Did you know that Ripley Veterinary Hospital offers puppy preschool classes for our clients? 

Your puppy is going to be with you for many years, so you want to give them the best start possible into a life of fun and enjoyment. Over many years we have seen the benefits that puppy preschool and socialisation can have on a puppy, and the training advantages that come as a result of completing puppy preschool and socialisation.

Puppy pre-school and socialisation is an important early building block in your dog’s education. Our course is suitable for puppies to start between 8 to 14 weeks of age and runs for five weeks. Our classes are limited to five participants which gives you and your puppy the attention required for proper learning.


The classes are run by our highly energetic and qualified nurses who are dedicated to providing quality insights into what your best friend needs.



  • Teaches you how to train your puppy

  • Teaches you about responsible dog ownership

  • Teaches your puppy how to cope with life in the human world

  • Gives you an understanding of normal puppy behaviour

  • Teaches you how to read your puppy's body language and respond appropriately

  • Helps you understand what it means to socialise your puppy

  • Teaches your puppy practical obedience skills such as sit, drop, come when called and walking nicely on a lead

  • Covers issues such as toilet training and biting

  • Ongoing support and guidance from Ripley Veterinary Hospital

  • Puppies are generally much more confident and comfortable in the veterinary clinic after their five weeks with us


Attending puppy pre-school will help make your relationship with your dog more rewarding over the years to come. ​So be sure you call us on 3816 4717 to secure your place as classes fill fast!