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Class Times

When in attendance at any class, the following rules will apply in addition to our normal policies:

  • Only two people per dog are permitted at our COVID Catch Up and Novice Group Obedience Classes at all locations.
  • Only one person per puppy is permitted at Hawthorn East, Kew, Clifton Hill, Langwarrin and Patterson Lakes locations. Two people per puppy are permitted at our Brunswick East and Braeside locations. 
  • Upon arrival, please take the time to sanitise your hands. Hand sanitiser will be available at every venue.
  • Please do not shake hands with trainers or other class participants
  • Please maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other participants. An easy way to keep this in mind at a dog training class is to measure your lead- most leads are 1.5- 1.8metres in length. Stay a lead’s length from other people.
  • If there is any interaction between dogs, please ensure social distancing is maintained again by using the length of your lead as a guide. Your trainer will only allow interaction between dogs if owners demonstrate they are able to maintain a “12 and 6” clock face position themselves rather than both standing at “2 and 4” for example.
  • If an Underdog trainer handles your dog they will sanitise their hands prior to touching your lead. If you would prefer a trainer does not handle your dog, as always, this is absolutely fine- this is always your choice.
  • We ask that you immediately leave the space at the conclusion of your class so that the next class can safely enter. If there is a class before yours, please wait for others to leave before entering the space.

Puppy Pre School Class Times and Locations

Our Puppy Pre School courses are designed for puppies aged 8-16 weeks who have had at least their first vaccination.

Our Puppy Pre School classes cover content including (but not limited to):

  • Socialisation with people and dogs.
  • Critical Period socialisation exercises
  • Manual handling, grooming and calming puppy massage exercises.
  • Dealing with Mouthing and Jumping Up
  • Toilet Training
  • Getting your pup used to their collar and lead.
  • Responsible Dog Ownership.
  • Introducing Basic Obedience

Please select a location below for more information:

Playful Pups Doggy Daycare
11 Citrus Street, Braeside 3195
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$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Monday 21st June 6:45pm

  • Monday 19th July 6:45pm

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Andy’s Doggy Daycare
4 Rickard Street, Brunswick East 3057
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$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Saturday 19th June 9am (Fully Booked, Waitlist Available)

  •  

    Saturday 17th July 9am

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PETstock Clifton Hill
592-596 Smith St, Clifton Hill 3068 
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$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Saturday 10th of July 9:30am 

  • Saturday 10th of July 11am

  •  

    Friday 25th of June 9:30am

Bookings for this venue must be made with PETstock directly on 03 9481 7001.

The Avenue Veterinary Clinic
2 Maksi Way, Cranbourne North, VIC 3977
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$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Saturday 3rd July 2:00pm

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Dandenong Veterinary Hospital
118 Princes Highway, Dandenong VIC 3175
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$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Tuesday 15th June 6pm

Bookings for this venue must be made with Dandenong Vet directly on 9792 4787.

Hawthorn East Vet
1 Victoria Rd, Hawthorn East
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$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Wednesday 16th June 7:30pm (FULLY BOOKED- WAITLIST AVAILABLE)

  • Tuesday 22nd June 7:30pm (FULLY BOOKED- WAITLIST AVAILABLE)

  • Wednesday 14th July 7:30pm

  • Tuesday 20th July 7:30pm

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Kew Vet and Cattery
13 Cotham Road, Kew 3101
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$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Saturday 19th June 3:30pm (FULLY BOOKED- WAITLIST AVAILABLE)

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    Saturday 19th June 4:45pm  

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Langwarrin Veterinary Clinic
299 Cranbourne-Frankston Road (entry via Josephine Street), Langwarrin 3910
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$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Tuesday 15th June 7pm

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    Tuesday 13th July 7pm

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Patterson Lakes Animal Hospital
Corner Gladesville Blvd & McLeod Rd, Patterson Lakes 3197
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$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Wednesday 14th July 7:30pm

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Melbourne Puppy Pre School Graduate
Puppy Pre School Graduate

Online puppy school still available!

Our “Critical Period Puppy Package” is specific for puppies aged 8- 16 weeks and includes the following- 

  • Video Links to a complete 4 week Underdog Training Puppy Pre School course- these links are of a recently recorded Underdog Puppy class and although not professionally filmed, all information and relevant demonstrations are clear and useful. 
  • Underdog Training Puppy Training Manual
  • 15 Minute facetime chat with an Underdog trainer to troubleshoot and ask questions

This is an excellent value training option at a cost of only $99!

COVID Catchup Class Times & Locations

These classes are specifically designed for dogs between 4-12 months with exercises progressed in a way that allows younger dogs with shorter attention spans to learn how to engage with their owner and become more motivated to train, when faced with the distraction of people and other dogs. Please note course content can be modified at the discretion of the instructor depending on the participants involved.

*Highlighted exercises listed below are NOT included in Novice Group Obedience classes. Other skills that are covered in both types of classes may be covered using different types of exercises and with lower levels of distraction.

Content includes (but is not limited to):

  • Calm Handling and/ or Grooming*
  • Dealing with Mouthing*
  • Using noise desensitisation for socialisation*
  • Using Play to develop Motivation*
  • Sit
  • Drop
  • Sit / Stay
  • Loose Lead Walking
  • Recall (come when called)
  • Use of a marker and release word
  • Using appropriate motivation and rewards
  • Self-Control Exercises
  • Problem Solving games
  • Greeting people and other dogs
  • Targeting
  • Dealing with distractions and excitability
  • Massage

Please select a location below for more information:

Playful Pups Doggy Daycare
11 Citrus St, Braeside VIC 3195

$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Wednesday 12th May 8pm

Contact us for bookings »

Andy’s Doggy Daycare
4 Rickard St, Brunswick East VIC 3057

$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Saturday 1st May 10:15am

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Lewin Reserve, entry via McDonald Street

$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Sunday 9th May 10:15am  

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Hays Paddock, Lister Street Kew

$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Wednesday 12th May 5:45pm  

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Novice Group Dog Obedience Training

Our Novice Group Obedience classes are available to all fully vaccinated dogs of all ages.

These classes use a variety of modern, fun and engaging exercises to teach the following skills over the 4 weeks of training. Novice Group obedience classes are more focussed on furthering obedience skills in practical situations, with distractions. Please note course content can be modified at the discretion of the instructor depending on the participants involved.

Novice group obedience classes and cover content including (but not limited to):

  • Sit
  • Drop
  • Sit / Stay
  • Loose Lead Walking
  • Recall (come when called)
  • Use of a marker and release word
  • Dealing with Jumping Up
  • Using appropriate motivation and rewards
  • Self-Control Exercises
  • Problem Solving games
  • Go to a bed or Mat
  • Greeting people and other dogs
  • Teaching basic Tricks
  • Targeting
  • Dealing with distractions and excitability
  • Massage

Please select a location below for more information:

Playful Pups Doggy Daycare
11 Citrus St, Braeside VIC 3195

$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Wednesday 12th May 6:45pm

Contact us for bookings »

Andy’s Doggy Daycare
4 Rickard St, Brunswick East VIC 3057

$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Saturday 29th May 11:30am (please note these classes have a one week break for the Queens birthday weekend)

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Lewin Reserve, entry via MacDonald Street

$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Sunday 6th June 9am  (please note these classes have a one week break for the Queens birthday weekend)

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Hays Paddock, Lister Street Kew

$175 for a 4 week course. Next Course Start Dates:

  • Wednesday 7th July 6:15pm

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Langwarrin Veterinary Clinic
299 Cranbourne-Frankston Rd, Langwarrin VIC 3910

Next Course Start Dates:

  • Monday 31st May 7pm

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Elementary Group Dog Obedience Training

Completion of Novice Level is a prerequisite for this course. Elementary classes include the following exercises:

  • Problem Solving Games OR introduce basic concepts of free shaping with a simple exercise
  • Sit Stay
  • Drop Stay
  • Loose Lead Walking- in practical situations with high levels of distraction
  • Long line introduction OR dropped short lead introduction working towards off lead work (with the exception of reactive dogs who will remain on long lines)
  • Socialisation activities
  • Drop on the move
  • Drop on Recall
  • Sit and Drop at a distance
  • Change of position at a distance
  • Heel- both stationary and on the move
  • Recalls- increasing distance and distraction
  • Dog to greet people approaching without jumping or lunging
  • Send to bed/ Blanket and remain there
  • Using Tie Outs
  • Out of sight work (if dogs are ready)
  • Tricks for Engagement and Fun

Please select a location below for more information:

Sinclair Avenue Reserve

Next Course Start Dates:

  • Sunday 6th June 10:15am  (please note these classes have a one week break for the Queens birthday weekend)

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Lewin Reserve, section on Sinclair Avenue

Next Course Start Dates:

  • To be confirmed.

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Underdog Training COVID-19 Update:

Due to current government regulations, we are not permitted to operate our face-to-face services during Melbourne’s lockdown. However, bookings are still available for all services post-lockdown.