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2024 Australian Dog Courses & Seminars

 From January 2024 - SUPS for PUPS  Paddle & Brunch (Melbourne, VIC)


Love adventures with your four-legged friend? Dog paddle into the weekend with a Stand Up Paddle board lesson with SUPS for PUPS at St Kilda Beach!

Then, treat yourself and your pooch to a French crepe brunch at Chez Misty.

Running from now until Easter (April) 2024.
Cost: $95.00 per human-dog couple.

To book your session, visit www.chezmisty.com.au/paddle-and-brunch

from January 6, 2024 - Rally Beginner Classes + Tricks (Melbourne, VIC)




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 we will also teach you some tricks which form part of the Trick Dog trials that Dogs Australia offers.

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

When: Saturday mornings at 11:30am (5 weekly sessions).

Where: On Track Dog Training - Melbourne, Camberwell, Victoria

For more information or to register please contact uwerner@bigpond.net.au

From January 13, 2024 - Water Safety & Training Class (VIC)

Photo Credit: Chris Segrave



Urban Canines
are holding our first Water Safety and Training Class for 2024 this Saturday 13th January, starting at 9:30am sharp.

Where: Kookaburra Point (Lake Hume), Ebden, VIC, 3691.

Cost: $15.00 per dog payable via cash or card.

What to bring: Sunscreen, a hat, a towel, drink if you need one, 2 x poo bags and treats for your dog.

There is no age limit; the team will work with puppies to senior dogs. Come along and have loads of fun whilst teaching you dog new challenges.
Life vests are provided if you don't have one.

March 4, 2024 - Using Freework in Choice Based Training, PPGA Live Webinar

This PPGA live webinar about Using Freework in Choice Based Training will be presented by Joanne Burton who runs Paw & Order Noosa. She works with Pet Dogs and alongside Assistance Paws and MindDog Australia as a trainer of Assistance Dog trainees and their handlers.

Freework allows dogs to have a choice and a voice
. Should we be considering whether positive reinforcement is different to a rewarding education for our canine companions?

Learning Objectives:

* Using Freework in training scenarios
* Freework for basic skills such as recall, loose lead walking and settling in new environments
* Freework for reactive dogs, separation anxiety, car travel issues, co-operative care and husbandry
* Freework observations for referrals to veterinary care
* Freework for senior dogs
* Freework for strengthening the bond between human and dog

When: Monday, 4th March 2024, from 7:00 pm

Cost: Pet Owner Members / Public – $20.00

To register, visit ppgaustralia.net.au


From March 11, 2024 - RSPCA Animal Care Studies - Certificate II (NSW)

Ignite your passion for animals and help kickstart a career in Animal Care with the RSPCA NSW – ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care Course.

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.

Funding available in the Hunter, Illawarra and Central Coast regions! This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Please note that this funding is available in a limited capacity and might not be accessible to all students.

✔️ Gain practical skills in animal health, handling, and husbandry.
✔️ Work placement at an RSPCA NSW facility included in course enrolment.
✔️ Learn from experienced professionals and industry experts.
✔️ Enjoy hands-on training with actual animals, enriching your learning experience.
✔️ Build a solid foundation for future studies or a fulfilling career in animal care.

Where: Central Coast, Illawarra, Hunter Valley and Sydney


Course dates 2024:

The course dates listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change. To be notified of when course applications open, please fill out an Expression of Interest Form.
  • 11th March 2024 – 19th May 2024
  • 6th May 2024 – 14th of July 2024

For more information on the ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care, please visit https://www.rspcansw.org.au/what-we-do/training/cert-ii-in-animal-care


from January 7, 2024 - Dog Agility & Jumping Classes (Sydney, NSW)



MyDAC offers a wide range of 4 week / one hour Group classes of only 4 students. Class is conducted in a securely fenced field with only one dog running at a time. Options include:
  • Reward & Connect
  • Obstacles & Steering
  • Patterns & Precision
  • Contacts
  • Foundation Weaves

Where: MyDAC, 9 Richards Ave, Riverstone, NSW, 2765

Cost: $209.00
(4 weeks).

Classes fill up very quickly with many now full until February 2024.

For Pre-Novice / Novice Sessions, visit https://mydacs.com.au/training-sessions

For the full list and to book, visit https://www.mydogagilitycentre.com.au/schedule

from February 10, 2024 - Puppy Splash Classes (Sydney, NSW)
Puppy Splash are Learn to Swim Group Classes for Puppies aged 3-12 months of age.

This very popular Puppy Splash program starts on Saturday the 10th February and goes for 6 weeks from 1.30 -2.30pm

This is a wonderful learning experience for pups - they socialise and gain confidence in the water as well as having lots of fun.

Cost: $160.00 (for 6 weeks).

Registrations are now being taken. Limited Spots available.
Register early to avoid disappointment!

Where: K9 Swim, 853 Kurmond Road, Richmond, NSW

For more information and registration forms email info@k9swim.com.au

from February 11, 2024 - 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

Cost: $110.00 per person.
(Free Parking; dogs are welcome to attend).
For all 2024 dates & locations, visit pettech.net.au

February 15 - 17, 2024 - Introduction to Dog Sport Heeling (Central Coast, NSW)



Join Animal Talent's 2-hour "Introduction to Dog Sport Heeling"! This workshop will cover:
  • Learning precise steps for dog sport heeling.
  • Creating and maintaining focus & engagement.
  • Teaching a heelwork position that suits you and your furry friend.
  • Mastering turns for seamless performance.
  • Platform exercises for added skill and coordination.
Enhance your bond with your dog, learn the basics for competition rally and obedience or use this opportunity to troubleshoot your dog’s particular engagement challenges!

When: 15th February – 9:30 am - 11:30 am or
17th February – 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Limited slots available, secure yours at www.animaltalent.com.au/workshops/dogsport-heeling-workshop

2024 TBC - 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!

2024 Dates to be confirmed.

For more information and to register, please visit www.dogfirstaid.com.au 


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



2024 - 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 learn more, visit https://enrol.deltainstitute.edu.au/


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

Scent & Scentability Webinars (7 options)



For more information, please visit  www.imdt.com.au

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