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2019 Dog Courses & Seminars

July 23, 2019 - Road Tripping with Dogs (Webinar)

Join Barbara Hodel, President of the Pet Professional Guild and owner of Goodog Positive Dog Training on a road trip with her two German Short-haired Pointers and her husband.

This trip took them to Mudgee, Tamworth, then north along the New England High Way to Byron Bay and along the coast to Grafton and Nambucca Heads. They discovered a wildlife refuge, breathtaking beaches, a working cattle farm, and the most friendly country and coastal towns. There were more dog-friendly places than they ever thought!

She will show which booking platforms work best for dog-friendly accommodation, how to choose the route and season for your dream trip.

She will also explain how to prepare your dog for a trip, what to take and how to avoid disaster. Holidaying with dogs can be fun, relaxing and enjoyable for all!

When: Tuesday 23rd July 2019, from 7:30pm - 8:30pm

This is a free event for members, public registration is $15. To book click here.

July 25, 2019 - Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Caring Info Sessions (VIC)
Could you care for a future Seeing Eye Dog this year? Be sure you attend and get all the info you need. The puppy caring program requires volunteers to care for a puppy in their home from the age of 8 weeks until they're approximately 12-15 months of age.

Full time carers are needed however if a shorter time is more suitable and you can commit to a minimum of 6 months, this may be the option for you.

If you become a puppy carer, you will be given support and guidance from the Seeing Eye Dogs Australia team who will spend time with you to assess your needs to determine the best caring option to suit your lifestyle.

At this information evening you will find out how rewarding it is to become a puppy carer. Hear personal accounts from people who are blind or have low vision, and how their Seeing Eye Dog has improved their independence.Discover how you can help make a difference.

When: Thursday 25th July 2019, from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Where: Seeing Eye Dogs, 17 Barrett Street, Kensington, VIC, 3031

To register, simply email your chosen session to or visit

July 27, 2019 - Paint your Pooch Art Night (WA)

K9 Collective - Playcare for Dogs and Art Studio 290 are hosting a Paint your Pooch Party!

Email the following to to secure your spot!

1. Send in at least two clear photos of your pet in different poses. (no screenshots, or filters)
2. Pick a background colour. Should be solid (no details) and contrast your pooch, or match your decor.
The artist will sketch everyone's photos so please email your photos as soon as you can.

When: Saturday 27th July 2019, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm 

Where: K9 Collective, 290 Whatley Crescent, Maylands, Western Australia, 6051

Cost: $70 (+ booking fee) per person.
Bring whatever food or drinks you'd like and some nibbles will also be supplied.

If you have any questions, please text 0499 980 455 or email

August 1 & August 17, 2019 - Pupcake & Dog Treats Cooking Class (QLD)

Learn the art of creating finely decorated pupcakes, petite paws and dog-friendly chocolate using nourishing ingredients such as coconut oil, raw chicken and beef mince, raw vegetables, coconut yoghurt, flaxseed and many more!

Tanya Arnold is a Certified Animal Nutritionist who will teach you the benefits of incorporating these pupcake ingredients into your dog’s everyday diet. 

Plus, you’ll get to take all of your creations home to your furry friend! Workshop includes:
  • Comprehensive pupcake demonstrations and tips.
  • Pupcake workshop recipes.
  • Pupcake ingredients.
  • Pupcake creations to take home.
  • Cake box to take your creations home.
When: 1 August, 9:30 am – 11:30 am; 17 August, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: St Mary's Community Hall, Village Green, Montville QLD, 4560, Australia

For more information and to book, click here

from Aug 5-30, 2019 - Pet Grooming Course (NSW)

This grooming training course presented by Naomi Conroy is designed to introduce and develop the skills of those wishing to enter the pet grooming industry as a professional.
Under the guidance of Naomi and DOGUE senior groomers – students will concentrate on basic grooming of dogs including brushing, combing, clipping, hair styling techniques and much more.

Course Reward: Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Pet Grooming (ACM30617)

Course Location & Duration:
The grooming course will take place at DOGUE's Bondi Junction training facility. Each course runs for four weeks (full time), Monday to Friday.

Schedule 2019:
Course Two: Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 30
Course Three: Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 29

Cost: $5,950 plus GST (includes training, assessments, and training resources)

To register your interest please email or call (02) 4877 1877

August 10, 2019 - Pet First Aid Course

Do you want to learn animal first aid? This fabulous workshop run by Qualified Animal Industry Trainer and Assessors teaches you about recognising emergencies, nail care, bites, stings and allergies, poisoning and lots more.

Bookings and pre-payment is essential to secure your spot. To book call us on 1300 787 064. Payment can be made over the phone or at K9 Swim's reception in advance.

Date: Saturday 10th August 2019, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: K
9 Swim Training Room, 853 Kurmond Road, North Richmond, New South Wales, Australia 2754

Cost: $55.00Price includes a booklet and a Certificate of Attendance.

from August 17-18, 2019 - Dog Training The Delta Way Seminar (QLD, VIC, NSW)
This seminar will provide you with the latest information on dog behaviour and positive, reward-based training. Suitable for all levels of experience, this seminar forms the start of your rewarding journey to becoming a fully qualified dog trainer. 

It is a compulsory seminar for all those wishing to complete the full Certificate IV Course, but is also an excellent stand-alone program for dog lovers or owners wishing to learn about animal behaviour and training. All attendees who complete the seminar will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Presented by leading Veterinary Behaviour Consultant Dr Gaille Perry and renowned animal trainer Kerrie Haynes-Lovell. Topics covered 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 

Sat 17th Aug, 9:00 am - Sun 18th Aug 2019, 4:30 pm
The Glen Hotel
24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113, Australia
To book, click here

Sat 24th Aug, 9:00 am - Sun 25th Aug 2019, 4:30 pm
Punthill Apartment Hotels Essendon
1142 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon VIC 3040, Australia
To book, click here

Sat 7th Sep, 9:00 am - Sun 8th Sep 2019, 4:30 pm
Rydges Bankstown
874 Hume Hwy, Bass Hill NSW 2197, Australia
To book, click here

Nov 14 - 17, 2019 - APDT Australia 2019 Conference (NSW)

Each year the APDT Australia Conference strives to bring you a conference packed full of new information, interesting and informative topics and world class speakers who will reinforce and update your skills and stretch or challenge your current beliefs. 

Optional workshops on Thursday with guest speakers offer the opportunity to learn more about topics not covered in the main program whilst a new addition to the program this year are “breakfast with a speaker” sessions where you can enjoy breakfast with one of the guest speakers each morning.
Situated in the picturesque Hunter Valley NSW, this is going to be a conference you won't want to miss!

Speakers for 2019 include:

  • Ken Ramirez
  • Peta Clarke
  • Michael Shikashio
  • Dr Vanessa Rohlf
  • Dr Kate Mornement

When: from Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 November, 2019 at 5:00pm

Where: Cypress Lakes Resort Hunter Valley, 15 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320

2019 Registrations are now open

For more details, please visit

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