8 puppies)

Digital certificate upon Graduation

Max. 2 persons / puppy

Access for 1 year to our:
- New Puppy Schedule Planner
- New Puppy Parenting Course
- Email Support

More Info

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Puppy Parenting  
A$ 75

Puppy Parenting Q & A

Video Consultation (30 min.)

Get professional answers on the why and how, in order to resolve your puppy's specific behaviour challenges.

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New Puppy Consult
A$ 125

Private Coaching Consultation

Video Consultation (60 min.)

Digital Training Downloads

Access for 1 year to video lessons relevant to your consultation, e.g.:
- toilet training
- puppy biting
- puppy socialisation
- separation anxiety
- come when called
- loose leash walking
- jumping
- barking

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In-Person  

In-Person Puppy Parenting Classes

For puppies aged between 10 and 16 weeks.

Prerequisites

Your puppy is between 10 and 16 weeks old at the start of the 6-week program.

Your puppy needs to be up-to-date with their vaccinations , and the minimum requirement for your puppy to be able to attend in-person classes, is that your puppy has at least had their first vaccination (C3).

Please bring a copy of your puppy's vaccination certificate at the start of your first class (this can be a screenshot on your phone). On your first visit, your puppy's vaccination certificate must be sighted by your instructor before you can enter the classroom.

When & Where

Our 6-week in-person puppy parenting classes are run in Crows Nest (Sydney's Lower North Shore) on Sundays only.

Class Schedule:
12:00 pm on Sundays
1:00 pm on Sundays

Duration per class session: 1 hour

Puppy School Location: 47 Alexander Lane, Crows Nest, NSW 2065 - laneway entrance in garage (directions).

Upon enrolment, you will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details regarding your 6-Week Mindful Puppy School program. Enrol now!

Don't delay. Enrol today!
Our in-person puppy parenting classes can book out weeks in advance.

What To Bring

  • A copy of your puppy's
    VACCINATION CERTIFICATE. (Present prior to entering the classroom, or email us a copy in advance.)
  • For training: always use a regular, flat buckle collar; and a regular, flat fabric leash (120 - 180 cm).
  • Your puppy's favourite soft treats (pinkie nail size pieces), in a treat pouch.
  • Your puppy's favourite chew and tug toys.
  • Your puppy's water bowl.
  • A blanket, mat or towel for puppy to settle on.
  • Puppy has had a toilet break.
  • Your puppy's doggy poo bags.

Puppy class group photo
Puppy class trainer photo
Puppy class come-when-called topic photo
6-week Mindful Puppy Parenting Classes - Puppy Priorities Program

Puppy School Curriculum: Week-by-Week Overview

Please note that weekly activities may vary, depending on group dynamics or urgent needs (e.g. a fearful puppy might require more individual attention during class).

 

WEEK 1

 

Effective Puppy Parenting Essentials

  • Who is your puppy?
  • How do puppies learn.
  • How to help your puppy make sense of the world.
  • How to manage your puppy's environment and options to prevent mistakes.
  • How to develop your puppy's confidence and emotional self-regulation.
  • How to practise safe and sensible puppy socialisation.
  • How to develop your puppy's independence and prepare for separation.
  • How to fast-track toilet training success.
  • How to teach your puppy to be careful with their teeth.
  • Q&A

 


 

WEEK 2

Teaching "Come When Called" & Developing Confidence

  • "I feel safe and confident. I can choose to be calm and quiet."
  • "Whenever you use my recall cue, I run to you."
  • "I love to play Hide & Seek with you."
  • Sensible Socialisation, Puppy Play, Dog Body Language.
  • Q&A

 


 

WEEK 3

Teaching "Loose Leash Walking" & Developing Focus

  • "Show me what to do, and I will follow you."
  • "Paying attention to you, is the best!"
  • Loose leash walking and leash handling best practice.
  • Sensible Socialisation, Puppy Play, Dog Body Language.
  • Q&A

 


 

WEEK 4

"Dealing With Distractions" & Developing Self-Regulation

  • Can you "Leave it"?
  • Loose Leash Walking Challenge: Can you walk passed other puppies?
  • Come When Called Challenge: Can you "Come" away from puppy play?
  • Sensible Socialisation, Puppy Play, Dog Body Language.
  • Q&A

 


 

WEEK 5

"Separation Success" & Developing Independence

  • Can you "Stay"?
  • Can you self-regulate and relax in new situations?
  • How to progress your puppy's ability to feel safe and relaxed when alone.
  • Sensible Socialisation, Puppy Play, Dog Body Language.
  • Q&A

 


 

WEEK 6

Testing "Real Life Skills"

  • Can you "Settle" on your own or without being asked?
  • Can you "Come" when called?
  • Can you walk together, relaxed, with a loose leash?
  • Can you disengage from distractions on your own?
  • Can you notice unfamiliar people and dogs without feeling pressured to (re)act?
  • Can you leave things that are not meant for you alone?
  • Can you make sense of most situations now and make good choices on your own?
  • Can you self-regulate better and experience less or no fear, frustration or frantic emotions?
  • What to expect during puppy adolescence.
  • Graduation

 

Not ready to commit to Puppy School yet?

Check out our New Puppy Training Schedule Planner. This workbook template is a handy guide to creating your flexible puppy training day plan. It focuses on the puppy priorities during the first 4 weeks of your new puppy parenting life.

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