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2023 Australian Dog Courses & Seminars

From March 11, 2023 - Paddle and Brunch, St Kilda Beach, VIC

Paddle and Brunch "Chez Misty" are back this summer so hurry and book your sport with your dog!

This unique paddle + breakfast session price $89.00 includes:

✔️ 1 hour Stand Up Paddleboard session with your dog (board and life jacket included)

✔️ 1 breakfast for you and your dog at Chez Misty including 1 sweet crepe, 1 small orange juice, 1 coffee, 1 doggy crepe

✔️ Loads of photos of your experience !
Available for a group of up to 4 humans and 4 dogs.

Next dates: March 11, March 18, March 25, April 8.

The SUP Paddleboard Lesson is provided by Karen from SUPs for PUPs on St Kilda Beach.

To book, click here

From March 10, 2023 - DogFit Agility Foundations, Intro to Odour (NSW)

DogFit Conditioning & Performance are offering 
Agility Foundations for those wanting to learn agility to compete, from the very beginning.

Tunnels and Jumps with foundation contact skills. Over 7 sessions, you'll learn the basics of jumps and tunnels, skills for handling, and begin to sequence.
Sessions run for 45mins from 1:15pm on Friday afternoons in an undercover arena at Mangrove Mountain.

The next dates are: March 10, 17 & 24
NB: Dogs must be 10 months to start this class. Dogs will not do any bar jumping unless they are older than 14months. Maximum of 6 dogs/class.
To learn more, head to the website

From March 10-12, 2023 - Tracking Workshop (ACT)

The first GAK9 Australia workshop for 2023 will be held in Canberra, presented by Jeremy Wikner from Ascension Canine Training over the Canberra Day long weekend; Saturday, Sunday and Monday - 10th to 12th of March.

This workshop is suitable for anyone; from your brand-new puppy looking to get into a fun new sport, to the seasoned tracker looking to improve their skills and be tested under double blind conditions.

To find out more or sign up, visit or send an email.

March 15, 2023 - Getting Started with Deaf Dog Training (Online)

PPGA professional member Dr. Natalie Rogers from K9 concepts will be discussing the topic of "Getting Started with Deaf Dog Training!"

This webinar offers a valuable learning opportunity for everyone who works or lives with deaf dogs.

This webinar will cover:
* How mammals hear and why deafness occurs in dogs (congenital and presbycusis)
* How to establish a marker system with a deaf dog
* Selecting and teaching effective visual and tactile cues
* Alternatives to an “attention noise”
* Tips for keeping deaf dogs safe

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2023, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT.

PPGA members can attend the webinar for free, while non-members can register for only $20 - a fantastic value for the wealth of knowledge that will be shared. 

Register here:

From March 20, 2023 - Decoding Your Canine Virtual Summit (Online, Worldwide)

If you're struggling with your dog's behaviour? Don't miss the Decoding Your Canine Summit March 2023, featuring 20+ amazing speakers on dog behaviour and training.

Topics include reactivity and arousal, what to do if you and your dog are approached by off-lead dogs and how to help your dog recover after a dog attack.

Then there's how to teach loose-lead walking, canine body language and emotional stability from puppyhood and beyond.

There's also rescue dogs, how to help your dog feel comfortable during vet visits, truffle hunting around the world plus learn how to become a pet detective and track lost pets in your area.

And, of course there's a presentation by host Ness Jones to help you learn how to identify if your dog really does have separation anxiety.
This summit will run over 5 jam-packed days with four to five speakers each day.

You will NOT want to miss this one if you are looking for some actionable and educational tips to help you with your dog.

For details and to register, visit

From March 21, 2023 - Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Foster Carer Information Days

Seeing Eye Dogs are looking for loving homes for Seeing Eye Dogs pups across Australia. 

This program is taking applications across the majority of local government areas across metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Bendigo and Ballarat regions, as well as selected areas in the Sunshine Coast and northern Brisbane in Queensland.

Come and meet their pups and chat with their friendly staff and carers online about the joys of puppy caring.

* In-person
Register for your chosen in-person session(s): 
Friday, 14 April 2023, 12.00pm
Friday, 7 July 2023, 12.00pm

* Online
Register via the Zoom link for the online sessions: 
Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 12.00pm

From March 26, 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 Dates for Brisbane Course

Time: from 8.00am – 4.30 pm

Sunday 26th March
Sunday 30th April
Sunday 28th May
Sunday 25th June
Sunday 30th July
Sunday 27th August
Sunday 24th September
Sunday 29th October
Sunday 26th November

For more information and to register, please visit

March 31 - April 2, 2023 - Aggression & Separation Anxiety in Dogs Seminar (NSW)

The Big Two! - Aggression and Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Three days with Michael Shikashio CDBC and Dr. Moira Hechenleitner DVM, CSAT

When: 31 Mar 2023, 9:00 am AEDT – 02 Apr 2023, 5:00 pm AEST

Where: Rydges Central 28 Albion St Surry Hills NSW 2010

Friday (All sessions include time for Q&A)
Friday is targeting people in the workforce who meet dogs on a daily basis. Ideal for Shelter Workers, Foster Carers, Dog Daycare Staff, Veterinary Clinic Staff, Dog Walkers, Postal Workers, Meter readers and anyone.

For more details and to RSVP, please click here

From 1st April 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.

To receive more course information and to be placed on the contact list when enrolments open in March 2023, please register your interest here 

April 11-15, 2023 - Future Vet Kids Camp (Melbourne, VIC)

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.

Bookings are open for the Melbourne camp.
  • Week 1 – 11th- 15th April 2023.

From April 22, 2023 - Future Vet Kids Camp (Brisbane, QLD)

The next upcoming Brisbane camp is in Holy Family Primary School, Indooroopilly.
  • Bookings open for Brisbane Camps, starting on 22nd April 2023. Limited spots available.
  • Week 1 – 26thJune – 30th June 2023
  • Week 2 – 3rd – 7th July 2023

For more details & to book, visit

April 29, 2023 - Animal First Aid Course (Sydney, NSW)

From April 29, 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: Saturday 29th April 2023
Where: Fomdac, Aranga Avenue, Donvale VIC
(Free Parking; dogs are welcome to attend).
Cost: $150.00 per person (morning tea is included)
To book, visit

From April 29, 2023 - Co-operative Care for Adelaide Dog Parents (SA)

This co-operative Care Course (over 5 weeks) is presented by Petra Edwards Animal Behaviour Consultant in collaboration with Felice from Puppy Partners . It will be covering all things handling and cooperative care to help your dogs stress less at the vet's.

When: from Saturday 29th April 2023.

Where: Ridgehaven, SA

Cost: $380 for the 5-week workshop. Small class sizes guarantee 1:1 coaching.

For more details & to register, visit

From May 8, 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.
  • 8th May 2023 – 16th July 2023
  • 3th July 2023 – 10th September 2023
  • 28th August 2023 – 5th November 2023
  • 23th October 2023 – 14th January 2024 (includes break over Christmas period)
For more information on the ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care, please visit  

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)

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

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