The All Paws Forward Introductory Class provides all dog owners with the basic tools to teach their dogs the necessary social skills that a good canine companion needs. The Introductory Class is for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks and puppies must have had their 1st vaccinations 10 days prior to starting. The course runs for 4 weeks.
During this time you will also have access to a Behaviour Consultant who can help you with any difficulties you may be experiencing.
Saturdays - Willows Historical Park - Reserve Rd, Melton (Melways,337,C9,D9)
Sundays - Sunbury Secondary College, 30 Racecourse Road, Sunbury
Tuesdays & Saturday Afternoons -Avalon Nursery, Kopke rd, Haddon
Every Saturday in Melton
Every Sunday in Sunbury
Every Tuesday & Saturday in Ballarat
- Call 1300 723 660 for start dates and Times.
(Melton and Sunbury closed Long Week-Ends and 3 weeks over Christmas)
Ballarat - Tuesday mornings & Saturday Afternoons
Starts at 10.15am in Melton, Sunbury and Ballarat (Tuesday) - Saturday 2pm
Please arrive 20 -30 minutes early so you and your dog are not rushed.
Bookings are essential.
Introductory Course (4 weeks) - $90 for 1st and $70 for 2nd dog. conditions apply
Make a booking and pay online or Pay on the Day - Cash, Credit or Eftpos.
Please remember to bring along your current vaccination certificate with you.Commands taught during this course:*Loose Leash Walking*Sit, Stand and Down (Drop)*Recall*Attention (Focus)*Settle*Trade and Leave it*Sociability exercises and much more.
Course Length: 4 weeks (Set Class)
Make an online booking for the introductory class
Next logical class: Man & Best Friend Program
Positive Reinforcement is the method used by all APF instructors.
Further training is available after completing the Introductory Course
Man and Best Friend Program
Prerequisites: Dog must be a graduate of the Introductory Class.
The Man & Best Friend Program is a Government Approved Training Program offering clients an opportunity to strengthen their dog training skills. Clients will learn how to consistently get behaviours on cue, to teach their dogs to perform for longer periods, to do stays at greater distances, and to work with their dogs around greater distractions. Classes start at 9am.*Loose leash walking * Heel *Sit and Drop on command *Recall *Sit and Down Stay *Leave it *Show no Aggression towards people or dogs *No lunging on lead when presented with bikes, prams etc, passing by
On graduation a certificate is presented which can be taken to your local council for a discount on your pet registration
Cost: Full Membership $250 with nothing more to pay until you receive your certificate. Members must be in attendance at least once a month for their membership to continue.
Casual membership: Joining fee of $50 then a $10 training fee whenever you attend classes.
Man and Best Friend Extended Program
Prerequisites: Dog must be a graduate of the Man & Best Friend Program.
The Man & best Friend Extended Program offers clients an opportunity to improve their dog training skills. Clients will learn more advanced training skills that will assist them in everyday life.*Walking Skills *Cafe Scene *Take Food gently *Sit and Down at a Distance *Leave it *Give *Obey others *Sit calmly while being petted *Recall with Distractions *Out of Sight Stays *Calm Greeting *Stand for Exam
Man and Best Friend Gold Standard Program
Prerequisites: Dog must be a graduate of the Man & Best Friend Exctended Program.
This program is currently under review.