Dog training providers
Training your dog, particularly from an early age, will help your dog to socialise not only with other dogs, but people too. Dogs are very similar to children and need to learn right from wrong.
Training will help them to learn some simple manners and household rules as well as basic commands, such as sit, walk, come and drop.
Whether you have just purchased a new puppy or have had a dog for years, dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds will benefit from training.
Dog training not only teaches the dog how to behave better, but it will teach the owners the skills and strategies required to help prevent and minimise conflict.
As a dog owner, one of the responsibilities you have is ensuring that your dog is well behaved and remains under effective control at all times when in public places.
Proper training can:
- assist you in effectively controlling your dog;
- help to prevent any incidents from occurring between dogs in off-leash areas; and
- help to ensure the safety and comfort of other residents who may be using the park or public space.
Several dog training providers operate in Glen Eira and nearby municipalities, if you wish to qualify for the reduced registration fees for obedience trained dogs incentive, ensure you use an approved training organisation. For further information visit the obedience trained dogs incentive program webpage.
3D's Dog Training
Where: PETstock 608 North Road Ormond
When: Course Puppy Romper Room: Wednesdays 6pm and Course Canine Primary School: Sundays 9am
Further information on fees, what to bring or to book your place contact 9578 3655 or Emma Bartram 0412183167.
Bayside Companion Dog Training School
When: All new members are invited to enrol on Sundays — 9am to 9.45am and Thursdays —10am to 10.30am
Where: Bentleigh Hodgson Reserve, Higgins Road, Bentleigh.
For further visit Bayside Companion Dog Training School website or contact Terry Lack on 0400 551 042
Caulfield Veterinary Clinic — puppy preschool
When: Saturday 9.30am–10.30am (four week course)
Where: 370 Dandenong Road, Caulfield North
For further information contact 9527 7740.
Caulfield South Veterinary Clinic — puppy preschool
When: Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm (four week course)
Where: 463 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South
For further information contact 9528 2525.
Command Dog Training School
When: Kindergarten puppy training (four week course) and basic obedience courses (eight week course) are held throughout the year.
Where: McKinnon Secondary College, McKinnon Road, McKinnon
For further information visit Command Dog Training School website or contact 9877 6522.
Glen Iris Dog Training Club
When: Sundays at 9.30am (Obedience in group classes with individual Agility lessons on rotation)
Where: Dorothy Laver Reserve East, Saxby St, Glen Iris
Further information visit Glen Iris Dog Training Club website.
When: Classes are held Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. In home training and consultations by appointment.
Where: Classes are conducted at various locations. In home training and consultations throughout Melbourne.
For further information please contact Barry on 0401 325 938.
Moorabbin Obedience Dog Club
When: New members are invited to enrol between 9.30am and 10am on Sundays. Once you have registered, you and your dog are invited into the clubrooms for an information session, followed by an introductory class.
Where: GR Bricker Reserve, Rowans Road, Moorabbin.
Further visit Moorabbin Obedience Dog Club website or contact the clubhouse on 9555 1094.
Positive K9 Training
When: By appointment
Where: In home dog training, in home puppy training and behaviour modification.
For further information Please visit the Positive K9 Training website or contact Chris on 0403 727 981.
RSPCA Animal Behaviour Centre — puppy preschool
When: Tuesdays, Wednesday nights and Saturdays (one hour per week over four consecutive weeks)
Where: 3 Burwood Highway, Burwood East.
For further information visit RSPCA Animal Behaviour Centre website or contact 9224 2222.
Secret Dogs Business
Where: Various locations or by appointment
When: Various times
For further information visit Secret Dogs Business’ website or contact 1300 223 364 or 0411 705 686.
Southside Dog School
When: New members are invited to enrol (without their dog) on Thursdays and Sundays at 10am. A 30 minute introductory talk follows at 10.30am, which is to be attended by all new members.
Where: D.H. Blackburn Pavilion, Cheltenham Park, Park Road, Cheltenham
For further information visit Southside Dog School website or contact 0400 933 044.
Underdog training and behaviour consulting
When: Group obedience classes (Level one) are conducted on Saturday afternoons.
Where: Clayton South Primary School, 539 Clayton Road, Clayton South.
For further information visit Underdog training and behaviour consulting website or contact Tamara or Stuart on 0402 112 105.
Wishbone Canine Care
When: By appointment
Where: Unit 23/94–102 Keys Road, Cheltenham
For further information on fees, services and what to bring on your first day visit Wishbone Canine Care website or contact 9578 3933.
When: Basic obedience classes are conducted on Saturday mornings in Caulfield. Puppy School held Wednesday 6pm to 7pm and Saturday 12pm to 1pm.
For further information, visit Woofers World website or contact 1300 269 969.