Hanrob Pet Hotels - Sydney, Melbourne - Brisbane & Canberra

Stay and Train



          • A Better Dog Is Just Days Away

            Does your dog pull on the lead or forgets to listen to even the most basic commands? Does she come when called? Maybe your dog is aggressive or anxious around other dogs or people. You're not alone and this is where we come in. Our Stay n' Train dog training courses have been designed to address some of the most common issues facing dogs and their owners, and have proven and lasting results in a relatively short space of time for a happier dog and a happier you.

            After assessment of your dog’s individual needs, we will recommend one of three different courses, each of which offers daily lessons with our expert trainers working together towards their pre-agreed learning outcomes and to reinforce your dog's new behaviours. The course will last 10, 20 or 30 days - depending on the number or type of behavioural changes your dog needs our help with. Your dog will stay in comfortable onsite accommodation in our renowned pet hotels.

            Our commitment to you and your dog doesn’t end when the training course finishes. You'll receive an extensive departure lesson with our trainers and complimentary online access to our dog training support videos. All graduates are also welcome back to Hanrob Pet Hotels for free follow-up training lessons whenever they stay with us, and have free access to our weekly group training classes. You’ll also receive 20% off home dog training lessons.

            Read on to find out more about our three Stay n' Train courses, call 1300 426 762 to discuss your own requirements or compelte the ENQUIRY FORM


          • What's Included?

            Each course includes pet accommodation, daily training lessons designed to achieve your and your dog's objectives, an on-site departure lesson and post-stay access to our exclusive online dog training videos. Depending on the course most suitable to your dog, you will also receive additional benefits:






        • Stay n' train

          Learn to come when called

          This course includes 10 days of dog training and pet boarding, a one-hour departure lesson and access to our online learning portal. It is recommended for dogs seeking help in a single behavioural area, such as pulling on the lead, loose leash walking or teaching basic commands such as 'sit', 'stay' and 'drop'. It is also suitable for improving confidence around people or other dogs.

          The duration of the stay is sufficient for our trainers to achieve a lasting change in a single area and, when combined with a one-hour departure lesson, access to our online dog training videos and a comprehensive departure pack, ensures you have the necessary tools to reinforce your dog's behavioural outcomes in the home environment.

          As a Stay n' Train graduate, your dog is also welcome to book free follow-up dog training lessons as part of future stays at a Hanrob Pet Hotel. To find out more call 1300 426 762 or click here to book online.


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          Overcome barking

          This course includes 20 days of dog training and pet boarding, a one-hour departure lesson, access to our online learning portal and a follow-up video training lesson. It is recommended for dogs seeking help in multiple behaviour areas, or who may be facing more complex issues such as fear of people and other dogs. With 20 onsite dog training lessons, our trainers have extra time to focus on more than one learning outcome and improve your dog's behaviour for the long term ensuring that your dog retains the new skills learned thanks to extended follow-up between you and your trainer.

          At the end of your dog's stay, you'll receive an extended departure lesson, access to our online dog training videos and a comprehensive departure pack with helpful tips and reminders to ensure lasting change. Your dog trainer will also organise a final training lesson via video call, five to seven days after departure, to ensure you're comfortable with the new commands and equipment you may have been recommended.

          As a Stay n' Train graduate, your dog is also welcome to book free follow-up dog training lessons as part of future stays at a Hanrob Pet Hotel. To find out more call 1300 426 762 or click here to book online.


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          Overcome aggression and anxiety

          The ultimate training package for your dog, this course includes 30 days of dog training and pet boarding, a 1.5-hour departure lesson, access to our online learning portal, printed departure pack and a follow-up video training lesson once your dog has settled back home. It is recommended for dogs seeking a significant improvement in multiple behavioural areas or dogs experiencing more complex behavioural issues such as aggression around people and other dogs, separation anxiety and fear towards new situations.

          Whilst staying with us at Hanrob Dog Training Academy, your dog will receive daily training lessons to ensure skills and learning outcomes are reinforced in a number of different environments and situations. To ease the transition back into your home environment after 30 days, your dog’s trainer will also visit you a short time after departure to conduct a final lesson in your home environment.

          To find out more call 1300 426 762 or click here to book online.

        • Meet Our Trainers

          We are lucky to employ some of Australia's leading and most experienced dog trainers. Here are just a few!


        • Rebekah Bentley

          Based at Hanrob Heathcote, Rebekah trains dogs of all ages and abilities, working with dog owners to improve a range of behaviours from lead pulling and jumping up, to aggression and anxiety. Experienced in obedience training, Rebekah teaches dogs the skills they need to live alongside people harmoniously. Rebekah has extensive experience running group obedience and puppy classes ensuring that classes cater to the personalities of the dogs involved so everyone has a positive experience.

          In the field of scent detection, Rebekah has assisted with the training of dogs working for the Australian Federal Government to recognise certain smells and communicate that recognition to a handler for quarantine.

          Passionate about working with animals and people, Rebekah started at Hanrob as a Pet Welfare Attendant in 2015 and one year later, she became a Hanrob dog trainer after completing the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. Having always had dogs in her life, Rebekah loves dogs and always discovers new aspects of dog training to explore. Her training programs are individual to each dog and she loves that there are so many ways to teach the same skill to a dog which allows her to create unique solutions for her clients.


          Zoe Spooner

          As the Senior Dog Trainer at the Hanrob Duffys Forest, Zoe is responsible for managing all dog training and education courses delivered onsite. When you book your dog into a Stay n’ Train program with Zoe as your trainer, you can expect warm, friendly and professional service. Having a cat, two dogs, three ducks, four chickens, a snake and an aquarium of fish herself at home, Zoe knows how much your pets mean to you and will treat them as one of her own. She knows how much you will miss your dog and aims to update you with photos and videos as they progress through their training program.

          Zoe has 12 years of experience working with a wide variety of animals including domestic livestock, African animals, native Australian fauna, marine mammals and now domestic cats and dogs. She has an education background in Captive Animal Management and prior to working at Hanrob Pet Hotels, Zoe was an animal keeper and animal trainer in the zoo industry. She even spent time working in the Caribbean as a dolphin trainer!

          Growing up performing on stage, Zoe can sing, dance and even play a few musical instruments. This love of performing has taught Zoe to do her job to the best of her ability and always with a smile.


        • What Others Are Saying

          Don't just take our word for it - here's what others are saying about Stay n' Train at Hanrob Dog Training Academy!



          Meet Thor - Cattle Cross Kelpie, Age 5
          Stay n' Train 20

          Mum Crystal has been caring for Thor since he was 10 weeks old. Now, five, this Cattle Cross Kelpie is the cheekiest, most stubborn dog ever. Unfortunately, when he was three years old, Mum's house was broken into and Thor was badly beaten. Crystal sought help from Hanrob Dog Training Academy, and booked Thor in for Stay n' Train 20 - during which he spent quality time, daily, with his trainer Helen.

          "When we first met Thor, he reminded me of a Canine Hannibal Lecter. Muzzled up, securely restrained on a tight lead and looking for a way that he could get free in order to be able to eat us," recalls Helen. "His family advised us that he had always been protective of Crystal, however after the home break in, that protectiveness increased to a level that was no longer manageable and became aggressive to not only people but dogs as well. Whilst his body had healed well, unfortunately his mind hadn’t."

          During his time at Hanrob, Helen worked to change Thor's emotional state. "Science tells us that while he was in that stressed, highly aroused state  his body would be flooded with stress hormones and no learning could occur. That was achieved by making his environment as small and predictable as possible. No pressure, regular visits to his pen." After a continual schedule of reinforcement, building on Thor's obedience, always with calm, confident and assertive handling, Helen slowly started introduing him to new people and then dogs. 

          "We were completely informed during Thor's stay with phone calls, photos and videos nearly every day," says Crystal. "Helen achieved so much in the time he was there, he has come home a completely different dog. He plays with Loki (miniature dachshund) and reacts better to people and other dogs. We wanted Thor to come back as the dog he used to be before the incident and he certainly has. His loving self is back."

          "We were given things to continue to do at home during the departure lesson, with a book to guide us through. Plus, having day refresher sessions available to us is a massive help."

          Not all dogs need this level of training and, at Hanrob Dog Training Academy, we will tailor our approach according to the outcomes required. Plus, with excellent on-site facilities and some of Australia's most experienced educators, we can - and will - make a real difference to your dog's quality of life.


          Stay n Train at Hanrob Dog Training Academy

          Our Locations:

          1800 Princes Highway, Heathcote
          1 Bibbenluke Avenue, Duffys Forest

          69 Backhouse Place, Eagle Farm

          444 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine, Melbourne

          88 Mugga Lane, Symonston