Our adolescent classes are specifically designed for teenage dogs who have outgrown their puppy phase but still have much to learn. 

Adolescent Classes

Suitable for puppies/dogs aged 5 to 12 months of age

Adolescent Classes 

Classes are usually held Wednesdays – 7pm to 8pm.

This course is designed to help you teach your dog basic manners at that tricky adolescent age. Training is informative and taught in a fun way using real life situations.

The classes teach you to be proactive in reading your dog when out and about, to give clear instructions for your dog to follow in a way it can understand. 

This program is aimed at developing dogs that are a pleasure to own and to take out.  It will teach you how to read your dog to support and nurture good behaviour.

Each week, you will be given a lesson plan to take home and work on.

Our intensive 1 hour classes cover:

  • Connection and focus.

  • Listening to its name and responding.

  • Come when called, under distraction.

  • Focusing on you under distraction.

  • Walking nicely on the leash under distraction.

  • Sit, drop and stand to a hand signal.

  • Stay.

  • Waiting.

  • Tricks to enhance learning.

  • On your mat.

  • We attend a shopping centre and go for a coffee.

Through our class questionnaire, we endeavour to tailor the classes to suit the group’s needs as well.

This class is not suitable for reactive/aggressive dogs – please inquire about our “one on one” classes by appointment.

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What an experience, amazing ♡
From walking in the door...to keeping my best friend in great health. Thanks Vets of Geelong for the level of care, and to Josie and James especially for their genuine care and empathy toward our family. #memorable

- Scott Jensen

Can not recommend more highly. The guys at reception are lovely, and the Vets & nurses really know their stuff. Our pets love them too ❤️ Prices are extremely competitive also, thanks for looking after our little ones!

- Anais Nin

Visits to the vet can sometimes be a difficult experience, but Vets of Geelong (Geelong West and Highton) make it that little bit easier. Very friendly staff and welcoming.
I really appreciate the follow up calls the next day - a nice bonus touch!

- David Keele

Have been to both Highton and Geelong West Veterinary Clinics and both have been outstanding with their friendliness, care and compassion towards both patient and clients. I was very satisfied with the care/treatment my animals received. I just received a follow up letter asking how my Dog is doing and some goodies/vouchers. How lovely

- Olivia Addison

Very happy with the service provided and would highly recommend the Geelong West vet to anyone who needs any form of pet care. Kind and caring staff who take pride in making you and for me my cat feel safe . The after care support is excellent aswell.

- Craig Smith

Our main vet Annie has looked after our boy Badger so well along with the rest of the team. They've really brought him so much happiness in his old age.
Love the ID tags as well, brilliant idea.

- Chloe Drummond

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