On-line options

Please be advised that due to the current situation in Australia, Roley Dogs is currently only accepting video link up bookings for individual dog training sessions.

All in-person group classes are on hold but we are working hard to ensure that we have online options for you.

Our most exciting online option is currently our Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge. 25 days of online learning brought to you by Roley Dogs in collaboration with Absolute Dogs in the UK.

The dog on the lead

There is usually a good reason for a dog being on lead. Please give all dogs on leash the space that they need.

You may know that one of my dogs spent some months doing rehab due to an injury. She still acts like a puppy and is a master at hiding any hint of being in pain or injured. She also loves to play with other dogs. To manage her injury, we needed to restrict her from playing, but also exercise her in a safe and controlled way. To ensure that she still had a great quality of life, her walks progressed from being in the house, to in the back yard, to out in public.

One of our greatest challenges was finding places where my dog could be exercised safely and without friendly dogs asking her to play.

Other dogs that I have worked with have initially been so eager to play with other dogs that they would pull their owners over. The owners spent their hard-earned money and time to teach their dog how to walk on a loose lead. They started by working in tightly controlled environments and then gradually work up to being able to walk on lead, at a great distance from other dogs. An off-leash dog, approaching these on lead dogs can undo all this work in a matter of seconds and put the training back by months.

So the next time that you see a dog on lead, please remember that they may have a good reason for being on lead. You can help them by ensuring that your dog is either put back on lead until they pass, or that you ensure that your dog gives them space.

Enrolments are Now Open

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That’s right, Roley Dogs enrolments are now open.

We are looking forward to seeing both many familiar faces and some
new faces when our classes commence.

The following group classes will be offered:

Junior Handlers (8 – 17 years incl.)
Eight, 50 minute lessons
Saturday 9.30am to 10.20am

Relationship Building
Eight, fifty minute lessons
Saturday 10.30am to 11.20am

Dog Sports (Hoopers and Agility)
Eight, fifty minute sessions
Saturday 8.30am to 9.20am

All of our group classes are held at Fancote Park in Kelmscott.

Enrolments are limited to six students in each class.  

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Boundary Games

 

Meg and Aki
Meg and Aki sharing a boundary

I am sometimes asked what game I love the most. Well, I love playing lots of different games with my dogs. The game that has had the largest positive impact in my house would have to be the Boundary Games.

Nami, one of my dogs, was 11 months old when she became a part of my family. She had difficulty with calming down, would steal food and would jump on chairs and tables while doing zoomies around the house. She had never been taught a lot of the basic behaviours that I like to see in my dogs.

Boundary Games have given me back a peaceful meal time with my family. Yes, Nami used to enjoy jumping at the table to steal food. I tried all sorts of things to get her to stop with varying results. Locking the dogs out of the room, led to crazy barking, asking the dogs to sit was just repetitive and frustrating, ignoring the dogs led to the jumping up being rewarded as they managed to steal food. Boundary Games were the quiet, calm solution that I had been looking for.

Boundary Games have also helped both of my dogs to learn to be calm in a range of different situations. For example, Nami used to become over aroused at events such as agility trials. Giving her a defined boundary in these situations allows her to calm down and make better choices.