Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Dog Training

RSPCA Dog Training School

RSPCA ACT Dog Training School classes are catered towards dogs and puppies of all different ages and abilities and are limited to 8 dogs per class to allow participants to receive more individual attention by our experienced instructors. Our aim is to give your dog the required skills to have a happy, well-adjusted life with their family, using positive reinforcement. Training focuses on manners, impulse control, how to sit, drop, how to walk nicely on lead and how to introduce dogs to each other in a safe manner.

Depending on the dynamics of the classes, there may not be on or off-lead play. It is critical for all dogs to have a good experience when learning to interact with each other and not have a negative experience that could impact their entire life. For this reason, the instructors will decide if playtime will occur during your class.

The duration of the classes is 1 hour. Classes run for 6 weeks. Class dates may change subject to the number of bookings. Once enrolment has been completed, a staff member will contact you to provide additional information regarding your booking.

Please see our Terms and Conditions here.

The Different Levels

Selecting the appropriate class for your pet is important in making sure that the class is catered towards their stage in life. Your puppy/dog's age is calculated as at the commencement of the class.

Orientation

All participants are required to attend a once off compulsory orientation. Here, you will meet your instructor, learn important information relating to your class and dog behaviour and receive your training equipment that you will utilise in class. This orientation session will commence on the first week of your classes at the Shelter, your dog does not attend this session.

Introductory Level

Puppy Preschool

Puppies aged between 8 -12 weeks

Puppy Kindy

Puppies aged between 13 - 16 weeks

Junior Hound High

Puppies aged between  17 weeks - 12 months

Senior Hound High

Dogs aged 12 months and older

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Classes will run during the long weekends. All dogs must be up to date with their C5 vaccination to participate in the class and their vaccination certificates sent to pac@rspca-act.org.au prior to the commencement of classes.

Puppy Preschool

Puppies aged between 8 weeks - 12 weeks

Start Date

Start Time

Thursday
23rd January

5:30pm

Saturday
25th January

8:00am

Wednesday
29th January

5:30pm

Thursday
12th March

5:30pm

Saturday
14th March

8:00am

Wednesday
28th March

5:30pm

Wednesday
28th March

5:30pm

Thursday
7th May

5:30pm

Saturday
9th May 

8:00am

Saturday
20th May

5:30pm

Saturday
20th May

5:30pm

Puppy Kindy

Puppies aged between 13 weeks - 16 weeks

Start Date

Start Time

Saturday
25th January

9:30am

Saturday
25th January

11:00am

Saturday
25th January

12:30pm

Saturday
1st February

3:00pm

Thursday
12th March

5:30pm

Saturday
14th March

9:30am

Saturday
14th March

11:00am

Saturday
14th March

12:30pm

Saturday
28th March

3:00pm

Thursday
7th May

5:30pm

Saturday
9th May 

9:30am

Saturday
9th May 

12:30pm

Saturday
23rd May

3:00pm

 

Junior Hound High

Puppies aged between 17 weeks - 12 months

Start Date

Start Time

Thursday
23rd January

5:30pm

Saturday
25th January

9:30am

Saturday
25th January

11:00am

Saturday
1st February

10:30am

Saturday
1st February

1:30pm

Saturday
14th March

9:30am

Saturday
14th March

11:00am

Saturday
28th March

10:30am

Saturday
28th March

1:30pm

Saturday
9th May

11:00am

Saturday
23rd May 

10:30am

Saturday
23rd May

1:00pm

Senior Hound High

Dogs aged 12 months and older

Start Date

Start Time

Wednesday
29th January

5:30pm

Saturday
1st February

9:00am

Saturday
28th March

9:00am

Saturday
23rd May

9:00am