Intensive Dog Obedience Course


Intensive Dog Obedience Training Course

Aim & intended outcomes

This foundational course will provide the building blocks for a strong relationship between dog and owner. Our aim with this dog obedience training course is to provide education to the dog owner so they leave with the tools to train and problem solve, resulting in a well-balanced family dog both at home and in your community – Training & Education is Foundation!

Intended audience

Owners with dogs from 16 weeks of age

Course fees

• 1 dog, 1 person $1,639
• 1 dog, 2 persons (from same family) $1,839

• all prices are including GST

In the video above, renowned dog trainer Dean (with nearly 40 years of expertise in both police work and family pet training), showcases our comprehensive dog obedience training course designed to instil calmness and confidence in your furry companion. This intensive program spans two weekends, equipping you and your dog to handle any situation with ease.

Our training philosophy prioritises cultivating calm behaviours, ensuring a harmonious relationship between you and your canine friend. Dean’s extensive experience encompasses training dogs of all types, including puppies as young as 12 weeks to senior dogs at 12 years old, as well as deaf, reactive, aggressive, and fearful dogs.


“A well-trained dog is a source of happiness and companionship, enriching every family moment with their presence.” – Nikki Bignell, Lead Trainer.

Suited to

Dogs from 16
weeks of age


4 days (Sat/Sun, Sat/Sun)


$1639 incl GST

Intensive Obedience dog training

How this course is delivered

This dog obedience training course is delivered by Dean Hansen, current Puppy Development Officer and Breed Manager for the Queensland Police Service Dog Squad and Nikki Bignell, with her diverse experience training and working with dogs for the last three decades.

The course will commence with the theory component presented on Day 1.

The majority of the course will be 1 on 1 training which means in addition to your own individual learning, you will view and learn from each dog and handler. The exposure to different dog’s learning and training will allow you to have a better understanding of dog training and problem solving in general.

The course is split over two weekends to allow you the opportunity to practice your training with your dog in your own environment before advancing.

We encourage participants to return on the second weekend with any issues you have encountered with training – video would be fantastic! – so they can be addressed with specific training feedback.

What the dog obedience training course will cover

At completion you will have a working knowledge of;

• Sit
• Sit / Stay
• Sit / Down
• Stay
• Loose leash walking
• Recall
• Watch / Focus
• Dog socialisation
• Dog nutrition
• Calming signals / dog language
• Building owner skills as pack leader to grow confidence in your dog to ensure a strong bond with your family
• We encourage participants to let us know about their specific issues so they too can be addressed

We attended the puppy development our animals are what make our family and home whole. Liam and I have grown up with animals of all shapes and sizes and so the decision to have another pup join our close knit family was not a hard one to make. Whilst we had never raised a breeding dog, we were excited and confident we could take on the new challenge. In fact, when asked to attend Nikki and Dean’s Puppy Development Clinic, Liam was somewhat dreading of the session, believing we “knew it all”.

How wrong he was. Aside from Dean and Nikki’s hilariously engaging anecdotes, they equipped us with the confidence to better raise our brand new puppy. And whilst our adult moodle has always been quite set in her ways, these same learnings have caused remarkable improvements to her naturally anxious temperament… After just three days, new and positive habits are being formed, evident in both how we behave as puppy parents and our moodle. Going forward, Nikki, Dean and the entire team at Therapy & Support Animals Australia will be special partners in our puppy owning journey.

That’s why we were quick to enrol in the Intensive Obedience Course, certain that it would give us all the tools we need to raise confident, calm companions. To new and existing puppy owners, Nikki and Dean are worth their weight in gold. We couldn’t recommend them enough.”

Kate & Liam

Intensive Obedience Course Participants 2021

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