1800 376 352


2 Ford Rd Coomera 4209


Prep for Life Class

Calm Companions for Life Program
Thinking of getting a new puppy? Or maybe you just brought one home and are wondering what to do next. This is a common thread I encounter on a daily basis as a Veterinarian. And as joyful (or sometimes daunting) as it might seem, getting your new puppy prepared for life in his or her new household can be a pleasant and rewarding experience.

Bringing up a puppy to be a well-balanced , calm and responsive dog is based on understanding how your individual dog learns, what motivates him or her and how they respond emotionally to new situations.

A well run puppy class will help teach both you and your puppy how to work together to build a solid relationship right from the start; helping your puppy become a calm, well behaved part of your family.

Join our Unique 9-Week Puppy Program

Taught by:
Taught by Dr Nela, Behaviour Veterinarian and our Behavioural trainer team.
Who is it for:
Puppies from 7-20 weeks of age who want to get the right start in life.
8 practical sessions following a two hour orientation.
Class size:
Maximum 4 puppies per course.

*Please contact us if you require more information on private puppy classes and socialisation. Only available in certain circumstances based on each puppy’s individual needs.

In Home Puppy Set up Sessions

Help your puppy get the best start in life!

*Please contact us if you require more information on private puppy classes and socialisation. Only available in certain circumstances based on each puppies individual needs.

Whether you have planned for puppy parenthood, or it is love at first sight; being well prepared for your new arrival is the best gift you can give them! Good preparation can make the difference between a well-managed, confident and calm member of your family and a stressful string of escalating behaviour issues.

Maybe you have the cute collar, the fancy bed, beautiful bowls and fun toys but…

Have you thought about:

Crate or Pen training;
a fundamental part of managing your puppy and keeping them safe and calm

Toilet training;
That thing we need to do but don’t often think about.

Managing your puppy when you’re not at home;
Independence training now is crucial to preventing your puppy from becoming stressed and learning unwanted behaviours when left home alone.

How you will deal with challenging behaviours when they happen
All puppies no matter how good they are, will show some challenging behaviours as they try to figure out how to live in this crazy human world.

How you will respond to your puppy’s requests
The way you respond to your dog’s needs and behaviours will impact on how they develop as they grow.

What “rules” you will need to be set for your puppy from the start.
Consistency and predictability is imperative for puppies to feel safe, calm and develop trust.

How the whole family will keep on the same page and be consistent with the “rules”
Again consistency is vital to developing the good behaviours you want to see and avoiding building behaviour patterns you don’t want.

How you will introduce this puppy to the world in a way that is calm, positive and leaves them feeling confident:
Proper socialisation is absolutely critical and needs to be done carefully as it builds the foundations as to how they will feel and act outside the home for the rest of their lives.

Whether you just brought your new pup home or are a proactive soon to be puppy parent, or maybe you’re just looking into getting a puppy but aren’t sure if you’re ready or want to hear all the latest information before you dive in, either way our Puppy Set Up session is the best way to help your puppy become that wonderful happy and calm companion you always wanted!

​Our Qualified Behavioural Trainers will support you to help you make the important choices, based on solid, scientific information, gentle, humane techniques and a wealth of knowledge and experience during a private, in-home session!

Contact us for more information on In Home Private Puppy Set up Sessions. Please note private puppy classes & socialisation is only available in certain circumstances. All private puppy sessions are by a case by case basis – based on each puppy’s individual needs.

If your new family member is a little disobedient and needs puppy training classes…

You’ve come to the right place, and Calm Companions is happy to help.

Our clinic is located at 2 Ford Road (corner of Ford and Beattie Roads), opposite Global Footcare in Coomera. We’re open from 9am to 5pm weekdays.

You’re always welcome to call us on 1800 DR NELA (1800 376 352) or email Nela Graham or Dee Wallace at

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