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Hand in Paw offers group classes for puppies and adult dogs in Springvale South as well as one-on-one private consultations throughout Melbourne for behaviour or training related issues.

Puppy Classes – STARTING on the 18th August 2018

Our Puppy Class is designed to help you with the obedience basics and socialisation during the first few months of your puppy’s life.

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Companion Group Classes – STARTING on the 18th August 2018

Our Companion Group Class is designed for dogs over 5 months of age and provides the toolkit for a pawfectly mannered pooch.

There will be NO training on the following dates:


  • 29th September 2018 (AFL Grand Final weekend)
  • 13th October 2018
  • 3rd November (Saturday before Melbourne Cup)
  • 22nd December 2018 – 12th January 2019 (Christmas break)


  • 22nd December 2018 – 12th January 2019 (Christmas break)
  • 28th January 2019 (Australia Day)
  • 9th March 2019 (Labour Day weekend)
  • 20th April 2019 (Easter weekend)
  • 27th April 2019 (ANZAC weekend)
  • 8th June 2019 (Queens Birthday weekend)
  • 3rd November 2019 (Saturday before Melbourne Cup)
  • 22nd December 2019 – tbd

Private Consultations

Private Consultations are one-on-one sessions and are aimed for dogs that need a little extra help before joining group classes or if you would like some extra information about something that is not covered in our group classes.

These sessions are held at your home and run between 1-3 hours. During these sessions you will receive a personalised management program that is individually tailored to you and your dog’s needs.

Common topics covered during Private Consultations are:

  • Set your puppy up for success in home session
  • Barking
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Jumping
  • Fear and timidity
  • Aggression
  • Pulling on leash
  • General Manners
  • and much more

Costs: $95 per hour