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2019 Dog Courses & Seminars

from March 24, 2019 - Dog Massage Training Workshops (VIC, TAS, SA)
Can you recognise when your dog is in pain? Do you know that dog massage can help detect areas of pain while providing relief at the same time? This 3.5 hour dog training course helps dog owners learn how to massage their dog safely and effectively for relaxation, pain therapy, and sports event recovery, whilst benefiting from the long-term effects, leading to healthier and happier dog.

You'll learn: 

  • Evaluation & Assessment of your canine
  • Treatment - What, When, Why, Where & How 
  • Hands-On Demonstration and Practical Exercises 
Book now to learn simple techniques to help your dog move better, feel better while creating a strong bond together.

Bendigo - Saturday 24th March
Bangholme (Melbourne) - Saturday 27th April
Hobart - Saturday 11th May
Adelaide - Saturday 1st June

To register, visit

from March 28, 2019 - Seeing Eye Dogs Information Sessions (VIC)

Ever thought about being a puppy carer and supporting your community, but not sure what is involved? Why not come to one of these Puppy Carer Information Sessions to find out more:

• Speak with staff and volunteer carers who share their real-life stories. 
“Importantly we can take the dog with us wherever we go, to shops and restaurants”Michael, puppy carer.
• Meet some puppies

Choose your preferred date and time at an upcoming event.

Location: Seeing Eye Dogs, 17 Barrett Street, Kensington

Date: Thursday, 28 March 2019, from 6pm-7pm
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019, from 12pm-1pm
Date: Thursday, 29 April 2019, from 6pm-7pm

For registration and enquiries, Email: or 

Call 0428 010 843

from March 29, 2019 - Human & Canine Proprioception (VIC & WA)
Dates: 29 March - 2 April 2019 (VIC); 5th - 9th April 2019 (WA)

Fore more information, please visit 

April 6, 2019 - Canine Behaviour Assessment Seminar (NSW)

162-28975V01 - TAFE PLUS Statement in Canine Behaviour Assessment Workshop

This one-day intensive workshop is for people who want training in conducting Canine Behaviour Assessments and Temperament Testing. It is designed to provide an overview on the processes involved in conducting a behaviour assessment. The course does NOT attempt to qualify students to conduct Temperament Tests for Restricted Breeds for councils nor assessing for Dangerous Dog Orders.

Your presenter is Rosalie Horton BAnSc (Behaviour). Rosalie is a fully qualified animal scientist, behaviourist, vet nurse, animal trainer and zookeeper.

When: Saturday 6th April, 2019, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

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

Cost: $165 (light lunch provided), 10% discount for PIAA and Pets Australia members 

For more details, please call 131 601 or visit

April 8, 2019 - Dealing with Aggressive & Reactive Behaviours - Perth (WA)

Join John McGuigan, The Glasgow Dog Trainer, one of the world’s leading trainers working with dogs who display aggressive or reactive behaviour.

This workshop is for anyone who lives or works with aggressive dog including Owners,Trainers, Veterinary professionals, Dog walkers,Groomers, Rescue organisations.

  • Look at common causes for aggressive or reactive behaviour in dogs.
  • Apply strategies for managing those behaviours.
  • Learn ways to avoid those behaviours in the first place.
  • Train more appropriate behaviours to take their place.
This workshop will be a combination of – hands on, lecture, video and Q & A

Working Spots are available on application only and will have specific conditions that will need to be met to ensure the safety and welfare of all human and canine participants.

For more details, please click here

April 18, 2019 - Osteopathy and Animal Biomedical Medicine Seminar (NSW)

Have you ever wondered what an Osteopath does, what Animal Biomechanical Medicine is, and why your dog would possibly need it? 

K9 Swim’s Osteopath will shine a light on when and how ABM can help your dog, discuss the various techniques and modalities available and share a collection of case studies. 

Learn some tips and tricks you can take home to help monitor your own dogs and pick up any niggles before they become big problems, as well as help them recover from their daily activities and athletic endeavours. 

Thursday 18th April 2019, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Where: K9 Swim Hydrotherapy Centre for Dogs, 853 Kurmond Road, Richmond, NSW

Cost$25 (includes light refreshments). Bookings and upfront payment are essential. To book and pay call K9 Swim on 1300 787 064 or pop in during business hours.

For the latest details and to book, click here 

May 4 & 5, 2019 - Bravery Workshop Melbourne

Would you like to improve the relationship with your dog? Would you like to know about "emotional wealth"? Or are you a dog professional, a vet, or working in the animal industry, and would like to know more about how human behaviour, thoughts and emotions impact our dogs and influence their behaviour, and how you can support the dog owner during your service?

If yes, then attending the 2-day “Bravery Workshop” would bring great value to your life. The goal of the workshop is that by the end of the 2 days you will have inner resources that you can draw upon for the rest of your life. This isn’t a “traditional” dog-training course. This revolutionary course focuses on “the end of the lead” (aka the dog owner) and less on the dog.

When: May 4, 2019 from 8:45am to May 5 , 2019 at 4:30pm

Where: Pro Dog Training, 2D/19-23 Paramount Road, West Footscray, Victoria, 3012

For more details, please click here

May 18, 2019 - Natural Therapies for Animals, Massage (NSW)

162-27462V01 Natural Therapies for Animals - Massage

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. You're encouraged to bring your dog to class.
  • 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

When: Saturday 18th May, 2019, from 9:30am to 4:00pm

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

Cost: $165 (light lunch provided), 10% discount for PIAA and Pets Australia members 

For more details, please call 131 601 or visit

from May 11, 2019 - Puppy Splash Swimming Classes (NSW)

This very popular Puppy 'learn to swim' program will start on Saturday 11 May for 6 weeks
Pups must be 3-12 months of age and be fully vaccinated and wormed. 

Where: K9 Swim853 Kurmond Road, North Richmond, New South Wales, Australia 2754

For the information pack, please email . Registrations are now being taken.

June 14 & 15, 2019 - Natural Therapies for Animals - Advanced Herbal Medicine (NSW)

162-27643V01 - TAFE Plus Statement in Natural Therapies for Animals - Advanced Herbal Medicine
Topics covered:
§ Properties and the use of medicinal herbs
§ Signs of poor health in animals including a home health check for pets
§ Herbs specific to organs, systems and conditions
§ Making of herbal preparations including contents for an animal first aid kit, herbal products for improving health and wellbeing, tinctures, and immunity boost tonic, an injury spray, ointment, eye wash, stress drops and herbal oil

When: Friday 14 June & Saturday 15 June 2019, from 9:30am to 4:00pm 

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

Cost: $350 (light lunch provided), 10% discount for PIAA and Pets Australia members 

For more details, please call 131 601 or visit

June 15, 2019 - Behaviour Modification and Rehabilitation of Dogs and Cats (NSW)

162-28977V01 - Behaviour Modification and Rehabilitation of Dogs and Cats

This one day intensive workshop introduces students to the field of domestic animal behavioural modification. This workshop demonstrates the techniques used by behaviourists and trainers to address common behavioural issues. This course only demonstrates and endorses positive reinforcement techniques and techniques endorsed by the Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals.

Your teacher for this workshop is a fully qualified animal scientist, animal behaviourist, vet nurse, animal trainer and zookeeper. She is an experienced animal behaviour expert who manages the behaviour department at a leading animal shelter in Sydney as well as having her own animal behaviour consultancy. 

When: Saturday 15th June, 2019, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

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

Cost: $165 (light lunch provided), 10% discount for PIAA and Pets Australia members 

For more details, please call 131 601 or visit

June 22 & 23, 2019 - Health & Harmony Dog Symposium (QLD)

This is the second annual Health and Harmony Dog Symposium held in Brisbane and hosted by The Complete Pet Company.

The Symposium's goal is to deliver knowledge, resources, services and training to improve health and harmony for dogs across Australia. This is also a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded people. The 2019 speakers include:

• World renowned Canine Myotherapy specialist Julia Robertson from the Galen Therapy Centre in the UK
• Dr Rowan Kilmartin, well-known veterinarian who practices Animal Biomechanical Medicine (ABM). His work also includes chiropractic, acupuncture and advanced laser therapy including auriculo-therapy.
• The very colourful & exciting speaker, Bono Beeler, Canine Consultant from Speaking Dog K9 Services (NZ).
• Leader in her field, Jenny Golsby, Canine Wellness Facilitator and owner of The Complete Pet Company and Complete Canine Communication.

Included in this 2-day seminar: Morning tea, beautiful vegan lunch, afternoon tea, symposium show bag, question time with the panel.

Date: Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June 2018, from 10.00am – 5.30pm (doors open at 9:30am)

Where: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Tickets on Sale Now (ends Friday 14th June 2019)

  • Cost: $415.00 per person from March 1, 2019
If you would like any further information please email or call (07) 3855 3555

July 4 - 8, 2019 - The Total Canine & The Cognitive Canine in Sydney (NSW)

Join Dr Leslie Eide and Sarah Stremming in Sydney Australia to learn more about canine sport fitness training, injury prevention and behavioural wellness.

Thursday, July 4, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Fit Form Building Blocks
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Jumping Gymnastics Squared

Friday, July 5, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Weaving Wonderland

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM - Clarity Rules

Monday, July 8, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Worked Up 2.0

WhereAgilityFit, PO Box 935, Chatswood, NSW, 2057

For more details, click here

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

The APDT Australia Conference has been announced. Stay tuned for updates with speaker information, pricing and more early in 2019! Situated in the picturesque Hunter Valley NSW, this is going to be a conference you wont want to miss!

When: Nov 14, 2019 at 9:00am to Nov 17, 2019 at 5:00pm

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

For the latest updates, please click here

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