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Dog Training

WE ARE BACK TO FACE TO FACE CLASSES!

Dog 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.

** Please note that classes over long weekends (including the weekend prior to Melbourne Cup) will be cancelled. We will close for the summer break mid December until early January (please contact reception for exact scheduled dates)

One on One Sessions
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: Saturday afternoons, Wednesday and Thursdays at 6pm Contact Us

Where: Hairy Hounds Playground, 12 Bentley St, Williasmtown North

Duration: Up to 60 minute sessions

Price: $175 up to 60 minutes (follow up $155 for 45 minutes).

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: Up to 60 minutes
Price: $215 up to 60 minutes (follow up $175 for 45 minutes)

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 of age and onwards. This class is structured for dogs who have had some preliminary training, however it is not a prerequisite. Super Puppy also includes an intro foundation session in which techniques such as luring and reinforcement to elicit desired behaviours using positive reinforcement training will be explored. Contact us for our next course starting dates.

When: Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 10:30am
Duration: 6 weekly 45 minutes sessions
Price: $275 cash, online deposit or eftpos facilities available

Super Puppy Casuals

Our Super Puppy casuals sessions are for those owners who would like to do a casual refresher session every now and then(after the completiong of super puppy, super puppy 1.5 or super puppy 2).

When: Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 10:30am – availability on request (please email us at [email protected]
Duration: 45 minutes sessions
Price: $40 per session 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: TBA – contact us to register your interest
Duration: 4 weekly 45 minutes sessions
Price: $180.00 cash, online deposit or eftpos facilities available –

Super Puppy Continuation

This course is for Super Puppy 1 graduates who want some extra help with their lead walking, recalls, stays and overall impulse control particularly for the adolescent dog.

When: To Be Advised – contact us to register your interest

Cost: $180

Duration: 4 x 45 mins

 

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 Contact Us.

When: For all current specialised classes please visit here.

Our Classes

Prices valid from 1st July 2020 to 31st December 2020

What to do once youve booked your course;

  1. Register your details with our online system (please note clients cannot make bookings online at this stage)

    Register here …

  2. Email your completed profile form (attached to your dog training email) and current vaccination certificate to [email protected] Puppy School Profile Form
  1. Pay your full fee and email your receipt (if you choose to electronically transfer please use your dogs first and surname as a reference)

 

  1. What To Bring
  1. Lead (Non-retractable)
  2. Flat Collar – (No correction collars)
  3. Treats (Whatever it is that really takes your dog’s fancy! We recommend something soft, such as small cut up pieces of hotdog, cooked chicken or 4 Legs meaty bite portions.  Please make the pieces extra small so that they are are easier to consume. We use soft treats as they are less likely to get caught in your dog’s throat. There will also be treats provided (4 Legs) but we cannot guarantee your dog will like them!
  4. 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 dogs full name is used as the reference.)

Hairy Hounds Playground BSB: 033 100 Account: 416362

 

Cancellations
Enrollment in a group class is entitled to a refund of the course fee (for group class 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). Please note that this is not always possible and is dependent on the courses / classes currently running. Any client withdrawing from a course that has already commenced will not be entitled to a refund. Clients who are forced to withdraw due to failure in their dog’s health will be entitled to postpone the completion of the course.

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.

** Please note that classes over long weekends (including the weekend prior to Melbourne Cup) will be cancelled. We will close for the summer break mid December until early January (please contact reception for exact scheduled dates)

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