32a Commerce St, Whangarei, 0110

Puppy Pre-School

Puppy courses for responsible pet owners, to help you start off on the right foot and paw together!

Give your puppy the best start in life and raise an obedient, social and well-mannered pup with life-skills. Our puppy pre-school training courses cover all basic training including commandments, communication, house and toilet training, socialisation and solving puppy problems, like biting, chewing and jumping.


To make life easier for owners, we recommend beginning training as soon as possible and because early life experience as a puppy will influence how your dog plays, behaves and communicates, as it develops into an adult dog.


Puppy training classes with our qualified expert  

At Pet Essentials Whangarei we offer professional puppy training with qualified experienced trainers that will guide you through the training process step-by-step. Our head trainer, Sinead, is an experienced dog trainer and behavioural consultant and uses force-free and science-based methods to teach house training, obedience training, socialisation and relationship building.


To cater to your puppies needs, we run two courses for different age-groups in groups of 4 – 6 puppies to ensure socialisation time, without losing necessary one-on-one attention. Courses are held in a safe environment at our spacious Pet Essentials Unleashed Dog Daycare indoor-outdoor facilities.

Puppy Essentials

Entry: 6 – 12 weeks old

This course is designed to set your puppy off on the right paw from the moment they come home. We cover everything you need to know from learning to sit, to attaining a recall, feeding and equipment advice.

Puppies Unleashed

Entry: 13 – 17 weeks old

This course is designed for slightly older puppies that haven’t been involved in any training or for puppies that are wanting to continue their education in a group environment. In this course we support your puppy’s development into an adult dog and also help you understand your puppy better so you know what to expect and learn how to prevent behaviour problems from developing in the future.


Course details:

Where: Pet Essentials Whangarei / Unleashed Dog Day Care - View map

When: Wednesdays – Times to be advised

Cost: $150 for six weeks (only $25 per session)


Contact us for more information on the puppy training courses we have available.

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