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Puppy School

Dog Training @ Hairy Hounds offers group ‘puppy school’ classes for puppies aged 8 weeks to 16 weeks (Puppy School) and 4 months to 18 months (Super Puppy) that focus on introducing your puppy 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.

Has your puppy completed Puppy School?
For pups who have completed Puppy School, please visit the Dog Training page to learn all about our Super Puppy teenage training!

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Our Classes

Puppy School
Designed for pups 8-16 weeks of age, Puppy School is 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 SP course includes a complimentary TRIAL session to our puppy day care centre valued at $59.50.

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.

Monday’s at 6pm and 7:00pm (Yarraville Village Animal Hospital – 110 Stephen Street, Yarraville)
Tuesdays at 7.00pm and 8.00pm (Hairy Hounds Playground – 12 Bentley Street, Williamstown North)
Wednesday’s at 6pm, 7:00m and 8:00pm (Dog Diversity Grooming School – 142 Victoria Street, Seddon)
Saturday’s at 8:45am (Hairy Hounds Playground – 12 Bentley Street, Williamstown North)

Duration: 5 weekly 50 minute sessions
Price: $150 cash, online deposit or eftpos facilities available at Hairy Hounds Playground (no eftpos at Seddon) Full payment is required upon booking to secure your position in class.For Monday night / Yarraville classes, please call 9689 8100 to make payment.

Private Consultations will be offered should clients be unable to make a class, consultations are $125.00 per session.

What To Bring

  • Current C5 Vaccination Certificate ( (Please note: Your pup only needs it’s current certificate, eg. if he’s 12 weeks, then he needs his 2nd shot)
  • Profile Sheet for Puppy School (please bring completed)
  • Profile Sheet for Super Puppy (please bring completed)
  • Lead (Non-retractable)
  • Flat Collar (No correction collars)
  • Treats (Whatever it is that really takes your dog’s fancy! We recommend something soft, such as small cut up pieces of hotdog or 4 Legs meaty bite portions broken up as these types of treats are easier to consume and less likely to get caught in your dog’s throat. There will also be treats provided but we cannot guarantee your dog will like them!)
  • Your puppy!

Before your class please register with us at:

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

Payment methods: Cash, 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.)

Hairy Hounds Playground
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Any 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. Classes have staggered entry so you will be able to catch up if you miss a class. Any client withdrawing from a course 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. Clients who are forced to withdraw due to their dog being overly stressed (determined by the instructor), will be entitled to a refund of the course fee or the equivalent in private training. Full payment for private consultations will be expected if a cancellation is made less than 72 hours in advance.

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