Dog Training Frequently Asked Questions

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Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm or from 5pm – 6pm depending on what class you are in.

Classes are typically 50 mins to an hour in duration.

Many obedience clubs charge a fixed fee per class (normally it’s about $5) but at Paws, Claws & Tails you pay $120 for an 8 week course (whether that be the puppy course or the adult dog course).

The puppy course is suitable for puppies from 8 weeks of age provided they have been given at least some of their vaccinations and have been given the all clear by their veterinarian.

A  vaccination certificate will need to be shown upon registration into the puppy course.

Even if your dog has some issues around other dogs, still enquire! I can do a quick assessment of your dog and advise you on the best course of action – this may be opting for private one-on-one dog behaviour consultations.

Classes typically have no more than 10-12 dogs each – this is so I can give try to give one-on-one help to everyone at some point.

Places are booking fast, so enquire now and secure your place!


I recommend not feeding your dog prior to coming to class as dogs that are a little hungrier are going to work harder to get their food than a dog who has just had a filling meal.


I don’t recommend exercising your dog too much before coming to class – because just like if we did heaps of exercise, your dog would want to go home and lie down rather than doing an hour of training.

In the case that you have a really high energy dog, a short walk will help release some pent up energy and make your dog more focused during class.

Yes! My courses are designed to progress fast (so that you have a better trained dog as soon as possible). Each week, commands will progress and failing to practise at home will result in your dog falling behind the other dogs in the class. Having said that, you don’t need to practise for hours on end each day – just one 10-15 minute training session each day (or ideally two each day) will suffice.

Yes, you can! It may take a bit more work than those with younger dogs but it can be done.

Yes, we have two offers:

Offer 1

Refer a friend – if your friend enrols in a course (it doesn’t have to be the same course that your doing) then both you and your friend receive $20 off the course price.

Offer 2

Sign up for both courses at the same time (both the puppy course and adult dog course) and receive $20 off both courses.


NB: Only one offer can be applied – both cannot be used.

Please don’t hesitate to enquire about the deals and offers at Paws, Claws & Tails.

Keep up training your dog at home and when you’re out and about! Or, if you want to progress further enquire about the maintenance classes Paws, Claws & Tails has to offer!

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