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Puppy pre-school

Classes are held

Monday evenings from 7-8pm

in Upper Hutt

The course is for 4 sessions

For more information about clicker training, read this...

For a great treat your dog will love try this!!

Download an Enrolment Form

Our puppy pre-school is open enrolment which means that puppies can enter the class at any stage of the programme.

This helps ensure that pups
  • can start class at the ideal time (around 10 weeks)
  • meet more puppies
  • meet more people
  • progress at their own rate

Our programme includes off-leash time which is closely monitored to ensure pups of similar ages/size and disposition are playing together.

We do not provide a germ free environment, but all puppies must have had at least one vaccination before beginning class.

Puppy or soft toy??

Before you get your puppy make sure you read this article and then be sure you do want a puppy and can dedicate the time and effort to it that you should.
Click here to read the article.


Dogs learn quicker if you use a clicker!!

We sell box clickers. $5 each. For large numbers please enquire.


Here is a good article about socialisation.

What it says is that we need to get our puppies used to the world around them, without thinking that the world around them cares acutely about them!! 

A good example is the puppy at the railway station, sitting there while everyone rushes by on their way home. That is a good thing to learn vs lunging on the lead and struggling/crying to go and see them all to be patted.

Puppy class graduates 2018

Cuda, Ginny and Junior graduated in September. The two Rottweiler brothers had the loveliest nature's and Cuda wasnt shy about wearing a woolly hat on a cold night!

Below: August graduates - Archie and Lotus


July graduates: Poppy the Rottweiler, Enzo the Labx and Axel the Airedale

Above; First Puppy pre-school graduates of 2018: Winston, Bailey, Archie, Koby and Doug

Below right: David and his lovely wee puppy Kona at graduation. She was a very good girl on her final night with her loose lead walking and coming when called!

Above: Saber graduated in March

May graduates

above left: Sam & Nicola

Below left: Pango & Christine

and Above: Bindi & Lee family

Craig and Ted, Murray and Izzy