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2020 Dog Courses & Seminars


from November 26, 2020 - Seeing Eye Dogs, Puppy Carer Info Session (Online)
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.

When: Thursday 26 November 2020, 5pm-6pm AEDT Ballarat and Bendigo, 4pm-5pm AEST Sunshine Coast, FREE ONLINE EVENT (note: Daylight savings time differences)

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

from December 28, 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: $145.00; Dogs: $10.00

Dates: Sat 28 Dec 2020, Sat 23 Jan 2021, Sat 13 Feb 2021, Sat 27 Mar 2021.

For more details or to book, click here 

January 2021 - Future Vet Kids Camp (Sydney, NSW)

Future Vet Kids Camp - Kookaburras Class of 2020
After a year of coping with the challenges of COVID19, animal loving kids can expect to have a howling good time during the upcoming school holidays at Future Vet Kids Camp, led by veterinarians Drs Audrey and Alison Shen from Aussie Mobile Vet.

Designed and run by veterinarians, Future Vet Kids Camp is a veterinary-inspired school holiday program in Sydney that caters to kids aged 9 to 16 years and encourages responsible pet ownership, the profession of veterinary medicine and a love and appreciation of all animals and their habitats!


When: January 4 – 8 and January 11 – 15, 2021 
** Please note Wombats (9-11 years) Week 1 & 2 are already sold out. **

Where: Waverley College, Waverley (Sydney), NSW, from 9:00am – 3:30pm

Cost: $595.00. Booking Deadline: 30 December 2020

For more information, 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 the details to include in our list (it's free!).

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