Dog training for teenage or rescue dogs – Balgowlah

$140.00$290.00 inc. GST

Teenage Class Balgowlah – Mondays, 11:15am

  • We strongly recommend this class to assist working with teen and older dogs.
  • Dogs can join a teenage class anytime from 16 weeks and up until a much older age.
  • Goodog Teenage runs for 5 classes over 4 weeks with 1 at-home recorded lesson.
  • Teenage class commences approximately once a month.
  • Classes are $280 which includes an eBook on teen and older dogs (+$10 for paperback).
  • ♿️ Balgowlah Scout Hall has accessible options. Contact for info.
  • In-person classes:
    • In-person classes are accessible to fully vaccinated people who can show their digital status and to those with accredited exemptions.
  • At-Home LIVE online classes:
    • If health restrictions occur, classes may move outdoors or At-Home LIVE.

How to book:
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  • Add the item to the cart and checkout – we accept VISA, Mastercard or PayPal.
    • Book type: eBook is no extra cost, whereas paperback is +$10.
  • If the class is full, orders are assigned to the next available class.
  • At least a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking, or pay the full amount.
    • Return to this page to pay any balance before class starts.
  • Info on: missed classes and cancellations
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Dog training classes for teenage or rescue dogs in Balgowlah run for five sessions (one hour each session) and costs $280 which includes a starter-pack, class recap and homework notes each week, and Barbara’s eBook on teenage dogs (upgrade to paperback +$10).

Training for teenage or rescue dogs – Balgowlah

  • Mondays 11:15am (11am if class is At-Home LIVE)
  • $280
  • 5 sessions over 4 weeks, one hour each session
  • Lesson 1 is a recorded lesson and can be watched at home in your own time.
  • Lessons 2–5 are LIVE from the start date.
  • Dog vaccination history required before your pups first in-person class.
  • We take a maximum of eight dogs in this course.
  • Location: Balgowlah Scout Hall, Pickworth Ave (or your home for At-Home LIVE).

This class is designed for teenage and rescue dogs from 4 months (16 weeks) and focuses on things such as how dogs learn, body language and positive reinforcement. Goodog will provide revision of the basics (attention, sit, lie down, leave it) and then we move onto getting your dog’s attention, self control, sit for greeting (not jumping up), lie down, walk on a loose lead, coffee shop manners, dog park behaviour, door/car etiquette, meeting people, kids and other dogs, the all-important come when called (recall), stay, leave things (such as chicken bones or cats), tricks, games and an introduction to Agility.

Goodog training for teenage or rescue dogs will set your dog up for being the perfect companion when out and about and being calm when home alone.

Do not schedule desexing or surgery just before or during the course.​ Training occurs every day over the course and dogs need rest, they will miss a class and we cannot schedule a make-up session. Also, remember to research about breeds and the best ages to desex your pup (or not). Here’s an article to start: D​esexing​.


Book info
Read all about Barbara’s book here: How to love and survive your teenage dog.

  • The eBook can be read on browser or ebook readers via iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Kindle Fire or Chromebook.
    • Add the free Vitalsource Bookshelf app to your device and create a free account.
    • Goodog will send full instructions once class is purchased.
    • More about Vitalsource Bookshelf.
    • Retail cost: $24, however no extra cost with a Goodog Teenage class.
    • ISBN 978-1-922452-05-4
  • The paperback retails at $29, however is $10 with a Goodog Teenage class.
    • The paperback is available in from the first in-person class. If you’d like the book earlier, contact (shipping $9.90).
    • ISBN 978-1-922337-56-6


NSW Health order info:
Classes continue during any health order restrictions. Please read how that occurs below or here: Goodog is COVID Safe.

  • If restrictions are announced this class maybe move outside of the hall until they ease again. Or, if outdoor activities are also restricted this class will move to out At-Home LIVE (online) format, with additional in-person classes later on (see next main bullet point).
    • The start time and day for online classes might change.
  • If you attend extended online classes, Goodog offers additional in-person playgroup sessions once the health order eases, at no extra cost.
  • When attending in-person classes please keep to a the people per pup limits (depending on the health order) and maintain distancing from other groups, also when entering and exiting the hall and while outside the hall.
  • Common questions about At-Home LIVE online classes.
  • Latest health order updates which affect classes: Goodog is COVID Safe.


  • Goodog classes require a minimum number of confirmed bookings to go ahead, which is good for us but also good for pup socialisation and interaction. If we feel the number won’t be reached we may postpone the start date by a week or two.

Your trainer is: 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.

She competes in the dog sport of Agility and Rally O and Shellbe (a German short-haired pointer) competes on Master level in Agility and Rally O. Chillax, one of Shellbe’s puppies, competes in Rally O and got his Rally Novice title in October 2019. He is just starting out in Agility. 

Barbara is the President of the Pet Professional Guild Australia. The Guild promotes force free and humane training for all pets. View Barbara’s and all our trainers full profiles in About Us.

You can contact Barbara on

* Trainers may change.

See clients testimonials: Happy Humans
Learn more about: Teenage dogs


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