When, Where & Costs

We are excited to announce that we have a new dog trainer on board here at Forest Hill Vets!

David Barton is an experienced positive reinforcement dog behaviour trainer, who works with dogs of all ages. He has a comprehensive understanding of animal behaviour and welfare, keeping up with the latest science through up-skilling and professional development

We have reduced our class sizes and are now able to offer face-to-face puppy training again.  The first lesson of the 5-week course is puppy-free, in the clinic, to allow David to deliver all of the theory and education in regards to puppy development and behaviour.  The final 4 lessons are in the clinic, where up to two fully vaccinated family members can attend per puppy, with a focus on socialisation and training.

  • Our classes are run by Certified Dog Trainer, David.
  • The cost is $150 per puppy for the 5 week program

To join the program or to request more information give us a call on (03) 9873 1544 or email us at info@foresthillvet.com.au

Why go to Puppy School Training?

At Forest Hill Vet we believe a professionally run puppy obedience program is the foundation for a happy and well adjusted adult dog! We recommend enrolling your puppy into obedience training as soon as you bring them into your home.

What will I learn at Puppy School?

This course is about teaching owners and puppies the essentials, plus general socialisation. Core elements include;

  • How dogs learn

  • Socialisation – Dogs, meeting people, life experiences and new environments

  • Problem solving for toilet training, puppy mouthing, jumping on visitors & more

  • Basic puppy training such as go to your mat, “watch”, drop & more

  • Building a strong relationship between you & your family


Your puppy they must have had their first vaccination up to 8 – 16 weeks of age.

Why go to Puppy School Training?

  • Our lessons educate owners on all aspects of puppy development and behaviour in order to help you navigate common puppy problems and lay a solid foundation for further training.

  • Getting the correct up-to-date advice is important for having a happy and well adjusted adult dog!

What to bring to Puppy School