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Puppy Preschool


Animal behaviour experts are strongly recommending owners enrol in Puppy Preschool to give your puppy the very best start in life and the opportunity to grow into a well behaved, socialised dog. Unlike dog training classes for older dogs, puppy schools are specifically designed for puppies 8 to 18 weeks of age. This is a critical age for puppies who are programmed to develop their socialisation and behavioural skills at this age. This is the time a puppy would be beginning to explore away from the litter and develop these skills.

Sanford Veterinary Clinic runs Puppy Preschool courses every Thursday night at the Clinic right here in Geraldton. The school runs for 5 weeks with a graduation at the end.   We run two classes a night with start times of either 6.30pm and 7.30pm so you can pick which time suits you better. Each class runs for around 45 minutes and during the course you and your puppy will learn

Confidence and friendliness with other people and dogs
Socialisation skills and controlled play
Bite Inhibition
How to look after your puppy
How to train your puppy correctly
A dogs natural instincts
House training
Understanding dog postures

A well behaved pet is a happy pet and this 8 to 18 week age is the most important stage of your puppies life. This is the time when the foundations of behaviour and socialsation are developed. Not doing so can adversly affect them later on in life.

Yay! Milo absolutely loved Puppy Preschool! He made new friends and so did we! Looking forward to our Puppy Playgroup and play dates! Thank you Samantha.

Natalie Faulkner



  • I was using another Vet. Can I change to Sanford Vet Clinic?

    Yes you can. Call us for an appointment and let us know you are wanting to change to Sanford Vet. We will organise to have your pets medical records transferred to us. It's that easy.
  • Do I have to pay on the day?

    Yes, all consults and procedures have to be finalised on the day or when picking up your pet.
  • Do you have payment plans?

    Yes, for more complex procedures or surgery we can organise finance through VetPay. Ask our nurses for more details.
  • What are your opening hours?

    We are open extended hours 6 days a week for your convenience.

    Mon - Fri 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

    Sat 8:00 am to 12 noon

    Sun Closed

  • Do you have Puppy Pre-School?

    Yes we do, it's highly recommended. Puppy Pre-School is run on Thursday evenings. Classes start at 6.30pm with another at 7.30pm but bookings are essential. Call us to book your puppy in today!

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  • Mon08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Tue08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Wed08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Thur08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Fri08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Sat08:00 AM - 12.00 NOON
  • SunClosed

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