Training Classes

Our trainers provide training classes for puppies aged 16-24 weeks old and juvenile/adult dogs.

Below is an outline of the upcoming training classes. If you would like to book in, please contact the Refuge on 9381 8166 to book your place.

Senior Puppy Training Classes

Classes are run by a qualified dog trainer who will help you raise your puppy to his or her full potential!

Cost $150
Ages 16 - 24 weeks old
Duration 6 classes - the first class is puppy free!
Class Length 1 hour
Class Size Maximum of 6 pups. Will not run with fewer than 4 pups. The entire human family is more than welcome to attend too!
When Wednesday,13th May 6pm (dog free class) followed by 9.00am Sunday 17th May 5 following Sundays (no training on 31st May - long weekend).
Venue Training building

What to bring to Class One

  • Vaccination certificate
  • No puppy

Class One

  • What is socialisation?
  • How dogs learn
  • Dog body language
  • Common puppy problems (covered in handouts)
  • Toilet training / mouthing / crying / destructive behaviour / attention seeking etc
  • Go to mat

Class Two

  • Pay attention
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Recall
  • Handling

Class Three

  • Leave it
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Exchanging items

Class Four

  • Revison
  • Coming back when called (recall)
  • Interaction (how to know how if your puppy is happy)
  • Body language
  • Teach tricks and other fun things

Class Five

  • Revison
  • Coming back when called (recall)
  • Interaction (how to know how if your puppy is happy)
  • Body language
  • Teach tricks and other fun things

Class Six

  • Revision in the form of a novel obstacle circuit
  • Graduation!

Juvenile/Adult Dog Training Classes

A well trained dog is a pleasure to live with. Our qualified dog training instructor will help you reach your goals!

Cost $150
Ages Over 24 weeks
Duration 6 weeks. Week one is dog free!
Class Length 1 hour
Class Size Maximum of 8 dogs. The entire human family is more than welcome to attend too!
When Wednesday,13th May 6pm (dog free class) followed by 9.00am Sunday 17th May 5 following Sundays (no training on 31st May - long weekend).
Venue Training building week one, then the training yard

 

Class One (no dogs)

  • Introduction
  • Expectations
  • Training theory
  • Marker word introduction
  • Types of training – lure, capture etc
  • Motivators
  • Name recognition
  • Equipment
  • Dog body language

Class Two

  • Pay attention
  • Sit
  • Recall
  • Social walking
  • Down
  • Handling
  • Common problems: jumping, mouthing, destructive behaviour, barking etc
  • Dog etiquette

Class Three

  • Pay attention
  • Sit
  • Recall
  • Social walking
  • Down
  • Handling
  • Stay
  • Responsible ownership

Class Four

  • Pay attention
  • Sit
  • Recall
  • Social walking
  • Down
  • Handling
  • Stay
  • Trick

Class Five

  • Pay attention
  • Sit
  • Recall
  • Social walking
  • Down
  • Handling
  • Stay
  • Trick

Class Six

  • Graduation!
  • Introduction to ongoing training, clubs, dog sports etc
  • Revise all exercises
  • Demonstrate trick to class