If you would like to know who the best dog trainers in Adelaide are, we’ve featured 9 of them in this article! Continue reading to learn about them.
The team at Advanced Behavioural Training can help turn your dog into an obedient, fun-loving best friend. Founder and director Amy is a qualified veterinary nurse and an accredited dog behavioural trainer. She started Advanced Behavioural Training in 2011 and has continued to grow her business (and her reputation) throughout Adelaide.
A range of training services is offered, including private consultations, group day-training classes, and daycare academy for both puppies and older dogs. Socialization therapy is also provided and is ideal for dogs with specific behavioural issues – this starts at $100 for the first day. The package includes a private consultation, tailored training plan, and one-on-one training with an experienced behavioural trainer until your pup is ready to start group training classes. Contact Advanced Behavioural Training to get started.
At Gepps Cross Dog Training Centre, the trainers follow the three key P’s – Persistence, Patience, and Praise. Using these techniques, they can help your dog become a well-mannered canine companion who loves to learn. The club is a branch of the South Australian Canine Association and is run by qualified and experienced trainers.
Memberships cost $65/year for a single adult or $80/year for two adults. No joining fee is required, and there are no additional costs for training sessions. Specific classes are offered for learners (dogs with no previous obedience training) as well as a range of classes for dogs of different obedience levels. Contact Gepps Cross Dog Training Centre for more details.
Sherlock Bones uses modern training methods to teach your dog manners, tricks, and more. Their team of qualified trainers has over two decades of training experience. Head trainer Sam holds a diploma in advanced animal behaviour and is an accredited dog behaviourist and trainer.
Training is carried out in your own home and can help address any number of behaviours or problems your dog has. A complete home training program with notes, a leash, and coaching for your dog’s lifetime is $295, plus $75 for each additional dog you have. Contact Sherlock Bones to get started.
As the name suggests, the team at Positive Dog Training uses positive reinforcement methods to train your pup. Their programs are supported by both the RSPCA and the Australian Veterinary Association. Trainer Sharon holds a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Training from the Delta Institute and has many years of dog training experience.
Training is offered for dogs 12 weeks or older. Classes include a 7-week basic manners course for $265 or a 4-week intermediate/advanced training course for $160. A Canine Good Citizen 3-week course is also available – contact Positive Dog Training to learn more about their services.
The South Australian Obedience Dog Club has been providing training for dogs across Adelaide since the 1950s. Classes are open to all pups and cover everything from basic to advanced obedience. The enthusiastic instructors are all qualified and experienced dog trainers and handlers.
A membership costs $85 for one adult or $100 for two. Additional (human!) family members can be added for $15 each. Classes include puppy training for dogs under six months of age, level 1, 2, or 3 foundation skill courses, an intermediate skills course, and an intermediate obedience course. Contact South Australian Obedience Dog Club to find the right course for you and your pup.
Simple Steps Dog Training focuses on using positive training methods to see real change in your pup. Trainer Julie has many years of training experience and competes in obedience dog trials at the state level. She understands that all dogs are different and tailors her training to suit your pup’s specific needs.
Simple Steps can help deal with several behavioural problems, including not coming when called, pulling on the lead during walks, running away from you, jumping on guests, separation anxiety, hyperactivity, excessive barking, or digging. They also offer puppy training and customized training programs to suit your needs – contact Simple Steps Dog Training Adelaide to learn more.
The trainers at SitDropStay have over 25 years of professional experience and tailor their training to suit the unique needs of you and your pup. Behavioural consultant George has been a dog behaviour specialist for almost three decades and is a former Australian Federal Police dog handler and trainer.
SitDropStay provides in-home training and can usually deal with most behavioural issues in 1-3 sessions. A 2-2.5-hour private consultation is $320 and includes unlimited support afterwards, either by email or phone. If additional 60-minute sessions are required, these are available for $140. Puppy training is also offered – contact SitDropStay Adelaide to learn more.
Best Friend Dog Care Adelaide specializes in dealing with pups that have specific behavioural issues. Trainer Tamara is a nationally accredited Dog Behaviour & Training Consultant through the National Dog Trainers Federation and a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.
In-home training sessions are available in blocks of five or ten lessons. Specific behavioural modification training is also offered and can help reactive dogs, dogs who jump on people, dogs who bark excessively, and more. Puppy training and socialization are also provided – contact Best Friend Dog Care Adelaide to learn more.
Your dog will get nothing but the best education at Canine Behavioural School. CBS is run by volunteers who also happen to be professional dog trainers and use only force-free training methods. Canine Behavioural School offers bronze, silver, gold, and diamond training courses, so there’s bound to be a course that meets your dog’s training level.
Bronze level training is best for dogs with no prior training experience. It can teach your dog basic verbal commands, loose lead walking, and general politeness. Silver level training includes recall, leashing up, loose lead walking with social interaction, and more. Gold training includes clicker skills, obedience around other dogs, and off-lead walking. With diamond training, your dog will learn street walking with distractions, grooming behaviour, complex verbal commands, and more. Contact Canine Behaviour School for more details.
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