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Dog Training


PawsAbout is delighted to introduce Sit Stay Puppy & Dog School and Dog Training classes in the Eastern Suburb of Coogee.


Puppy Pre-School in Sydney Eastern Suburbs


These are a fun family friendly Puppy classes covering the early essentials for Puppies Aged 8-15 weeks



Classes will run at PawsAbout flagship store at shop 1, 183 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee



On Sunday afternoons

Register your interest now as spaces are limited


Contact Tracy on 0426 633 650 or sitstay@outlook.com.au


Do you have a new puppy? Want to start off right?  Enrol your new puppy in puppy preschool where we will cover all the puppy essentials with an emphasis on practical applications of behaviours learnt.  Classes are designed to be fun and informative.



Topics covered include:

  • Basic Instruction - Sit, drop, come when called, drop it  and leave it.
  • Puppy Management - Toilet training, puppy biting, jumping and  managing the puppy around the home.
  • Socialisation with other dogs - teaching the puppies how to play with other dogs.
  • Socialisation with the wider world - how to have a puppy who is confident with people, places and noise
  • Puppy Handling - teaching the puppy how to be handled for cleaning, grooming and Veterinary examinations.
  • Puppy Tricks - Shake hands, roll over, spin


Training Method:

Reward Based Positive reinforcement is used in Puppy Class as it is a scientifically proven method that gets the best results for you and your puppy. This doesn't mean there's no boundaries and that you're 'bribing' behaviours, you are simply motivating your puppy in a healthy way to do the behaviours you choose.  This means the training process can be fun for you and your puppy.


A few simple training tips

  • Keep training sessions short and fun. 5-10 minutes a few times a day is sufficient.
  • Voice control - keep you voice level and steady. Don't shout commands at your dog (dogs have much better hearing than we do!)
  • Get your dog's attention by letting them see the treat in your hand before asking him or her to do something.
  • Choose a single word for each action, make sure all members of the household agree, and be consistent.
  • When starting to train your dog make sure you match the word to the behaviour, eg. Don't keep repeating 'sit, sit, sit' when your dog is standing in front of you wagging his tail or 'sit' will eventually mean 'stand in front of me and wag your tail'! Instead, say 'sit' the second that your dog's bottom touches the ground, and give him a treat as a reward.
  • Train at different times of the day and in different spots to avoid being predictable. Plus, dogs don't generalize well, so you need to train in different locations to ensure that your dog truly learns the behaviour, eg. sit means sit no matter where you are.
  • End your training sessions on a high so that you will both look forward to the next one.
  • If you dog becomes tired or distracted stop training immediately and make the next session shorter.
  • Be patient! Don't expect your adult dog or baby puppy to be proficient straight away. As with humans, learning new things takes time.
  • Don't jump ahead. If your dog is having difficulty with an exercise, consider that you may be going too fast, so go back a step or two or progress more slowly.
  • And most importantly - have a sense of humour and don't take training too seriously. Training can be frustrating, for both you and your dog so just take it slow, keep it fun and you'll find your dog will learn soon enough.