Hanrob Pet Hotels - Sydney, Melbourne - Brisbane & Canberra

Does she pull on the lead?

10 DAYS TO A BETTER DOG

Ease her anxiety
in 30 days

30 DAYS TO A BETTER DOG

Overcome Aggression
in 30 days

30 DAYS TO A BETTER DOG

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Stay n' Train
at Hanrob Pet Hotels


Does your dog pull on the lead? 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're here to help. 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 results.

Depending on the issues your dog is presenting, we will recommend one of three different courses, each of which offers daily training with our expert on-site trainers, as well as comfortable accommodation in our renowned pet hotels. Your course will last 10, 20 or 30 days - depending on the number or type of behavioural changes your dog needs our help with - but training doesn't stop at the end of your dog's stay at Hanrob. Read on to find out more about our Stay n' Train courses, or why not call 1300 426 762 to discuss your own requirements
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        • Why Stay n' Train?

          Maybe your dog spends all day barking at your neighbours, or has a fear of other dogs or people. Maybe they pull on the lead, or forget to listen to even the most basic commands. Whatever their issue, we have the in-house expertise to provide proven and lasting results for your dog. The result? A happier dog, and a happier you. Stay n' Train is an effective and proven means of addressing your dog's individual issues in a relatively short space of time, with daily lessons allowing our trainers to reinforce your dog's new behaviours. We also offer lasting support to you, the dog owner. As well as on-site accommodation and training for 10, 20 or 30 days, you'll receive an extensive departure lesson with our trainers, follow-up training and complementary online access to our dog training support videos.

           

        • a better dog is just days away

          During each of our Stay n’ Train courses, your dog will be staying at the renowned Hanrob Pet Hotels, and will receive daily training sessions with their expert trainer, working together towards their pre-agreed learning outcomes. We offer three Stay n’ Train courses:

          Stay n’ Train 10 Recommended for dogs seeking help in a single behavioural area, such as loose leash walking, pulling on the lead or teaching to sit, stay or wait. Course includes 10 days training and pet accommodation, a one-hour departure lesson and access to our online learning portal. Find out more below, click here to book online or call our friendly reservations team on 1300 426762 for more info.  

          Stay n’ Train 20 Recommended for dogs seeking help in multiple behaviour areas, Stay n’ Train 20 allows our trainers the extra time needed to help your dog retain their new skills. Course includes 20 days training and pet accommodation, a 1 hour departure lesson, access to our online learning portal and a follow-up video training lesson. Stay n’ Train 30  Find out more below, click here to book online or call our friendly reservations team on 1300 426762 for more info. 


          Stay n’ Train 30 The ultimate training package for your dog, Stay n' Train 30 is recommended for dogs seeking a complete behavioural improvement, or for dogs experiencing more complex behavioural issues such as aggression, anxiety and fear. As well as daily training lessons at our Hotel, your dog will be taken for lessons in the local surrounds to ensure they can retain their skills in a number of distracting environments and situations. At the end of their 30-day stay, you’ll receive a 1.5 hour departure lesson, access to our online learning portal and a follow-up video lesson once your dog has settled back home. Your dog’s trainer will also visit you a short time after departure for a further lesson in your home environment. Find out more below, click here to book online or call our friendly reservations team on 1300 426762 for more info. 


          Our commitment to you and your dog doesn’t end when your training course finishes. All graduates are 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. 


          wHICH cOURSE IS rIGHT FOR MY DOG?

          Stay n Train at Hanrob Dog Training Academy

        • 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
          10

          Learn to come when called

          This 10-day dog training course is recommended for dogs who may be facing issues in a single behavioural area, such as pulling on the lead, teaching basic commands such as 'sit', 'stay' and 'drop', or 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 tools you need to reinforce your dog's behavioural outcomes in the home environment.

          As a Stay n' Train graduate, you will also be welcome to book free follow-up dog training lessons whenever your dog stays with us in the future. To find out more call 1300 426762 or click here to book online.

          To find out more call 1300 426762 or click here to book online.


           

          STAY N' TRAIN
          20

          Overcome barking


          This 20-day dog training course is recommended for dogs who need help in multiple areas, or who may be facing more complex issues such as fear of people and other dogs. With 20 on-site dog training lessons, our trainers are able to focus on more than one learning outcome, and improve your dog's behaviour for the long term thanks to extended follow-up between you and your trainer.

          As well as dog training lessons and accommodation, 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, you will also be welcome to book free follow-up dog training lessons whenever your dog stays with us in the future. To find out more call 1300 426762 or click here to book online.

           

           

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          stay n' train
          30

          Overcome aggression and anxiety

          Stay n' Train 30 is uniquely designed for the most complex behavioural issues, or for dogs requiring a significant improvement in multiple behavioural areas. Whilst staying with us at Hanrob Dog Training Academy, your dog will not only receive training on-site at our Academy, but will also be taken off-site, to help reinforce learning outcomes in a number of different scenarios.

          To ease the transition back into your home environment after 30 days, your trainer will also visit you at home or local environment to conduct a final lesson. Your course also includes an extended, 1.5 hour departure lesson, access to our online learning videos, a printed departure pack and a follow-up video training lesson.

          Stay n' Train 30 is recommended for dogs who may be exhibiting fear towards new situations, aggression around people or other dogs, and separation anxiety. To find out more call 1300 426762 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!

           

        • Dr Melissa Starling

          Dr Melissa Starling

          Melissa Starling holds a BSc (Hons) in zoology and a PhD on dog behaviour, personality, emotions and cognition. She has long had a passion for animal behaviour and animal training that has only intensified the more she learns. She has experience training flighty prey animals as well as bold, opportunistic dogs.

          Melissa understands that sometimes our animal companions behave in ways that are upsetting and make us feel responsible, frustrated, or unhappy even as we simultaneously feel helpless to change their behaviour. Melissa likes human psychology almost as much as animal psychology.


           

          DWIGHT Higgins

          Dwight Higgins


          Dwight Higgins has more than 30 years experience as a professional dog trainer and master trainer, completing his apprenticeship in Florida before going on to spend most of his career located in the Bahamas.

          Dwight recently relocated to Australia and joined Hanrob Dog Training Academy as head dog trainer in our Melbourne Academy. Here he is responsible for managing all dog training and education courses delivered via our Melbourne facility. Dwight has a passion for modifying dog behaviour through socialisation and desensiting.   

          Dwight previously held the role of Director, K9 Security for Parkgate Marketplace and Bahamas International Foods in Nassau, Bahamas and was the founder of Caribbean Canines. As a committed and passionate dog trainer, Dwight also volunteers his time to local dog clubs in the Melbourne area where he continues to share his expertise.

           

           

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          wAYNE GREWAR

          Wayne Grewar

          Wayne has over 28 years’ experience as both an operational handler and trainer with a wide variety of disciplines including detection, security, and obedience/agility.  He has served with the Army Explosive Detection Dogs for 10 years involved in the training of both handlers and dogs and employment of dogs in support of non-conventional counter terrorism operations. Since Wayne has been with Hanrob he provides training and instruction for all programs.
          In the field of detector dogs Wayne has trained dogs for quarantine, explosives, narcotics, arson, termite and borer (EHB). Wayne has trained both dogs and handlers for the Australian Federal Government Quarantine Detector Dog Program, the New Caledonian Government Quarantine Detector Dog Program, and the Japanese Government Quarantine Detector Dog program.

        • 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!

           

        • THOR'S EXPERIENCE

          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:

          Sydney
          1800 Princes Highway, Heathcote
          1 Bibbenluke Avenue, Duffys Forest

          Brisbane
          69 Backhouse Place, Eagle Farm

          Melbourne
          444 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine, Melbourne

          Canberra
          88 Mugga Lane, Symonston