Group Training Classes

For all ages and breeds

Located on Private Land in Whenuapai on our Training Dogs for Life Headquarters, 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

Under 16 weeks at start date


Held at Training Dogs for Life in Whenuapai. 

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! *Only one member of the family during covid lockdown. 

*Upgrade to our Complete Puppy Package which includes this 5 week training course and a one on one training 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. $399 *location dependent

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. Courses will run through public holidays unless otherwise stated.

All courses are run at 9a Riverlea Road, Whenuapai in an outdoor fully fenced area. We also have an undercover outdoor area (no closed in walls) for rainy days. 

Baby Puppy Basic Manners

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

Monday 6.00pm Class Start Dates

​November 8th 2021

Thursday 7.00pm Class Start Dates

November 11th 2021

Saturday 10am Class Start Dates

​November 6th

Saturday 1pm Class Start Dates

​November 6th

Older Puppy Basic Manners

Any dog over 4 months at the start date

Thursday 6.00pm Class Start Dates

​November 11th

Saturday 9am Class Start Dates

​November 6th

Saturday 2pm Class Start Dates

​November 6th for Week 4 & 5 of class that has been effected by lockdown. 

November 20th 

Refined Manners

For any dog that has completed Basic Manners with us. Please email us for exemption from basic manners.

Monday 7.00pm Class Start Dates

Saturday 11am Class Start Dates

​November 6th for Week 4 & 5 of Refined manners class impacted by lockdown. 

No New Sign ups for Refined manners currently while we allow classes that have been paused to catch up. 

If you had expected to start a refined manners course over lockdown, please check your emails.