Puppy Playcentre Experience

Puppies exploring new toys at Puppy Playcentre
Sessions Available:
Every Friday 11, 11.30 or 12pm
Onsite at our Brooklyn venue
Cost: $30 per session
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A targeted social experience for you and your puppy to explore together. Sessions of 45-minute duration held weekly. You and your puppy will alternate between exploring social or environmental experiences with puppy appropriate equipment and interacting with other puppies who are also attending at the same time. We aim to expand your pup’s social skills and confidence in small, managed pairs or groups and positive play experiences. Less structured than our regular classes these sessions help overcome the isolation and lack of social experience we are already seeing in post-lockdown puppies.

Fiesty Fido Class

Feisty Fido in action

Next Course Sunday 2 August 9.30am then 10am thereafter
Working Spot: $220 (Students with a dog participating in class),
Observer Spot: $120 (Observers attending without their dog present).

Venue: First session by Zoom then Bell Rd Brooklyn

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A specialized class for dogs who bark, lunge, and otherwise show aggression when on a lead around other dogs. This science-based class will help you calm your leash reactive dog and gives you the confidence to walk your dog in public again. With a high student-teacher ratio this class is limited to a maximum of four participant dogs and their families, with additional places available for auditors – people who attend as observers and can use the skills to practice at home with their own dogs. An application form is sent following registration to determine the best candidates for this highly successful positively-based class.
Each weekly one-hour session covers a range of useful and positively developed skills under experienced and qualified instructors with veterinary behaviour endorsement and ongoing support.

Advanced Companion

Advanced Companion
Next Available Course
Saturday 28 June 2020, 5.00pm.
Cost: $150/$180
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The next step in training with your dog. Strengthens control under distraction, adds more complex handling techniques and builds recall and stay reliability. Graduates receive the certificate recognised by Wellington City Council Animal Control Services for RDO registration discount applications. A five week course limited in size for maximum value and individualised attention from our highly experienced instructors. Additional charge applies to non-A.C.E. students requiring assessment before joining this level.

Adult ABC’s

Next Available Course
Starts Sunday 28 June 2020, 12.30pm
Week 1 via Zoom then live classes at our Brooklyn venue
Cost: $165
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A basic training starter course for dogs around 12 months and over – who may not have previously attended formal training. Also ideal for recently adopted dogs adjusting to a new home environment or perhaps those with special needs in a group situation. Covers all the basic pet dog skills like loose lead walking, recall, close control skills, and stay with more age-appropriate activities for the adult dog. Class size is limited for individualized attention.  Discounts for SPCA adoptees and prior A.C.E. students. A practical and positive solution to start, or review your dog’s basic education. Family involvement encouraged. Price includes weekly handouts and certificate of completion.

Nosework Introductions

Nosework copy
Next Available Course
Friday 10th July 7.30-9pm
 Four week course
Cost: $140
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Does your dog follow its nose? Tap into your dog’s unique sense of smell and have fun teaching them what custom’s dogs do but in a less formal context. This class suitable to all dogs – even those with “issues,” or physical disabilities as each dog works with the handler alone and need not be comfortable in group situations. This Introductory course runs over four weeks with an opportunity to build more advanced training by opting to repeat at this level or continue into our Next Steps level.