Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Dog Training

RSPCA Dog Training School

RSPCA ACT Dog Training School classes are catered towards dogs and puppies of all different ages and abilities and are limited to 8 dogs per class to allow participants to receive more individual attention by our experienced instructors. Our aim is to give your dog the required skills to have a happy, well-adjusted life with their family, using positive reinforcement. Training focuses on manners, impulse control, how to sit, drop, how to walk nicely on lead and how to introduce dogs to each other in a safe manner.

Depending on the dynamics of the classes, there may not be on or off-lead play. It is critical for all dogs to have a good experience when learning to interact with each other and not have a negative experience that could impact their entire life. For this reason, the instructors will decide if playtime will occur during your class.

Please see our Terms and Conditions here.

The Different Levels


All participants are required to attend a once off compulsory orientation. Here, you will meet your instructor, learn important information relating to your class and dog behaviour and receive your training equipment that you will utilise in class. This orientation session will commence on the first week of your classes at the Shelter, your dog does not need to attend this session.

Introductory Level

Puppy Preschool

Puppies aged between 8 -12 weeks

Puppy Kindy

Puppies aged between 13 - 16 weeks

Junior Hound High

Puppies aged between  17 weeks - 12 months

Senior Hound High

Dogs aged 12 months and older

*Classes will recommence in 2020*


Classes will run during the long weekends. All dogs must be up to date with their C5 vaccination to participate in the class and their vaccination certificates sent to