Dog Training

Call 03 9287 6433 to sign up today. 

Lort Smith offers training programs to cater for dogs of all ages:

  • Puppy Preschool
  • Phone Consultations
  • One-on-One classes.

Bookings and enquiries

Should you wish to make a booking or have an enquiry, please phone 03 9287 6433 or email.

Training is held at Lort Smith Campbellfield, 25-35 Berwick Road, Campbellfield.

All profits from Dog Training help support the operation of our Adoption Centre.

Download Conditions of the Lort Smith Dog Training Program.


Your beloved pooch is in great hands with our dog trainers. All possess accreditation from the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF). Our trainers use modern reward based, science-driven training techniques, and have a particular passion for training dogs that have come from the shelter environment.

Puppy Preschool

  • Five-week program, running on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • 45 minute class per week plus homework
  • Aged 16 weeks and under
  • Cost: $185
  • Maximum of six puppies per class.

What is covered in this five-week puppy training obedience course?

You and your new puppy will learn; basic obedience skills, impulse control, socialisation skills, how to read dog body language, how to carefully expose your pup to new environments, objects and sounds, as well as many other confidence building exercises.

Each week we will discuss common puppy problem behaviours you may be experiencing and ways to decrease these behaviours.

Our goal is to teach effective ways you can build a strong, happy and positive relationship between you and your pup, and how to make training fun and engaging.

If you are looking to get your best friend on the right track to becoming a well-rounded, confident and happy dog, then this is the perfect training program for you.

Phone Consultations

  • 30-minute phone consult
  • Tailored training plan
  • Follow up call
  • Cost: $60

Lort Smith are now offering phone consultations to provide advice and guidance remotely on; Basic obedience, Toilet training, Crate training, Destructive behaviours, Reducing anxiety, Socialisation and exposure.

One-On-One Classes

  • One hour in duration + one follow-up phone call
  • Open age
  • Cost: $120

Not all dogs are comfortable in a group situation and will be better suited to one-on-one training. In these sessions, the trainer will focus on specific issues that you are facing and develop an ongoing training program to suit you, your family and environment.

Many dogs experience challenges on walks including lead reactivity, pulling on lead, lack of attention/engagement, dog-to-dog reactivity, so a short walk is included in this class to be able to accurately observe and assess the behaviour.

Lort Smith Dog Behaviourist Mia Shaw shares tips and training techniques to help prepare our pets for a post-COVID world.

Should you wish to make a voluntary contribution for this webinar, we would be most grateful:

This webinar has been proudly sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Our stories

Countless colourful interactions occur every day at Lort Smith. While our community is incredibly diverse, we share one commonality – a love of our pets, and a deep respect for the human-animal bond.

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