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Group Training Classes

For all ages and breeds

Located in Central Auckland at Barkley Manor's dedicated indoor dog daycare and training facility, our Basic and Refined Manners classes use reward based training techniques, games and both on & off lead exercises to make training not just fun, but hugely rewarding. 

All courses run for 5 weeks, same time & day each week for an hour. 




Baby Puppy
Basic Manners


Held at Barkley Manor in Grey Lynn, this course is for puppies under 16 weeks at the start date - pups need to have had two sets of vaccinations prior to starting class.
This 5 week course covers:

Life's essentials - toileting, sleeping, leaving your pup alone, handling, dealing with biting / chewing / barking
Socialisation - on & off lead with other puppies and dogs, meeting new people
Basic obedience - sit / down / stand, leave it, stay, loose leash walking & recall.

All family members encouraged to attend.

*Upgrade to our Complete Puppy Package which includes this 5 week training course and a one on one session in your home. This can be used in between getting your pup and waiting for classes to start or during / after the course. Must be used before pup is 6 months old.


Basic Manners


This course welcomes all dogs four months and over of any breed. We focus on teaching basic obedience including - sit / down / stand, leave it, stay, loose leash walking & recall, as well as over coming problem behaviours such as jumping up & barking.

Our belief is that your dog must have a thorough understanding of the basic commands before they progress to more challenging training. With a good basic foundation the sky is the limit!


Refined Manners


This follow on course builds on what you and your dog have learnt in Basic Manners, taking them to the next level in training. We work on getting more reliability out of these behaviours and introduce distance control as well as some new commands.


Games, Tricks & Agility


This fun course is for any dog who has completed Basic and Refined Manners. We play games to work on obedience, teach some tricks and introduce agility equipment such as jumps, weave poles, A-frames, tunnel, see-saw and more!


Course Start Dates

Each course runs on the same day at the same time each week for a total of 5 weeks. Each lesson runs for one hour.


Baby Puppy Basic Manners

Any pup under 4 months at the start date with at least 2 sets of vaccinations before beginning classes

  • Thursday November 28th - 7:30pm *Course will run for 4 weeks, then break for 3 weeks and return on Jan 16th for the final lesson. (FULL)

  • Saturday December 14th - 2pm *Will run for 2 weeks, break for 3 weeks and return on Jan 18th for 3 more weeks. (FULL)

  • Wednesday January 15th - 6:30pm (FULL)

  • Saturday January 18th - 10am *No class held on Waitangi Weekend (Feb 8th) but will return the following week and still be a full 5 week course 

  • Thursday January 23rd - 7:30pm *No class held on Waitangi Day (Feb 6th) but will return the following week and still be a full 5 week course

  • Saturday February 15th - 2pm 

  • Wednesday February 19th - 6:30pm

  • Saturday February 29th - 10am

  • Thursday March 5th - 7:30pm

Older Puppy Basic Manners

Any dog over 4 months at the start date

  • Saturday November 30th - 9am *Will run for 4 weeks then break for 3, and return on January 18th for the final lesson. (FULL)

  • Thursday January 16th - 6:30pm *No class held on Waitangi Day but will return the following week and still be a full 5 week course (FULL)

  • Saturday January 18th - 1pm *No class on Waitangi Weekend but will still return the following week for the final lesson.

  • Saturday January 25th - 9am *No class held on Waitangi Weekend, will resume the following week for the remaining lessons.

  • Thursay February 27th - 6:30pm

  • Saturday February 29th - 1pm

Refined Manners

For any dog that has completed Basic Manners with us

  • Wednesday January 22nd - 7:30pm

  • Saturday January 18th - 11am *No class held Waitangi Weekend, will return the following week for the final lesson

  • Wednesday February 19th - 7:30pm

  • Saturday February 29th - 11am