Dog training for teenage or rescue dogs – Collaroy

$140.00$290.00 inc. GST

Teenage Class Collaroy – Thursdays, 5:45pm

  • Teen Dogs: We strongly recommend this class to assist working with teen and older dogs. More info on teen and older dogs: How to help your teenage dog
  • Age: Dogs can join a teenage class anytime from 16 weeks and up until a much older age.
  • Classes: Goodog Teenage runs for 5 classes over 4 weeks with 1 at-home recorded lesson.
  • Start dates: Teenage class commences approximately once a month.
  • Cost: Classes are $280 which includes an eBook on teen and older dogs (+$10 for paperback).
  • Vaccination rule: In-person classes are accessible to fully vaccinated people who can show their status and to those with accredited exemptions.
  • Health restrictions: If health restrictions occur or in extreme events, classes may move location and time or be At-Home LIVE.
  • Accessibility ♿️: If you require a location with accessible options, view course dates for Terrey Hills Scout Hall (Wed evenings) and Balgowlah Scout Hall (Mon late mornings). Contact for info.
  • Full info: scroll down to description.

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 Collaroy 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).

Dog training for teenage or rescue dogs – Collaroy

  • Thursdays 5:45pm
  • $280
  • 5 lessons over 4 weeks, one hour each lesson.
  • 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 six dogs in this course.
  • Location: Collaroy Scout Hall, Anzac Reserve, Kent St.

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 further restrictions are announced this class will move outside of the hall until they ease again. Or, if outdoor activities are also restricted this class will move At-Home LIVE (online), with additional in-person classes (see next main bullet point).
    • The start time for outdoors classes might be slightly earlier to capture the light before sundown (there are no lights outside the hall).
    • 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 in class 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.
    • Usually the limit is 2 people per pup and can reduce depending on the order.
    • We may also be able to accommodate some requests for guests, let us know.
  • Common questions about At-Home LIVE online classes.
  • Latest health order updates and info here: 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: Abbey*

Abbey trains Goodog classes:
🐶 Puppy Preschool on Saturdays in Balgowlah
🐶 Teenage dogs on Thursdays in Collaroy

Abbey has been in love with animals her whole life and started her animal career at Monikas Doggie rescue in 2017. Since caring for shelter dogs her interest in dog behaviour grew and developed into studying a Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training.

Abbey is passionate about helping families build a strong, positive relationship with their dogs to prevent dogs ending up in shelters.

Abbey is currently training her roommate’s dog, 4 year old Italian Greyhound Frank.

Here she is training rescue dog Kobe.

  • Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training (National Dog Trainers Federation)
  • Member of Pet Professional Guild Australia (PPGA)

Learn more about Abbey and other Goodog trainers here: About Us

* Trainers may change.

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


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