Helping hyper hounds

This workshop is specifically designed for guardians with dogs who become easily over-excited, over-aroused or anxious when out and about, particularly when on a leash.

They may display behaviours such as:

  • Barking/whining
  • Lunging
  • Growling
  • Becoming fixated/staring
  • Pulling strongly (towards or away from)
  • Cowering
  • Attempting to retreat or hide

Elements in the environment which may create these types of emotional behaviours may include (but are not limited to):

  • Other dogs (a very common trigger for many dogs when on lead)
  • Unknown human beings
  • Children, particularly when playing or running
  • Vehicles such as cars, bicycles and skateboards

You will learn useful training and management techniques to help you when such situations arise, leading to yourself and your dog feeling calmer, safer and more confident when out together.

Hyper Hounds Workshop

RSPCA’s Hyper Hounds is a 5-week workshop

Who:  Dogs who become easily over-excited, over-aroused or anxious when out and about, particularly when on a leash.
DurationOne 50-minute session a week for 5 weeks.
Investment: $275

Upcoming classes

CLASS 5009 – LONSDALE. FULLY BOOKED
Date: Sunday, 27 September 2020 – Sunday, 1 November 2020 (with break for Labour Day weekend 4 Oct)
Time: 12:15pm – 1:05pm
Location: The Playful Pooch Dogcare, 5 Sherriffs Rd, Lonsdale SA 5160
Investment: $275
Maximum workshop size: 3 Dogs

CLASS 5011 – STEPNEY. FULLY BOOKED
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020 – Saturday, 14 November 2020 
Time: 12:15pm – 1:05pm
Location: RSPCA Head Office, 16 Nelson Street, Stepney SA 5069
Investment: $275
Maximum workshop size: 3 dogs

CLASS 5012 – LONSDALE
Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020 – Sunday, 13 December 2020 (no class Sunday 22 November)
Time: 12:15pm – 1:05pm
Location: The Playful Pooch Dogcare, 5 Sherriffs Rd, Lonsdale SA 5160
Investment: $275
Maximum workshop size: 3 Dogs

More venues and times to be confirmed shortly.  

This popular workshop does often have a waiting list. Please register your interest for your preferred venue and day and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

CLASS 5013 – LONSDALE
Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020 – Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Time: 7:00pm – 7:50pm and 8:10pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Playful Pooch Dogcare, 5 Sherriffs Rd, Lonsdale SA 5160
Investment: $275
Maximum workshop size: 3 Dogs

CLASS 5014 – STEPNEY
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020 – Saturday, 19 December 2020 
Time: 12:15pm – 1:05pm
Location: RSPCA Head Office, 16 Nelson Street, Stepney SA 5069
Investment: $275
Maximum workshop size: 3 dogs

Please note:

  • This class is not appropriate for dogs who exhibit extreme aggression towards other dogs consistently, on or off leash, or who have exhibited genuine/extreme aggression towards people (i.e. have bitten/attacked or shown definite intent/potential to bite/attack). Please contact us at rspcadogtraining@rspcasa.org.au if unsure whether your dog will be suitable.
  • All dogs attending must be fully up to date with their C5 vaccination
  • Week 1 of your course will feature a 1 hour Induction session without your dog
  • You must commit to the full 5 consecutive weeks of training. As classes are small and run according to full bookings, we cannot provide refunds for missed classes and the making up of lessons at another date is only offered in exceptional circumstances.
Please enquire to book your class here

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