Hanrob Pet Hotels - Sydney, Melbourne - Brisbane & Canberra


Learn from The Best

Hanrob Dog Training Academy is home to some of the leading education experts
in Australia. Enquire today and take the first step towards
a career in dog training


About Education
at Pet Professionals Australia a Division of Hanrob Pet Hotels

Our story began in 1981, when Hannie and Bob Biggs founded Hanrob Pet Hotels in Sydney’s South. As the Hanrob brand quickly became synonymous with professional, trusted pet care, the next step was to found their education branch, securing an RTO for Hanrob Dog Training Academies, and working with individuals, organisations and Government agencies to train and educate those working with animals in companion animal care.

In the last 10 years, Hanrob Pet Hotels, Dog Training Academies and Daycare Centres have expanded across Australia, and the education and professional pet services arm has been captured in the Pet Professionals Australia brand.

Our courses are designed to provide industries, organisations and students who regularly come into contact with companion animals, with both the theory and practical experience they need to excel in their profession. And, while our course takes advantage of our more than 25 years’ experience, utilising all facets of operant and classical conditioning, we continually update our methods using the latest information and technologies available to us.

Taught by some of Australia’s leading educators, our Academy offers courses in dog training; staff competency; educational tours; work experience courses; handling and safety and emergency animal management.

Whether you’re an individual dog trainer looking to update your skills, or part of an International Government Body, our education programs will provide you with a depth of understanding required to advance your career in the pet industry. Payment plans and Online Learning Options available. 

To enquire please call 1300 426 762 or Contact Us at Pet Professionals Australia.


        • Our Education

          Pet Professionals Australia offers a wide range of education programs designed to suit the companion animal industry, and are delivered to pet owners, pet professionals and businesses alike.
          By choosing a course from us you will be giving yourself or your organisation a wide range of skills and experience, with the flexibility to learn online. .



          Pet Professionals Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 70236), delivering a comprehensive range of companion animal educational courses to pet professionals, including the Companion Animal Services Certificate IV ACM40310 qualification.

          Our educational programs are of the highest standard, taught by our nationally renowned instructors with 100+ years combined experience, guaranteeing you the best service and experience available. Our RTO aims to get students ‘industry ready’ by providing the skills and knowledge needed to start or continue a career in the companion animal industry.

          Our educational courses are available at our Educational Centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. We now also offer online learning modules, affording Australian and International pet professionals the opportunity to enhance their learning, no matter where they are.


          lasting results

        • cert iv companion
          animal services

          Pet Shuttle

          Did you know the ACM40310 Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services is fast becoming the industry standard qualification and provides students with higher success when it comes to job opportunities. Due to our reputation for real world experience and the latest training methods, we have an extremely high success rate with graduates then going on to work as part of our training team or successfully gaining other jobs within the industry.

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          companion animal

          DOG tRAINING

          Focusing on the care, control, handling and safety of companion animals – including welfare, capture and transport -  this course has been designed to teach the handling and safety of companion animals to anyone working and interacting with dogs. Ideal for council rangers, vet nurses, dog walkers, groomers and those working in emergency services, assesments are based on real life scenarios to ensure students have confidence in their learning outcomes.

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          DOG TRAINer
          short course

          Special Requirements

          Designed for individuals seeking a career in the dog training profession, professional dog trainers wanting a formal qualification for their skills and experience and organisations whose staff come into contact with companion animals, this course covers the theory behind dog psychology, behaviour modification, dog training principles and canine care. Students will learn how to apply operant and classical conditioning methods and techniques to modify behaviour and will learn skills to assist in key areas of dog ownership and training. 

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