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2022 Australian Dog Courses & Seminars

From September 29, 2022 - Decompression Walk / Reactive Dog Training (WA)
Are you feeling embarrassed, judged, criticised when walking your reactive dog?

Perth pet parents, nothing like that on one of these decompression walks hosted by Dogs At Their Best in association with Alex Tippett Dog Training where everyone knows what it is like to be in stressful situations where your dog may react or you get anxious that he or she may get triggered.

This will be a time for you to see the potential you both have in a supportive environment, bringing you and your dog some calm in a real setting, to spark this little light of possibilities for you and your dog !

When: Thursday 29th September 2022, 12:00pm, Fremantle area, Perth (WA)

See you on the other side of your fears or negative self-talk to have you decompress on a walk with your dog! Not sure it is for you and your furkid, register to save your spot first and organisers will get back to you to determine suitability.

For more details and to register your interest, click here

From October 1, 2022 - Rally Beginner + Tricks Classes (VIC)

These Rally Beginner Classes offered by On Track Dog Training include a few tricks.
They will be held on Saturday mornings from October 1 in Camberwell (Melbourne).

Rally can be 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 dog's obedience and in the beginning all exercises are performed on lead. To make the classes even more fun, they'll also teach you some tricks which form part of the Trick Dog trials that ANKC has started to offer.

The groups are small with maximum 8 dogs in each. No prior experience or level of obedience required.

For more information or to register, please click here

From October 2, 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! 
  • Mornington Trail: Sunday 2nd October 2022
  • Yarra Trail: TBA - back soon

Cost: $200 (pp); $25 (dog)

For more details and to book, visit

October 3, 2022 - How to Train your Dog with Ease Webinar

Let’s learn how to train your dog with ease. This PPGA (Pet Professional Guild of Australia) seminar is presented by professional dog trainer Hillary Paul, who's also a dog assessor for Story Dogs.

We all want to build a relationship with our dogs and teaching them and engaging with them is how we can do just that. Whether teaching them something as simple as sit or getting a beer from the fridge - join this webinar to learn quickly and effectively how to train your dog!

Learning Objectives:
  •  Clicker or Marker training: what is this?
  •  What you need to get started
  •  Why it works so well
  •  How to improve what you teach and how you teach it

When: Monday 3rd October 2022, from 7:0opm-8:00pm

To register, please click here

From October 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.
  • In-person Event: Thursday 6th October, 2022, 10am-11.30am (Paws for a Cause puppy caring event at Southern Cross Station)
  • Hybrid Event: Thursday 6th October 2022, 6:00PM-7:00PM AEDT / 5:00PM-6:00PM AEST (All welcome either in-person at Kensington VIC or online)
  • Hybrid Event: Monday 10th Oct 2022, 12pm-1pm AEDT / 11am-12pm AEST (All welcome either in-person at Kensington VIC or online).
Seeing Eye Dogs are on the lookout for new volunteers to become puppy carers and to say thanks, you can also go in the running to win a behind the scenes tour of the puppy centre viewing area!

The winner (who can choose a group of up to four friends/family) will be drawn during the puppy caring information session on Monday 10th October and must be in attendance either online or in-person to accept the prize!

Submit your entry here before Friday 7th October, 2022 for your chance to win.
For more details on session dates, click here

October 8 & 9, 2022 - Effective Behavioural Modification, Newcastle (NSW)

This workshop is presented by 
Dr Katrina Gregory (BVSc. MANZCVS) a Veterinarian who trained further in Animal Behaviour and Anaesthetics & Critical Care. She has worked as an Applied Animal Ethologist and Animal Trainer, both here in Australia and overseas for over 15 years. 

This workshop is suitable for Dog Trainers, Veterinary Staff, Animal Handlers, and Pet Owners. It will improve your understanding and application of learning theory, finesse training techniques and widen your repertoire of behavioural modification.

Dr Kat will be using practical application and video footage to illustrate concepts.

This is an an informal platform which is interactive for all participants.

When: Saturday 8th Oct 2022, 9:00 am - Sunday 9th Oct 2022, 4:00 pm AEDT

Where: Adamstown Public School, 1A Bryant St, Adamstown NSW 2289, Australia

Cost: $75.00 - $150.00

To book, click here

From October 15, 2022 - Pet CPR & First Aid Classes (VIC)

Now recognised as the only "Certified" Pet First Aid and CPR Course in Australia (PACCC).

The training is taught by lecture, demonstration and hands-on skill practice; the cost of the class includes a detailed PetSaver™ handbook and upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate. You may also like to purchase a PetSaver™ patch to wear on your uniform or pet first aid kit. This qualification is valid for two years.
You’ll learn:
  • Restraining & muzzling
  • Rescue breathing
  • Canine & feline CPR
  • Choking management
  • Assessing the pets' vitals
  • Snout-to-tail assessment
  • Bleeding & shock management
  • Insect bites/stings & snakebites

When: October 15, November 26 & December 10.

Where: Fomdac, Aranga Avenue, Donvale VIC
(Free Parking; dogs are welcome to attend).
Cost: $110.00 per person (morning tea is included)

To book, visit

Decoding Your Canine Virtual Summit (Online)

Decoding Your Canine is a FREE 14-day virtual summit, featuring some of the world's best minds when it comes to dog training, dog behaviour, dog health, fitness and wellbeing.

There's even a top doggy photographer who will be providing tips and tricks on taking the best photos of your beloved pooch.

Topics will include dog aggression and reactivity, separation anxiety, puppies, COVID dogs, living in apartments with dogs, kids around dogs, nutrition, therapies, herbalism and so, so much more!

The all-access pass gives you lifetime access to all streams.

To find out more, visit

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 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

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

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

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