Looking for good dog training for your puppy in Adelaide? Here is a list of dog training and obedience classes that have chosen to use positive, reward based methods. Please note the new address for Canine Behavioural School.
There are other groups that use older methods such as choke or check chains or verbal discipline but we no longer recommend these. Although some trainers will be extremely caring and dedicated, it’s just too easy to accidentally harm your pup forever.
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 Dog Training Classes
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?
- A stated aim to use reward based methods
- Regular classes available for enrolment
- An active website or Facebook page.
Adelaide Pet Dog Training
Advance Behaviour Training
Animal Welfare League SA Mutts with Manners
Canine Behavioural School
Holdfast Dog Centre
Positive Dog Training
Scholars in Collars
School for Dogs Aldinga Bay
SuperDogs Positive Behavioural Training
Virginia & Community Dog Training Centre
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 for reasons unknown. 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!
By Andrew Spanner BVSc(Hons) MVetStud, a vet in Adelaide, Australia. These blogs are from a series regularly posted on Facebook and Twitter. We do not accept payments or incentives in return for stories. Like or follow our page or subscribe via email to read the latest.
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