Welcome to Dr Dog and Windamere Boarding Kennels and Cattery.

 

We have a longstanding reputation for high quality training in a friendly atmosphere and are regarded as one of the best obedience training facilities in the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.

 

 

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Friendly training for all dogs and owners!

We welcome all dogs and owners for obedience training from puppy stage to advanced levels. All our training is done using lots of praise and rewards (usually in the form of treats or toys). We stock a range of suitable treats, training toys and equipment (for dogs) and tea and coffee (for humans!).

There are toilet facilities on-site for humans - please read the simple rules regarding dog waste.

See below for details of training session times.

Dog and Cat

Windamere Boarding Kennels and Cattery
For all canine and feline boarding.

Looking for boarding for your family cat or dog? Maybe you want Day Care, overnight, weekly or monthly boarding for that trip overseas or interstate? We provide all types of boarding for dogs and cats with special discounts for the longer stays.

We can provide accomodation which exceeds Codes of Practice for Pet Accomodation .

 

See our Media section below for examples of our work, and contact me on 0405126041 or use thecontact details found at the bottom of the page to give us a quick outline of the requirements.

Trainers

Dr Dennis Smith PhD: Head Trainer & Owner of Dr Dog

Dennis is well known for his extensive knowledge of dog training techniques and keeps a high profile through regular appearances in the media discussing dog-related issues and responding to radio phone-ins from concerned callers. He has  been approached by interstate Radio Stations for comment on Breed specific Behaviour ploblems on many occasions.

Click here to email Dennis Smith or call 0405126041for more information.

Opening Times and Fees

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Opening Times

The new Semester starts back on Wednesday the 3rd , Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th of February. to the 15th of April, 2106. Classes can be picked up at any of the sessons regardless of when you start.

Puppies under 6 months:
Enrolment & first lesson - 7.00 pm Fridays then Wednesdays at 6.00 pm and Saturdays at 9.00 am thereafter.

Daytime individual session available by appointment between 10 am and 3 pm.

Puppy classes introduce socialisation with other dogs and people, heelwork, stays, and recalls (calling your dog back to you).

Adult Dogs & Puppies over 6 months:
Enrolment & first lesson - 6.00pm Fridays then Wednesday at 6.00pm or 6 40 pm and Saturdays at 9.00 am or 9.40 am thereafter.

Intermediate and Advanced Classes

Intermediate classes are held Wednesday evening at 7.20 pm, Fridays at 10.40 am and Saturdays at 10.20 am.

Advanced Classes are held on Wednesday evening 8pm Friday at 11.20 am and Saturdays at 11.10 am

Daytime individual session available by appointment between 10 am and 3 pm.

More advanced classes may further develop the skills you and your dog have learnt over the weeks. This can include distance work, seek and other skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Day Boarding Training

1 Dog: $985 Incl. GST

$485 deposit due on pick up, pay the balance when satisfied at the end of your professional hand-back session.

Please Note: Prices are subject to change at any time without notice.

Outside metropolitan Adelaide Enquiries:

 Due to extra time and travel requirements it is necessary to charge a little more to cover our costs. Charges will vary depending on location and can be quoted when you make an enquiry.

Interstate Enquiries:

Dr Dog, Animal Behaviourist regularly trains dogs from around Australia. Due to extra time and travel requirements (and when necessary, accommodation) for the trainer and transport costs for the dogs, it is necessary to charge more to cover our costs. Charges will vary depending on state and location and be quoted when you make an enquiry.

The 10 Day Course

Your dog will stay at Windamere Boarding Kennels & Cattery – the truly quiet kennel. Setting new standards in quiet kennel management!

Windamere Boarding Kennels & Cattery  is a full time boarding and training facility set on 8 acres with many different and challenging training areas plus a vast array of distractions specifically utilised by Dr Dog, Animal Behaviourist.

Value for money that can't be matched - Price includes:

  • We pick up your dog from your home at the start of the course and deliver it back to your home on the 10th day.
  • All boarding, feeding, brushing (if required).
  • Play and exercise time each day.
  • Basic groom (brush, nail clip, ears cleaned) and hydrobath before returning home.
  • Professional training by skilled Dr Dog trainers using our proven and effective Tell Show Praise System.
  • 2 - 3 hours of professional instruction (including our exclusive TEll, Show, Praise Shaping techniques) taught to you at the end of the course in your own home!
  • 100 page Boarding School For Dogs hand-back reference manual.
  • Stylish framed photo of your dog.
  • Boarding School For Dogs phone support line (immediate access to a professional trainer).
  • FREE maintenance training for your dog during future stays at Windamere Boarding Kennels & Cattery.
  • 40% discount off optional Dr Dog, Animal Behaviourist membership (weekly classes).

This course is designed to give the owners an excellent level of control and understanding in relation to their dogs. Whilst most exercises are done on lead, the stay exercises are done off lead... and everything is done under distraction. The canine learning principles used to teach your dogs at this level of obedience give an even greater foundation of communication for addressing behavioural problems with your dog!

Obedience Exercises

On Lead Training

  • Heeling - Your dog will walk nicely by your side and sit automatically by your side when you stop.

  • Sit & Drop - Your dog will sit and drop on command and will remain there until given another command or released.

  • Sit & Drop Step-Away (stay) - Your dog will stay in the sit or drop position whilst you walk away... Under Distraction!

  • Recall - We will imprint an effective, practical recall on lead and teach you how to work it to a reliable off lead standard in different environments.

Tell Show Praise Behaviour Shaping

Tell Show Praise Behaviour Shaping is taught to you and your dog in your own home during your hand-back session.

You'll be amazed at how quickly your dog responds to behaviour shaping such as: not jumping up on people, not jumping on couches or chairs... or people sitting down (unless invited), not pinching food off coffee tables, not barging through doors or gates (until invited), behaving in a calm manner when inside.

As with all our training, everything is demonstrated under distraction in and around your home when we return your dog back to you!

The main differences between 10 and 20 day courses:

  • Tell Show Praise Behaviour Shaping is included in the 20 day course option with the exercises pre-taught before your dog comes home again. The extra time allows the trainers to set up more behaviour shaping scenarios that also complement higher levels of obedience.

  • The off-lead obedience is also included in the 20 day course option. The extra time allows for higher standards of obedience under distraction.

  • For more serious and undesirable problems, we can structure the training and behaviour shaping over a longer period of time and specifically stimulate targeted behaviours in controlled scenarios. This is particularly important for extreme, obsessive, nuisance or aggressive behaviours and the 20 day course has proven to be so effective in providing owners with valuable skills for the rehabilitation of dogs with these issues!

20 Day Boarding Training

Part of our internal assessment process. Our resident house cats love to get in on the action and without fail are available at assessment time to 'help' the dogs out! They are totally fearless of dogs. Other regular training distractions include other dogs, ponies, sheep and ducks! Our assessment area is totally separate from any other training ground and presents the dogs with a host of new experiences in which to challenge their new skills. Just one of the many different ways we measure your dog's progress throughout its course!

   

Owners are always amazed at the difference 20 days can make. Obedience is taught to extremely high standards under distraction, both on and off lead. The Boarding School For Dogs exclusive Tell. Sow, Praie Shaping techniques are also pre-taught by our professional trainers and included into this course.

This course goes up several levels beyond the 10 day option. We have your dog for longer and include much more into the training with the extra time.

 

Boarding School For Dogs Important Note:

We bring your dogs back home to you to prove they will be obedient and well behaved in their normal environment... under the kinds of distraction they encounter on a daily basis. We don't care if there are kids running around, cats, other dogs or if you're having a BBQ with friends and family. Distraction is a part of life and our proven training method has been developed to deal with virtually any scenario.

MORE full time trainers + MORE training + HIGHER standards + PROVEN, effective obedience and behaviour shaping techniques = SHORTER, but more PRODUCTIVE courses!

When your dog returns home, you will be professionally trained by friendly, skilled instructors using our proven hand-back system that can easily adapt to your individual home situation. This is the perfect starting point for either major behavioural rehabilitation (aggression/separation anxiety/nuisance barking) or for setting new and realistic rules for good behaviour around the home and elsewhere.

For more serious behavioural problems the 20 day course may be the most appropriate option for your dog. When you talk to a trainer we can discuss your individual situation and advise on the best course for your situation.

You will of course have training and behaviour shaping strategies to follow once your dog returns home again, but you will be truly amazed at how the new skills have come together and how well your dog can respond to the language of reinforcements and rewards. Your canine communication tool kit is now fully stocked and ready for action!

Call and talk to one of our professional trainers over the phone. We take the time to explain the training and answer all of your questions in detail. We want you to fully understand what to expect from our popular Tell Show Praise Behaviour Shaping courses and how they can work for you and your dog!

 

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Fees

Temperament Testing and Behaviour Assessments
$110 per hour

From September 1st 2013 the fee for a course of 10 consecutive weeks will be:
$165 for the first course
$155 for the second course
$145 for the third course
$135 thereafter.

$985 - 10 day Boarding Training

$1585 - 20 Day Boarding Training


Credit/Debit Card or cash only.

Please note: a current vaccination certificate must be produced on registering.

If you would like to discuss any issues before attending (particularly serious behavioural problems your dog has displayed), please use the contact details at the bottom of this page or telephone us on 0405126041.

 

We can assist with problems you may have with your dog but it may be best dealt with away from the regular classes as the distraction of other dogs may hinder progress. We have turned around the lives of many traumatised and neglected rescue dogs brought to us.

One to one consultations are available by appointment only.  These are suitable for anyone whose dog is showing aggression, very nervous dogs or for problems that you feel you may need extra help with.
The cost is $120 for approximately 1 hour.

 

 The 20 Day Training Course

20 Day Course Prices

1 Dog: $1585 Incl. GST

$700 deposit due on pick up, pay the balance when satisfied at the end of the professional hand-back session in your own home.

2 Dogs: $2800 Incl. GST

$1300 deposit due on pick up, pay the balance when satisfied at the end of the professional hand-back session in your own home.

Please contact us for substantial discounts on 3 or more dogs.

Please Note: Prices are subject to change at any time without notice.

Outside metropolitan Melbourne Enquiries:

Windamere Boarding School For Dogs regularly trains dogs from all over the state of South Australia. Due to extra time and travel requirements it is necessary to charge a little more to cover our costs. Charges will vary depending on location and can be quoted when you make an enquiry.

Interstate Enquiries:

Windamere Boarding School For Dogs regularly trains dogs from around Australia. Due to extra time and travel requirements (and when necessary, accommodation) for the trainer and transport costs for the dogs, it is necessary to charge more to cover our costs. Charges will vary depending on state and location and be quoted when you make an enquiry.

The 20 Day Course

Your dog will stay at Windamere Boarding Kennels & Cattery – the truly quiet kennel. Setting new standards in quiet kennel management!

Windamere Boarding Kennels & Cattery is a full time boarding and training complex set on 8 acres with many different and challenging training areas plus a vast array of distractions specifically utilised by Dr Dogs Boarding School For Dogs.

Value for money that can't be matched – upgraded inclusions on our 20 Day Advanced Dr Dogs Boarding School For Dogs courses:

  • We pick your dog up from your home at the start of the course and deliver it back to your home on the 20th day.
  • Professional training by skilled Dr Dogs Boarding School For Dogs trainers using our proven and effective Tell Show Praise Behaviour Shaping.
  • Exclusive Tell Show Praise Behaviour Shaping techniques 'pre-trained' and then taught to you in your home!
  • All boarding, feeding, brushing (if required).
  • Regular play and exercise time each day.
  • Basic groom (brush, nail clip, ears cleaned) and hydrobath and blow-dry before returning home.
  • 100 page Boarding School For Dogs hand-back reference manual.
  • Stylish photos of your dog in both a timber frame and a magnetic frame.
  • Several hours of professional instruction in your own home!
  • Boarding School For Dogs phone support line (immediate access to a professional trainer)
  • FREE maintenance training for your dog during future stays at Windamere Boarding Kennels.
  • 50% discount off optional Dr DogTraining membership (weekly classes).

Obedience Exercises

On Lead Training

  • Heeling - Your dog will walk nicely by your side and sit automatically by your side when you stop.
  • Sit & Drop - Your dog will sit and drop on command and will remain there until given another command or released.
  • Sit & Drop Step-Away (stay) - Your dog will stay in the sit or drop position whilst you walk away... Under Distraction!
  • Recall - We will imprint an effective, practical recall on lead and teach you how to work it to a reliable off lead standard in different environments.

Off-Lead Training

This course is designed to give the owners a more in-depth level of control and understanding in relation to their dogs. All exercises are first done on lead, the stay exercises are done off lead... and then we demonstrate sit, drop, recall and stay exercises totally off-lead (to give you some idea of the standard - drop stays will have been pre-trained around the kennels to a level of 1 hour under distraction). With the extra time on this course your trainers practice off lead exercises in many, many different situations, usually with other dogs running around!

Off lead training is to an introductory level, but as you will see when your dog returns home, this is still a very high standard.

Tell Show Praise Behaviour Shaping

This course includes extra behavioural shaping exercises that are pre-taught during the 20 day period before your dog comes home.

Behaviour shaping includes: not jumping up on people, not jumping on couches or chairs... or people sitting down (unless invited), not pinching food off coffee tables, not barging through doors or gates (until invited), behaving in a calm manner when inside.

As with all our training, everything is demonstrated under distraction in and around your home when we return your dog back to you!

The main differences between 10 and 20 day courses:

  • The Tell Show Praise Behaviour Shaping is included in the 20 day course option with the exercises pre-taught before your dog comes home again. The extra time allows the trainers to set up more behaviour shaping scenarios that also complement higher levels of obedience.
  • The off-lead obedience is also included in the 20 day course option. The extra time allows for higher standards of obedience under distraction.
  • For more serious and undesirable problems, we can structure the training and behaviour shaping over a longer period of time and specifically stimulate targeted behaviours in controlled scenarios. This is particularly important for extreme, obsessive, nuisance or aggressive behaviours and the 20 day course has proven to be so effective in providing owners with valuable skills for the rehabilitation of dogs with these issues!

 

 


A few simple rules

Safety
Obviously, this is very important to us and we ask that visitors be aware of what their dog is doing at all times.

 

Children
We welcome children, but we do ask that they behave appropriately. Distracting behaviour can be detrimental to the concentration of the dogs and handlers in the arena - this could result in a dangerous situation.

Clothing
Please wear suitable clothing for training - sturdy footwear and casual trousers are best - warm clothing in winter months. We've known someone to arrive in heels (it WAS a woman I add) - of course she did find it difficult to control her dog! Poo!
We request that owners collect their own dog's 'deposits' and with provided pooper scoopers and place them in the provided bins on the site. There are a number of disinfectant sprays situated around the school to spray areas when your dog has had a wee or poo.

 

Location

Dr  Dog Training School is housed in a purpose-built indoor training school with non-slip sand floor. There are several outdoor areas for working with dogs on fine days. You can find us at 1652 Kangarilla Road, Clarendon, 1 km south of the township of Clarendon.

On busy nights please park close to other vehicles.

TELL SHOW PRAISE

 

 

Windamere Boarding Kennels and Cattery is situated in the beautiful Onkaparinga River Valley overlooking the Mt Lofty Ranges within beautiful countryside and just a 40 minute drive from the centre of Adelaide and 10 minutes from Happy Valley and the Southern Vales. We have spaces for 45 dogs and 12 cats in a climate controlled environment under the watchful eye of Dr Dog. Members of the training school sister company Dr Dog Training School, receive generous discounts when using Windamere facilities.

Cattery

 

  Features

 

And here's a small selection of images from this year's training...

Contact us

Click here to email Dr Dennis Smith (dennis@windamere.net.au)  or call 0405126041 for more information.

Associates

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