Obedience Classes

Brigitte’s Dog School is an Accredited member of the Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
This entitles all dog owners  who have unsterilized dogs a discount when Registering with the Melton Council.
Brigitte’s Dog School uses the ALPHA Dog Training Method.   We do NOT use Treats except to some extend in the Puppy or Basic Gap class, but only while the dog is under 5 months of Age.
5 Week Puppy Classes
This class is for dogs from 8 weeks of age up to the age of 5 months.    
This class starts 9am every Saturday Morning at the Willows Historical Park, Reserve Road, Melton. 
What you will learn over the 5 weeks.
Week One is without your Puppy as it is an Induction to the class
Sit and Step away (Stay)
Boundaries (eg  doorways and gates)
Bed or Mat
Leave It
Come when called
Heel (if time permits)
General advice on puppy behaviours like nipping, jumping and toilet training
 (This class is restricted to 6 dogs per class).
10 Week Basic Class
This class is for dogs 5 months of age and older.   The class runs over 10 weeks with the first week being an Induction explaining the technique that is used by Brigitte’s Dog School.   The first week is WITHOUT your dog.
This class runs 9am every Saturday Morning at the Willows Historical Park, Reserve Road, Melton.  
What you will learn
  • How to use the Training Halter
  • Correct position to have your dog
  • Stepping up – putting your dog into the correct position
  • Sit
  • Drop
  • Heel and Auto Sit
  • Sit and stepping away (same as stay)
  • Drop and stepping away (same as stay)
  • Manners – environment scenarios : entering and exiting doorways, creating boundaries that the dogs do not cross
  • Recall (or Come)
  • Food Refusal
  • Walk through Hanna Watts Park
  • and more
 Included in the cost is a Blackdog Training Halter which will be fitted week 2.
 (This class is restricted to 8 dogs per class).
Basic(Bridge) Class
The Basic class is for dogs that are waiting to go into the next available 10 Week Alpha Class or prefer to stay in this class until passed up to the Social Class.
It is also ideal for owners who have completed the Puppy class but their puppy is under 5 months of Age and therefore cannot join the Alpha Class.  
In this class you will be taught how to get the best behaviour out of your Puppy/dog.     Your dog will learn some of the basic Obedience commands as well as learning how to take your dog for a walk without them pulling.   If your dog is 5 months of age or reaches 5 months of age you will be provided with a Training Halter and shown how to correctly use the Halter. 
Clients who are in this class will get 1st priority for the next available 5 Week Puppy class or the 10  Week Alpha class.
Social class
The Social Class is for any dog that has completed the Alpha Dog Class or has been given a pass up from the Intermediate Class.
This class is for clients and their dogs who are more interested in fun activities and other general training like scent detection, Rally O and some Agility.    Joining as a Member entitles you to join the  class.   This group class includes regular Fun Days (playing games, Morning Teas and more).   Over the summer and weather permitting we plan trips to the beach as a group or to Navan Park to walk around the lake as a socialisation exercise.
Advance Alpha Class
The Advance Alpha Class is for any dog that has completed the 10 Week Alpha Class.
This class will continue on from the 10 Week Alpha Class but far more advanced obedience commands will be taught.   Dogs in this class will no longer need the Training Halter.