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Brigitte’s Dog School is an Accredited member of the Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers (AAPDT).

Brigittes Dog School uses the Alpha Training Method

The Alpha training focuses not only on obedience but also the development or bond and understanding between owners and their dogs.

Our training system is aimed at helping you learn more about your dog and dogs in general.

This Canine Communication system helps you to have a happy, safe, responsive and obedient dog.   Every owner of a dog is responsible for teaching appropriate behaviour, communication, co-operation and manners skills, to help your dog fit into the human world.

An obedient dog is willing to work through distraction and remain attentive and responsive.

4 Week Puppy Class 8.30am and 9.30am($100)

This class is for dogs from 8 weeks of age up to the age of 5 months. This class has a 8.30 and a 9.30am Start every Saturday Morning at Cambrian Way Reserve, Cambrian Way, Melton West.

What you will learn

  • Manners
  • Sit and Step away (Stay)
  • Come when called
  • Social Walking
  • Touch
  • General advice on puppy behaviours like nipping, jumping and toilet training (This class is restricted to 8 dogs per class)

10 Week Basic Class – 8.30 and 9.30am ($300)

In this course you will learn how to properly socialize, develop confidence and teach your dog to be obedient.

You will also learn :-

  • Positive leadership of your dog and how to use your voice to communicate.
  • Teach your dog to sit, drop, wait, stay, stand with distraction.
  • Teach your dog food control and refusal.
  • How to heel correctly
  • Teach recall and appropriate dog interaction.
  • How to achieve boundaries both indoors and outside.
  • Week 10 class will be in the Intermediate Level (10.30 start)

After completing the 10 Week Alpha Basic class you can join as a member and continue in the Advance or Social classes.

Social class – 10am Start

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 – 11am Start

This class will continue with more advanced obedience commands.

Assistance Dog Training Program (conditions apply)

This class is run every Wednesday starting 10.30am.  To be accepted for the Assistance Dog Training Program, you must have completed the 10 Week ALpha Basic Class.

These classes will continue to be run at the Historical Willows Park, Reserve Road, Melton.

Once you are accepted for the Assistance Dog Training Programming you will learn the following:

  • blocking
  • covering,
  • rest
  • and a lot more.

Included in this program will be outings to Shopping Centres, cafes, Supermarkets, Cinema’s and other venues that you will need to be assessed for the Public Access Test (PAT).