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2021 Australian Dog Courses & Seminars

April 21, 2021 "Woof"! Why dogs bark and what you can do about it (Online)

Just due to some difficulties with the webinar run on March 31st, this popular topic will be re-run for anyone that missed it.

Almost all dogs bark. It is a natural dog behaviour and one of the ways in which they communicate. But sometimes that can be a problem for humans. If you find yourself wondering, “how do I stop the dog from barking?” (whether it’s your dog, or someone else’s) this webinar is for you. It’s your one stop shop for the all the reasons dogs bark and what you can do about it. In this seminar presented by Sarah Forge from Miss Behaviour Dog Training Services, you'll learn about:
  • Why dogs bark
  • Types of barking
  • What is nuisance barking
  • How to stop a dog barking
  • Evaluating barking devices
Date: Wednesday 21st April, 2021, from 7:00pm

More information and online registration: (Re-Run) "WOOF"! - Why dogs bark and what you can do about it

from April 24, 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

April 24, 2021 - First Aid for Animals Course (NSW)

The First Aid for Animals courses are back at the K9 Swim - Hydrotherapy Centre For Dogs - NSW 

Level 1 topics include: Nail care, recognising and preparing for emergencies, bites, stings, allergies, poisoning (chemical/plants), shock, anxiety issues, hypo/hyperthermia, seizures. 

Level 2 topics include: CPR, drowning, choking, wounds, fractures, bandaging techniques, medicating techniques.

24th April 2021| Level 1, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Level 2, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Where: 853 Kurmond Road, North Richmond, NSW, 2754

Price: $65 for one workshop or $120 for both workshops.
This includes afternoon tea, notes and a certificate. 

To make a booking, call 1300 787 064. Limited seating available.

May 8, 2021 - Dog First Aid Tasmania Workshop 

Veterinarian Dr Mark Hynes will be conducting this workshop explaining how you can apply First Aid to sick and injured dogs.

A COVID-19 Safety Plan will be in place for the Workshop. Full refunds will be available should another outbreak of COVID occur affecting the Workshop. 
We will look at the signs and symptoms of the most common issues vets see with dogs and what to do in each situation such as:
  • Handling an emergency
  • Handling distressed animals
  • Signs of shock and assessing the patient
  • Pain
  • Snake bites & other bites and stings
  • Control bleeding & bandaging
  • Fight wounds
  • CPR
  • Fractures
  • Choking
  • Poisoning
  • Heat stress
  • What to do with dog hit by car 
  • Burns

When: Saturday 8 May 2021, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Hobart area (TBA)
To book, click here
May 15, 2021 - Gourmet PawPrints Doggy Urban Explorer (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 15 May 2021 (9:30am -3:30pm)

For more details or to book, click here 

May 30, 2021 - Care of the Senior Dog (NSW)

This workshop teaches you how to care for the Senior or disabled dog with natural and physical therapies, giving them comfort and a better quality of life in this life stage.  Topics covered will include diseases and conditions associated with aging, diet and nutrition, health checks, Complementary and Alternative Therapies and aids to assist the aged or disabled dog.

When: 30th May 2021, from 10:00am - 1:00pm

Where: 853 Kurmond Road, North Richmond, NSW, 2754

Price: $80 which includes afternoon tea, notes and a certificate. 

To register, call 1300 787 064 or click here. Limited seating available.

June 19, 2021 - Natural Therapies for Animals - Massage (NSW)

In this one-day practical workshop you will learn how animal massage and natural therapies can benefit your animals, and how these practices may be applied in the home as well as in an animal care workplace.

Organisers encourage you to bring your dog to class. The training will include information on:
  • The history of animal massage and natural therapies including acupressure, cranio-sacral therapies and T Touch.
  • How to use massage to calm and relax an animal, and how massage can be used to stimulate circulation and improve health.
  • The fundamental use of massage therapy techniques in post-injury recovery.

Where: TAFE NSW Richmond, Crn Blacktown Road & Campus Drive Richmond NSW 2753

Date: Saturday 19 June 2021, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Course Fee:

Enrol online at; call the Customer Service Team on 02 4570 9099 or email
July 31 - August 1, 2021 - Aggression in Dogs Workshop (Online)

This 2-day online workshop on Defensive Handling and Training is presented by Michael Shikashio, CDBC and Trish McMillan MSc, CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC

✔️ Are you currently working with aggressive dogs or have an interest in learning more about how to safely work with aggressive dogs?

✔️ Would you like to learn hands-on defensive handling skills?

✔️ Do you want to add more to your toolbox for modifying aggressive behaviour in dogs?
When: July 31- August 1, 2021 – Australia AEST Time (TBC). Via Live Stream and the event will be recorded.

Cost: $195.00
For more details and to register, click here

November 13-17, 2021 - Geek Week (Online - Worldwide)

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 to be added to our list (free).

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