For now, amid the current coronavirus pandemic, all our RSPCA Dog Training courses are temporarily cancelled. The team are working on ways in which we can provide our dog training services in an online platform. We will continue to let you know of any further updates as they progress.

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 5001 – FULLY BOOKED
Date:
Sunday, 29 March 2020 – Sunday, 3 May 2020
Time:
11:00am – 11:50am
Location: The Playful Pooch Dogcare, 5 Sherriffs Rd, Lonsdale SA 5160
Investment: $275
Maximum workshop size: 3 Dogs

CLASS 5002 – 7PM CLASS FULL
Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 – Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Time: 7:00pm – 7:50pm or 8:10pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Playful Pooch Dogcare, 5 Sherriffs Rd, Lonsdale SA 5160
Investment: $275
Maximum workshop size: 3 Dogs

CLASS 5003
Date: Saturday, 18 April 2020 – Saturday, 16 May 2020
Time: 12:15pm – 1:05pm 
Location: RSPCA Head Office, 16 Nelson Street, Stepney SA 5069
Investment: $275
Maximum workshop size: 3 Dogs

More venues and times are to be confirmed soon.  

This popular workshop does sometimes 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.

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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