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2023 Australian Dog Courses & Seminars

September 25-29, 2023 - Hu-Cane Retreat + Dogs (Margaret River, WA)

The Margaret River VIP Hu-Cane Retreat offers a unique experience for you and your beloved furkid to enjoy quality time together on a peaceful and beautiful property.

Come and articipate in activities that will replenish your body, mind, soul, and spirit, and take a break from your busy daily life. (Even the food will rebalance your Yin and Yang energy with our own private chef's delicious meals).
This is an opportunity to connect and reconnect with Nature, yourselves, and with your dog, and to (re)activate your inner strength and wisdom to shine your light strong and bright again.

It's a chance to enhance your life together with your furry companion within an intimate and safe group at the retreat and thereafter.

To learn more, contact Hu-Cane Retreat

October 17-20, 2023 - Canine Hoopers Instructor Course, Perth (WA)

Canine Hoopers
is a dog sport for all life stages and can be used to facilitate happy, healthy dogs.

Founder of Canine Hoopers World (UK chapter) is coming to Perth to start a new chapter called CHW | Australia! 
Carrie-Anne Selwyn alongside, Colleen O’Dea, Founder of Manners ‘N’ More Companion Dog Training and Michelle Kerenyi – Founder, Roley Dogs – are hosting a 4-day event to teach and qualify you as a Canine Hoopers instructor… and as a Canine Hoopers certified judge.

This course is essentially a “business in a box”, aimed at dog trainers. You'll learn everything from the training method to the logistical preparation, the way to market and sell to existing and past customers. 

When: 17th - 20th October 2023, in Perth.

Limited to 20 attendees to meet the highest quality of training standards.

From October 23, 2023 - RSPCA Animal Care Studies (NSW)

Are you looking to work with animals? Study with the RSPCA (RTO Code 70238) for an all-inclusive 10-week intensive experience!

Their ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care allows students to develop practical skills while gaining a real world understanding of animal care and welfare requirements.

✔️ 10-week intensive course
✔️ Nationally recognised qualification
✔️ Guaranteed work placement
✔️ Limited numbers and intimate learning environment
✔️ Competitive pricing

Students will learn the fundamental skills needed to care for domestic animals and will undertake work placement at one of five RSPCA NSW facilities. These include locations in Sydney and Katoomba, and across the Illawarra, Central Coast and Hunter Regions.

2023 Courses Dates

The course dates listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change.
  • 23th October 2023 – 14th January 2024 (includes break over Christmas period)

For more information on the ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care, please visit  

From October 29 - Nov 4, 2023 - Hair & Skin 101: The Basis Of All Grooming Seminar

Iv San Bernard Australia
is thrilled to host Dr Cliff Faver (Veterinarian) from USA for an Australian Seminar tour. 

Dr Cliff has pioneered therapeutic and Ozone practices for Veterinarians and Pet Groomers across the world and specialises in assisting pet owners to combat common skin issues with a holistic approach encouraging them to avoid the continual medication cycles currently popular with western veterinary medicine.

Dr Cliff Faver DMV presents this seminar to successfully put the "why" in what you dog. A must for groomers, bathers and attendants in the grooming salon and veterinary care industry.

Topics covered include:
  • Understanding Hair and Skin
  • Understanding the different Hair Types
  • Understanding the Common Things that go Wrong
  • The Science to follow in treating Skin Issues

2023 Dates & Locations:

QLD Brisbane: Sunday 29th October 9am-4pm
DGS imports - 9/2-12 Knobel Ct, Shailer Park

NSW Sydney: Thursday 2nd November 4 pm-8pm
OzGrooming World, Unit 1/16 Bernera Rd, Prestons

WA Perth: Saturday 4th November 9am-4pm 
DogsWest - 602 Warton Road, Southern River

Early Bird Tickets Available. Save by purchasing tickets before 31st August, 2023.

To register your interest, click here

From October 29, 2023 - Dog First Aid Course (QLD)
This Dog First Aid Australia course is based on real-world examples with up-to-date information coming across the globe, from various Veterinary and Working dog communities across the globe. This is not your average sub-standard pet/dog first aid course. They don't sugar-coat what they teach and give you the hard facts so that you are more prepared for the "what if". This Course contains graphic real-world content!

This course now incorporates human CPR training (HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation) as standard. There's also a course that incorporates both Dog and Human First aid and CPR (HLTAID011 Provide First Aid )
  • Duration: 7-8 hours (Start time varies by location)
  • The course size is limited to: 15 handlers max.
  • What to bring: Enclosed footwear, Lunch, Everything else is supplied.
  • What you receive: Certificate of Attendance and a 80-page+ colour-published dog first aid book!
2023 Upcoming Dates for Brisbane Course
  • Sunday 29th October
  • Sunday 26th November
  • Time: 8.00am – 4.30 pm
For more information and to register, please visit 

from November 9, 2023 - Dog-Fit Sniff-Fit Classes (NSW)

Dog-Fit Sniff-Fit last classes for 2023. Now's the time to get into a great new activity for your dog or take your dog's Scent Work game to a new level.
Beginners & Advanced Concepts on Monday nights, Introduction to Odour & Continuing Odour on Thursday nights:
Thursdays from 9th November:

Sniff-Fit Intro to Odour:
Sniff-Fit Continuing Odour :

Mondays from 13th November:

Sniff-Fit Advanced Concepts:
If you're unsure what to attend, please contact us to find out what might suit your dog.

November 11, 2023 - Pet CPR & First Aid Classes (VIC)

Recognised as the only
"Certified" Pet First Aid / 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: Sat 22nd July 2023 (Taylors Vale); Sat 2nd September 2023 & Sat 11th November 2023 (Donvale).
(Free Parking; dogs are welcome to attend).
Cost: $150.00 per person (morning tea is included)
To book, visit

Any time - Beginning Dog Dance for Fun or Sport

NEW online self-study course "Beginning Dog Dance For Fun or Sport" presented by Kate Lloyd.

A fun course to learn how to train your dog to take part in Dances With Dogs - both Freestyle and Heelwork To Music elements. If you love music, and want to teach your dog some fun tricks and have a great bond, this course is for you! No previous experience is required and you don't need to be a great dancer!

Course includes:
✔️ 12 Freestyle Tricks plus Extra Trick
✔️ 6 Heel Positions
✔️ 7 Heelwork Transitions
✔️ Using step stools and treat sticks to teach skills or incorporate into your routine
✔️Plus planning your routine including choosing suitable music for your dog, incorporating props into your routine, selecting a costume and putting the routine together.

Cost: $39.99

From January 8, 2024 - Future Vet Kids Camp (Sydney, NSW)

There are 3 levels of programming offered:
  • Wombats for children aged 9-11 
  • Kookaburras for children aged 12-14 
  • Junior Vets for children aged 14-16 
All Future Vet programs are tailored specifically to the ages and abilities of the campers and are intended to educate, inspire and most of all be fun and exciting. Activities are interactive, hands on and creative, and are designed to boost self-confidence and self esteem.

Appropriate staffing is supplied to make sure all campers receive the attention they require and deserve. Group leaders accompany the children to any off-site venues and are instrumental in making sure the children get the most out of every experience.

The next upcoming Sydney camps will be held at Waverley College:
  • Week 1: 8th to 12th January 2024
  • Week 2: 15th to 19th January 2024

For more details & to book, visit

2023 - Delta Institute Certificate IV Animal Behaviour

Delta Institute's ACM40321 Certificate IV in Animal Behaviour and Training is a nationally recognised vocational training course. This course offers you a pathway to a rewarding career as a positive reinforcement dog training professional.

Delta has collaborated with Pet Professional Guild Australia (PPGA) to provide their students with professional experience in positive reinforcement dog training. Find out more about the exciting Delta Institute X PPGA collaboration.

This course has been designed and developed by experts in their fields including Veterinarian Specialist in Behavioural Medicine (Dr Jacqueline Ley), behaviour veterinarians, professional dog trainers, highly successful dog training business owners and talented business communication specialists.

Enrolments for April 2023 are now closed.

To receive more course information and to be placed on the contact list for the next intake, please register your interest here  

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

Scent & Scentability Webinars (7 options)

For more information, please visit

Are you running Dog Courses, Dog Seminars / Workshops or a Conference aimed at dog owners or pet industry professionals in 2023? 

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