Puppy School

Puppy Training Classes


We have so loved our partnership with the highly experienced and qualified trainer Therese Cubitt, from Training the Family Dog. Therese has helped new puppy owners learn how to communicate, socialise and create a strong bond between the family and their puppy.

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Therese’s family was delivered a devastating health diagnosis, so they have decided to head out on an adventure! They are packing the Winnebago and taking an extended break to travel around Australia and explore our beautiful country.

While Therese is in extended leave, puppy classes will continue as usual at Matraville Veterinary Practice. In the temporary absence of Therese, it is our pleasure to introduce Jordan Connor and her canine assistant, Indah. Together with open arms and paws, they will continue the puppy classes. Jordan is a qualified puppy class trainer and has been introducing herself to all the puppy classes. This, along with her extensive vet nurse experience, will create a fun learning environment for your pup.

Dogs Per Class:

Minimum 3, Maximum 6


1 hour/week for 5 weeks


Puppies must be 7 days past their first vaccination (usually done at the breeders) to start class.

What age do puppies go to puppy school?

We recommended that you enrol your puppy in our puppy training course when he or she is between 8 and 16 weeks old. If your pooch is older than 16 weeks and has never been to puppy school, you still can enrol in dog training classes. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Training for dogs

Why join our puppy school?



Your puppy will learn how to socialise with humans and other puppies of the same age in a safe and playful environment.



We are personable and enthusiastic. Whilst answering all those puppy questions, we will encourage you to increase your dog skills and knowledge. If needed, we can offer one on one support outside puppy class.


Our training classes rely on using a reward-based method which helps teach puppy parents:

  • How to develop a solid, trusting relationship
  • How to reinforce good puppy manners, polite greetings and social skills
  • To support puppies mentally, emotionally and physically
  • How puppies communicate, and how to read their body language
Training for cats

Your puppy will also learn fundamental skills such as:

  •  Sit
  • Come when called
  • Down
  • Walking on lead
  • Tricks
  • Leave

Topics discussed in class:

  • Puppy biting, chewing
  • Toileting
  • Jumping
  • Crying
  • Digging
  • Barking

To book your puppy into classes please contact Matraville Veterinary Practice

Email: contact@matravilleveterinarypractice.com.au

Phone: 1300 MAT VET or 1300 628 838

Once you are booked in you will be emailed details about what to bring to the classes and the details of your puppy course.

We look forward to meeting you and your adorable puppy. We will help you through this wonderful and sometimes challenging stage of puppyhood.