Group Dog Training Classes in Melbourne
Underdog Group Dog Obedience Classes
Located in various Melbourne suburbs, our group training classes run differently to most in that they run in 4 week blocks. This maximizes energy and interest levels in both dog and owner, allowing you to get the very best out of your dog. Most owners complete training blocks 3-4 times per year to maintain their training, depending on the level of obedience you require.
Our Melbourne group training classes are split into two levels: Novice and Elementary – to ensure you are grouped with dogs and owners at a similar level to you. Dogs may complete multiple courses in each level, moving on only once they are ready to do so.
Our class sizes are small so you can always receive a little additional help- whilst all dogs progress at different rates, no-one gets left behind at an Underdog group training class. We have an average of 1 professional instructor for every 8 dogs so you can be sure you will receive the very best instruction and attention.
Novice Dog Training Classes include the following exercises/skills:
- 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
- Go to a bed or Mat
- Greeting people and other dogs
- Teaching basic Tricks
- Basic Agility obstacles
- Dealing with reactivity and excitability
Elementary Dog Training Classes include the following exercises/ skills (in ADDITION to improving the foundation skills learned in Novice classes)
- Drop Stay
- Drop on the move
- Commencing off lead work
- Response to commands at distance
- Working out of sight
- Using a safe tether
- Teach “Leave”
- Go to a mark- (improving targeting)
Group Dog Training Class Times & Locations
Please remember that group classes can be overwhelming for some dogs and owners so a one on one session prior to entering the class environment often makes the training process easier- for you and your dog!