Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 3pm

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

Our Shelter will be closed to the public the first Wednesday of each month.

Loose Lead Walking

Available to all fully vaccinated dogs aged over 4 months who are interested in a short modular course that focuses on loose lead walking. This module will cover using the correct equipment, learning dog body language, polite greetings, and overall loose lead walking. This course includes self-control and confidence building exercises to set your dog up for success. The course will run for 3 weeks of 1-hour sessions and be tailored to the group to achieve the best outcomes.

Course Investment: $150 (10% discount for RSPCA ACT adopted dogs).

Length: 1 hour for 3 consecutive weeks

Course Pre-requisites:

  • C5 vaccination

Course Structure:

WEEKS 1-3: Shelter group sessions with dogs in attendance
(3 hours total)

Course requirements:

  • A soft, flat collar or harness
  • A lead attached at all times


  • The date of the first session is the same as the booking date
  • RSPCA ACT adopted puppies receive a 10% discount off, please call 6287 8100 to receive your discount
  • Guest information for your dog must be completed at time of booking
  • Check spam/junk emails as RSPCA correspondence may be sent there
  • This is force-free, reward-based training. No aversive training techniques will be used or tolerated.
  • In the interest of animal welfare and effective class management, there is a strict limit of two people per booking.


DISCLAIMER: If your dog has shown reactive behaviour towards other dogs, has ever been involved in a dog attack OR you feel that your dog would not cope in a group training class – please do not book and instead contact the RSPCA ACT Dog Training Coordinator at

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