Dogz Walkabout logo & artwork - Simon Manfield

Covid 19 Update

We are offering Zoom consultations for all our Backyard Puppy School and Behavioural Appointments. 

Backyard Puppy Program

Training your puppy right from the start will ensure your new furry friend grows into a healthy, happy adult dog. The critical development period between 8 - 16 weeks is the perfect time to instil some life long behaviours and habits. A happy, well behaved pup means a happy, proud human.


What's included:

  • 3 x 60 minute one on one training sessions 
  • Phone/email contact between sessions
  • 3 weeks post training support via phone & email
  • All support materials

Session content includes but not limited to:

  • Understanding your puppy & how they learn
  • Obedience basics / Foundation skills - Sit, drop, recall, loose lead & heel walking
  • Toilet training
  • Mouthing
  • Jumping
  • Mat training
  • Socialisation
  • Independence 
  • Enrichment 





Your backyard/balcony

Puppy Play Dates

We're continuing on with the Dot Dogs, Julie Pearce inspired Puppy Play dates! Puppy specific play & learning programs.


Saturday: 9am & 10am



$20 per class, pay on the day.

45 minutes


Booking required

Contact Tatiana 0408127785

Cut off time: 5pm day before class



Clyde Jones Reserve 

171 Clarendon Street, Thornbury (Meet opposite end to children's playground)

Training + Behavioural Consultations

We'll design a training program to suit you and your pup. We'll meet & do an assessment & chat about what your expectations and aspirations are. We'll provide the guidance, training notes and all the support you need to end up with a happy, healthy, well trained pooch.


Rescue Dog New Home Support & Training

If you've adopted a rescue dog, we can provide you with the support and advice you need to help settle your new friend into their forever home. 



First consultation: $130

Duration: 60 minutes (thereabouts)

Follow up consultations: $60





Training walks* (Owner & pup)

One of the best things you can do for you and your pup is teach them how to walk properly on a lead. Not only will it make the walk more pleasurable but you'll feel in control and able to manage your dog if you ever come across a challenging situation.


We'll teach you a 3 step training method which will give you the skills to achieve a reliable heel walk transitioning into a relaxed loose lead walk. 





Training walks (Pup only)

We'll continue the work with your pup once you've been through the owner/pup training.





Regular walks*   

For those who don't need the training, just the walk.





Duration: 45 minutes 

We are currently fully booked for regular walks. 



*Service areas: Northcote, Thornbury, Fairfield, Alphington, Ivanhoe, Eaglemont, Preston, Heidelberg, Reservoir, Bundoora, Brunswick, Coburg, Fitzroy, Collingwood.





Make sure you look out for the Dogz Walkabout van in your community & come and say hello! 

About Us

Dogz Walkabout has the highest level of integrity, dedication, passion and honesty in our work. We also have fun! 

Tatiana is NDTF trained and a member of APDT. Karen is a highly experienced dog walker & lover of all things canine!


If you'd like to know more about DW send us an email