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2020 Dog Courses & Seminars


from June 1 to September 2020 - Agility Fit Classes (NSW / Online)

Classes are about to start again! Each class lasts for 30 days and has self-guided content with tips and feedback. A couple of the classes even have a weekly live! 

  • The Original AgilityFit 30 Day Challenge for handlers - tune in live for a weekly work out and kick-start your Agility fitness today!
  •  DogFit 30 Day Challenge - get your dog ready for a return to competition. This course is great for kick-starting fitness from any level. With a live workout session every week, don't miss this class for amazing value!
  • DogFit Team Foundations - Build your communication and bond with this foundation course. For teenage pups all the way up to older dogs - it's never too late to work on your team foundations.
  • DogFit Perfect Stride - 30 days of stride and jump exercises that build up to striding fluency. I cover strength, technique and full stride exercises.
  • DogFit Agility Challenge - 4 weeks and 6 foundation techniques with varying level of challenge for small space limited equipment training.
  • TrickFit 30 Days of Tricks - up to 50 unique tricks are covered in this 30 day course, showing the foundation skills, basic training needs and a large span of trick progressions.
All classes open June 1st and you will have access to the content for 3 months.

Cost: $40.00 per course

For more details, visit www.agilityfit.com.au

from June 2020 - Trick Training Classes (WA)
When: Thursday evenings, from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Where: Treeby, Perth (WA)

Cost: $200 (6 week course)

For more details and to reserve a place, contact Ashridge Cattery and Kennels or email tricktraining13@gmail.com


From July 24, 2020 - Seeing Eye Dogs, Puppy Carer Info Session (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 are 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 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.

  • Friday 24th July 2020, 10:30am-11:30am AESTFREE ONLINE EVENT 
To register your interest to attend one of the upcoming Puppy & Foster Carer Online Information Sessions (several dates each month) from the comfort of your own house, click here 

If you have any questions, please email: SEDAvolunteer@visionaustralia.org

from August 3 - 28, 2020 - Pet Grooming Course (NSW)
DOGUE in conjunction with Naomi Conroy offers a Certified Pet Grooming Course, designed to introduce and develop the skills of those wishing to enter the pet grooming industry as a professional. It will be held at their Bondi Junction Training Centre in Sydney.

Course Reward:
Duel Nationally Recognised Certificate III – in Pet Grooming (ACM 30617) and Companion Animals Studies (ACM30417)

Course Duration:
Each course runs for 20 days (full-time, practical). Plus, approximately 40 hours online.

Course Schedule 2020:
Monday, 3 August 2020 to Friday, 28 August 2020

To register your interest, please email grooming@dogue.com.au or call (02) 4877 1877



from September 5, 2020 - Gourmet PawPrints Dog-Friendly Tours (VIC)

Explore Historic Williamstown

Join us exploring the history of Williamstown with your fur-kids followed by fish and chips on the foreshore taking in the breathtaking view of city lights. This tour is the pawfect way to experience this amazing township, which is steeped in Victorian history. 

Return to a bygone era and find out about the ghosts who wander the pubs, the hulks who housed the prisoners and the rich, colourful maritime past. This is an easy 5km walk!

Cost: Adults $55; Dogs $5

Dates: Sat 5 Sept, Sat 19 Sept, Sat 3 Oct


For more details or to book, click here

from September 12, 2020 - Gourmet PawPrints Dog-Friendly Tours (VIC)

Discover your own backyard Tour 

Melbourne has so much to offer Peeps and Paws so Gourmet Pawprints have crafted a boutique adventure taking in some of the very best our city has to offer.

Enjoy a private Yarra cruise in a restored wooden boat and a private Venetian style boat ride on the Ornamental Lake in the Botanical Gardens, morning tea and a picnic basket of goodies for lunch, strolls through the majestic gardens and finishing at an outdoor bar. Total walking is about 4km!

Cost: Adults: $145; Dogs: $10


Dates: Sat 12 Sept, Sat 26 Sept, Sat 17 Oct, Sat 14 Nov, Sat 12 Dec

For more details or to book, click here

November 11-15, 2020 - PPGA Geek Week (Online)


International Geek Week is presented by Pet Professional Guild Australia and will take place online from November 11 - 15, 2020.

To register your interest, visit
petprofessionalguild.com/Geek-Week-November-2020/



August 21-22, 2021 - Health & Harmony Dog Symposium 2021 (QLD)
The Complete Pet Company is proud to present their third annual Health and Harmony Dog Symposium in Brisbane.

The 2019 Symposium was another huge success and in 2021 the organisers are proud to announce Amber Batson Veterinary Behaviourist, as their International Guest Speaker.

In fact Amber will be presenting for the entire Symposium. This will allow her to thoroughly dissect the topic of Canine Stress, helping dog owners to understand this hot topic and how this 6 letter word can impact their dog’s health and behaviour.

Cost: $355.00-$415.00. Early Bird Pricing available until 31st March 2021.

For further information, click here


Any Time - Pet Sitter / Dog Walker Course, National (online)
Do you dream of working with animals? Then being a pet sitter/dog walker might be the answer! Get your confidence up and understand the standard of care the RSPCA expects and how to handle potentially tricky situations.

Like our human family members, pets don't come with an instruction book! Completing this course will give you a sound introduction to caring for domestic animals in Australia 
and is a must for any animal lover, particularly those wishing to work with domestic animals or in the pet care industry.

The PetCloud Pet Sitting course provides an outstanding opportunity for you to learn about pets and how to meet their many and various needs.

This is a short course, designed to be completed in about 2 hours online. The course includes two modules set by PetCloud and RSPCA.

When: Start Any time 

For more details, click here

Are you running a Dog Course, a Dog Seminar or a Conference aimed at pet industry professionals or pet owners in 2020/2021, why not email publisher at australiandoglover.com with all the details to include in our list (it's free!).

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