Have you ever known a dog that loves the vet? Chances are they went to puppy pre-school! The first few months of a dogs life are by far the most important! Puppies have a socialisation period that begins when they open their eyes and start to discover the world, until around 16 weeks of age. Any positive or negative experiences they have in these first few crucial months of their life will have a lasting impact. This is why we strongly recommend bringing your new puppy to our pre-school classes! Your new family member will not only learn that Forest Hill Veterinary Hospital is a happy and fun place, but you will be given the tools to guide your puppy into the most positive start to life possible.

Our classes are run by David Barton, an experienced positive reinforcement dog trainer. He has a comprehensive understanding of animal behaviour and welfare, keeping up with the latest science through up-skilling and professional development. The classes are held at our hospital on Sunday morning (9.00-10.00am, 10.15-11.15am or 11.30am-12.30pm) for 5 consecutive weeks. If you would like any advice or further information regarding our puppy classes please send an email to info@foresthillvet.com.au