Puppy Preschool

Puppy Preschool, Dog training, Agility and Recall Workshop dates as below. Read more info here about One-on-One sessions.

NSW Health order: Classes still continue during the Northern Beaches and Greater Sydney restrictions. Please see how that works here Goodog is COVID Safe.

Please note:
Puppy Preschool, Dog training & One-on-One sessions can fill up 3-5 weeks in advance. So book your class early and before your puppy arrives to secure a spot.
Goodog guidelines for safe classes + restriction updates: We’re COVID Safe
Gift Certificates available for all classes – more info

Puppy Preschool

Saturday 26th June, 2:40pmBalgowlahBook
Tuesday 29th June, 6pmSeaforth VetBook
Saturday 3rd July, 1:30pmBalgowlahBook
Saturday 3rd July, 2:40pmBalgowlahBook
Wednesday 7th July, 6pmTerrey HillsBook
Saturday 10th July, 1:30pmBalgowlahBook
Saturday 17th July, 1:30pmBalgowlahBook
  • Puppy Preschool is for pups starting between 8-14 weeks.
  • Classes before the above dates are fully booked, however if your puppy is 13-14 weeks and you need to start a puppy class soon, email renee@goodog.com.au. We may have some last minute options.
  • More info: Puppy Preschool

Dog Training for Teenage & Rescue Dogs

Classes fill up quickly, so book early.

Terrey HillsWednesday 16th June, 7:10pm (1 spot left)Terrey HillsBook
Thursday 24th June, 5:45pmCollaroyBook
Monday 5th July, 11:15amBalgowlahBook
Monday 12th July, 6pmSeaforthBook
Terrey HillsWednesday 14th July, 7:10pmTerrey HillsBook
Thursday 29th July, 5:45pmCollaroyBook
Monday 16th August, 6pmSeaforthBook
  • For dogs who are 16+ weeks.
  • Classes in each location commence approximately once a month.
  • More info: Teenage & Rescue Dogs
  • The Forestville class has moved to Terrey Hills.
  • Email Renée for dates later than listed – renee@goodog.com.au.

Fun Agility Classes

Every Monday, 10am (except 14th June)BalgowlahBook
  • Agility prerequisite: over approx. 6 months and social with humans and other dogs (that’s it)
  • More info: Fun Agility
  • Exceptions: Most main public holidays.

Goodog Workshops

If you’d like to be notified of upcoming workshops, add your name to our list – here.

Loose Leash Walking – Thurs 17th June, 1pmTerrey HillsBook
Recall – Thurs 1st July, 1pm Terrey HillsBook
  • Workshop prerequisite: social with humans and other dogs (that’s it)

See clients testimonials: Happy Humans
Goodog video guides: Dogtube
Contact us: here or renee@goodog.com.au


Goodog is owned and operated by Barbara Hodel
In 2015 Barbara completed her Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canada. Barbara has been involved in dog training for the last 20 years and has completed her Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with the Delta Society in 2007 and is a professional member of the Delta Institute.

Barbara is the President of the Pet Professional Guild Australia. The Guild promotes force free and humane training for all pets.

Barbara holds a Master’s Degree in Modern European History and Economics from the University of Berne (Switzerland) and a MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Southern Cross University Australia. In addition, Barbara has in-depth experience in adult education and training, having taught high school and university students in Berne, college students in Sydney, as well as middle and top management employees of a large public corporation in Switzerland. View Barbara’s and all our trainers full profiles in About Us.


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Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/06/2021
2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

Location
Pickworth Ave, Balgowlah

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Goodog Puppy Preschool for a fun and stress free puppyhood (almost) on the Northern Beaches is for puppies starting between 8 – 14 weeks.

Puppy preschool fun and stress free
  • Saturday’s at 2:40pm
  • 5 lessons: 4 in-person lessons, one hour per week. 1 at home video lesson to complete in your own time.
  • Puppies should start class sometime during 8-14 weeks (14 weeks is the last week they can start class).
  • Puppy Preschool is $250 for 5 lessons.
  • If your pup is already over 14 weeks of age, book into a Teenage class.

Goodog puppy preschool Balgowlah is designed for puppies starting between 8 and 14 weeks. We teach all the basics (name, sit, lie down, come when called, high five, roll over) and much more and we explain how to properly socialise your puppy, how to house train and trouble shooting for mouthing, home alone, children and dogs and more.

We also believe puppy to puppy interaction is extremely important for a well adjusted dog. And we believe that Puppy Preschool should be fun and stress free (almost). We teach the puppies to interact appropriately with other dogs in our carefully managed and moderated play session.

 

To book this class, select: Puppy Preschool Saturday’s

 

NSW Health Order info

  • If further restrictions are announced this class may move outside of the hall until they ease again. If outdoor activities are also restricted, or the outdoor spot is not deemed safe for puppies this class will move online (live) or to another location. Online classes include additional in-person classes (see next main bullet point).
    • The start time or day for outdoor or online classes might change.
  • If you attend extended online classes, Goodog offers additional in-person puppy playgroup sessions once the health order eases, and at no extra cost.
  • When in class please keep to a maximum of 3 persons per pup and maintain 4sqm distancing from other groups when in class, entering and exiting the hall and while outside the hall. We may be able to accommodate some requests for guests, let us know.
  • More info here: Goodog is COVID Safe.

If your pup is over 14 weeks of age, book into a Teenage class. More info here Teenage or email renee@goodog.com.au. Or book into Teenage classes here Our Next Classes.


Your trainers are:

Jess

Jess’s animal care career began when she took a job as a kennel hand at a local dog rescue in 2012. Initially Jess only knew that she wanted to help to look after and give love to the dogs. However, her interest in training and behaviour was sparked by the realisation that many dogs are surrendered to pounds and shelters as a result of preventable behaviour problems.

This thought was strengthened by Jess’s decision to foster and then adopt a big, beautiful dog called Snow who required a lot of ongoing training to help her feel safe and secure in the world away from the shelter. In 2014, Jess completed her first dog training accreditation through TAFE NSW and has not looked back. Snow sadly passed away at 14 years of age in 2017. Jess has now fulfilled a childhood dream and is owned by Odin the teenage Rottweiler.

  • SOA Dog Training (TAFE NSW)
  • Certificate II Animal Studies• Diploma Canine Behaviour Science and Technology (CASI) • Living and Learning with Animals (Behavior Works) 
  • Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Member of Pet Professional GuildMember of Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals 

Jess has been accepted into the Karen Pyror Academy Dog Trainer Professional Program which was unfortunately postponed to 2021 due to the global pandemic.

Barbara
In 2015 Barbara completed her Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canada. Barbara has been involved in dog training for the last 20 years and has completed her Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with the Delta Society in 2007 and is a professional member of the Delta Institute.

Barbara is the President of the Pet Professional Guild Australia. The Guild promotes force free and humane training for all pets.

Barbara holds a Master’s Degree in Modern European History and Economics from the University of Berne (Switzerland) and a MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Southern Cross University Australia. In addition, Barbara has in-depth experience in adult education and training, having taught high school and university students in Berne, college students in Sydney, as well as middle and top management employees of a large public corporation in Switzerland. View Barbara’s and all trainers full profiles in About Us.


See clients testimonials: Happy Humans
Learn more about: Puppy Preschool


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