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2018 Dog Courses & Seminars

July 22, 2018 - Holistic Animal Physiotherapy Open Day (QLD)

Bring in your dogs for a free assessment!

  • Physiotherapy assessments
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Underwater treadmill gait assessments
  • Acupuncture demonstrations
  • Laser therapy & more!

When: Sunday 22nd July 2018, from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Where: North Coast Vet Specialist & Referral Services431 Tanawha Tourist Drive, Tanawha, QLD, 4556

Would you know how to save your pet's life in an emergency? This seminar presented by Leanne Carney A Dogs Life will cover the following topics:

  • Restraining & Muzzling
  • Canine CPR: The pet patient has no heartbeat and is not breathing
  • Bleeding & Shock Management: Restraint, Muzzle, Elevation, Direct Pressure, Pressure Points, Immobilization, Shock Management & Transportation
  • Snout-To-Tail Assessment for Injury & Wellness
  • Insect Bites & Stings and Snakebite: Definition, Causes, Signs & Actions for Survival
There will be a dog present at this seminar to assist with demonstrating some of the topic points.

When: Sunday 22nd July 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Where: FOMDAC, 53-55 Aranga Crescent, Donvale, VIC 3111

Cost: $35. To book, click here

July 27-29, 2018 - Pet Professional Guild's Sydney 
Summit (NSW)

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) will hold its inaugural Australia summit on July 26-29, 2018 at the Bankstown Sports Club in Bankstown, NSW. 

Aimed primarily at pet industry training and behaviour professionals, this event aims to build a greater awareness of PPG as the go-to organisation for force-free training professionals. This event will welcome key international speakers including Chirag Patel, Michele Pouliot and Katy Sdao

They will be joined by a select group of Australian pet behaviour, pet care and training specialists including Dr. Kat Gregory, Louise Ginman, Louise Newman, Alexis Davison, Laura Ryder presenting a mix of lectures and applied behaviour analysis workshops.

Only 15 spots left! For more information and to register, please click here

July 31, 2018 - Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy & Foster Carer Information Sessions (VIC)

Could you care for a Seeing Eye Dog Puppy? Find out by attending this information evening.

You'll get to meet some of the dogs and hear clients stories.
See how you can help Seeing Eye Dogs Australia make a difference!

Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018, from 6:00pm -7:00pm

Location: Lilydale RSL, 52 Anderson Street, Lilydale, Vic 3140

To register, please phone 1800 03 77 73 or email

From August 4-5, 2018 - Dog Training, the Delta Way Seminars (QLD, VIC, NSW)
Dog Training - the Delta Way is a two-day seminar that will provide you with the latest information on dog behaviour and positive, reward-based training methods. Presented by leading veterinary behaviour consultant Dr Gaille Perry and renowned animal trainer Kerrie Haynes-Lovell.

This seminar is suitable for all levels of experience. It is an excellent stand-alone program for dog lovers or owners wishing to learn about animal behaviour and training.

It is a great introduction course and forms the start of your rewarding journey to becoming a fully qualified dog trainer. It is also a pre-requisite for all those wishing to complete the full Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services course.

To assist your learning, many practical examples will be provided using photos and video footage. All attendees who complete the seminar will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Some of the topics covered by this seminar include:

  • Introduction to the Delta Society and its programs
  • The human animal bond
  • Animal behaviour and training
  • Dog behaviour
  • How dogs learn
  • Equipment for dog training and management
  • Enriching the lives of dogs
  • Responsible ownership – managing your dog’s behaviour

BRISBANE - Dates: 4 & 5 August 2018
Location: Glen Hotel Eight Mile Plains - 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

MELBOURNE - Dates: 18 & 19 August 2018

Location: Rydges on Swanston - 701 Swanston St, Carlton, VIC, 3053

SYDNEY - Dates: 25 & 26 August 2018
Location: Rydges Bankstown - 874 Hume Highway, Bass Hill, NSW, 2197

Price (all locations): $475 per person

To register, please visit

August 13, 2018 - Train your Dog (NSW)
This free presentation is hosted by the Sutherland Shire Libraries. Experienced trainer Sarah from Good Puppy returns to Menai Library with a focus on training puppies and older dogs.

When: Monday 13 August 2018, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Menai Library, 62-70 Allison Crescent, Menai, NSW 2234

Cost: FREE

August 19, 2018 - Resource Guarding (VIC)

Ever had a dog growl at you when you went to remove his toy, or was too near to his food bowl? Are you a trainer who is sometimes called to assist dog owners who’s dogs fight around food?

Resource guarding is a common issue among multiple dog households, as well as between dogs and humans! This half day seminar presented by Trish Harris will assist in providing you with some useful information and tips on managing dogs with resource guarding issues.

Learn about the possible reasons as well as how to safely assess for Resource Guarding. You will also learn about the various types of possible resources and triggers and explore the various techniques and managements strategies to assist.

When: Sunday 19th August 2018, from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Where: Quest Flemington, 600 Epsom Road, Flemington, VIC 3031

Cost: $60. To book, click here

August 18-19, 2018 - Teaching Life Skills and Husbandry Handling to Dogs 
Presented by Dr Katrina Gregory from Creative Animal Solutions, this workshop will improve your understanding and application of learning theory, finesse training techniques and widen your repertoire for your puppy and dog training classes. 

Dr Kat will be using practical application and video footage to illustrate concepts. This is an informal platform which is interactive for all participants, with and without dogs. This course is suitable for Dog Trainers, Veterinary Staff, Animal Handlers and Animal LoversDr Katrina Gregory is a Veterinarian who trained further in Animal Behaviour and Anaesthetics and Critical Care. For 15+ years she has worked as an Applied Animal Ethologist and Animal Trainer, both in Australia and overseas.

When: Sat 18th August 2018
1pm – 5pm AND Sun 19th August 2018 9am - 4pm

Where: Caloundra Scout Hall, Arthur Street, Caloundra, QLD, 4551

Cost: Handlers $185 (with your dog); $100 (no dog)

For more information please email or call 0468 638 287  

September 11-12, 2018 - Seeing Eye Dogs Veterinary Symposium (VIC)

Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs, in association with Royal Canin and Greencross Vets, will be hosting the inaugural Seeing Eye Dogs Veterinary Symposium at its state-of-the-art national training facility in Melbourne 11-12 September 2018.

Colleagues from Australia and overseas will be coming together to share knowledge on common and emerging canine health challenges within the fields of guide and service dog programs and kennel/shelter medicine.

This event is open to all veterinarians, vet nurses, kennel attendants, shelter managers, breeding program operators, dog trainers and students alike who are invested in service dog health and development, or vet care in kennel and shelter environments.

The event is being run in conjunction with the biennial International Guide Dog Federation Conference which is being held in Sydney 14-16 September 2018.

To register your attendance at the event, please book here

September 21-24, 2018 - Tellington TTouch Workshop (WA)

Anxious dog? Behavioural issues? Better relationship and co-operation with your beloved pet? Wish to be able to have relaxed walks, solve your problems with your pet without the stress? Wish to add to your training or your dog's performance?

Join Andy Robertson Level 3 TTouch instructor at this 4-day clinic to be held in Perth. The Tellington TTouch method is a unique approach to animal training and care developed by internationally known trainer, teacher and author, Linda Tellington-Jones. Based on understanding and respect for our animal friends, this gentle method promotes wellbeing and adaptive behaviour through an integral approach that helps reduce stress and build confidence.

When: 21-24 September 2018, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Early Bird offer ends 31st July 2018.
For details and to book tickets, click here

September 25, 2018 - Alternatives to Punishment, Reprimand or Correction (VIC)

If you are new to positive reinforcement dog training, it is hard to let go of the idea that you have to use some form of correction in training. In this seminar presented by Kaye Hargreaves from Wagging School you will: 
  • Learn how to apply behaviour modification to common pet dog training problems 
  • Understand the “fallout” and unwanted side effects from punishment, reprimand and correction 
  • Motivate your dog to want to offer desirable behaviour 
  • Understand some of the myths about reward-based training 

When: Monday 25th September 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: 450 Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy, VIC

Cost: $25 (or $100 for a group of 5) – refreshments included

For more information or to register your interest, please click here   

October 4 & 5, 2018, RSPCA Qld Animals in Focus Conference 2018 (QLD)
The Animals in Focus Conference includes four streams over two days: 
  • Companion animal sheltering, welfare and behaviour
  • Innovations in the farming industry
  • Human-animal interactions
  • Conservation & animal welfare 
The overall theme in 2018 is how innovation can be used to improve the life experience of animals and improve welfare. 
Early bird registration is now open!

Date: 4 & 5 October 2018, from 8:45am to 5:00pm.

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

For more details, visit

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