Dogz Walkabout logo & artwork - Simon Manfield

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 (for puppies up to 32 weeks)

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




We will be resuming on Saturday 15 January 

9am & 10am



$20 per class, pay on the day.

40 minutes


Booking required

Please send your name, pup's name and breed, age and contact number to 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: $150

Duration: 60-90 minutes (thereabouts)

Follow up consultations: $75





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. 







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