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Mindful Puppy School

Congratulations on your new puppy!

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.

Don't delay, enrol today

Our Mindful Puppy School includes:

Extensive puppy parenting advice, training resources and support options. Provided as part of our in-person puppy classes or as a self-paced course.

Puppy Parenting Classes Pricing  
In-Person Classes  
A$ 250

  Mindful Puppy School (Indoors)

4x in-person classes

Sundays at 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm

For puppies aged 10 - 16 weeks

Safe & Sensible Puppy Socialisation

All puppies: minimum 1st vaccination (C3)

Small group (max. 8)

Digital certificate upon Graduation

Access for 1 year (RRP $149) to our:
- New Puppy Schedule Planner
- New Puppy Parenting Course
- Weekly Live Q & A Support
- Online Community Support

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Puppy Parenting  
A$ 75


Phone or Video (Zoom ) Consultation (30 min.)

Ask me anything about puppy training and puppy parenting

A one-time $50 discount, when you book another service.

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New Puppy
A$ 250

Private Coaching Consultation

90 min. Video Consultation (Zoom )

Digital Training Downloads

Access for 1 year to our:
- Consultation Recording
- Weekly Live Q & A Support
- Online Community Support

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 Puppy Parenting Classes

For puppies aged between 10 and 16 weeks.


Select your Start Date below to book your puppy's spot using our secure online enrolment form.
(to change the date, click the selected Start Date again)


Your puppy is between 10 and 16 weeks old.

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 4-week in-person puppy parenting classes are run in Crows Nest (Sydney's Lower North Shore) on the following times:

Class Schedule:
1:00 pm on Sundays
2:00 pm on Sundays

Duration per class session: 50 minutes

Location: Paw Republic: Entrance at back in laneway (garage) of 47 Alexander Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065 (directions).

Upon enrolment, you will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details for your class. 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.

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Puppy class trainer photo
Puppy class come-when-called topic photo
4-week Puppy Parenting Classes - Pupp 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).


Pre-Class Self-Study Video Lessons Homework

FOCUS: "New Puppy Priorities"

Before the start of your in-person classes, you will receive information on how to access your extensive video library. These video lessons are an important part of your Mindful Puppy School program.
You are expected to use these videos to practise puppy training at home, in order to complete this course and earn your Graduate perks.

During your puppy's first weeks at home, keep their world small. Giving puppy too much freedom too soon is the number 1 mistake new puppy parents make.

Use confinement appropriately to prevent your puppy from making mistakes around the house.

Focus your efforts on teaching your house-rules and helping your puppy build confidence and make sense of the world. And, of course, continue developing a healthy, happy relationship with your puppy.
Your homework will focus on time-sensitive puppy priorities and relationship building:

  • How puppies learn
  • How to teach your puppy what to do (introduction to marker training)
  • How to practise sensible puppy socialisation
  • 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 develop your puppy's independence and prepare for separation
  • How to fast-track toilet training success
  • How to deal with normal puppy nipping and biting


FOCUS: "Come When Called"

We're diving straight into training this week: teaching the all-important "Come" when called. Creating more value for you and developing that magical, invisible force-field of proximity. We'll also be introducing more basic dog training concepts and handling practice, to enable you to progress your puppy's training at home.

  • "I feel confident. I can choose calmness and self-settle"
  • "Whenever you call, I'll come running."
  • "I love to come close and sit in front of you."
  • "I love it when you grab my collar!"
  • "I love to play Hide & Seek with you."
  • Toy Switch Tug Game (No Rules)
  • Q&A


FOCUS: "Loose Leash Walking"

Enjoying time outdoors with your puppy dog is the best! By now most of our puppies will have received their 2nd vaccination. Now your puppy absolutely needs to get out and about, if you want your puppy to benefit from early puppy socialisation, in order to prevent problem behaviours from developing in the future. That's why we'll be introducing "Loose Leash Walking" and "Stay" today. And,… just for fun, we'll throw in "The Big Challenge": Can you call your puppy away from food?

  • "I will come away from food - a primary resource - whenever you call me."
  • "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.
  • Loose Leash Walking, Stop = Sit
  • Q&A


FOCUS: "Dealing With Distractions"

  • Can you "Stay"?
  • Can you "Leave it"?
  • Loose Leash Walking, Walk passed other puppies
  • Loose Leash Walking, Direction Changes
  • Can you "Come" away from play?
  • Toy Switch Tug Game (Can you "Give" and "Get it"?)
  • Q&A


FOCUS: "Real Life Skills" & "Graduation"

Let's celebrate and practice everything our puppy has learnt so far:

  • "I can disengage from distractions." - Show your puppy that you don't think it's important enough to warrant a response (social referencing).
  • "I can see a person and another dog without over-reacting." - Develop quiet confidence. A hyper puppy is not a happy puppy.
  • "I can leave that alone." - Introduce a "leave" cue, to help puppy make better choices.
  • "I can make good choices… and it's worth my while, because you notice." - Mark and reinforce every good choice your puppy makes, in order to develop and maintain these good habits.
  • "I can deal with frustration and challenging situations." - Develop a love for "delayed gratification" and a default choice to calmly, self-settle.
  • Q&A
  • Graduation
  • What's next?

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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