Seminars & Workshops
Pawsitively Great Pets run a variety of seminar sessions around Melbourne both in conjunction with CHEWS Australia and with other like-minded professionals.  Our aim with seminars is to continue to improve the understanding of behaviour and training for pet owners and the professionals.
Our interest is also in developing the skill-set of trainers and enthusiasts.  Amanda has vast experience with local obedience dog clubs, including being an instructor for K9  Agility Dog Club and also a previous instructor for Croydon & District Obedience Dog Club.  Running classes with large volumes of dogs and owners, varying degrees of expertise and knowledge is difficult.  We hope that our seminars will provide instructors and volunteers the knowledge and skills to be able to run these classes and design the coursework to best suit each individual club.  
Should you have any questions on how our workshops or seminars might best suit you - please don't hesitate to contact us!

Creating Competition Confidence

23 - 24th June 2018

Have you ever thought about what is involved in preparing a dog to compete in multiple disciplines in one weekend.  

This seminar is targeted to Aussies wanting to compete in the inaugural MVA event to be held in August. 

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From Fearful to FUNtastic

Sunday 1st October 2017


This will be a fun workshop based at working through problem behaviours and rehabilitating foster animals.  Both Jo and Amanda have extensive experience in working through behaviour problems in foster animals and newly adopted pets. 

This seminar is geared towards assisting those who work regularly with rescue animals, pet owners having to work through basic rehabilitation techniques or foster groups/ foster carers who regularly work with animals who need some extra assistance before heading to their forever homes.

To be run in conjunction with Jo Bates of Crazy Canines. 

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Tricks Workshop!

4 x Tuesday Evenings:

(18th, 25th October, 8th & 15th November)


Greencross Woof Pur Nay Narre Warren, Vic


Working spots & Auditing Spots available.


Fun and games with your dog!  Teaching you all about the art of trick training and FUN with your dog!

To be run in conjunction with Julija Kinghorn of Southern Cross Animal Stars.


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Aggression Workshop

Workshop available upon request... 


This workshop is specifically designed for instructors and local obedience clubs.  Often one of the main reasons that owners and their dogs come to group classes is for socialisation.  This can sometimes be due to their dog having, or developing poor social behaviour.  Managing these dogs in class can be difficult and often results in frustrated instructors, owners and other members of the class!  


Our workshop is split into two parts - A seminar-style format where we work through the theory, develop your understanding of aggression and best ways to manage this in a class environment.   This is then followed up a month later with a workshop session where we actually put into practice what was discussed, trouble shoot what does/ doesn't work for your organisation/ club and develop your understanding as to the best management tools for your own class environment. 


Contact us to discuss further how this workshop can work for your own club!

Crates are Great & Racey Recalls

2 workshops spread over 4 evenings

Tuesdays 7.00pm - 8.30pm

6th, 13th, 20th & 27th September 2016

Held at WoofPurNay Conference Centre, Narre Warren North

July 12, 2016.  Hairy Hounds Playground, Williamstown. To be run in conjunction with CHEWS AUSTRALIA.

Want to learn more about the importance of Early Socialisation?  Does it really start only once puppy comes home?  What can be done BEFORE and AFTER you get your puppy!

Raising Perfect Puppies

30th April 2016 


Tenison Woods College, Mt Gambier


Puppy preschool classes can vary significantly in the standard offered and information delivered.  This can lead to confused puppy owners who are told different information from their vets, trainers and breeders.


Training techniques are constantly changing and improving as our knowledge grows.  Our seminar will provide you with all of the information and 'tools of the trade' to run the most up to date puppy school program encompassing positive reinforcement techniques!


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Tips and Tricks

March 12 - 14 2016 


Greencross Woof Pur Nay Narre Warren, Vic


Working spots & Auditing Spots available.


A jam-packed 3 day trick extravaganza with a rare insight into TV wrangling.


Set up to provide you with the skills to teach your dog any trick your imagination will design!


To be run in conjunction with Julija Kinghorn of Southern Cross Animal Stars.


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