Welcome to the Pro Dog Training Academy

 

 

Open 7 days a week. Our classes and private lessons run during the day, in the evening and on weekends for your convenience. We have a large indoor, purpose built training facility and an outdoor shaded training area. Our programs are for all levels and dog types, based in West Footscray, Victoria. Scroll further down for program details or use the quick links above.

DOGS WITH JOBS

Therapy & Support

 

Introducing our latest program. For those looking to incorporate their dog into their community, we are now offering temperament assessments coupled with site specific tailored training and Pro Dog accreditation programs for therapy dogs. This program is suitable for therapy dogs, support dogs and dogs trained for specific skills/tasks. Enquire now through our contact us.

ONSITE PRIVATE LESSONS

3 PACK

Our onsite private lessons are held at our Pro Dog Training Academy. We customise one on one private lesson packages that can specifically target puppy training, adult dog training, aggression/reactivity, skill based training or any specific behavioural area that you would like our assistance with.

For many dogs a tailored one on one approach will achieve results much faster than training in a group class program.

• Private onsite lessons run for 45 minutes.

• Minimum of 3 lessons required.

• DISCOUNT APPLIES for additional lessons or if you purchase a 6 pack upfront ($740).

$420

PUPPY PRODIGIES

This is the perfect course to get your puppy started on their training journey. Our program focuses on confidence building, the process of developing a meaningful relationship and the building blocks for foundation obedience. Our puppy program is very much a training program focussed on the overall development of your pup.

  • 6 Week Course.
  • 45 minute classes.
  • Maximum of 8 puppies per class.
  • Ideal age is under 6 months. Large breeds can start Level 1 Obedience from 4 months of age.
  • Same day/time for 6 consecutive weeks.
  • Click BOOK NOW below to select your start date.

$235

OBEDIENCE: LEVEL 1

Obedience refers to your ability to communicate clearly with your dog. The first step of any training program is laying a solid foundation. We include all of the obedience exercises, with a focus on handling skills and developing a meaningful relationship with your dog. Off-lead recall at the park starts with foundation obedience.

  • 6 Week Course.
  • 45 minute classes.
  • Maximum of 7 dogs.
  • Suitable for dogs over 6 months or pups that have completed Puppy Prodigies.
  • Same day/time for 6 consecutive weeks.
  • Click BOOK NOW below to select your start date.

$235

OBEDIENCE: LEVEL 2&3

Our level 2 Obedience course is recommended for dogs that have completed our Puppy Prodigy or Level 1 Obedience class, including the course criteria.

Let’s take the next step in obedience training and your dog’s development; learning how to apply your training to real-life scenarios and progress to what we like to term as the “fun stage” – where you truely reap the benefits of your training.

  • 8 Pass package(use within 10 weeks).
  • 45 minute classes.
  • Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun class options, pending availability.
  • Contact us using the link below to check course availability.
  • Once level 3 is passed, level 4 is FREE.

$290

HERDING BREED PROGRAM

This program is designed specifically for herding breeds such as Kelpies, Cattle Dogs and Border Collies who live in an urban environment. Our qualified program instructors Sallie & Sue (1 instructor per course) are highly experienced trainers, who have a strong passion for herding breeds and coaching clients.

  • 6 week course.
  • 45 minute classes.
  • There is a maximum of 5 dogs per class to ensure personalised attention.
  • Develop real life obedience skills.
  • Skills to aid drive fulfilment.
  • Monday, Thursday & Sunday class options pending availability.
  • Level 2 course now available.

$295

WORKING DOG PROGRAM

This program has been developed for working breeds such as German Shepherds, Malinois, Rottweilers, Dobermanns or similar breeds/crosses. Our qualified program instructor Nicole is highly experienced and has a strong passion for working breeds, dog sports and coaching clients.

  • 6 week course.
  • 45 minute classes.
  • There is a maximum of 5 dogs per class to ensure personalised attention.
  • Develop solid obedience skills.
  • Learn how to channel drive and create fulfilment.
  • Teach an off switch.
  • Sat/Wed start dates available.

$295

AGILE CANINES

This course is designed to improve your dog’s general body awareness, mobility, problem solving skills, confidence and engagement with you.

You and your dog will learn how to negotiate obstacles by going around, over, balancing on and through various types of equipment.

Equipment will range from what may be encountered outdoors in urban settings as well as in various dog sports, that require these physical skills.

  • Min 6 months of age
  • 4 week course
  • 45 minute classes.
  • Max of 5 dogs per class.

$190

HIGH DRIVE BREEDS

Developed for high energy bully breeds or high drive dogs. This course has a strong focus on handling skills, real life obedience and drive fulfilment. Create a training program for your dog that will both develop them and build your relationship. This program has a strong focus on drive fulfilment and creating positive/safe outlets for your dog.

  • 6 week course.
  • 45 minute classes.
  • A great introductory course for those wishing to join GRC dog sports.
  • Skills to aid drive fulfilment.
  • Sunday class option.
  • Click BOOK NOW below to select your date.

$295

INTRODUCTION TO SCENT DETECTION

Did you know dogs have about 50 times the amount of receptors in their nose than humans do?

Scent detection is a great activity for all breeds and ages and provides the dog with a great outlet for both mental and physical stimulation.

Learn the basics of creating value to target odours, indicating on a target odour once found and much more.

  • 4 week program
  • 45 min classes
  • Maximum of 5 dogs
  • Suitable for puppies over 6 months of age
  • Level 2 NOW AVAILABLE! Email an enquiry through the contact us form.

$190

DIFFICULT DOG PROGRAM

This class is ideal for dogs that display aggression towards other dogs or dogs that are hyper-aroused when near other dogs. This course focuses on the dog/handler relationship, your dog’s value/belief system, building real life obedience and neutralising their response to other dogs.

  • 6 week course.
  • 45 minute classes with a max of four dogs in each class.
  • All dogs will be required to complete at least 3 private lessons prior to starting this course

Group sessions:

  • We run two classes on a Sunday 9am & 11:30am.
  • Contact us using the link below to check course availability.

$330

Professional Development

Our trainer shadow program targets multiple discipline areas including dog training/behaviour modification, animal handling and coaching skills, with the ability to target your key areas of interest.