Puppy Preschool

Our trainer 'Julie Valler,' has 20 years experience instructing and competing in obedience at the Napier Dog Training Club, and she has been our Puppy Instructor since 2004.  Julie worked in a vet nurse role at the Practice until early 2019 and has taken time off from the nurse role to concentrate on family and her puppy school. 


Julie is qualified in many areas of pet Nutrition through Hills Pet Nutrition and has attended their Puppy Preschool Masters Conference in 2008 and 2012.   In addition she regularly attends training and coaching seminars - 2013 'Coaching People and Training their Dogs', Terry Ryan; Training Course with Kamal Fernandez; 'Training for Trainers', Jan Voss. 


She is a mother of 2 girls, lives rurally and understands the importance of everyone in the family, no matter how big or small being able to enjoy and interact confidently with your new pet.

Our Puppy classes, which are held in the clinic, uses positive training methods to:

• Teach owners basic obedience commands and control.  They are then able to teach their puppy; sit, down, heel, come!!

• Discuss behavioral problems and offer solutions—jumping, digging, chewing, toilet training, mouthing

• Teach puppies good manners!!!!

• Interactive play sessions—puppies just love coming back to the clinic associating it with fun!!

Julie aims to have well rounded puppies able to socialize with other dogs, owners and children.  Owners leave more confident with good skills to ‘tackle’ the early stages of a dog’s development and its associated problems.

Phone the clinic today to book in for the next Puppy classes:  Wednesdays 6pm—7pm and 7.15pm—8.15pm (4 week course) 

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