Puppy School

5 week course involving hands-on learning and discussion topics


What does Puppy School offer?

The Belmont Veterinary Centre’s puppy school is a great way to begin the basics of your puppy’s training, taught by our own Veterinary Nurses. Our team has developed our training program to suit the needs of you and your puppy, so you can be sure that the people helping you are eminently qualified to do so and will be there to share the joy as your dog becomes an adult.

BVC has been hosting puppy school for many years now and we regularly review our content so that we cover a range of important topics about puppy care and upbringing that will be beneficial to puppies now and well into their adult lives.

Puppy school is run here at the clinic in our spacious indoor presentation room, which opens out into the backyard, giving plenty of space and new environments for puppies to be exposed to during their classes (where the weather permits). 

We believe that puppy socialisation is a key factor in the development of a puppy, setting them up to learn how to enjoy and cope with new experiences right throughout their lives (not just while they are babies). We encourage one-on-one puppy play – ensuring that we match similar or complimentary puppy personalities to ensure that everyone has a safe, pleasant and positive experience!

During our 5 week course, we cover a range of hands-on learning and discussion topics focusing on important puppy healthcare.


Hands-on learning activities include:

  • Sit
  • Drop
  • Stay
  • Recall
  • Loose lead walking
  • Mat training/ bed settling
  • Look on cue
  • Leave it
  • As well as shake & high five

Discussion topics include:

  • Nutrition
  • Toilet training
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasites
  • Environment enrichment
  • Grooming
  • Handling
  • Oral care
  • Troubleshooting behaviours
  • De-sexing

Puppy school is currently taking enrolments for puppies aged 8-16 weeks (this is the age range at the first week of the course). Feel free to contact the clinic for more information or to ask any questions and to enroll your fur baby in puppy school with the team at BVC.

Meet our Recent Puppy School Graduates!

We treat you and your pets as family.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
If you need immediate assistance, our contact information is below.


208 High St.
Belmont VIC 3216
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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

For Afterhours Emergencies Call:
Geelong Animal Emergency

03 5222 2139

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