Ideal Dogs of Australia Course

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The Ideal Dogs of AustraliaTM (IDA) Course has been developed to assist you to teach your dog to be a well behaved and acceptable member of the community. Handlers will learn many aspects of responsible dog ownership.

The course consists of the following components:

  1. Coming when called

  2. Walking on a lead in a controlled manner and doing sit, stand and drop

  3. Greeting another dog appropriately

  4. Learning meal time manners

  5. Being handled without showing fear or aggression

  6. Staying in one position for a short time

  7. Being briefly separated from the handler and remaining calm

  8. Responding to the handler when distractions are present e.g. cyclists

  9. Moving through a "crowd" on lead

  10. Waiting calmly before getting out of the car

  11. Behaving well at the veterinarian

Dogs who pass an accredited course may be eligible for a reduced council registration fee.

Course details and further information:

The IDA course is structured in four parts:

  1.  Pre-IDA - Participants must attend at least two pre-IDA sessions.  Held 10:15 to 11:15am on Saturdays, Kintala/IDA Training Grounds

  2.  Information evening (without your dog) - 7:30 to 9:00pm, Kintala Club Room (usually a Wednesday evening)

  3.  Four practical training sessions and socialisation - Held 10:15 to 11:30am on Saturdays, Kintala/IDA Training Grounds

  4.  Assessment (optional) - Held 10:15 to 11:15am on a Saturday, Kintala/IDA Training Grounds

The lessons take place in groups with a maximum of five handlers to one instructor.  Socialisation with other dogs is an important component of the course.

Participation in an IDA course is the gateway to membership of the Kintala Club.

Course requirements:

Handlers and dogs who have satisfactorily completed Kintala’s puppy course or attended the Gentle Modern School of Dog Training may be invited to complete the Ideal Dogs of Australia Course.  The dog must be temperamentally sound with other dogs and people. 

Heidelberg Ideal Dogs of Australia Course Enquiries:

Phone  Amanda on 0418 371 060