• Dog Training

    Dog Training @ Hairy HoundsDog Training @ Hairy Hounds offers group classes focusing on lifetime manners, helping your dog fit into your lifestyle and become and remain a happy member of your family.

    Our classes are held at various times throughout the week to meet your needs and class sizes are small enough to ensure you and your dog receive a personalised service.

    Services offered:

    1 on 1 at HHPG   -   1 on 1 inhome consultation   -   Puppy School   -   Super Puppy 1   -   Super Puppy Casuals
    Super Puppy 2   -   Super Puppy Continuation   -   Tricks Classes   -   Specialised Classes

    Has your puppy completed Puppy School?
    Is your pup aged between 8-16 weeks and looking to commence puppy school and start off on the right paw?
    For pups requiring puppy classes, please visit the Puppy School page for all classes and information.




    We now service the following suburbs for one on one dog training and behavioural consultations:
    South Melbourne, Albert Park, Port Melbourne, Middle Park, St Kilda, Elwood, Melbourne, Southbank, Hampton, Sandringham, Black Rock, Beaumaris, Moorabbin, Toorak, South Yarra, Richmond and Brighton.

    Some of these areas may incur a small travel fee.

    Our Classes

    Prices effective as of 1st January 2016 to 30th June 2017

    Super Puppy One
    The next step for pups and owners to ensure they're still on the right track. Your pup will have entered the next developmental stage at this time, where you will be facing different issues and meeting different behaviours from your pup. Get the right advice! The aim of this program is to provide training for dogs aged 16 weeks to 18 months or those who have completed Puppy School. This class is structured for puppies that have had some preliminary training, however it is not a prerequisite. Super Puppy also includes a 1 hour one on one personal session in which luring and reinforcement to elicit desired behaviours using positive reinforcement training will be explored. Your SP course includes a complimentary TRIAL session to our puppy day care centre valued at $54.00.

    When: Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am
    Duration: 1 personal session (or small group consultation) and 5 weekly 45 minutes sessions
    Price: $275 cash, online deposit or eftpos facilities available


    Super Puppy Casuals
    Ongoing sessions for the SP graduate!!! For pups and owners to ensure they're still on the right track with out having to commit to a course. As your dog continues to explore the world and as real life experiences are met, sometimes dogs don't cope in the exact way we expect them to. Let us help you with any adjustment issues. Get the right advice! The aim of these casual sessions is to provide training flexibility for those who need a refresher every now and then.

    When: Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am
    Duration: Flexible (please contact us prior to ensure the class is not full)
    Price: Casual session $15 cash, online deposit or eftpos facilities available


    Super Puppy Two
    The next step for owners to ensure they're still on the right track. Your dog will be well and truly in to their next developmental stage, you'll have found their stronger physically and possibly very strong willed as well! There may be new issues that you're all facing and meeting different behaviours from your pup. Get the right advice! The aim of this program is to provide training for all dogs but specifically teenage pups (ages vary dramatically depending on breed and size of the dog) or those who have completed Super Puppy One. Super Puppy 2 is a 5 week group course in which luring and reinforcement to elicit desired behaviours using positive reinforcement training will be explored. Further tricks and distance work will also be explored.

    When: 11am Saturdays
    Duration: 4 weekly 45 minutes sessions
    Price:$175.00 cash, online deposit or eftpos facilities available (Or $270 if pup hasn't done a 1 on 1 session with us)


    Super Puppy Continuation
    Ongoing sessions for the SP2 graduate!!! For pups and owners to ensure they're still on the right track, don't worry, we throw in a bunch of new stuff for the 'oldies' along the way. Your pup is quite possibly a fully fledged adult by now. As your dog continues to explore the world and as real life experiences are met, some times dogs don't cope in the exact way we expect them to. Let us help you with any adjustment issues. Get the right advice! The aim of this program is to provide training for all dogs (ages vary dramatically depending on breed and size of the dog) and those who have completed Super Puppy Two. Super Puppy TWO Continuation is a 7 week group course in which luring and reinforcement to elicit desired behaviours using positive reinforcement training will be explored. Further tricks and distance work will also be explored.

    When: To Be Advised
    Duration: 7 weekly 45 minutes sessions
    Price: Casual session $17.50 cash, online deposit or eftpos facilities available


    Tricks, Tricks and More Tricks!
    Have a ball with your dog! This course is designed to keep your dog stimulated. Some of the tricks covered include:

    'Shake Hands'
    Helps with calmly stepping into a harness or with having him desensitised at having his paws touched.

    'Take a Bow'
    Great for stretching before a free range run at the park or agility!

    'Pick it up' and 'Give it'
    Great for getting your dog to deliver the newspaper or your slippers.

    'Spin'
    Your dog will wipe his feet for you!

    When: Contact Us
    Duration: 6 weekly 45 minute sessions
    Price: TBA


    Specialised Classes
    Specialised classes are also run from time to time and cover a number of different subjects such as:

    - Agility
    - Reliable Recalls Workshops
    - Socialisation and Desensitisation Workshops
    - Reactive Workshops
    - Walking Nicely Onlead
    - Pet first aid

    And more!

    Please visit our Facebook page for our next set of events.

    Should you have an interest in one of the classes above or should you have specific class requests please email us at info@hairyhounds.com.au.

    When: For all current specialised classes please visit here.


    One on One Classes
    One on one consultation sessions are suited for dogs that are not yet ready for group classes, for those having difficulties in a specific area or for owners who want a more personal touch when it comes to dog training. All personal one on one classes are with a qualified trainer and are designed to cater to the individual needs of your dog.

    When: Contact Us
    Duration: 45 minute sessions
    Price: $95 per session, $75 per session thereafter if further classes are booked


    One on One In Home Consultations
    In home, one on one consultation sessions are suited for dogs that are not yet ready for group classes, and who may need the confidence of a familiar environment. They are suited to those dog's who are only displaying certain behaviours at home or who require additional help with training in the home. Also for those having difficulties in a specific area or for owners who want a more personal touch when it comes to dog training. All personal one on one classes are with a qualified trainer and are designed to cater to the individual needs of your dog.

    When: Contact Us
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Price: $125 per session (Mon - Sat), $145 per session (Sundays), $95 per session thereafter if further classes are booked


    What To Bring

    Current C5 Vaccination Certificate
    Lead (Non-retractable)
    Profile Sheet for Dog Training
    Flat Collar (No correction collars)
    Treats (Whatever it is that really takes your dog's fancy! We recommend something soft, such as small cut up pieces of hotdog or 4 Legs meaty bite portions broken up as these types of treats are easier to consume and less likely to get caught in your dog's throat. There will also be treats provided but we cannot guarantee your dog will like them!)
    Your dog!


    Payment
    Full payment is expected for all group class bookings before commencement of class. The booking is not confirmed until full payment is received.

    Payment methods: Cash, direct debit, credit and eftpos facilities at Hairy Hounds Playground only. (For direct transfers please ensure your name and your dogs name are used as the reference.)

    Hairy Hounds Playground
    013456 204359752


    Cancellations
    Any enrollment in a group class is entitled to a refund of the course fee, providing notification one week prior to commencement date. If you are unable to come to a class we will, where possible, offer you a class (the same week that you will miss) which may be located at a different premises, please note that this is not always possible and is dependent on the courses / classes currently running. Any client withdrawing from a course will not be entitled to a refund due to occupying a position that could have been allocated to another client. Clients who are forced to withdraw due to failure in their dog's health will be entitled to postpone the completion of the course. Clients who are forced to withdraw due to their dog being overly stressed (determined by the instructor), will be entitled to a refund of the course fee or the equivalent in private training. Full payment for private consultations will be expected if a cancellation is made less than twenty-four hours in advance. Should you wish to make up a class with a private consultation the private consultation fee should be paid upon booking of the consultation.