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 cover all levels, behavioural issues and dog types, based in West Footscray, Victoria. Scroll further down for program details or use the quick links above.

THERAPY & SUPPORT DOGS
Dogs with Jobs

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 and support dogs. For pricing and package options, please enquire through our contact us using the button below.

ONSITE PRIVATE LESSONS

3 PACK

Our onsite private lessons are held at our Pro Dog Training Academy. Our private lesson packages are customised and suit all of your training needs including 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

6 week course

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

6 week course

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: LEV 2/3

8 pass

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

WORKING DOG PROGRAM

6 week course

This program has been developed for working breeds or similar highly driven 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 real life obedience.
  • Learn how to channel drive.
  • Teach skills
  • Condition an off switch.
  • Sat/Wed start dates available.

$295

BULLY BRIGADE

6 week course

Developed for high energy bully breeds or mixed breed high energy 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 develop their training/responsiveness and build your relationship. This program has a strong focus on drive fulfilment, creating positive/safe outlets for your dog and conditioning an off switch.

  • 6 week course.
  • 45 minute classes.
  • Max of 5 dogs per class
  • Saturday class option.

$295

HERDING BREED PROGRAM

6 week course

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 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.

$295

REACTIVITY/AGGRESSION

8 week program

This is a private lesson package, carefully developed to assist with these behavioural issues. Your trainer does have access to dogs which can be used in these sessions.

A private lesson format is the best option for these cases, as it provides a more careful mechanism to introduce dogs and to start the counter conditioning process, leading to real results.

Once working through the private lesson package you will be far better equipped to join a class, if that’s your preference moving forward.

  • 8x 45 min private lessons
  • Includes $100 store credit
  • A completely tailored program, targeting your dog’s needs.
  • Weekday, evening and weekend spots available.

$940

INTRODUCTION TO SCENT DETECTION

4 week course

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 course
  • 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

AGILE CANINES

4 week course

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

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.