Updated April 3, 2020
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?
- A stated aim to use reward based methods
- Regular classes available for enrolment
- An active website or Facebook page.
Adelaide Pet Dog Training
Canine Behavioural School
Holdfast Dog Centre
K9 Connections Dog Club
Phone 0417 086 088
Positive Dog Training
RSPCA Dog Training
Various times and locations throughout Adelaide.
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. 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. These articles are from a series regularly posted on email and Twitter. Subscribe via email here to never miss a story!