Puppy and Dog Training

Puppy and dog training – Best Behaviour Program

Being a pet parent is enjoyable and rewarding, but training a new puppy or dog can seem like a difficult task. It doesn’t have to be. As your puppy grows into an adult dog, they will develop natural behaviours that may not suit your home (or your flower garden)! Responsible pet parents need a reliable source of support to better train and understand their pet as they grow into a lifetime member of the family.

Greencross Vets understand that every animal has their own unique personality. That’s why we have developed the Greencross Vets ‘Best Behaviour Program’. This program is designed to educate you on how best to guide your puppy’s development into adulthood.

Our aim is to give you realistic expectations of your pet through the understanding of their natural behaviours. The program equips you with the tools to develop a strong relationship with your pet, allowing them to become a real part of the family.

Puppy School

Greencross Vets Puppy School is an excellent starting point for any owner wanting a well-managed and socialised pet. Courses run for four to six weeks and progress to Primary School.

Puppies can start from 7 to 16 weeks of age and are required to have had at least one vaccination program and a veterinary health check before commencing Puppy School.

Juvenile through to adult dog training

Greencross Vets Primary School* courses are the first level of obedience and ‘manners’ for dogs over the age of four months. This eight week program is designed for owners who would like to continue their training and socialisation, or for those who may have missed out on Puppy School.

*Adult dog training

Greencross Vets realise some people don’t have the time to attend weekly classes. Certain regions can arrange for a professional dog trainer to visit in-home to train your dog with you. This one-on-one format allows for a greater focus on your dog’s individual needs. This is a six-day intensive obedience course.

Behavioural Consultations

Greencross Vets offer a range of private classes and behavioural consultations for those more rebellious or exuberant pets. These consultations are customised to your dog’s training needs, and can pinpoint specific problem behaviours. We also offer home visits to address any unwanted behaviours specific to your pet’s own environment.

Medical Therapy & Behaviour Modification Planning

Some behavioural issues may need more intense intervention programs including the addition of medical therapy. Your local Greencross Vet will plan an assisted medical program with you for your pet or may refer you to a behaviour specialist for individual cases.

What we can provide

  • puppy training
  • dog training
  • puppy school
  • obedience training courses
  • behaviour consults/assessments
  • house calls
  • assisted medical therapy
  • behaviour modification planning