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2021 Australian Dog Courses & Seminars

 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 & 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: $595.00Booking Deadline: 30 December 2020

For more information, click here

January 9, 2021 - Rally Summer School & Tricks (VIC)


If you are not sure what to do with yourself and your dog while everyone else is on holidays, why not join this rally class offered by On Track Dog Training - Melbourne?

Rally can be best described as obedience 'the fun way', as dogs generally love it. A rally course consists of 10-20 stations and at each station you perform an obedience exercise.....and a lot of the exercises have a fun element to them. The rally class will strengthen all areas of your dogs obedience and in the beginning all exercises are performed on lead.

To make the classes even more fun you'll also learn some tricks which form part of the new Trick Dog trials that ANKC has started to offer. The groups are small with maximum 8 dogs in each.

When: Saturday mornings from January 9th (11am) and continuing for 5 weeks.

Where: Camberwell, Victoria.

For more information or to register please click here

January 17, 2021 - Paint Your Pet, Carrara Markets (QLD)




Why not kick off 2021 by creating a pop art portrait of your furry best friend?

Paint your Pet hosted by The Art Exchange at Carrara Markets will take you through the basics of painting portraits on a canvas, and how to create an awesome pop-art portrait of your pet in just five steps. Everyone is an artist with their special teaching method so try your hand at something new. 

Paint your Pet is one of our most popular concepts so don't hesitate to book your spot! Coffee & Canvas will be a monthly event held at Carrara Markets as a special morning art session. Wander the markets, sample some breakfast, grab a coffee and relax into Sunday morning with a canvas to create with. 

When: Sunday 17th January 2021, from 10am-12pm

Where: Carrara Markets - Cnr Manchester Rd & Gooding Dr, Carrara, QLD

Cost: $50.00

To book, call 0413 099 925 or email bookings@theartexchange.com.au

from 23 January, 2021 - 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 23 Jan 2021, Sat 13 Feb 2021, Sat 27 Mar 2021.

For more details or to book, click here 

from January 31, 2021 - Dog First Aid Course (QLD)


Duration: from 9:00am to 4:00pm (7 hours)


The course size is limited to 12 handlers maximum.


Cost: from $79.95


For more information, click here

February 6, 2021 - Puppy Splash (NSW)

Puppy Splash classes offered by K9 Swim - Hydrotherapy Centre For Dogs - NSW in Richmond (Sydney) will start on Saturday 6th February 2021.

This popular class offered by is for puppies 3-12 months of age and goes for 6 weeks every Saturday. 
Puppies learn to be confident in the water, socialise with other pups and have lots of fun!

When: starts Saturday 6th February 2021, from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Cost: $120. Registration is essential. 


For more information and registration forms, email info@k9swim.com.au


February 6-7, 2021 - Career as a Dog Trainer Course (WA)


Wanting to learn more about how dogs learn? Thinking of turning your passion into a career? Already in the pet care industry but want to expand your knowledge and services?
Or maybe you just want to learn more to help your own dog?

Why not attend the 2 day IMDT Career as a Dog Trainer course on February 6-7 held at DogsWest in Southern River.

This intensive course offers a wealth of information and practical demonstrations for those wishing to expand their dog training and behaviour knowledge, with topics such as:

* 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'.
(Due to the intensity of the course content, attendees do not brings dogs to this course.)

When: 6th & 7th February 2021; 7th & 8th August 2021

Duration: 2 days. from 9.00am to 3.00pm

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

To book online, 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

Running a Dog Course, a Dog Seminar or Conference aimed at dog owners or pet industry professionals in 2021? Simply email the details to publisher@australiandoglover.com to be added to our list (free).

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