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2018 Dog Courses & Seminars

February 22, 2018 - Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy & Foster Carer Information Night

Could you care for a future Seeing Eye Dog?

Why not come along to this information evening, hear clients' stories, meet some of the dogs and see how you can help Seeing Eye Dogs Australia make a difference to people's lives.

When: Thursday 22nd February 2018, from 6pm to 7pm

Where: 17 Barrett Street, Kensington, VIC

For more information, please click here

March 2 & 3, 2018 - Bowen Therapy Essentials (NSW)

This 2-day workshop presented by Helen Anderson from Animal Equilibrium is aimed at the home user where you will learn to use Bowen techniques to maintain the health and wellbeing of dogs. 

When: Friday 2nd & Sat 3rd March 2018

Cost: $580 (early bird price $510)

For more information, please visit

March 3, 2018 - Natural Therapies for Animals - Massage (NSW)

In this one day practical workshop you will learn how animal massage and natural therapies can benefit your animals, and how these practices may be applied in the home and in the animal workplace. Topics will include:
  • The history of massage and natural therapies including acupressure, cranio-sacral therapies and T Touch.
  • Basic techniques used to discover abnormalities, to calm and relax an animal, to rid an animal’s body of toxins and stimulate circulation.
  • Natural therapies in animal first aid

Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018, 9:30am to 4:00pm 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own dog to the class.

Where: TAFE NSW Richmond, cnr. Blacktown Rd and Campus Drive, Richmond, NSW

Cost: $165 (lunch is provided for Saturday classes) 

For more information, please click here

March 3 & 4, 2018 - Dog Training, the Delta Way Seminar (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 also a pre-requisite to complete the full Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services course.

MELBOURNE - Dates: 3 & 4 March 2018

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

Price: $475 per person

SYDNEY - Dates: 17 & 18 March 2018

Where: Rydges Bankstown - 874 Hume Highway, Bass Hill, NSW, 2197

Price: $475 per person

To register, please visit  

March 3 -18, 2018 - Animal Training Symposium, Perth, WA
This event is aimed at anyone in the animal care industry! Whether you are a pet owner, a volunteer or an industry professional, this event is certain to have something for everyone.

For details, please visit   

March 10, 2018 - Pet First Aid and CPR (NSW) 

Ever wanted to learn how to read dog behaviour and to understand dog communication? Do you want to go on to a career working with dogs or just learn how to care better for your canine companion?…then this Pet First Aid and CPR course presented by Veterinarian David Horan is for you. 

You can learn all these valuable pet life saving techniques and much more in this invaluable course, whether you want to work as a vet nurse, animal trainer or carer or just learn how to better care for your own pet animal. This course will take you right through the First Aid care of your pet.

When: Saturday 10th March 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Macquarie Community College, Eastwood – Brush Farm Campus


For details and to book, please click here

March 10, 2018 - Natural Therapies for Canine Peak Performance (NSW)

This one-day workshop will provide the handler of the canine athlete with bodywork skills and remedies to maximise performance. This includes how to assess your dog, warm and cool down routines, stretch programs for particular sports, acupressure and massage for performance, remedies for enhancing performance and recovery.

When: Saturday 10th March, 2018 (max. 4-6 participants and their dogs).

Cost: $200 (includes performance kit tailored for each participant).

For details, 
please visit

From March 14, 2018 - PetAware™ Webinars (8pm-9pm)

14 March Wed  Preparing your Pet for Summer
11 April Wed Caring for your Senior Pet
9 May Wed Your New Pet – the New Owner’s User Guide
13 June Wed Knowing Your Pet’s Health
11 July Wed Pet Poisons, Envenomations & Parasites 

plus other webcasts include:
Medicating Your Pet
Caring for your rehomed Greyhound etc.

Cost: $19.95 per Webinar (pay online)
Please note:  Buy 3 to 7 Webinar Packages  and receive between 25 and 30% off discount.

For details, please visit 

March 17, 2018 - Introduction to Canine Behaviour (NSW)

This seminar is designed to give you an introduction to the aspects of canine behaviour based on how a dog communicates, and the interpretations of body language for observing and interpreting behaviour. You will learn to understand the ways in which dogs perceive the world, and be able to identify the way they communicate to us and each other.

This course is a must for dog trainers, dog attendants, vet nurses, dog walkers, puppy class instructors and dog owners. Your presenter is Rosalie Horton BAnSc(Behaviour), Senior Animal Behaviourist with Animal Welfare League NSW.

Date: Saturday 17 March 2018, from 9:00am –12noon

Where: TAFE NSW Richmond, cnr. Blacktown Rd and Campus Drive, Richmond, NSW

Cost: $65
For more information, please click here

March 18, 2018 - Natural Therapies for Animals - Hydrotherapy (NSW)
In this course you will learn about the benefits of hydrotherapy for dogs, e.g. improving strength, range of motion, agility and psychological wellbeing. It also assists in reducing pain. Discover why it is so good for dogs to swim: for recuperation from injuries and operations, on an exercise program to lose weight, or improve their
cardiovascular fitness or purely to swim for leisure and enjoyment.
With qualifications from the National College of Traditional Medicine, your teacher will show you how to keep your pets healthy - by keeping it natural.

When: Sunday 18th March 2018, from 9:30am to 4:00pm

WhereLondonderry Hydrotherapy Centre, 388 The Driftway, Londonderry, near Richmond, NSW 
Assist your dog to swim in a heated specialised canine hydrotherapy pool. 


For more information, please click here

March 18, 2018 - Dog Massage Workshop (VIC)

This workshop presented by Sarah McFarlane, CCRA, CMT – Canine Balance will give you the tools in both evaluating and treating dogs the right way and has been designed to teach individuals on how to assess, evaluate and provide a Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM), or massage treatment to canine’s safely and successfully.

There are no pre-requisites to attend this workshop however a background in the animal industry or massage is an advantage. 

When: Sunday 18th March 2018, from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Where: Hairy Hounds Playground, 12 Bentley Street, Williamstown North, VIC

For more details, please click here 

March 24, 2018 - Peta Clarke Nose Workshops (NSW)

Nose Works can be a wonderful way to settle stressed dogs, build that relationship with your best mate and it is also a competition sport.

Canine Education is running two x 4-hour Nose Works Workshops (max. 7 dogs per session) on March 24th with Peta Clarke. After 25 years working as a professional trainer, Peta has witnessed time and time again the value of establishing partnership over dominance, trust over respect and compassion over commands. She has trained animals for stage and film, has an extraordinary depth of experience with working with a wide range of animals.

When: Saturday 24th March 2018
8:00am to 12:00pm - Introduction to Nose Works; 1:00pm to 5:00pm - Intermediate Nose Works

Where: Maggie's Rescue OfficeAddison Road Community Centre, Marrickville, NSW.

To register your interest, please click here.

March 25, 2018 - Tracking Workshop (VIC)

This Tracking Workshop presented by Kris Kotsopoulos from Precision Tracking Dogs is for tracking enthusiasts who value innovative insights into tracking training. It will fill in the gaps to help you achieve a better understanding of how dogs track and how to assist them. 

When: Sunday 25th March 2018, from 9am to 5pm

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

For details, please click here

April 28-29, 2018 - Introduction to Dog Sledding (NSW)

NSW Siberian Express will be holding their first welcome day to discover the sport of dog sledding on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April 2018 at Wingello State Forest.

This open day is for anyone who would like to learn about dog sledding and dry mushing. All you need to bring along are your dog and a bike helmet and their sledding committee will lend you their equipment. It also includes the annual Paws for a Cause event sponsored by EzyDog Australia with all proceeds donated to Guide Dogs.

For more information, please click here

May 19, 2018 - First Aid & Medication Techniques for Pets (NSW)

This seminar will provide pet owners and people working in the animal industry with the basic tools to be able to medicate their animal successfully. Issues discussed will include basic first aid techniques, how to prepare a pet First Aid kit, bandage a wound, perform CPR and what you can do in the first few minutes that could help save an animal’s life.

Presenter of this seminar is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse employed in an animal emergency and critical care environment.

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018, from 9:30am to 4:00pm

Where: TAFE NSW Richmond, cnr. Blacktown Rd and Campus Drive, Richmond, NSW

Cost: $165

For more details, please click here

May 21 to June 25, 2018 - Course for Reactive Dogs (NSW)
This course is presented by Louise Ginman from Positive Dogs and has been specifically designed for dogs that bark at, growl, lunge, snarl at things they are worried about. 

This 6-week course will provide you with a number of tools to help your dog cope with changes in the environment or remain calm when they see something that worries them. This course is suitable for dogs that are worried/get over-excited about dogs and people or things e.g cars, bicycles, vacuums etc.

Note: If your dog has a bite history (that caused injury) with humans or dogs then this class is not suitable for your dog.

Hudson Oval, Mitchell Rd, Strathfield, NSW, 2135 

For more details, please click here 

May 2018 - PIAA Pet First Aid Workshops (TBC)

Locations and venues to be advised soon.
For details, please visit

June 16-19, 2018 - AusGroom 2018 (NSW)

June 16 & 17: Grooming Competitions
June 18 & 19: Seminars & Workshops

Where: Hawkesbury Racecourse, Clarendon, Sydney

For details, please visit  

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

Put the date in your diary! 

Registration is now open for the Pet Professional Guild Australia's Summit in Sydney on 27 – 29 July 2018 to be held at Bankstown Sports Centre. 

For more information, visit 

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