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Puppy Preschool

Did you know that what your puppy learns in the first four months has a permanent effect on how they turn out as adult dogs?


The earlier we begin our dogs' training, the better. Puppies are sponges and learn so fast it's crucial that they learn the right things before they develop unwanted behaviours!

Puppy preschool helps you get off to a great start with your new puppy. Not only will your pup learn essential life skills, but we are also here to help you with toilet training advice and getting your puppy's recall up to scratch with fun recall games. 

We also cover basic obedience as well as exploring fun brain games. This is a great way to bond and have fun with your new arrival.


We recommend that puppies get started with fun, gentle training as soon as possible. Ideally, pups should stay with their mother until they are 12 weeks old as she starts their important training in the critical first few months.

Pups should then start puppy preschool as soon as possible after they arrive in their new home and be under 16 weeks when they begin the four-week course.

We recommend that you contact us to book your course as soon as possible, preferably before or as soon as you get your puppy. 

Puppy Preschool Saturday sessions are in high demand at the moment, so you might be waiting a few weeks for a start date.

If you feel your furbaby would benefit from private education, this course is perfect for you; it runs in private sessions, 45 minutes per week for four weeks.

All puppies get a graduation Certificate and Rosette on completion of their course.

For more information, contact us by phone at 083 449 2696 or email

Please note that we run private preschool sessions on weekdays and Saturdays in Portlaoise.

The first session starts at 10 am, and our last session of the day is at 3 pm.

Evening sessions are reserved for behaviour sessions with Brian.

Puppy Stewie

We also offer puppy phone consultations if you have a few specific issues that you would like advice on.

Puppy phone consultations last about 30 minutes and cost €25.

Pre-booking your time slot is essential!

Pup rosetts
Toilet training your puppy

Download a copy of our Toilet training booklet here

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