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

  • Only one person per dog is permitted at all classes and 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
The price for Puppy Pre School (all venues) is $195 for a 4 week course (Effective January 1st 2022)

Please select a location below for more information:

Locations marked with are fully booked for 2021. Waitlists are available for 2022 classes (dates TBC).

Playful Pups Doggy Daycare
11 Citrus Street, Braeside 3195
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Course start dates TBC. 

  • Mondays 6:45pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

This location is fully booked for 2021 – waitlist available for 2022 classes (Dates TBC)

Andy’s Doggy Daycare
4 Rickard Street, Brunswick East 3057
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Course start dates TBC. 

  • Saturdays 9am
  • Saturdays 2pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

PETstock Clifton Hill
592-596 Smith St, Clifton Hill 3068
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Course start dates TBC. 

  • Fridays 9:30am
  • Saturdays 9:30am
  • Saturdays 11:00am

Waitlist unavailable. Bookings and enquiries for this location are on hold until after lockdown has ended.

The Avenue Veterinary Clinic
2 Maksi Way, Cranbourne North, VIC 3977
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Course start dates TBC.

  • Saturdays 2:00pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

Dandenong Veterinary Hospital
118 Princes Highway, Dandenong VIC 3175
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Course start dates TBC. 

  • Tuesdays 6pm

Waitlist unavailable. Bookings and enquiries for this location are on hold until after lockdown has ended.

This location is fully booked for 2021 – waitlist available for 2022 classes (Dates TBC)

Hawthorn East Vet
1 Victoria Rd, Hawthorn East
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Course start dates TBC. 

  • Wednesdays 7:30pm
  • Tuesdays 7:30pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

This location is fully booked for 2021 – waitlist available for 2022 classes (Dates TBC)

Kew Vet and Cattery
13 Cotham Road, Kew 3101
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Course start dates TBC. 

  • Saturdays 3:30pm
  • Saturdays 4:45pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

This location is fully booked for 2021 – waitlist available for 2022 classes (Dates TBC)

Langwarrin Veterinary Clinic
299 Cranbourne-Frankston Road (entry via Josephine Street), Langwarrin 3910
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Course start dates TBC. 

  • Tuesdays 7pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

Patterson Lakes Animal Hospital
Corner Gladesville Blvd & McLeod Rd, Patterson Lakes 3197
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$175 for a 4 week course. Start dates will be published when the government confirms lockdown is ending. 

  • Wednesdays 7:30pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

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

The price for COVID Catchup Group Obedience (all venues) is $195 for a 4 week course (Effective January 1st 2022)

Please select a location below for more information:

Locations marked with are fully booked for 2021. Waitlists are available for 2022 classes (dates TBC).

Playful Pups Doggy Daycare
11 Citrus St, Braeside VIC 3195

Course start dates TBC.

  • Wednesdays 8pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

This location is fully booked for 2021 – waitlist available for 2022 classes (Dates TBC)

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

Course start dates TBC.

  • Saturdays 10:15am

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

This location is fully booked for 2021 – waitlist available for 2022 classes (Dates TBC)

Lewin Reserve, entry via McDonald Street

Course start dates TBC.

  • Sundays 10:15am

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

Hays Paddock, Lister Street Kew

Course start dates TBC.

  • Wednesdays 5:45pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

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

The price for Group Obedience (all venues) is $195 for a 4 week course (Effective January 1st 2022)

Please select a location below for more information:

Locations marked with are fully booked for 2021. Waitlists are available for 2022 classes (dates TBC).

Playful Pups Doggy Daycare
11 Citrus St, Braeside VIC 3195

Course start dates TBC.

  • Mondays 8pm
  • Wednesdays 6:45pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

This location is fully booked for 2021 – waitlist available for 2022 classes (Dates TBC)

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

Course start dates TBC.

  • Saturdays 11:30am

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

This location is fully booked for 2021 – waitlist available for 2022 classes (Dates TBC)

Lewin Reserve, entry via MacDonald Street

Course start dates TBC.

  • Sundays 11:30am

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

Hays Paddock, Lister Street Kew

Course start dates TBC.

  • Wednesdays 6:15pm
  • Wednesdays 7pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

This location is fully booked for 2021 – waitlist available for 2022 classes (Dates TBC)

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

Course start dates TBC.

  • Mondays 7pm

Contact us for to be placed on the waitlist* »
*Please note that this is a priority waitlist that works on a first-come first-served basis.

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

The price for Group Obedience (all venues) is $195 for a 4 week course (Effective January 1st 2022)

Please select a location below for more information:

Sinclair Avenue Reserve

Next Course Start Dates:

  • No current dates.

Contact us for enquiries »

Lewin Reserve, section on Sinclair Avenue

Next Course Start Dates:

  • No current dates.

Contact us for enquiries »

Dog Agility Class Times & Locations

Please note: If your dog is reactive or aggressive with other dogs they must complete a behaviour consultation and a minimum of one round of Novice Group Obedience prior to being eligible for Agility training.

Dog Agility Classes in

Glen Iris, Melbourne 3146 / Hawthorn East, Melbourne 3123

COVID-19 Update:

As Melbourne moves through an easing of restrictions, we are permitted to operate many of our services in a limited capacity. We encourage you  to enquire about training for your dog but ask for your patience as we work through our waitlists and set new dates for classes. We look forward to being of assistance to you and your dog as soon as we are able to.

Our Critical Period Package for PUPPIES is currently available, please visit the page: Puppy Training Critical Period Package