Adelaide Positive Dog Training Classes

Updated June 3, 2023

Here is a list of dog training and obedience classes in Adelaide that use positive, reward based methods. You can read about different types of dog training here and why we recommend these classes. 

Simple Rules For Dog Training

These classes all rely on your dog being both dog-friendly and people-friendly. Ideally, they have been well-socialised at a good puppy school class. If that’s not the case, you will need to talk to them first. They will probably recommend one-on-one training, to begin with.

If your puppy is still under 14 weeks, talk to us as soon as possible about enrolling in puppy preschool and other good ways to socialise puppies.

Secondly, all dogs need to have current C5 vaccination or proof of active immunity via titre testing. Once again, contact us ASAP if that’s not the case.

Lastly, you will need to attend with an appropriate lead and collar, but not a choker chain. The class you choose will probably advise a specific restraint method that you can then purchase.

Adelaide Positive Dog Trainers

Note: Walkerville Vet does not have any association with these classes or endorse them in any way. It’s important that you and your dog feel comfortable with the class you choose. How then did I select these classes?

  1. A stated aim to use reward based methods
  2. Regular classes available for enrolment
  3. An active website or Facebook page.

Adelaide Pet Dog Training

Blackwood on Saturdays and Burnside on Sundays at 9am and 10.30am
Phone 8272 0018
, Mobile: 0409 991 530

Canine Behavioural School

Patterson Sportsground, 24 Turner Street Felixstow on Monday nights
Phone 0481 395 337

Canine Interaction

Croydon Park Wednesdays and Saturdays
Phone 0432 247 999

Holdfast Dog Centre

Hove on Tuesday and Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings
Phone (08) 8377 0737

K9 Connections Dog Club

Clare Showgrounds
Phone 0417 086 088

Positive Dog Training

Unley on Monday & Tuesday evening & Clarence Park on Sunday & Monday morning
Phone 0418 886 698

Positively Pawsome Training Solutions

Barossa Valley
Phone 0437 795 520

RSPCA Dog Training

Various times and locations throughout Adelaide.

Scholars in Collars

Saturdays & Sundays in Balhannah
Phone 0400 205 667

School for Dogs Aldinga Bay

Aldinga Beach on Sunday mornings & Tuesday evenings
Mobile: 0411 473 745

SuperDogs Positive Behavioural Training

Grange Saturday mornings and O’Halloran Hill Sunday mornings.
Phone 0466 650 945

Virginia & Community Dog Training Centre

Virginia on Monday nights
Phone 0427 034 874

Dog training is always such a hot topic for debate that there are sure to be disagreements. Take the RSPCA force-free list, for example, which is slightly different. Please let me know if you have, or know of a class that should be included.

Very importantly, it is essential that you contact me if any of these classes do not use dog-friendly techniques!

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By Andrew Spanner BVSc(Hons) MVetStud, a vet in Adelaide, Australia. Meet his team here.

2 Replies to “Adelaide Positive Dog Training Classes”

  1. I thoroughly recommend the School for Dogs Aldinga Bay. We have taken our Poodle Standard to her bronze and silver classes there and will continue with Gold in February when lessons recommence. There is zero tolerance for bad behaviour from humans towards their dogs and dogs who may be nervous or anxious are allowed to be on the grounds with yellow kerchiefs to indicate to others that special care is needed to cater for those animals.
    Agility is also run on the same grounds and we always run the low impact course with Bella as a puppy rookie. She enjoys the challenge and delights in mixing with other dogs and people.
    The volunteers who run the not for profit award winning School and Agility are nothing short of amazing, demonstrating great patience and understanding. After a few lessons you feel like part of a big family as all dogs and humans interact at a cooperative level in a non competitive environment. I can’t speak highly enough of the School, the volunteers and the facilities.

    1. Thanks Malcolm. They have a good reputation but it’s great to have a testimonial from an attendee.

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