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Discovering Dogs

Discovering Dogs

Perfect for Dog Lovers

Over 100 people have attended this class


This is the perfect session for dog lovers! We love caring for dogs at RSPCA Victoria and every year, we look after nearly 4,000 canine companions!  In this session, you’ll meet our friendly education dogs and hear their stories. You’ll also learn all about how interpreting animal behavior can keep us safe and keep our dogs comfortable. 

This program is available only to children aged 7 – 12 years

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What you will learn

  • Learn all about dog behavior, needs and training
  • Learn about dog breeds and how the RSPCA cares for dogs
  • Create treat puzzles for dogs

What you will get

  • Certificate of attendance

What to bring

  • Lunch, snack and a drink bottle

What to wear

Closed in shoes for admittance into the barn.

Appropriate for

This program is available only to children aged 7 – 12 years

RSPCA Victoria

(638 Reviews)

Want to improve your animal skills? Looking for quality teaching by industry experts? Want real skills and training?

Whether you’re a pet owner or thinking of a career in animal care, RSPCA Victoria has a short course to extend your animal skills and understanding.

Designed to develop new skills for anyone dealing with animals; RSPCA short courses provide valuable access to industry experts and utilise quality resources and trainers in an informative and hands-on environment.

As the trusted name in animal welfare in Victoria, we understand what animals need, and what works and what doesn’t – and are keen to share our practical knowledge and skills with you through.


Gain professional skills. Learn about your pet. Or both!

Programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or improve their skills within this field, as well as helping people to increase their skills with their own pets.

Hands-on experience is essential to understanding animals so you will have the chance to meet and work with – animals from our education team – as well as learn from industry experts and qualified trainers.

And of course, profits raised go towards supporting animal welfare projects. You’re helping animals while you learn to… help animals!

So book your course with us today.


About RSPCA Victoria

We are a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since this time, the RSPCA has become Australia's leading animal welfare charity.

Our community services include work in education, advocacy, animal care and protection. In Victoria, we operate nine animal Adoption Care Centres and one community pet care centre, providing refuge and care to more than 20,000 animals every year. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on community support to care for 'all creatures great and small'.  More than 90% of our funding is due to the generous support of the Victorian community.

For further information, visit www.rspcavic.org 

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4.7 (16 reviews)
Danielrated it
23 Jan 2023
Enjoyed what we learnt in the class. Lots of knowledge and so cool to meet the dogs as well. Michelle, Emily and colleague were friendly and taught us about dogs and RSPCA.
RSPCA Victoria 24 Jan 2023

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the program.

Karinrated it
17 Jan 2023
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Brookerated it
17 Jan 2023
Loved it! My favourite bit were the dogs.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • Program activities are conducted by RSPCA Victoria Education Officers and staff. RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to alter activities or cease programs should staff and participant safety be compromised.
  • Cancellation fees apply.
  • For safety reasons, participants must wear appropriate clothing and closed-in shoes. 
  • RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to cancel the class should minimum numbers not be met.  A full refund will apply in these circumstances. 


Participants will be involved in a range of hands-on activities visiting various parts of the Burwood East site. While the RSPCA takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of participants, all participants enter at own risk.

By enrolling in these programs you acknowledge that you understand this disclaimer and release RSPCA (Victoria) and its employees, agents, volunteers and contractors from any liability whatsoever, to the extent permitted by law.

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