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Theory comes to life on Alpha Canine Professional dog trainer courses!


No other dog trainer course in our industry offers such comprehensive learning opportunities for those wishing to become professional dog trainers.

For those attending Alpha Canine Professional dog trainer courses, the facilities listed below combine to provide a unique and dynamic learning environment where canine learning and behavioural theory, and 'hands-on' application of methods can be validated in many different realistic and challenging scenarios. By providing so many different training and behaviour shaping environments and scenarios, plus many different dogs for handling and training, trainees are able to experience first-hand how and why the methods work on real dogs, often with real behavioural issues.

Alpha Canine Professional's full-time training facility is located at Alpha Boarding Kennels, in outer Melbourne, Victoria, and has been purpose built for four key functions:
  1. The boarding and care of dogs
  2. The training and behavioural rehabilitation of dogs
  3. The 'hands-on' education of dog trainers.
  4. The ongoing, 'hands-on' research & development and practical innovation relating to canine learning and behavioural rehabilitation.

The facility is situated on 10 acres and consists of:

  • Boarding Kennels
    • Large standard pens
    • Extra large canine luxury courtyard suites
    • Small dog play area
    • 4 large group canine recreation areas
    • 19 individual and small group canine recreation areas
    • Multiple nature walk options
    • Grooming & laundry complex
    • Reception & weigh station
    • Kitchen/meals preparation
  • Multimedia Classroom
  • Undercover Training Arena
  • Specialist Indoor Canine Good Behaviour Shaping and Observation Complex:
    • kitchen environment
    • lounge room environment
    • Courtyard environment
    • Hospital room environment (for therapy dog training)
    • Home entrance environment
    • Home garage environment
    • Assorted training gates and doorways
    • climate control
  • Specialist Training & Distraction Zones:
    • Various farm paddocks with dams and livestock (sheep & Ponies)
    • Sights & sounds distraction workshop (socialisation training)
    • Chicken Run - free roaming chicken park
      (completion mid 2012)
    • Small dog and large dog play and training areas
    • Outdoor communal kitchen and training area
    • Private training road for in-car aggression
      (completion late 2012)
The Alpha Canine Group purpose-built outdoor training facility Undercover Training Arena

The Alpha Canine Group purpose-built Multimedia Classroom Multimedia Classroom

The Alpha Canine Group's Specialist Indoor Canine Good Behaviour Shaping and Observation Complex Specialist Indoor Canine Good Behaviour Shaping and Observation Complex

The Alpha Canine Group's Specialist Indoor Canine Good Behaviour Shaping and Observation Complex Specialist Indoor Canine Good Behaviour Shaping and Observation Complex