Dog Training Classes

Training classes are suitable for dogs and puppies from 12 weeks of age. Our classes are held outdoors which gives your dog an excellent opportunity to learn in a distracting environment and practice in a real life setting. Dog classes provide great socialising experiences for your dog or puppy.

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There are multiple levels:

  • Level 1 Basic Dog Manners 7 week course – Upgrade $290.00 Standard $235.00
  • Canine Good Citizen™ Life Skills Course 3 week course flexible dates – $110.00
  • Level 2 Basic Dog Manners 5 week course – $165.00
  • Level 3 Intermediate Dog Training 4 week course – $140.00
  • Level 4 Advanced Dog Training 4 week course – $140.00

Locations

Monday and Tuesday evening classes are held at The Village Green Unley (corner of Oxford Terrace and Rugby Terrace Unley).

Sunday and Monday morning classes are held at Page Park Clarence Park (corner of Cross Rd and East Ave Clarence Park).

Bookings

Bookings can be made online click here to book. If you do not have access to a computer please contact us on 0418 886 698.

Level 1 Basic Dog Manners

  • Cost: $290.00 Upgrade
  • Cost: $235.00 Standard
  • Course: Length: 7wks
  • Lesson Time: 1hr per wk

The standard package includes a 30min private one on one meeting with you and your dog prior to the commencement of class at our training grounds. The upgrade option offers you a one hour private in your own home. This allows us to discuss your dog’s specific needs and we can get you started even if you have to wait for your class to commence.

Course Content:

  • Responding to name
  • Sit
  • Drop
  • Stay
  • Move to hand
  • Coming when called
  • Settling on a mat
  • Sit for polite greeting
  • Walk calmly on a lead
  • Leave it
  • Give up items
  • Dog to dog interaction
  • Reading canine body language
  • Discovering how dog’s learn
  • Equipment
  • Environmental enrichment
  • How to prevent problem behaviours

This class is suitable for puppies over 12wks who have or have not completed puppy preschool, rescue dogs or dogs that need to learn skills or manners.

Canine Good Citizen™ Life Skills Course

  • Cost: $110.00
  • Course Length: Three lessons flexible date options
  • Lesson Time: 1hr per wk

The Canine Good Citizen™ Life Skills Course is a three week program with flexible date options. This course is designed to revise some basic skills as well as teach your dog to be calm and focused around other dogs and people. Choose from three of the nine date options. Each lesson is one hour in length. We provide the option of assessment for the Canine Good Citizen™ Award; an accredited national award from the Delta Institute.

Course Content:

  • Walking calmly past other dog
  • Walking calmly past other dogs
  • Behaving calmly around people
  • Coming when called
  • Waiting at gate/door
  • Car etiquette
  • Tolerance to separation
  • Street walking
  • Go to mat and settle
  • Leaving food on request
  • Standing for a health check
  • Reading dog body language
  • Revision of behaviours covered in Basic Dog Manners Level 1.

This class is suitable for anyone who has done Basic Dog Manners Level 1 or wishing to undertake or train for the Canine Good Citizen Award.

Click here for additional information on the Canine Good Citizen™ Award. 

Level 2 Basic Dog Manners

  • Cost: $165.00 Course
  • Length: 5wks
  • Lesson Time: 1hr per wk

This course follows on from Basic Dog Manners Level 1. In Level 2 we introduce agility equipment which helps build confidence in your dog.

Course Content:

  • Walk on lead around other dogs
  • Wait at gate/door
  • Sit and drop at side
  • Go to mat and settle
  • Stand
  • Attention walking
  • Leave items whilst walking
  • Settle quickly after play
  • Recalls in distracting environments
  • Proof the stay
  • Mini agility

Level 3 Intermediate Dog Training

  • Cost: $140.00
  • Course Length: 4wks
  • Lesson Time: 1 hr per wk

Course Content:

  • Sit and drop at a distance
  • Stand for vet examination
  • Target Training – using a target stick
  • Advanced clicker skills
  • Walk around other dogs on lead
  • Recalls with distraction
  • Proof the stay
  • Send dog to mat from a distance
  • Call your dog from play
  • Politely greet other dogs
  • Agility – combining pieces of equipment

Level 4 Advanced Dog Training

  • Course Length: 4wks
  • Cost: $140.00
  • Lesson Time: 1 hr per wk

Course Content:

  • Close attention walking
  • Proofing all behaviours
  • Café practice
  • Shaping
  • Recall dog from play
  • Agility equipment
  • Backing up
  • Waiting to be released
  • Proofing the cues

What to Bring to Class

  • Your dog’s mat
  • Different levels of treats
  • Kong (stuffed) and/or chews
  • Pouch for your treats or a treat bag
  • Toy
  • Your dog on a collar, harness or head halter

We have a range of suitable equipment you can purchase at classes or online.