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Puppy School

Our group dog training classes are currently on hold due to staff shortages – we apologise for any inconvenience. Please email us at [email protected] for referrals to like minded trainers – don’t forget our doggy day care services or group walk services for socialisation and mental stimulation.




We have two puppy school courses on offer for pups under 16 weeks.

Puppy Class

8-12 weeks of age – Puppy School (5 week course $185 includes a day of puppy day care)

  • Week 1 – leave puppy at home, its a great info session where you can ask a bunch of questions and chat about all things puppy!
  • Week2-5 is face to face at Hairy Hounds Playground (** not during COVID restrictions as per governement regulations. During COVID classes are virtual)

Puppy Tweens

13-15 weeks of age – Puppy Tweens (2 week course $85.00) (16 week old pups are suitable for our Super Puppy course)

Dog Training @ Hairy Hounds offers group ‘puppy school’ classes for puppies aged 8 weeks to 12 weeks (Puppy School) and Puppy Tweens for pups aged 13-15 weeks and 16 weeks onwards we offer Super Puppy. Both Puppy School & Puppy Tweens focus on introducing your puppy or dog to lifetime manners, socialisation and basic requests, ensuring your puppy gets the best start to a happy life with you!

Our classes are held at various times throughout the week to meet your needs and class sizes are small enough to ensure you and your puppy receive a personalised service.

** Please note that classes over long weekends (including the weekend prior to Melbourne Cup) will be cancelled. We will close for the summer break mid December until early January (please contact reception for exact scheduled dates)

Please visit the Dog Training page to learn all about our next level of training – our Super Puppy course!

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Our Classes

Puppy School
Both our puppy school and tweens courses are a wonderful introduction to life experiences, socialisation and basic requests (sit, drop, stay, recall). At this time in your pup’s life it is critical that he become familiar with different sounds, that he gets to learn how to play appropriately and gets to meet a variety of people. What better way to do this than training in a safe environment with pups of a similar age.

Puppy School covers basic exercises such as sit, drop, recall, calm, on your mat, polite meetings of other people/puppies and behavioural information such as socialisation, play stances, leadership, on leash behaviour, biting, toilet training, environmental enrichment and more. Your Super Puppy course includes a complimentary TRIAL session to our puppy day care centre valued at $61.50.

This course must have a minimum of 4 pups to commence, clients will be contacted to inform them should class need to be rescheduled a week.

Two Pups
Where families have two pups we ask that you chat to us about separating them and joining two different classes. This ensures they are focused on their parent rather than their sibling. It will also help your puppy learn independence and make new friends.

Prices & Information – Effective 01.07.2021


Tuesdays at 6pm and 7pm 

(Yarraville Village Animal Hospital – 110 Stephen Street, Yarraville)


Thursdays at 7.00pm 

(Hairy Hounds Playground – 12 Bentley Street, Williamstown North)


Saturday’s at 9.30m

(Hairy Hounds Playground – 12 Bentley Street, Williamstown North)



Please note our Seddon classes are on hold for the time being and will be held in Williamsmtown at Hairy Hounds Playground indefinitely


Duration: 5 weekly 50 minute sessions

Price: $175 cash (prior to the class)

Payment for Hairy Hounds 9397 3044 / online deposit or eftpos facilities available at Hairy Hounds Playground (prior to the evening to secure your booking).

Full payment is required upon booking to secure your position in class.

Where your dog is unwell we invite you to come along to class to watch and learn. Where you are unwell we invite you to zoom in on your class, however we ask that you inform us the day prior to your course to organise  your link.

What To Do Before Your Class

  1. Book your course (9397 3044 or [email protected]) with our friendly reception staff
  2. Please register you and your pup (and other furry family friends) with us at: (register button)
  3. Once you and your pup / dog (the school attendee) are registered, please sign the dog training T’s & C’s.
  4. Current Vaccination Certificate. Please email a copy or upload a copy (to your account after you register). (Please note: Your pup only needs his or her current vaccination, eg. if he’s 8 weeks then a c3 vaccination is required, if he is 12 weeks, he needs his 2nd vaccination which is generally a C5)

What To Bring

  1. Lead (Non-retractable)
  2. Flat Collar (No correction collars)
  3. Treats (Whatever it is that really takes your dog’s fancy! We recommend something soft, such as small cut up pieces of hotdog or chicken portions broken up into small pieces.  These types of treats are easier to consume and less likely to get caught in your dog’s throat than liver or dry treats. There will also be 4 Legs treats provided but we cannot guarantee your dog will like them!)
  4. Your puppy! (for weeks 2-5)

Full payment is expected for all group class bookings before commencement of class. The booking is not confirmed until full payment is received.

Payment methods: Cash prior to the class, direct debit, credit and eftpos facilities at Hairy Hounds Playground only. (For direct debits please ensure your name and your dogs name are used as the reference.)

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Enrollment in a group class is entitled to a refund of the course fee, providing notification one week prior to commencement date. If you are unable to come to class and you give us at least 72 hours notice, you will not lose your class payment, we can offer you the same value of your balance in services such as behavioural consultations, walking and doggy day care and grooming.

Should you be unable to make a class because of your personal commitments you will not be able to make up a class unless one of our classes on a different evening is available (and has the same schedule as your class). Should your pup be unwell, you are still invited to come along to class and watch and learn (leave puppy at home to recover). Any client withdrawing from a course that has already commenced will not be entitled to a refund due to occupying a position that could have been allocated to another client. Clients who are forced to withdraw due to failure in their dog’s health will be entitled to postpone the completion of the course.

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