From good to great, together.
Workshops, classes and special events for devoted dog lovers
All Dogs Are Good offers regular opportunities for learning and skill development - from online to in person events across Victoria. We aim to make learning fun, informal, and accessible. Come along to meet fellow dog owners and share some 'ah-ha!' moments.
Rapid Recall (Elphinstone)
When: Saturday 29 July from 9am-12pm
Where: Elphinstone Town Hall, 2 Olivers Ln, Elphinstone VIC 3448
Cost: $185 (one dog and a maximum of two handlers)
Sick of calling your dog’s name as they disappear in the distance? Or maybe they come back some of the time, but never when you really need it? A strong recall not only makes living with your dog more enjoyable, it can also be a literal life saver. During this workshop we’ll help you and your dog strengthen this essential life skill. Through fun recall games, useful tips and tricks and a deeper understanding of what motivates your dog, you’ll learn how to beat those distractions and get your dog coming back to you. After the workshop you'll receive an e-book with the training exercises so you can continue at home. This is a small group class with limited spaces.
Social Walks (Castlemaine)
When: every second Thursday at 1pm at Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Social walks are the classes your dog would choose to attend! They involve coming together as a group and going for a dog-focused walk together. Social walks allow dogs to deepen their social skills and improve their confidence. We focus on observing body language and activities that allow dogs to use their natural abilities. We also focus on skill-building, such as loose lead walking, dealing with novelty in the environment, recall and greeting behaviour between dogs.
Social walks are open to dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds. They are a great opportunity for young dogs to learn from older ones and for nervous dogs to gain confidence.
Interested? Classes are open to All Dogs Are Good clients and puppy class graduates. Get in touch to find out more.
Safeguarding Dogs and Wildlife in the Goldfields (Online)
When: Tuesday 27 June from 6pm-7pm (online via Zoom)
Cost: $5 - all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Wildlife Victoria
Victoria is full of incredible and unique wildlife, and many are endangered and threatened. While dogs can bring us such joy and be incredible companions, they can also pose a risk to native animals and their habitat. Many people may feel discouraged or believe that certain breeds, temperaments, histories, or ages make it impossible for their dogs to learn safer skills around wildlife. However, there are effective reward-based training methods available that specialise in promoting safety around other animals. In this webinar, we will explore the responsible balance between allowing dogs to express their natural behaviours and protecting the well-being of other species. Come along for a fun and interactive session as we explore ways to live more harmoniously with the amazing nature of the Goldfields region.
Enrich Your Dog's Life (Online)
When: Tuesday 25 July from 6pm-7pm (online via Zoom)
The terms ‘enrichment’ and ‘mental stimulation’ have become more commonplace in the dog world, but what do they really mean? Providing species appropriate outlets for your dog can make them happier, healthier and much easier to live with. It can also help you understand what makes your dog tick and how to build an even better relationship with them. During this webinar you will discover what enrichment means and why it’s important, learn how dogs perceive the world around them, and discover how some activities may be negatively impacting your dog's behavior. We'll also explore the impact of breed on the types of activities a dog may benefit from, and you'll come away with a variety of different activities to try with your dog.
The Secret Language of Dogs (Online)
When: Tuesday 22 August from 6pm-7pm (online via Zoom)
Dogs and humans have been living and working together for thousands of years. Our relationships with dogs can be hugely beneficial to the wellbeing of both species. But it can also be a source of stress, frustration and misunderstanding. During this webinar you will learn to see the world from a dog's point of view. Together, we'll discover how dogs communicate using their senses and body language. You'll gain new insights into play behaviour, as well as things to watch out for when dogs are interacting with each other and us. Come join us as we explore the fascinating world of scents, tail wags, head tilts and woofs.