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2022 Australian Dog Courses & Seminars

 SUPs for PUPs Lessons (any time), Melbourne, VIC

Have you always wanted to learn how to Stand Up Paddle with your dog? 

All equipment is supplied, such as SUP Board, life jackets for your pooch - all sizes, leg rope, treats - and qualified trainer in Stand Up Paddleboarding and Dog Training.

Lessons will be undertaken on the Mornington Peninsula and will vary depending on the tide and wind (e.g. St Kilda Beach, Mt Eliza, Dromana etc). You can choose from 
private lessons for one on one training, group lessons for friends and families, as well as lesson packages. 

There's also a Paddle & Breakfast Package to kick off your SaturdaysThis event is $79 per dog-human couple and includes:
✔️ 1 hour Stand Up Paddleboard session with your dog (board and dog life jacket included)
✔️ A breakfast for you and your dog at Chez Misty Dog Creperie

Where: St Kilda Beach, 103 Grey Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182

For details of all options, visit www.supsforpups.com.au

From May 6, 2022 - Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Foster Carer Information Days




Seeing Eye Dogs are looking for loving homes for Seeing Eye Dogs pups across Australia. Come and meet their pups and chat with their friendly staff and carers online about the joys of puppy caring.

Next Dates: 
Thursday 12th May 2022, 10am-10.30am (Bendigo region).
7 May 2022 - Gourmet Pawprints Peeps and Paws High Tea (VIC)

This is a special Fur-Mummas High Tea hosted by Gourmet Pawprints with limited spots available for this wonderful day to celebrate all things doggos.

Spend an indulgent afternoon in the Yarra Valley enjoying the breathtaking scenery whilst sipping and nibbling the finest with your bestie. 

You'll start the day with a picnic basket of fruit to enjoy on the journey to Lilydale Lake. A gentle wander around the lake will be sure to ingnite the sniffing senses of pooches. Then it is off to an iconic vineyard to enjoy a stunning High Tea with the pooches relaxing by your side.

When: Saturday 7th May 2022, from 10:30am-5:30pm

Where: Westport Reserve Cost: $155 (pp); $15 (dog). 

For more info & to book, visit gourmetpawprints.com.au/peeps-and-paws-high-tea/

14-15 May 2022 - Gary White Working Dog School, Tallagatta (VIC)

From May 15, 2022 - Doggy Sniffaris & Walking Tours (VIC)
Gourmet Pawprints offers two fabulous Doggy Treks to choose from: you can explore the both sides of Port Phillip Bay on their Around The Bay Doggy Trek taking in the magic of both Queenscliff and Sorrento or come to picture pawfect Daylesford with an historic train ride, morning tea with off leash strolls and a picnic lunch on the lake.

The walks are easy grade and Bella the dog welcoming bus will scoot ahead and have your individual picnic basket lunch filled with goodies ready for tired paws.

Dates: Daylesford: Sun 15 May 2022, Williamstown: Saturday 21 May 2022

Cost: $165 per Adult; $20 per Dog

For more details or to book, click here

From May 15, 2022 - Dog First Aid Course (QLD)



This course will teach you how to prepare, prevent and respond to an emergency involving your dog and how to have a happy healthy dog.

This course is based on real-world examples with up to date information coming from across the globe, from various veterinary and working dog communities.

Warning: This course is not designed to replace professional veterinary care but designed to help get your canine to professional veterinary care asap. The course size is limited to 15 handlers maximum.

Where: 
Banyo Library, 284 St Vincent's Rd, Banyo QLD 4014

Dates: 15 May & 26 June 2022

Duration: 8 hours (starts 8:00am)

Cost: 94.95 


For more details and to book, please visit dogfirstaid.com.au/bookings 


26 May 2022 - Covid dogs: Lonely & Socially Inept Seminar (Online)

This webinar by Pet Professional Guild Australia is presented by Louise Newman & Barbara Hodel.
We humans are probably all happy to be able to go back to the office but our dogs do not cope with being left alone. We are also happy to have some friends over for dinner or a BBQ but our dogs are nor having any of it.
We also see more dogs who have a real case of ‘stranger danger’ even outside of the house.
Join Louise Newman (KPA CPT, DELTA, Aggression Master Class, Slow-thinking) and Barbara Hodel (President of the Pet Professional Guild Australia) for this webinar on how to help your dog to cope with the new normal.
This webinar is aimed at pet guardians but we will also provide information for trainers on what to incorporate into their curriculum to help humans and their dogs.

Learning Objectives:

✔️ Explain respondent conditioning and how it relates to home alone, stranger danger and visitors coming to the house.
✔️ Show appropriate ways of teaching our dogs to cope with being left alone.
✔️ How to introduce ‘novelty’ into our dogs live and make them happy about new things and people.
✔️ How do we reintroduce visitors to our dogs who have not seen any for the last two years?
✔️ What to do if your dog has a fear of strangers outside or inside of the house.

Date: Thursday May 26th 2022, 7:00pm A.E.S.T.

Cost: Pet Owner Members / Public – $20.00

To register, click here

From May 29, 2022 - Doggy Winery Tours (VIC)




Gourmet Pawprints' Bella the dog welcoming bus will chauffeur you to the Mornington Peninsula.

Each tour includes a pooch massage and movie over lunch. The team will take care of everything from pampering the dogs to holding a lead while you sip your wine. With Bella’s magnificent large windows, it is the pawfect vantage point to take in the beautiful scenery of Victoria – window licking encouraged! 

Melba TrailSun 29 May 2022 Sun 26 June 2022.  
Mornington TrailSun 4 June 2022.

Cost: $200 (pp); $25 (dog)

For more details and to book, visit gourmetpawprints.com.au/doggy-winery-tours

25 June 2022 - Pet First Aid (VIC)




A Dogs Life Pet First Aid Care and Nutrition provides group and private Certified Pet CPR and First Aid courses developed by Pet Tech™ International. These courses are internationally recognised and are taught by lecture and hands on skills practice.

When: 25th June 2022

Where: Donvale, Victoria

For more details, call 0414 073 755 or  visit pettech.net.au

Any time - Dog Swimming Lessons, Sydney (NSW)



K9 SWiM Hydrotherapy & Wellness Centre are running one-on-one learn to swim lessons for puppies and adult dogs on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday by bookings only.

For all enquiries or bookings email info@k9swim.com.au or call 1300 787 064 during business hours.

Any time - Emergency Evacuation Plan For Safe Paws (Online)

No time to lose, the time is now to get it done!


Avoid tragedy, avoid the fear of having to leave your dog behind, or not cared for in these highly stressful situations where time is of the essence. Get prepared and organised to take action to save time and save the life of your entire household and especially your dog.


This course is a vital skill to have for your dog to be in safe hands in a timely manner and for you to have peace of mind of being and feeling ready. You may have resources about it, but Dogs At Their Best presents this course as an active training with actions to take at each step. Your plan will be:

✔️ written and acted upon
✔️ memorised not only in your mind but also in your muscles as you will enact it

You will know what to work on with your dog to get him prepared and “easy to handle” so that your evacuation with your dog goes as smoothly as possible. You will be able to check the skills your dog has already to respond to you if in an urgent situation.

Cost: $47 per household (everybody needs to be involved)

Start here now 

Any time - Animal Sense On Demand Webinars

Presented by Perth Veterinary Behaviourist Dr Nicole Lobry De Bruyn come two
 NEW exciting webinars for Animal Sense clients - "Right Start Puppy" helps identify those early red flags in young dogs and what to look out for when caring for a puppy and "The complicated canine" webinar outlines the ways in which caregivers can help navigate life with an anxious dog and help them live their best lives.

One hour automated webinar - "RIGHT START PUPPY"

Cost: $39.50 available for watch anytime: REGISTER HERE

​One and a half hour automated webinar - "THE COMPLICATED CANINE - A CAREGIVER'S GUIDE"

Cost: $39.50 available for watch anytime: ​REGISTER HERE


Any time - IMDT Webinars (online)

Dog Stars - Training for TV, Film and Stage

An informative 45-minute webinar for professional dog trainers, where we take a close look at training for TV, film and stage, presented by Laura Ryder from IMDT Australia. Lights, camera, woof... action!

What will be covered:
* Talent required - the selection process
* Preparing for the big day – training considerations and challenges
* Industry expectations – tips for working with production cast and crew
* On set – what to expect
* Creative solutions for common issues
This is a pre-recorded webinar – purchase now, watch now!

Cost $30.00. Details at https://www.imdt.com.au

Scentsationalise your services

An informative 60-minute webinar about how important scent is for our pet dogs and how you can ‘scentsationalise’ your pet dog services.



Whether you are a trainer (group classes or one to ones), walker, groomer, veterinary professional, behaviour consultant or pet dog owner, this hour long webinar will provide you with lots of practical tips that will not only improve the lives of the dogs in your care, but will also help make your services a step above the rest.

This webinar is presented by IMDT Australia Instructor Fiona Cowie who has spent most of her life immersed in scenting activities for dogs – from 14 years as a professional detector dog handler and 6 years teaching scent work to pet dog clients. 

She also has a wide range of other experiences from designing sniffari gardens for veterinary practices and successfully using scent-based activities for behavioural clients. Happy Sniffing!
This is a pre-recorded webinar – purchase now, watch now!

Cost: $30.00. Details at www.imdt.com.au

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

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Are you running Dog Courses, Dog Seminars / Webinars or a Conference aimed at dog owners or pet industry professionals in 2022? 

Simply email publisher@australiandoglover.com with all the details and photo(s) to be added to our listing (free).

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