Big school is a group dog training class for puppies who are 6 to 12 months old. Special dog obedience training and good manners for Adolescents.

Big School

Puppies 6 to 12 months

Saturday morning


Puppies 4 to 6 months

Wed, Fri, Sat


Puppies 2 to 4 months

Monday & Thursday nights

Who is Big School Puppy Training Class for?

  • Puppies who are 6 to 12 months old
  • Exclusively for Puppy Preschool or Kindy class graduates with Miss Behaviour Dog Training Services
  • Dogs that are able to be around other dogs and people
  • Dogs who need some more manners training (previously known as obedience training)
  • Humans who want ongoing safe socialisation opportunities
  • Those who want to excel their training and level up

What do you learn in Big School?

The humans can learn a lot in this group dog training class for older puppies. The dogs will learn with you too.
Basic manners training includes:

  • Name
  • Attention
  • Go to place
  • Sit
  • Lie Down
  • Stay
  • Wait
  • Come
  • Touch/Target
  • Spin
  • Walk on leash
  • Leave it/Take it
  • Stand
  • Handling for grooming and vets

You’ll also get to know about:

  • How dogs learn – so you know how best to teach them
  • How dogs communicate – understand what your dog is saying
  • Keeping your dog occupied and out of trouble

We’ll give you guidance on common problems so that you can solve them without 100 hours of googling and trying 20 different things.
Know what to do if your dog is:

  • Jumping up on people
  • Mouthing/Nipping
  • Digging holes
  • Barking
  • Chewing stuff up
  • Toileting inside

What do you get?

A fun time training a well-mannered dog that you can live with.

There is 1 online lesson. Then 5 in person lessons.

  • 5 lessons 1 hour per week
  • Helpful handouts for problem solving
  • Written instructions for good manners (obedience) skills
  • Videos for knowledge and training skills
  • Access to the online learning portal for 10 weeks

How much does it cost? When and Where is it?

Big School dog training classes are onFriday nights in Hebersham.
There’s an online lesson and introduction. Then you’ll need to come to Hebersham every Friday for 5 weeks.
The total value of 6 lessons is $350

Why Big School Dog Training Class?

Puppies who are 6 to 12 months old are typically going through the start of adolescents.

This developmental stage in a dog is sort of like being a human teenager.

You will notice a lot of physical growth in your puppy during this stage but there are also a lot of hormonal and brain development going on that you can’t see. However, you might see the results in their behaviour.

That cute little puppy you had that listened when you asked them to come when call? They’ve probably disappeared.

Don’t let your terrible teen get you down. Big School is an affordable group dog training class designed for teen woofs.

Our classes also provide you with a safe ongoing socialisation option. Unfortunately a lot of people aren’t aware of what their dog needs at this stage in life.

This age is where dogs really test their humans patience. And I’m sad to say, those that can’t cope often relinquish their dog to shelters for behavioural problems. Or try to ignore their issues. Sadly, they only get worse if left untreated. It’s a greater time and expense down the track.

We can help you avoid future dog training problems.

Is Big School right for me and my dog?

Big School is run by an experienced, qualified canine behaviour expert. That means we have the knowledge and expertise to cater to different levels.
Big School dog training group classes are suitable if you have completed a puppy preschool or other training course before.

“Coronavirus Puppies”
We’re aware that a lot of people did not do any socialisation or training with their puppy due to coronavirus restrictions at that time. Or missed out on it for some other reason.
If your dog cannot be within 3 metres of another dog or person without:

  • Growling
  • Barking
  • Lunging
  • Air snapping
  • Hackles up (i.e. piloerection – fur up on back)
  • Freezing
  • Cowering
  • Trying to run away or hide

Then Big School might not be suitable at this time. If you are not sure, and come to Big School and we find out your puppy has different needs you will be offered an equivalent value in private one on one training lessons or a Behaviour Consultation.

Big School is for learning new good manners skills. Dog obedience training classes are not suitable if your dog exhibits the above behaviours that means they don’t feel safe and we should concentrate on helping them feel safe and happy about being around other dogs and people instead as a priority.

How to sign up

Bookings and payments are done online. Big School classes start once every 7 to 14 weeks. So book early to avoid disappointment.
The next big school class starts around mid May.
New bookings will be taken soon.