Barker Behaviour and Training offers 3 levels of puppy classes to ensure your puppy gets the best start in life. Each class builds on the puppies skills and are designed to be age appropriate. Don't worry if you think your puppy hasn't mastered some of the basics, as behaviours are re visited at each level.
To allow for plenty of individual attention, classes have a maximum of 6 puppies in each class.
Puppy Pre School - 4 weeks x 1 hr (1.5 hrs on the first session) designed for puppies aged 8 - 14 weeks. This covers what you need to know about the health, nutrition and care of your puppy, basic training skills and how to create a great learning environment at home for your pup and family to grow together.
Classes are run in conjunction with Mount Barker Vet Clinic and are held in the Vet Clinic, so your puppies build a positive association with the Vet Clinic. New Classes starting every fortnight.
Puppy Primary - 8 weeks x 45 min is designed for puppies aged 4 - 9 months and their pet parent to build on the basics learnt in Puppy Pre School or if you were not able to attend Puppy Pre School. Its an opportunity to work on real life skills and includes all aspects of the Level 1 Pet Dog Ambassador program. This includes all the basics such as sit, drop, stay, settle on a mat or bed, recall, leave it, wait to be fed, handling, polite greetings and loose leash walking. New Classes starting every month.
Puppy Junior - 8 weeks x 45 min is designed for puppies/young dogs aged 6 - 12 months and their pet parent. These classes are for puppies that have completed Puppy Primary or basic puppy training and want to take it a step further. These classes reinforce the basics and build on manners, car safety, stays, loose leash walking and recall with emergency stop etc. Your puppy/young dog can work at their own ability level and as they learn fast while young, this class is excellent to take their training to the next level.
New Classes starting every two months.
If your puppy or young dog is reactive to people or other puppies/dogs please contact us before booking to see if these classes are suitable for your puppy or young dog.
Participating in the Pet Dog Ambassador Program is not compulsory but the classes include all aspects of program and you can choose to be assessed to obtain a certificate and medal if you wish.