Dog Training, Geelong

You know that thing about not being able to teaching an old dog new tricks?

Well, it’s wrong.
Dogs of any age can be taught new behaviours. It just takes patience, expertise and positive reinforcement. Which is a good thing, because your dog is part of your family and the last thing you want is bad-mannered, badly behaved family member.

Bellarine Veterinary Practice, Geelong, understands that dogs which bark too much, chew good shoes and jump all over people can strain the pet and owner relationship and lead to dogs being surrendered. That’s why we have developed a wide range of dog and puppy training sessions designed to ensure your pet is well adjusted and well mannered.

Our trainers and dog training sessions are positive and fun and will teach you different ways to handle unwanted behaviours. Our trained staff and vets can also pick if your dog is suffering from anxiety, which can become a health issue.
Our trainers personalise their sessions and use only proven techniques and therapies to deal with all manner of issues. And if they can’t help, they will refer you to one of our veterinarians with expertise in dog behaviour and training. The vet will be able to help manage stubborn habits and help you understand why your dog is behaving as it does. Together, you, your pet and our veterinarians and dog training staff can desensitise phobias and any more severe mental health issues associated with anxiety.
Bellarine Veterinary Practice’s Geelong and Bellarine clinics offer a variety of options, from group training classes and socialisation, to private lessons.

Dog and Puppy Training Options

Puppy Pre-school

It’s easy to spot a well-trained, well-socialised dog. They walk on a lead without pulling or dragging, come when called and greet people calmly rather than leaping all over them. So how do you ensure your dog is well-trained and socialised? You start early! Bellarine Veterinary Practice Geelong runs a puppy pre-school program specifically designed...
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Toddler Taming

Every parent shudders when they think of their child’s terrible twos stage. Remember the toddler taming required to handle the tantrums, wilful behaviour and mischievousness? Here’s the thing, it’s not just kids who need toddler taming. As they age, puppies too can become wilful and mischievous, which is why Geelong’s Bellarine Veterinary Practice runs a...
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Private Dog Training

Sometimes, even after puppy pre-school, dogs can develop bad habits, like chewing or excessive barking and that’s why Geelong’s Bellarine Veterinary Practice offers private dog training sessions. Private dog obedience training sessions are designed for dogs aged six months and over and focus on the individual dog rather than a group. Individual sessions ensure fewer...
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Dog Behaviour Consultations

Is your dog still behaving badly, despite attending obedience classes? Perhaps it’s barking incessantly while you are at work or digging holes all over your garden. Dog behaviour problems are frustrating, and worse, can diminish the relationship between you and your pet. At Geelong’s Bellarine Veterinary Practice, our first approach is to book a private...
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