RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Victoria

Burwood East, VIC

Understanding Dog Behaviour

What to Bring

  • BYO lunch or take advantage of our fantastic on-site café and $11 student lunch special.

What to Wear

  • We may be spending some time outside and touring around, so please bring weather appropriate clothing.

Appropriate For

  • Dog training instructors new to the role. Pet owners interested in advancing their training skills. Attendees must be 16 years or older. This course assumes basic knowledge of dog behaviour prior to commencement.

Understanding Dog Behaviour

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Duration: 7 Hours

What You Will Learn

  • Identify dog behaviours and their development
  • Get an overview of the historical and scientific basis of different training methods
  • How to train skills and new behaviours in the dogs with which you live and work

What You Get

  • A hands-on, practical class – meet and work with our Education dogs as well as and industry experts and qualified trainers
  • Informative and fun session to increase your knowledge and skills
  • Detailed course manual to take home
  • RSPCA take home bag
  • An engaging and informative session to increase your knowledge and skills
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Complimentary morning and afternoon tea


Ever wondered why dogs behave the way they do? Want to know how to use positive training techniques to teach new skills and behaviours?

This course will help you take your understanding of dogs to the next level. Identify and learn about the behaviours that we see in dogs and understand the basis behind these. You’ll gain an understanding of training methods, and develop the skills to create and use positive training techniques to enhance your working relationship with dogs. Our programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or already working within this field, as well as helping people to increase skills with their own pets.

This course can be completed as a standalone session, or as a follow up to our Caring for Dogs introduction course. Book both courses at the same time to receive a discount.

What happens

  • Please arrive at the Burwood East Education Centre 10 minutes before your class to register and so that we can start on time. Parking is available on site.
  • Meet and work with our experienced Education staff and their animals, along with industry experts, throughout the session for practical, hands-on skill development.
  • Work through a detailed course book (yours to keep) with theoretical, scientific and clinical information based on our years of experience in animal welfare and caring for dogs.
  • BYO lunch or take advantage of our fantastic on-site café and $11 student lunch special.
  • We may be spending some time outside and touring around, so please bring weather appropriate clothing.
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Aug 2017
Understanding Dog Behaviour - 13 Aug 2017 9:00 AM

I've lived with dogs for 50 years and I learned a huge amount on this course. It was fun, logically presented and thought provoking. The presenters were knowledgeable and generous and their dogs were the stars of the show! Highly recommend for people new to dogs and for people who want to enrich the life of their best 4-legged friend.

May 2017
Understanding Dog Behaviour - 06 May 2017 9:00 AM

Class was as described on the profile and was definitely fun and informative! Instructors were extremely engaging and knowledgeable and answered questions we had in detail. I enjoyed the entire day and was smiling, laughing and definitely learning throughout the whole day. I highly recommend this course to those who are interesting in dog training/behaviour or new to dog training.

Jan 2017
Understanding Dog Behaviour - 12 Jan 2017 9:00 AM

Fantastic ! Want more

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