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2019 Dog Courses & Seminars

October 7, 2019 - Thrivet Symposium (VIC)

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October 12, 2019 - Pupcakes & 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 and she will teach you the benefits of incorporating these pupcake ingredients into your dog’s everyday life.
Plus, you’ll get to take all of your creations home to your furry friend! This workshop includes:
  • Comprehensive pupcake demonstrations and tips.
  • Pupcake workshop recipes.
  • Pupcake ingredients.
  • Pupcake creations to take home.
  • Cake box to take your creations home.

Once you’ve mastered the art of pupcakes, you’ll be able to make pupcakes for all the dogs in your life!

When: Saturday 12th October 2019, 2pm-4pm 

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

Cost: $79.00

For tickets, please click here

from Oct 14 to Nov 8, 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, October 14 to Friday, November 8

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

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

October 19, 2019 - Using Essential Oils for your Dog (NSW)

This workshop is interactive morning of discovering the amazing benefits and uses of Certified Pure Tested Grade Essentials Oils with your dogs.

When used correctly these amazing drops of nature can help support your pet's physical and emotional wellbeing naturally. Essential oils can help support skin, calm the emotions, aid in digestion, support muscles and joints, act as a natural insect repellent and much more.

Learn about self selection, safety and different ways to use the oils with your dog. Also make and take one doggy spray or dropper to take home from a range of great recipes.

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October 21, 2019- Dog Recall (Central Coast, NSW)
Help! My Dog Won’t Come When I Call!

* Do you call your dog and he just blatantly ignores you?
* Does he begin to walk toward you then decide something else is more interesting?
* Do you see people other people call their dogs and they come running first time every time and wish that could be you?

The good news is that can be you! You can train your dog to COME when called. Come along to hear Master Dog Trainer and Author Louise Harding share her proven tips and techniques from her book Nose to Tail: A Holistic Guide to Training Your Dream Dog.

Louise Harding is a dynamic, engaging presenter and her talks are humour-filled, interesting and informative. Louise will be signing copies of her book Nose to Tail which will be available to purchase on the day.

When: Monday 21st October 2019, 10:30am

This FREE EVENT is held at the Toukley Library; bookings are essential. Call (02) 4350 1540

November 2 & 3, 2019 - Beginners Nosework (VIC)
Teach your dog to be a detection dog. Scentwork (Nosework) is coming to the ANKC. Get in now so you are ready to trial. 

We use the same method as professional detection dog trainers (because we are). Positive reward based training, we start your dog on odour straight away (no finding food in boxes). Dogs will begin training on a single target scent (Birch).
By lunch most dogs will be moving on to multiple containers and different presentations of scent. By the end of the workshop most dogs will be beginning to work through basic scent problems. The theory day covers:

• Understanding the physiology of a dog’s nose
• Understanding how you dog perceives the world
• What is Nosework (Scentwork)
• How we teach Nosework (Scentwork)
• What motivates your dog
• Understanding the science of training
• How dogs recognise and work scent
• How scent moves and is effected by environmental conditions
Participants of this day will receive a 70 page colour booklet to keep which covers the theory of the day plus information to help them on their Nosework journey.

When: Saturday 2nd November from 9am to Sunday 3rd November at 5pm.

Where: Kepala Pet Resort, 55 Edwards Road, Diggers Rest, VIC, 3427

Cost: $190 (2 day workshop)

For more information, and to register, visit

November 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

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November 26, 2019 - A Guide to Starting Your Own Small Pet Industry Business (Online)

Your Presenter, Kathy Reidy, has been involved professionally in the industry for over 30 years and personally a lifetime working with animals, Kathy owns her own small business as well as being a part time TAFE teacher. She have worked as a workplace consultant, staff training for industry businesses, run group training classes as well as private behaviour modification consultations and have been teaching Animal Science subjects for TAFE NSW since 2008.

This informative webinar will help to get you started in establishing your own pet related business whilst still adhering to legislative, taxation, and animal welfare requirements. It is also suitable for people already running a business to make sure they are complying with the requirements under Australian regulations and it also covers basic marketing of your industry business.

When: Tuesday 26th November 2019, from 7:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Live Webinar 

Cost: Free for PPGA members; $15.00 for non-members

To register, click here

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