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2020 Dog Courses & Seminars


From September 19, 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.

  • Saturday 19th September 2020 (aimed at potential carers on the Sunshine Coast in Qld & in Bendigo and Ballarat regions in Vic), from 11:00am-12:00pm AESTFREE ONLINE EVENT 
To register your interest to attend one of the upcoming Puppy & Foster Carer Online Information Sessions from the comfort of your own house, click here 

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

September 19, 2020 - Doga Yoga Live Class (Online)
Want to feel great and do good for dogs in need? Join thousands  in feeling awesome with a beginner-friendly yoga class for you, supporting dogs in need. PS: Your dogs don’t need to do yoga moves! They can chill out or join in for pats.

For this online, community yoga class you can donate as little or as much as you can to help provide essential services and support to the amazing work Whiskey's Wish does.

Whiskey's Wish's Mission Statement is - To enhance the independence & quality of life of Veterans, First Responders & Correctional Officers who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & service-related injuries by the training, support, advocacy & assistance of quality, task trained service dogs to assist in rehabilitation.

You can donate to their cause at https://bit.ly/2CTvq8T

When: Saturday 19th September, at 10:00 am (QLD / VIC / NSW / TAS time).

To sign up, click here

Want to keep on doing Doga Yoga? You can join our daily yoga classes online for 30 Days for only $1 - for more info visit http://dogayoga.com/

from 17-18 October 2020 - "Career as a Dog Trainer" (WA)
Want to discover more about how dogs learn? Or what about teaching those at the other end of the leash?
Ever thought about becoming a dog trainer?

Perhaps you are a dog trainer or work in the pet professional field and want to brush up on your skills?
Or maybe you just want to learn more to help your own dog?

Then IMDT Australia has the perfect 2 day course for you.

The 2 day 'Career As A Dog Trainer' Course offers a wealth of information and practical demonstrations for those wishing to expand their dog training and behaviour knowledge. Course content includes:

* the science of how dogs learn
* exploring body language
* group class planning & dynamics
* principles of canine behaviour
* building a one to one consultation
* behaviour modification & rehabilitation
* practical demonstrations
* case studies

This is a very popular Course for attendees of all standards and is part of the curriculum required for the Open College Network Level III Accredited Qualification 'Principles of Dog Training And Behaviour'.

When: 17th & 18th October 2020, from 9:00am-3:00pm

Where: Dogswest, 602 Warton Road, Southern River, WA, 6110

Cost: $300.00

Book online at https://www.imdt.com.au/imdt-courses/imdt-2-day-career-as-a-dog-trainer/


from November 2,2020 - 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: Monday 2 Nov 2020, Sat 5 Dec 2020, Sat 16 Jan 2021


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/



from November 14, 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 14 Nov 2020, Sat 12 Dec 2020, Sat 23 Jan 2021

For more details or to book, click here

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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