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    Sorry Loeka

    It was in Glenside / Adelaide South Australia. As is the dog club SAODC - South Parklands, Adelaide (park in beaumont Road / East Terrace).

    http://www.sadogobedience.org.au/

    For QLD / Brisbane, I'd start looking here...
    http://www.cccq.org.au/documents/Aff...preadsheet.pdf

    Don't blame me for the format. And you have to get to about page 3 before the (any breed) obedience clubs start to come up.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 01-29-2010 at 02:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    If you're not worried about distance I can HIGHLY recommend the VIP Pet Foods obedience school. They do Obedience (right up to competition level), Agility, Doggy Commando, Puppy School and Doggy Dancing (amazing to watch and very fun to do). They're down at Yatala and I can send you Marie's contact details if you like? They're happy for people to go down and see what happens without the dog first to see how comfortable you are with them/their structure.
    Thanks for the tip - took a look at their site and it looks good! I'd love to get in touch with them and taking a look. Cheers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post

    For QLD / Brisbane, I'd start looking here...
    http://www.cccq.org.au/documents/Aff...preadsheet.pdf

    Don't blame me for the format. And you have to get to about page 3 before the (any breed) obedience clubs start to come up.
    Thanks for the PDF - I haven't taken a look at it yet because it keeps on freezing my old laptop but I appreciate the info : )

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    Try saving it somewhere on the laptop and then opening it up directly - not through the browser - might help. You may also need to get a newer version of the reader. I think Acrobat is up to at least v9 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyRidge View Post
    Neither were at a vet's so I'm not sure what the ones at vets are like. At the moment I'm attending planet K9, they have a few locations (in melb - not sure about other places) I cant remember the name of the puppy kinder
    RR we go to Planet K9 too!!! We had our first proper lesson this morning

    Our puppy pre-school sucked. Pups weren't allowed to really socialise with each other (which was the whole point of us going). We were told off for not doing things at home exactly the same as the instructer did them at home (ie we got told off for letting the pups sleep in our bedroom - not in the laundry where she thought they should be). And TBH we didn't really learn anything apart from "sit".

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    On the basis of this thread and other feedback, there is definitely a need for more good puppy schools! If I were a dog behaviourist/trainer/specialist (I'm not quite sure what the title is) and if I were a bit more business savvy I'd definitely do it : )

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    I just booked Poppy in for a 4 week Puppy Pre-School course.

    I really hope it teaches me and her lots of great things!

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    We booked Dexter into puppy school in the northern beaches. We did it through dog tech ....we then just went to a 3 week course at the vet clinic.
    Dexter had a great time socializing with the other puppies. There was about 5 other puppies so not a big class.(Dexter loved playing with the bigger dogs)
    The trainer guided us through different area from toilet training to eating to discipline even checking them for ticks and fleas or simple routine checks and how you should handle them.
    We learnt different techniques of holding the dog on a short lead and how to train them to walk beside you not in front of you.
    We were taught how to sit, stay and drop which was very successful.
    Puppy school was great.
    may enquire into doing the adolescent classes but he may be too old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellac View Post
    We learnt different techniques of holding the dog on a short lead and how to train them to walk beside you not in front of you.
    We were taught how to sit, stay and drop which was very successful.
    Puppy school was great.
    may enquire into doing the adolescent classes but he may be too old.
    Our Puppy School was through Dog Tech as well. I need to add that the trainer herself was highly recommended on other forums but I think the format of this particular school just didn't fit MY needs.

    BUT it doesn't matter because Loeka graduated last week! Huzzah! Ok, so ALL puppies graduate but I would like to think he graduated in the top 10% ; )

    Also, I've decided to go to Metro Obedience Club on Monday evening to check it out because I think we need more formal training rather than me pouring youtube and trying to teach him through that : P I can't wait!

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