• Current vaccination certificate
  • Treat bag – easier access to the food when training
  • High-value treats: Chicken roll, cooked chicken and/or beef, sausage, etc
  • Leash: 1.4 – 1.6 metres in length. No flexi leads please!
  • Collar: A flat collar. Harness can be worn – Click here for our harness recommendations for when puppy is fully grown.
  • Mat: A low flat-bed that your dog can rest on
  • Water bowl + water
  • Doggy poo bags
  • Course notes and a pen
  • Current vaccination certificate
  • Treat bag – easier access to the food when training
  • Clicker (Building Skills and Continuing Skills only)
  • High-value treats: Chicken roll, cooked chicken and/or beef, sausage, etc
  • Leash: 1.4 – 1.6 metres in length. No flexi leads please!
  • Collar: Flat collar, head collar or limited-slip collar. Harness can be worn – See our harness recommendations.
  • Mat: A low flat-bed that your dog can rest on
  • Water bowl + water
  • Doggy poo bags
  • Course notes and a pen
  • Chair to sit on
  • Warm clothes in the cooler months & mozzie spray in the warmer months

HARNESS: We recommend the 2Hounds Designs Freedom No-Pull Harness or the Blackdog Balance Harness.

LEAD/ LEASH: A webbing lead of about 1.5 metres (no flexi leads please).

COLLAR: Any flat collar that fits well — at least 2-fingers of space on the neck.

Aim to arrive a minimum of 5 but ideally up to 10 minutes before your class start time so you can get your dog and yourself into class, get settled and ready to start.

All classes start on time!

Late comers are welcome naturally but please text or call your instructor to let them know when to expect you. 

We accept direct deposit or credit/debit card via Square.

CLASSES: A link to our website shop will be emailed to you once your enrolment has been accepted. Payment must be received to secure your place in the class.

ONLINE TRAINING: Please visit our Online Training shop.

CONSULTATIONS: We will email you an invoice after your initial consultation and payment is required within 24 hours of your session, or as otherwise stated in the package.

If the class is cancelled due to bad weather, you will be contacted by the instructor at least one hour before class.

We postpone rather than cancel classes so that you don’t miss any of the course.

Each course that you enrol in is a set number of weeks so if you miss a class unfortunately you will forfeit that lesson.

For Puppy class, on rare occasions, we may be able to slot you into another puppy class if there is a vacancy. Usually our classes are full with wait-lists so please endeavour to come to every class, or send an alternate family member if you cannot make it.

Yes, you can but ideally this person needs to be familiar with the exercises we have taught so far so that they can keep up with what is being taught in the current class.

The first class is done at home with your entire family. The 1-hour presentation is pre-recorded, so don’t worry if you can’t listen to it straight away.

Just make sure you watch the entire presentation several days before you are due to come to class as there are homework exercises that you will need to practice.

A clicker is a training device that makes a click sound and is used to tell our dogs what behaviour just earned reinforcement.

If you need a clicker for one of our courses, it will be supplied to you during the Week 2 class.

Yes, children are welcome in our classes!

For everyone’s safety, we have some requirements:

  • Children will need to remain seated and under close supervision of an adult, ideally in addition to the pup/dog handler.
  • Adults must always hold the pup/dog lead and train the pup/dog in class. Parents can then teach their children how to train the exercises at home.
  • For Puppy Class, there are space restrictions due to the size of the training room. Therefore only 1 or 2 children may be able to attend class.
  • For all classes at Hudson Park Oval, there are no restrictions on how many family members can attend class as we have a large outdoor training space.  The only restriction is that children will need to be adequately supervised at all times to ensure that they remain close by you and do not approach any dog that is not their own.

Course material will be emailed to you within 1-2 hours prior to the start of the Week 1 class time.

Please note, course material can only be sent to those whose payments have been received.

Positive Dogs Service Area includes the following suburbs of the Sydney Inner West Region:

· Annandale · Ashbury · Ashfield
· Balmain · Balmain East · Belfield · Birchgrove · Breakfast Point · Burwood · Burwood Heights
· Cabarita · Canada Bay · Chiswick · Concord · Concord West · Croydon · Croydon Park
· Drummoyne · Enfield · Five Dock · Glebe · Haberfield · Homebush · Homebush West
· Leichhardt · Liberty Grove · Lilyfield · Marrickville · Mortlake · Newington · North Strathfield
· Rhodes · Rodd Point · Rozelle · Russell Lea · Strathfield · Strathfield South · Summer Hill · Wentworth Point

If you live outside of this area, please Find A Delta Dog Trainer via the Delta Institute.

We follow the current health requirements which could mean you may need to  show us your COVID vaccination certificates, check in using the QR code and wear a mask while indoors.

We have to strictly limit attendance in class to two people per puppy to ensure we comply with current physical distancing regulations and also due to space limits in the clinic waiting room where we hold our class.

Additional people will not be able to be admitted into class. We do apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

If you are unwell, are living with someone with COVID or are deemed a close contact and/or need to isolate, please do not come to class.