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COVID-19 modified services


The primary contact number for all boarding or training enquires is still 9753 5766, option 2

Our services have always been in high demand, however, we have been inundated with calls since the end of lockdown in late 2020 and we are trying our very best to catch up. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please also understand that we do take time with each enquiry to ensure everything is explained in detail and all questions are answered.

Due to ongoing and unpredictable Coronavirus restrictions, Alpha Boarding School For Dogs is modifying its services to provide a safer training service. To that end, we are no longer picking up your dogs or bringing them back home. All training and course hand-backs are performed at our purpose-built boarding and training facility where you will be taught at the end of your course all the skills required to apply the training at home. We have applied this hand-back model to dogs from interstate and country areas for the last 25 years, and with all dogs since the beginning of COVID-19, with great results.

Alpha Boarding School For Dogs is an outlier in our industry and has pioneered methods and standards that go way beyond the impractical techniques of science-based training, and the lack of reality that goes with supposedly positive methods that allow dog behaviour to spiral out-of-control when so often these behaviours are relatively easy to modify or rehabilitate. So don't worry if previous methods have let your dog's behaviour worsen, we can still help. The methods we have developed are based in REALITY and are specifically aimed at teaching your dogs to listen and behave, when required, in distracting, day-to-day situations.

We look forward to discussing your dog's training and/or behavioural issues with you and explaining how we can help.

Thank you for your understanding in these crazy times.

The Handback

The first thing we do in the hand-back session is get everyone to catch up on old times - your dog will be so happy to see you once again. We take this approach so as to show you that your dog will be obedient even when he or she is so excited or distracted. It is at this time that we will do a demonstration for you and explain all the exercises that your dog has learned.

During the hand-back your instructor will also explain to you relevant dog psychology principals that will enable you and your dog to come to a new understanding as far as daily obedience is concerned. It is our goal to educate you, which in turn will enable you to maintain and improve your dogs newly acquired skills. You will then be taught to handle your dog and receive expert advice and handy tips to make it as easy and fluent as possible.

Common "good behaviour" skills will also be taught to compliment the obedience training that your dog has received. You will see just how quickly new good behaviours can be shaped over the top of old annoying behaviours. By the end of the session you will be amazed at just how well behaved your dog can be around family and friends and other pets.

Simple practice strategies will then be structured into your individual lifestyle requirements. It's easy!

If there are any other problems or questions during this time we will show you how to use the obedience training principles to effectively sort them out. Of course you can also call us if you need advice or assistance any time after your dog has come back home to you and there is also the option of a discounted membership at Alpha Dog Trainings Weekly Classes if you wish to take the training to higher levels.