Group Obedience Classes
General Training for Family Dogs
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Group
Obedience Classes

Classes taught by Nationally Accredited Dog Trainers

Attending group classes provides a fun and safe way to train around other dogs, learn new skills, and build on current ones. 

At Think Canine, we’re committed to helping build the relationship between you and your dog, enhancing your dog’s ability to focus and engage with you, especially when faced with common distractions. Our sessions are conducted by Nationally Accredited Dog Trainers. This ensures that your dog receives the highest standard of training while also guaranteeing they’re in the hands of professionals with unparalleled expertise and genuine passion for canine well-being.

With a strict cap on group sizes, accommodating only 6-8 dogs, our training promises a highly tailored approach for every canine. The group setting undeniably brings numerous benefits. However, recognising the importance of individual attention, we provide supplementary Private Lessons. These lessons cater to specific needs or techniques your dog may require, ensuring personalized, focused training for optimal results.

Custom Solutions for Unique Needs

Not every dog is suited for group training. Especially for canines displaying leash reactivity, fear, anxiety, or potential aggression towards others, a specialized approach is pivotal. We typically recommend initiating with a thorough Behaviour Consultation, followed by focused Private Lessons tailored to their needs. As your dog steadily progresses, the potential to transition them into group classes can be explored, based on their evolving comfort and developmental milestones.

Family Dog Obedience

Beginner level dog training with our Family Dog Obedience, offers a foundational obedience program suitable for puppies starting at 5 months through to senior dogs. We conduct year-round training in 7-week blocks, on Saturday mornings at Wilsonton State High School. Written training notes are provided for each lesson, to help you with your homework.

 

Can’t make a session? No worries! Access our online training videos to catch up on lessons and ensure consistent learning. Each session builds on the previous one, so practicing weekly at home is essential to keep up with the course progression.

Investment:  2024 prices TBC
Duration:  7 x 1 hour lessons

What you will learn:

The first lesson is an owner-only theory lesson where we teach you how to:

In the remaining 6 lessons you will learn:

Intermediate Obedience

Our Intermediate Obedience Course is a 6 week course that runs 2 or 3 times a year. Students must pass a minimum criteria from at the end of their Family Dog Obedience course to be eligible to register for the intermediate level.

 

Dogs that have completed a Private Training Program with Think Canine may also register for Intermediate Obedience if they have reached the minimum criteria required, through their private lessons.

Investment:  $270
Duration: 6 x 1 hour lessons

Investment:  $270
Duration: 6 x 1 hour lessons

Other Classes

Our other classes are seasonal and not confirmed at this time. To find out more information, please Contact Us and we can advise of any other class details coming up.

CANINE CLOWNS

If you are looking for an alternative activity to do with your dog, and are prepared to feel a little silly, then our 5 week Canine Clowns course may be just for you. Dance the chicken dance with your dog, learn a short circus routine, and discover the world of free-shaping skills. This is no obedience course – this is our basic tricks class! 

The fun and relaxed activities in our Canine Clowns course, help strengthen the bond between you and your dog, help drain your dog’s excess energy into mental activity, build confidence and resiliance, as well as focus and engagement.

Investment:  $165

Duration:       5 x 45 minute lessons

(CAN WE HIDE CANINE CLOWNS FOR NOW PLEASE)

Eleanor (Ellie) Todd

The Obedience Specialist

Eleanor has been a dog lover and owner for as long as she can remember. Her career in dog training started out with some light volunteer work for Katrina a couple of years ago and she hasn’t looked back since. Having completed her Certificate III in Dog Training & Behaviour in 2018 through National Dog Trainers Federation of Australia, Eleanor has been a part of the Think Canine team since 2019. Her focus is primarily in areas of dog training are obedience, and trick training. She loves working with dogs and teaching them skills (that are both useful for the owners and fun for the dogs as well). She is also a doggy mum to an 8 year old Border Collie-Kelpie named Frodo.

Katrina Diem

Your Local Dog Trainer and Behaviour Consultant

As an Accredited Dog Trainer through the National Dog Trainers Federation of Australia, Katrina brings extensive knowledge of canine learning theory and conducts her training sessions based on scientifically proven methods. The team regularly attend workshops that feature renowned trainers and behaviourists from around Australia and the world – to help keep up to date on the latest training techniques and behaviour modification programs.
Katrina is also a qualified Veterinary Nurse with over 18 years experience in Brisbane and Toowoomba, with a focus on general practice and emergency nursing.