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Mutts with Manners

Mutts with Manners class Image ©
Mutts with Manners class Image ©

Mutts with manners is a fun and informal class for all the family. We focus on teaching a selection of training exercises that are practical and useful in giving you better control both at home and in public. We keep classes small so you get individual attention and to cater for different levels of experience.

This course includes 5 x classes and is for all family dogs over about 16 weeks of age. Ideal as a follow-on class from puppy school but suitable for adult dogs who need to refresh or start their training. Teach your dog important skills like sit, down, stay, come when called, walk nicely on the lead and much more! Classes includes fun, stimulating games for owners and dogs.

When & Where: Mondays, 5.30pm @ Birch Hall, A&P, Lower Queen St, Richmond

Fee: $115 for 5 x classes (incl. GST) ($10 discount for dogs adopted from a shelter)

Class capacity: 6-8

Class Instructor: Michele Craven

Class Assist: Lynn Cameron

Next Start Dates:

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5.30 to 6.30pm
Monday, 20 November 2017, 5.30 to 6.30pm

"I loved bringing my dog Oscar to Mutts with Manners class. It helped his confidence around other dogs enormously " N. Kehoe




Life Skills 4 Dogs Class is a follow-on class from Mutts with Manners Class (see above). If you have completed a beginners obedience course somewhere else you are also welcome to join this class. Your dog needs to know the basics of three exercises to join this class: sit, down and wait. Get in touch if you are unsure about whether you should join this class.

Life Skills 4 Dogs is a chance for you to refresh and revise the training your learned at Mutts with Manners and to also learn some new skills. New exercises are "Got to bed", "Leave it" and "Stay." The focus of the course is getting responsiveness from your dog around distractions, teaching your dog to have more patience in real life situations and having some fun with tricks training too :)

Venue: A&P Showgrounds, Lower Queen Street, Richmond.

Instructor: Michele Craven or Sue Walsh

Next start date: Monday 20 Nov 2017, 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Cost: 5 x classes for $115 (incl, GST) and your dog comes to all 5 classes.

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Click to email about Life Skills 4 Dogs Class

"My dog absolutely loved Life Skills 4 Dogs Class. I brought the children along and we all learned heaps. It gave us some great ideas for activities to do with Harry at home" T. Patterson




Does your dog get over-excited, anxious or aggressive on seeing another dog while out for a walk on the lead? If so, Reactive Rover classes can help. At Dog Almighty we understand that this can be a stressful, frustrating and embarrassing issue for owners. Reactive Rover classes are a safe and supportive environment for owners with reactive dogs. Owners practice training techniques that will help them better manage their 'reactive' dogs while out for a walk. All family members are encouraged to attend.

When & Where: Thursdays 7.15 p.m. to 8.30 p.m - Tasman Sports Hall, Cambridge Street, Richmond

Course Fee: $199 (incl. GST) for 5 classes

Next start date(s): Jan 2018

We are also running a new class for graduates of Reactive Rover class. It is called Reactive Rovers Return and the first class will start on 2 November.

Course prerequisites: For safety purposes pre-screening is necessary before acceptance to this class. In order to help us determine whether you and your canine companion will benefit from this class please download and complete a Reactive Rover Questionnaire and send it back to us.

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Nose work or scent work is a fun new activity for dogs and their owners. Nose work is not just for customs or police dogs, it can also be a really entertaining exercise for your family pet.

Any dog with a nose can take part in Nose Work class. All breeds and ages are welcome in this class. This class is suitable for senior dogs or dogs with mobility issues and also for reactive dogs because we will work one dog at a time in the search area. This means your dog will need to be comfortable waiting in the car (just outside the door) until it is his/her turn in the search area. This class will also be a great confidence builder for shy or fearful dogs.

We are currently offering two short Nose Work courses, an introductory course and then a follow on course. Both courses include 3 x classes and cost $80 (incl. GST).

Start Dates...

Beginners Nose Work Classes: TBC - Jan 2018

Intermediate Nose Work Class: Monday 9 Oct 2017, 6.45pm to 8.00pm : Birch Hall, A&P Showgrounds, Richmond.

Advanced Nose Work Class: Thursday, 12 Oct 2017, 7.15pm - 8.30pm : Tasman Sports Hall, Cambridge Street, Richmond.

Nose Work Workshops:

See Workshops page for details about Sunday workshops for Nose Work.

Enquire about Nose Work Classes

Enquire about Nose Work Classes

Examples of training we can help with:

  • Sit, down, stand
  • Stay and wait
  • Coming when called
  • Walking nicely on the lead
  • Leave it (i.e. don't eat that!!)
  • Targeting and placement cues (go to mat!)
  • Fetch
  • Tricks

A well trained dog

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