Teenage & Rescue dog training

For Teenage & Rescue dog training on the Northern Beaches see below. You can also email us with any questions renee@goodog.com.au, call 0424 740 234 or make a booking.

Goodog Teenage & Rescue Dog Course Info

Testimonial Georgina & Chia
Chia graduated from Goodog Teenage class in 2020. Read about Chia and her friend Georgina here: Happy Humans

Dog training classes for teenage or rescue dogs run for five lessons (one hour each lesson) which includes an introductory recorded lesson (Lesson 1), starter-pack, hand-out notes and Barbara’s eBook on teenage dogs (upgrade to paperback +$10). We take a maximum of five-eight dogs per course, depending on location.  Our course focuses on things such as how dogs learn, body language and positive reinforcement in Lesson 1, and then Lessons 2-5 concentrates on:

  • Walking on a loose lead
  • Come when called (recall)
  • Front door & guest etiquette
  • Sit for greeting (not jumping up)
  • Meeting people, kids and other dogs
  • Leave things such as chicken bones, cats and other exciting things to be avoided.
  • Calm and self control
  • Dog park behaviour
  • Getting your dog’s attention
  • Coffee shop manners
  • Sit, stay and lie down
  • Door and car etiquette
  • Tricks, games and Agility

Cost: $280 with No book/eBook or $290 with paperback. 4 fortnightly payments available through

Prerequisite: Dogs also need to mostly get along with other dogs and people. If you’re unsure, call us to discuss: 0424 740 234.

Teenage & Rescue dog training aims for calm and confident dogs in real life situations, basically a dog you can take anywhere (or at least set them up to achieve this stage) and are a pleasure to be around.  We also focus on trick training as this improves the relationship and is fun for dogs and their humans (and impresses your friends!). Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more info on teenage dogs read Goodog owner Barbara’s article in Australian Dog Lover.

Barbara’s book on teenage dogs is included with teenage course booking if you wish to receive one, or is sold separately here – How to love and survive your teenage dog by Barbara Hodel.

Goodog Teenage & Rescue Dog class location:

  • Balgowlah: Mondays 11:15am
  • Seaforth: Mondays 6pm
  • Terrigal: Mondays 6pm
  • Terrey Hills: Wednesdays 7:10pm and on occasion at 6pm (previously the Forestville class)
  • Collaroy: Thursdays 5:45pm

Public Holidays: We skip some important public holidays and continue though others. Goodog sends a schedule when you book to let you know.

Bookings: Our Next Classes
Enquiries: renee@goodog.com.au
Or, for pups starting between 8-14 weeks visit: Puppy Preschool

Goodog owner and head trainer Barbara is Delta qualified and a member of the Delta Institute and Professional Pet Guild Australia. Barbara also holds a Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology. View our trainer profiles here.