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Puppy Skills Class

Puppy hood is very exciting but also a challenging time. For a puppy, every awake moment is filled with exploration and learning. Between the age of 3 - 16/18 weeks puppies go through what we call the ‘critical socialization period’. The experiences your puppy faces during this critical period of learning and development shape and influence its behaviour into adulthood and for the rest of their life. It is vital that between the ages of 8 weeks and 18 weeks your puppy has the opportunity to be positively subjected to different environments and exposure to different dogs and people if we want them to mature into well-adjusted dogs that respond in a positive and acceptable manner to other dogs and people. This is why taking your puppy to puppy classes is extremely important and highly recommended.


By attending Goin’ Muttz Puppy Skills Class your puppy will be able to have a wonderful time in a positive, safe and controlled environment. They will have the opportunity to correctly socialize and learn, by doing so in a different way from the traditional puppy classes. During the course, we focus on teaching you and your puppy how to be calm, focused and attentive.  We set your puppy up for success in life using positive, modern science-based learning theory that are lots of fun and arm you with the latest information on how dogs learn, why they do what they do and important management strategies.


This course covers:

  • Puppy Psychology (i.e. how they process information and learn, why they do what they do.)

  • Learning Theory

  • Dominance Theory

  • Socialisation

  • Basic Obedience

  • Focusing on you

  • Creating positive associations

  • Resilience to stress

  • Increasing Calm Behaviour Manners

  • Impulse Control

  • Mouthing and chewing

  • Separation Training

  • Toilet Training

  • Mental Enrichment

  • Problem Solving (e.g. jumping, digging, barking etc.)


"Tamika is an amazing young lady with a wealth of information and knowledge to impart to any dog owner! I urge anyone with a puppy with or without issues to attend her Puppy Skills Class, well worth the effort!" - Kerry

Nelson - Cavoodle

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