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2018 Dog Courses & Seminars



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   


September 26, 2018 - Reactivity On-Lead Webinar 


Does your dog react to other dogs while on lead? This webinar goes through why these behaviours occur as well as the steps you can take to start enjoying walks again!

The Reactivity On-Lead  webinar is presented by Dr Liz Bailey from Australian Veterinary Behaviour Services and Rehab Trainer, Sophie Rosevear who will walk you through the causes of reactivity, and how to address the behaviour to set yourself up for success and enjoy walks again! There's also a Q&A time so you will have plenty of time to ask questions about your own reactive pup! 


When: Wednesday 26th September 2018, from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: $25. To purchase tickets, click here 

September 27, 2018 - Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy & Foster Caring Information Sessions (VIC)
Could you care for a Seeing Eye Dog Puppy in Victoria? Come and learn about the Foster Carer program during evening info sessions during September. Meet some of the dogs and hear clients' stories ...

Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018, from 6pm-7pm

Location: Living & Learning Inc-Community Room, 6B Henry Street, Pakenham, Vic

To RSVP, please call 0428 010 843 or email sedvolunteer@visionaustralia.org

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 www.animalsinfocus.com.au 


October 6, 2018 - Planning for Animals in Emergencies Seminar (NSW)


from October 7, 2018 - Snake Avoidance Training (WA)

It is coming up to that time of year especially as the weather is beginning to warm up!

Perth Animal Training Specialists have opened enrolments to their new 'escape the snake' training course using only 'positive reinforcement' techniques. They expect high numbers of bookings so please get in early. 

This course is six weeks with the first week being without the dogs. 

Prerequisites: your dog MUST have a reliable recall.

For more information, please visit www.perthsanimaltrainingspecialists.com.au/


October 14, 2018 - Getting Behaviour Right (Bendigo,VIC)


Dr Liz Bailey from Australian Veterinary Behaviour Services and rehab trainer Ana Costa from Human and Hound are bringing you a full day of behaviour in beautiful Bendigo! 

Whether you're a vet, vet nurse, trainer or work in any capacity with animals, this day was made for you! Get updated on canine cognition, training methods, behaviour modification, managing fear in GP, how the brain works in cases with anxiety and how to best treat in a GP setting. 

When: Sunday 14th October 2018, from 9am to 5.30pm

Where: Quest Bendigo Central.For details, click here


October 27 & 28, 2018 - Nosework & Scent Training (VIC)

Nosework is the latest training activity that utilises your dog’s natural scenting abilities developed from working detection dogs. Nosework and Scent Theory will be covered on the Saturday (no dogs) with Nosework Practical Training (one dog per person) on the Sunday.

When: Saturday and Sunday 29th October 2018, from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Kepala Pet Resort, 55 Edwards Road, Diggers Rest, VIC

Cost: $180 (or $90 per day)

For bookings, please visit www.scentdogsaustralia.com or email info@scentdogsaustralia.com


November 9-10-11, 2018 - Understanding Olfaction Seminar (QLD)

November 20, 2018 - Pet First Aid Course (SA)

TAFE SA is offering a new course teaching basic first aid for pets, allowing you to immediately respond to illness or injury before taking your pet to the vet. The two-and-a-half hour sessions will cover a range of topics, including how to recognise pain, apply bandages and dressings and perform CPR.

The training will initially focus on companion animals like dogs and cats but vets hope to expand it to include larger animals like horses. The first course will be held on November 20 at the Gilles Plains campus.

Cost: $89 (includes a TAFE SA pet first aid kit to take home)

For enquiries, please visit www.tafesa.edu.au or call 08 8207 1240


February 16-17, 2019 - Take the lead: Exploring the Relevance of Dog Emotional Health in Training (NSW)
Presented by Sarah Heath, a specialist in behavioural medicine from the UK, exclusively for the Delta Institute, This conference is specially tailored to dog trainers, vets and vet nurses and other pet industry professionalsConference topics include: 

• Emotional Motivational Systems and How to Improve Canine Learning
• The Role of the Trainer in Geriatric Care - How to Improve Quality of Life for the Geriatric Dog
• The Importance of Emotional Relaxation and How It Differs from Physical Stillness
• Rehabilitation Training and Emotional and Physical Health in Animals
• The Effects of Emotional Illness on Behavioural Responses
• The Benefit of Teamwork between Veterinary Behaviourists and Rehabilitation Trainers
• Dogs, Cats, and Kids - Positives and Potential Problems and Household Management

When: 16 & 17 February 2019

Where: Mercure Sydney International Airport

Price: September Early bird rate $595; Full rate from October $695

To register, please visit www.deltainstitute.edu.au

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