At Animal Aid we consider that training and socialisation are very important for all dogs. Having a dog with good manners makes owning a dog so much more enjoyable. Training is one of the basic pillars of responsible pet ownership and care. Dogs that have been given even the most elementary of obedience lessons make much better pets and companions for so many reasons.

Animal Aid's dog training has a clear focus on making your dog a great companion, we teach you the skills to keep your dog happy, obedient and well socialised with other pets and people.

Animal Aid offers a number of training options for all stages of your dog’s life.

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Puppy Preschool at Animal Aid

Give your pup the best start

Animal Aid’s dog trainer is here to give you the tools needed to teach your dog skills for life.

Puppy pre-school is a must. It is an opportunity to give your puppy the best start and to help them grow up into a happy and social dog.

From the age of 8-16 weeks your dog is in a critical period, your puppy is absorbing everything and these experiences, both good and bad, stay with them for life. By beginning your dog’s training during this early developmental stage you are setting them up with right tools to navigate their way through meeting new people, meeting other dogs, new surfaces, different noises and more.

Animal Aid’s puppy pre-school covers socialisation, basic obedience, curbing behavioural issues early, reward-based training and dog health.

Puppy preschool runs regularly throughout the year. Head to our What's On page for dates.

Animal Aid’s Puppy pre-school is $90 for 4 weeks.

If you’d like to know more or want to enrol your puppy please call Animal Aid on (03) 9739 0300.


Obedience Training at Animal Aid

Training for life

Obedience training is a great tool to strengthen the bond and improve communication between you and your dog, helping to minimise any budding behavioural problems. Group obedience classes give your dog the opportunity to socialise with other dogs while learning essential behaviours, commands and manners.

Our classes are designed to get the best out of your dog, to give you a better understanding of their behaviour as well as ensuring your dog is an enjoyable part of your life.

We aim to provide long-term results in obedience training, socialisation and behavioural problem solving that will benefit you and your dog for years to come.

Animal Aid runs a 10 week group obedience class, these classes are designed to help you better understand your dog so your dog is willing and happy to work with you long into the future.

Our Obedience Program runs regularly throughout the year. Head to our What's On page for dates.

Animal Aid’s dog obedience program is $210 for 10 weeks. Your dog must be fully vaccinated (C5) to attend.

If you’d like to know more or to enrol your dog call Animal Aid on (03) 9739 0300.


Private Classes

Animal Aid’s dog trainer also offers personalised private dog training classes. The classes are tailored to you and your dog’s needs and are designed to address specific issues or behaviours that you are experiencing.

If you are interested in having a further chat with our trainer regarding private lessons please email Michelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (03) 9739 0300.

Michelle with her dogs

Animal Aid staff member Michelle Lynn has been working as a dog trainer for over 8 years. She has previously worked with Colac and District Dog Obedience Club as their head instructor and is the Training Advisor for the Siberian Husky Club. Michelle has also had her own dog training business for three years.

Michelle is qualified with the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF) and she has five dogs of her own!


Please email Michelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (03) 9739 0300 for dates of upcoming training courses and further information.