Opening Hours

  • Most Days: 9am - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED

Dog & Puppy 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. Initial training focuses on manners, frustration control, how to sit, drop, how to walk nicely on lead and how to introduce dogs to each other in a safe manner. 

Don’t worry if you pooch isn’t quite ready to move onto the next level! We are happy for them to repeat until they are confident to graduate.  

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.

To book, download the form below and send via email to rspca@rspca-act.org.au.
 

The Different Levels

Orientation

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.

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

Secondary Levels

Pooch Primary

Graduates of Puppy Preschool and Puppy Kindy

Canine College

Dogs over 12 months of age

Requirements: Must be graduates of the introductory level to participate.

University Levels

Fun Introduction to Agility

Graduates of Canine College

 

Class Schedule

Puppy Preschool

Orientation

Saturday 16th of September
9:30am

Classes

Saturday 23rd of September
9:30am

Duration

6 weeks (including Orientation)

Cost

$190 

Puppy Kindy - FULL

Orientation

Saturday 16th of September
9:30am

Classes

Saturday 23rd of September
11:00am

Duration

6 weeks (including Orientation)

Cost

$190 

Hound High

Orientation

Wednesday 20th of September
10:30am

Classes

Wednesday 27th of September
10:00am

Duration

6 weeks (including Orientation)

Cost

$190 

Pooch Primary

Orientation

 

Classes

Saturday 2nd of September
9:30am

Duration

6 weeks

Cost

$190 

Canine College

Orientation

 

Classes

Saturday 2nd of September
11:00am

Duration

6 weeks

Cost

$190