Gungahlin Vet Hospital

Puppy Class

You are invited to participate in a Puppy Class for lots of fun, training and socialisation.

  • For puppies from 8 to 14 weeks (at the start of classes). All pups need to have had the equivalent of a C5 vaccination .
  • 6 -9 puppies in a class
  • All pups have been vaccinated at least once, wormed and vet checked for health

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The purpose of the classes - to give your Puppy the best start in life:

  • Socialisation: The classes encourage the pups to be confident, easy going and well behaved with all dogs and people. Under professional care, pups are able to play with other dogs of varying age, size and sex. They are also exposed to other adults and children. Dogs who miss out on socialisation at the right age are more likely to be scared of strangers, or to react aggressively toward them.
  • Simple training, eg “sit”, “down”, “stay”, "leave it", walk sensibly on a lead and more. Pups with simple training will be happier and will behave well for the vet, the groomer, and you
  • Routine health care: We provide thorough current information on nutrition, dental care, grooming, as well as worm, flea and tick prevention and more during the classes.


  • Costs $195 for puppy classes and runs  for 7 weeks (payable at time of booking), and includes a 70 page training and health care book written by us. Reduced price for second puppy at same class.  (Price subject to Change)
  • Classes are held at Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital, 7:15pm in the evenings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • The first class is full of information to prepare for classes (no puppies), including a vet hospital tour. The remaining 6 classes are 1 hour of ‘hands on’ work.
  • Dates and times are arranged according to demand, but essentially we run four classes concurrently with staggered starting dates; we have classes commencing every 2 weeks.  Please note that classes need a minimum of 6 puppies to be effective. Occasionally class dates may need to be changed due to lack of numbers
  • Pet dog training is $195 - ask Reception for details
  • Beyond Puppy Class is for pups who have graduated Puppy Class. $170 - ask Reception for details


An experienced and qualified animal behaviourist runs all classes: 
Vicki Young – Certificate IV, Delta Society Canine Good Citizens Instructor; CDC Certified instructor 
Trained staff from the veterinary practice are also involved, especially in relation to health issues.

We use only motivational methods, no punishment, no choke chains or harsh training. Our methods are gentle, humane, effective, and fun!

All puppies must have had at least one C5 vaccination before commencing classes – please present your certificate when booking in, or you can email it to All classes must be paid at time of booking to hold place. You can pay by cash, EFTPOS,  Visa or Master cards at the ABC Office (Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital, 21 Crinigan Circle, Gungahlin) or by Visa or Mastercard via telephone on 6242 7276.

For all enquiries, and to reserve your place, please call Animal Behaviour Consulting (ABC) at Gungahlin Veterinary Hospital on 02 6242 7276.