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.

Dog & Puppy Training

The Dog Training School at RSPCA ACT is committed to the education, welfare and training of pet dogs and their owners. We want to facilitate a relationship between a dog and their family that is built on a strong foundation of trust, respect and consistency. This is done using force-free, rewards-based training methods with our qualified instructors.

The group training courses are designed for puppies and dogs of different ages and abilities and are limited to a maximum of eight (8) dogs per course. This allows our participants and dogs to receive more individual help and attention from our instructors. Training focuses on manners, impulse control, confidence building, how to sit, drop, how to walk with a loose lead and how to introduce dogs to each other in a safe manner. This training is also designed to provide you, the dog’s handler, with the skills and confidence to foster a fulfilling relationship with your dog.

Please see our Terms and Conditions here.

Course Age
Setting up for Success - Puppy Socialisation Sessions Puppies aged 8 - 12 weeks
Puppy Basics Course Puppies aged 8 - 16 weeks *
Senior Puppy Basics Course Older puppies aged 17 weeks - 6 months *
Young Dog Basics Course Dogs aged 6 months to 18 months *
Adult Dog Basics Course Dogs aged 18 months and older *

*At the time of orientation


All dogs must be up to date with their C5 vaccination to participate in a course and their current vaccination certificates need to be emailed to  with your booking ID as a reference.

Please ensure that you check ‘spam/junk’ emails as correspondence may be redirected there.

Dogs from the same household should NOT attend the same training class – please book into separate classes.