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Petstock provides a safe environment that will see you and your puppy or dog thrive together under the skilled guidance of our friendly, professional training team.

Petstock’s program is based on using a reward-based training method which teaches pet parents:

  • How to communicate with your puppy or dog
  • How to develop solid foundation obedience in all environments
  • The importance of socialisation, mental and physical stimulation
  • Ways to help curb any behavioral problems
  • How to find the correct equipment for your dog
  • The appropriate rewards for best results
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Puppy pre school

8 - 15 weeks old

1 hour per week / 5 weeks

From $169

Skills / topics
Week 1
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  • Bridge/marker and release word
  • Focus, sit and recall exercises
  • Building the bond with your puppy
  • Toilet training, socialisation, nutrition information
Week 2
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  • Mat exercise
  • Down exercise
  • Social interaction
  • Sit for a pat
  • Health, jumping, digging information
Week 3
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  • Loose lead walking
  • Social interaction
  • Sit & down stay
  • Complex skill
  • Training equipment information
Week 4
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  • Stand exercise
  • Social interaction
  • Sit & wait for food
  • Basic first aid
  • Grooming information
Week 5
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  • Graduation
  • Where to from here
  • Responsible pet ownership

Level 1

16 weeks and older

1 hour per week / 5 weeks

From $179

Skills / topics
Week 1
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  • Calming/massage techniques
  • Engagement exercises
  • Training techniques
  • Social interaction (all weeks)
  • Motivation information
Week 2
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  • Bridge/marker words/release words
  • Target training (Teaching phase)
  • Recall with wait
  • Mat exercises
  • Behavioural issues information
Week 3
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  • Stand exercise (stand stay for preschool grads)
  • How to check your dog
  • Loose lead walking with exercises
  • Targeting
  • Health requirements
Week 4
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  • Leave it/food refusal
  • Stay exercise on and off mat
  • Party tricks – having fun
  • Give, take, fetch
Week 5
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  • Graduation
  • Q & A

Level 2

Completed level 1

1 hour per week / 5 weeks

From $189

Skills / topics
Week 1
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  • Target/touch training (items)
  • Distance control – phase 1
  • Send to mat – with distance
  • Refresh Level 1 exercises (stay, target, mark and reward)
Week 2
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  • Introduction to nosework
  • Drop on recall
  • Advanced skills
Week 3
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  • Pawlates
  • Finish exercise
  • Nosework Phase 2 (hiding of scent/article)
  • Precison heelwork (walking close)
  • Advance skill/trick
Week 4
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  • Pawlates
  • Nosework phase 3
  • Advanced skill/trick
  • Drop on recall with finish
Week 5
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  • Graduation
Prices effective as of 5/1/2024

**Tip:** To help grab your pooch’s continued attention, don’t feed your puppy or dog prior to class.



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