Obedience Classes

Pro-K9 is more than just a training club.  At Pro-K9 you receive tuition from our professional, qualified and nationally accredited instructors. With a view to promoting dogs to enthusiastically learn, and to promoting handler education to best harness that enthusiasm, our Pro-K9 Instructor to client ratio attention is second to none.  At our conveniently located grounds servicing the South Eastern and district suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Pro-K9's unique training formulas and content provide its clients with more than just one training strategy.  Why do we think this is important?  Because at Pro-K9 we regard your dog as an individual and what may well work best for one dog may not be the best training method for yours.  

Membership

Membership is quarterly.  Just like a gym membership, train at your own pace to match that of your own requirements and that of your dog. Subsequent membership renewals are owners' choice to reflect how far you wish to advance your dog's training.

Membership begins with two mandatory lessons ("Intro 1" and "Intro 2") comprising of comprehensive explanation of the exercises you will be coached and trained in when you subsequently join our "Foundation" training level, ensuring that you will not be left confused when working within the group.  These two lessons (conducted over two training days) are conducted on Sunday mornings but have a variable start-time dependant upon the date you wish to commence and our Instructor availabilty.   These times are allocated at the time you confirm your dog's Membership with Pro-K9. 

Class size

Ever been to a class with too many numbers and feeling as though you're lost in a crowd and not receiving the help you need?  It's not fun and can be quite frustrating, disheartening and disappointing.  Pro-K9 is very aware of the importance of excellent tuition and we pride ourselves in the ability to be able to assist each handler work through any 'sticky' exercises they may be having difficulty with by offering top of the range attention to each of our class members during the course of their Membership.  Our class numbers are capped at 15 dogs per Instructor.  That's our guarantee.  But what we find even better is that because dogs are frequently being passed up to higher levels as their training progresses, the numbers of dogs per class Instructor often averages out to a ratio of 6:1.  In addition, when we can we place an additional Instructor on the grounds during class times for the benefit of assisting handlers one-on-one when and if the need arises.  

Additional Foundation Level Group (10.30am) - Due to one of our Instructor's pending holiday break, we are currently unable to offer this additional Foundation Level Training Group as we have done over the past year.  Foundation Level Training Group that commences at 9.15am will continue to run, however new-Member numbers will be limited until vacancies are available.

Next available start date : 

  • 24 September 2017

To cater for the increased popularity of our classes, we are pleased to advise that we are and have currently sourced new Instructors who are now learning the skills of training at Pro-K9 and will be joining our Instructor Team.  This will ensure the continuation of the fantastic service and attention our Members have always received and with more bodies on the ground will provide even greater flexibility in that respect.  We appreciate your patience whilst these new changes are being put into place.  Stay tuned for our new Instructor profiles.  

Non-training dates :

  • Sunday 16 April 2017 (Easter Sunday)
  • Sunday 30 April 2017 
  • Sunday 30 July 2017 
  • Sunday 29 October 2017
  • Sunday 24 December 2017 to 28 January 2018 (both inclusive) (Christmas/New Year Break for 2017/18)

Membership periods transcending any Pro-K9 declared "non-training dates" are extended accordingly - your Membership is NOT compromised.  

Dog Age

Dogs/pups of approximately 16 weeks* of age and older are suitable for beginning training in our Foundation Level Obedience Classes.  

(*Exceptions applied on individual merit to the minimum age requirement.)

Vaccination Requirements

Minimum C3 vaccination cover.  Evidence of immunity by way of Titre Test accepted.

Training days

Sunday mornings

Venue

Pro-K9's private training grounds located at All Breeds Boarding Kennels, 325 Westernport Highway (Dandenong-Hastings Road), Lyndhurst (3klms north of KCC Park).
 
For Class Level component information, start times and duration, click the corresponding links below.

Contact Judi Buchan

Pro-K9 Dog Training & Behaviour Consultancy
Tel: (03) 9707 1424
Mob: 0419 204 023