Intermediate Training School WA
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Fundamentals Training School WA
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Working Dog Training Schools SA
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At the Working Dog Centre

The Working Dog Centre strives for excellence in breeding and training. We breed and train working dogs, train handlers, supply dogs to clients, educate the public in the benefits of using dogs to work livestock, and use our working dog knowledge and expertise to assist industry and the media.

Ben Page’s Natural Method® works with the dog’s natural instinct, using ‘dog language’ to teach the dog. Ben does not use force or aggression and does not condone cruelty or believe in swearing or losing your temper whilst training your dog or working stock.
The Working Dog Centre has two registered studs:
  • Australian Working Kelpie Stud
  • Australian Working Border Collie Stud
Our dogs come from proven bloodlines with extensive pedigrees going back at least 10 generations, and are used on sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, ducks, poultry and in sheepdog trials. Find out more about Buying A Page Dog.
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Working Dog Training Schools
WA & SA

The Working Dog Centre in association with Muresk Institute are pleased to announce that the Working Dog Centre will be conducting Working Dog Training Schools for WA in 2016.

May we take this opportunity to acknowledge the many people who have worked behind the scenes to make this possible. We thank them, and acknowledge their dedication and commitment.

Muresk Institute is an education and training facility situated in the Wheatbelt (approximately 100km east of Perth) and boasts modern education and training, conference and specialised research facilities, dedicated to building the capacity of the State’s regional communities and industries with a particular focus on agriculture, agribusiness, health, and mining.

The Institute has a wide selection of accommodation, including double bedroom cottages with self catering, new single room accommodation, dining room facilities, full laundry facilities, recreational rooms, swimming pool, gymnasium, table tennis, TV and BBQ facilities.

The Second Block of WA Courses for 2016

Fundamentals

7th—10th
JULY
2016

Fundamentals

13th—16th
JULY
2016

The Third Block of WA Courses for 2016

Fundamentals

21st—24th
September
2016

Fundamentals

3rd—6th
October
2016

Intermediate

27th—29th
September
2016

Courses include:

  • Choosing The Right Pup
  • Leadership Rules Of The Dog Pack
  • How A Herding Dog Thinks
  • How To Become The Leader
  • Using "Silent" Commands
  • Correct Housing And Care
  • The Training Aids You'll Need
  • The Secrets Of Recalling Your Dog
  • Bringing Out The Instinct In Your Dog
  • Evening Module which may include Video Assessment and Analysis
  • Natural Balance Techniques
  • Teach Your Dog To Walk On A Lead - The Easy Way
  • The Secret Of Teaching The "Stop"
  • Teaching The "Left" And "Right" Commands
  • Low Stress Stock Control
  • How to use whistle tones
  • The Easy Method To Teach Your Dog To Cast
  • How To Teach Your Dog To Back Correctly
  • How To Teach Your Dog To Bark On Command

Upcoming Training Schools - SA - 2016

Fundamentals

21st—22nd
MAY
2016

Upcoming Training Schools

Fundamentals

SA

21st—22nd
MAY
2016

Fundamentals

WA

7th—10th
July
2016

Fundamentals

WA

13th—16th
JULY
2016

Fundamentals

WA

21st—24th
September
2016

Intermediate

WA

27th—29th
September
2016

Fundamentals

WA

3rd—6th
October
2016

Call Us:

Within Australia — (08) 8667 5484
International — +61 (8) 8667 5484

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What They Say:

"I have been a professional educator at the tertiary level for over 45 years. My involvements have been in 5 continents and over 40 different countries. I have never seen such a well run course with such tangible benefits and excellence at the practical level."
"Fantastic course Ben, you really take such a simple approach that makes it seem achievable."
"I was enthralled from start to finish. Can’t wait to get a good dog and get on with it all."
"Thank you so much for a fantastic course. Great teaching methodology, and most importantly clear and systematic instructions for working with your dog. A wonderful course."
It has been wonderful to learn the science behind working dogs, from someone who loves his dogs with such a passion."

Schools

The Working Dog Centre conducts Working Dog Training Schools at three levels: Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced. Courses are open to anyone who owns a Working Dog. Higher level courses are open to clients who have successfully completed the previous level.

Booking

Booking for our Training Schools has never been easier. Our new streamlined booking system means you can book and pay for your course securely online. If you aren't online and need to arrange an alternative payment method, please get in touch through our Contact Form.

Groups

We conduct Working Dog Displays at the Working Dog Centre by appointment, as well as workshops for field days, agricultural shows, students, charity groups, clubs, bus tours etc. Enquiries & bookings please contact the Working Dog Centre. Ph (08) 8667 5484

Directions

Coming from near or far, you'll need to know how to get here. Check out our map page to find out exactly where we are.
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The Working Dog Centre breeds Australian Working Kelpies and Australian Working Border Collies to the highest standard possible, from proven bloodlines with extensive pedigrees going back at least 10 generations, and are used on sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, ducks, poultry and in sheepdog trials.