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Dog Training

** Covid-19 Update**

Assuming Victoria reaches it’s targets, group classes will recommence, face to face, the week of 5th November 2021. Please contact us at [email protected] for class times – HHPG 11.10.2021

 

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.

Manners For Life

Our Manners For Life course is ideal for the adolescent dog aged 6-12 months.

It provides a range of impulse control and manners training most owners find challenging with dogs of this age. Some of the exercises covered in this course include calm walk bys, impulse control to food and people (helps with jumping and polite human greetings), place/bed, engagement, recalls, wait and lead walking. The course will strengthen relationships and increase value systems with owners. If you’re specifically looking for help with lead walking and recalls, we recommend you join the Super Puppy course as these exercises are covered in more detail in that course.

The cost of the course is $275 (for the six week course, 45 minute classes) and we require full payment prior to your first class to secure your place in this course together with Profile Form and latest Vaccination Certificate.

The Manners For Life course runs for six consecutive weeks (unless otherwise advised due to public holidays or trainer leave) and as we have a structured curriculum with exercises taught in specific weeks and courses have staggered start dates, we don’t offer make up classes if you miss a week. Our courses have a minimum number of bookings to begin the course and a maximum number in each course which doesn’t allow for clients to attend other classes.

 

Please note:

We do not offer refunds once the course has commenced, under any circumstances. You must attend Week One of all of our courses to be able to attend the remainder of the course. If you have paid and do not turn up for week one of the course and have not cancelled your place at least 72 hours in advance of the course commencing, you will not be entitled to a refund as we can no longer fill your place.

It is important that the handler who will be coming to all group classes is also attending week one of this course and takes an active part in this session. We can not allow a handler to attend any class after week one (on their own) if they have not attended and participated in this foundation session. If the person training your dog in this course cannot attend this first session, then you will not be able to participate in this course, please call us to join the next course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the social distancing guidelines as set by the government, we have a limit of two people per dog for all of our classes until further notice and masks are required when moving around the training centre as we cannot guarantee social distancing.

Lastly, please note, our dog training courses are not suitable for dogs who are reactive on lead. If your dog lunges, barks, excessively whines or growls at other dogs and/or people on lead, please contact us to arrange a Behaviour Consult. The group class setting also does not cover any behaviour issues you’re having with your dog including general and separation anxiety related behaviours, a private consult will help with this.

Essentials

Our Essentials course is a specialised short course, ideal for dogs aged six months onwards who have had some prior training with us in either our Puppy School or Super Puppy classes.

It provides an opportunity for clients to receive some tailored help with a range of important exercises most owners have concerns with. The courses will rotate each time but the first course Essentials 1 will work on Focus/Engagement, Lead walking and Impulse Control to food and people. The next course Essentials 2 will work on the Leave cue, Recalls and Place/Bed training. The courses are games based so they will be fun and energetic.

The cost of the course is $135 (for the three week course, 30 minute classes) and we require full payment prior to your first class to secure your place in this course together with Profile Form and latest Vaccination Certificate.

The Essentials course runs for three consecutive weeks (unless otherwise advised due to public holidays or trainer leave) and as we have a structured curriculum with one topic covered each week, we don’t offer make up classes if you miss a week. Our courses have a minimum number of bookings to begin the course and a maximum number in each course which doesn’t allow for clients to attend other classes. If you’re interested in this course, please let us know as we haven’t scheduled dates yet and are taking a waiting list.

 

Essentials Pack – 1

Focus/Engagement, Lead walking and Impulse Control to food and people. The courses are games based so they will be fun and energetic.

$135 for 3 week course

 

Essentials Pack – 2

Leave cue, Recalls and Place/Bed training. The courses are games based so they will be fun and energetic.

$135 for 3 week course

 

Please note:

We do not offer refunds once the course has commenced, under any circumstances. You must attend Week One of all of our courses to be able to attend the remainder of the course. If you have paid and do not turn up for week one of the course and have not cancelled your place at least 72 hours in advance of the course commencing, you will not be entitled to a refund as we can no longer fill your place.

It is important that the handler who will be coming to all group classes is also attending week one of this course and takes an active part in this session. We can not allow a handler to attend any class after week one (on their own) if they have not attended and participated in this foundation session. If the person training your dog in this course cannot attend this first session, then you will not be able to participate in this course, please call us to join the next course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the social distancing guidelines as set by the government, we have a limit of two people per dog for all of our classes until further notice and masks are required when moving around the training centre as we cannot guarantee social distancing.

Lastly, please note, our dog training courses are not suitable for dogs who are reactive on lead. If your dog lunges, barks, excessively whines or growls at other dogs and/or people on lead, please contact us to arrange a Behaviour Consult. The group class setting also does not cover any behaviour issues you’re having with your dog including general and separation anxiety related behaviours, a private consult will help with this.

Zoom sessions are perfect for these uncertain times of lockdown and class number restrictions.

In zoom sessions you can focus on all things ‘your family’ and personalise your session.

Alternatively we often have small sessions for puppy, puppy tweens and super puppy where course costs can be shared.

Course Fees

    1. Private zoom session (just you / your family) – $70.00 per session
    2. Group session – 2 families – $55.00 per family
    3. Group session – 3 or more families – $40.00 per family

What’s next

Once payment has been received and your have registered in the system, your trainer will be in contact to invite you to the zoom session.

 

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. Sign the dog training T’s & C’s in the system above
  3. Pay your full fee and email your receipt (if you choose to electronically transfer please use your dogs first and surname as a reference)

 

 

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.)

The Pawlistic Approach Pty Ltd           BSB: 633 000 Account: 185 691 821

 

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.

 

Our Classes

Prices valid from 1st July 2021

Our Classes

Prices valid from 1st Jan 2021

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. Sign the dog training T’s & C’s in the system above
  3. 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.)

The Pawlistic Approach Pty Ltd           BSB: 633 000 Account: 185 691 821

 

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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