Family Dog Training in Adelaide

Canine Interaction offers Family Dog Training, programs designed for families, dogs and kids, assistance dogs, puppies and more.

What are your dog training needs?

Canine Interaction's main focus is to  provide dog training for the whole family. We have programs to suit adults, teens and children.

  • Does your dog need better manners?
  • Want to take your dog to the beach or dog park but your dog refuses to come back?
  • Your dog's behaviour is so embarrassing that you've stopped enjoying walking your dog?
  • Planning on getting a service/assistance dog and want to start off on the right path?
  • Has your new puppy got you chasing your tail?
  • Are you pregnant and want to know the best way of introducing your dog to your new baby?
  • Is your dog the final addition to your family and you want your kids and dog to be best friends?

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Canine Interaction can help you to address these issues and much more!

We are a family dog training using force free training methods. These methods can be used safely by the whole family and with all types of dogs.

Our training courses offer multiple experience levels and teach you a variety of skills.

Please look around our site and if you have any other questions contact us, we are happy to help!

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Canine Interaction is an inclusive work and training place for our staff and families. We welcome neurodiversity and will support those that learn in different ways to train their dogs.

Our Philosophy

Force-Free and Positive Reinforcement Training our philosophy is to do no harm.

There is no need for harsh verbal or physical corrections. The dog learns to do what they are asked because it is rewarding and understands what we want.

At Canine Interaction we will show you how to use scientifically proven learning theory methods, how to clearly communicate with your dog and the benefits of doing so. There should be clear rules and guidelines but these can be kept in place calmly and gently.

As part of our training philosophy we do not use choker collars, slip chains, prong collars, or any device that causes pain or stress. If you have a very strong dog we may recommend humane equipment like a front attach harness.

Check out our Links page for more content on Positive Reinforcement training. If you have any questions about force-free positive training please contact us.


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3 weeks ago

Met Monty today. He is learning how to walk calmly, as he gets very excited on walks. He and Dad did great. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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1 month ago

I hate being the bearer of bad news. There are so many kids that love to walk dogs and its a "chore" that parents are often happy to give a child. But there are many concerns about this. If a leash breaks, would your child run into traffic chasing them? If a loose dog attacks how would your child cope? Many years ago I was at home and I heard that dreaded screech and thud. I run out the front to see 2 devastated kids and their little white fluffy on the road. The driver had stopped and I was checking vitals on the dog and things were not good. The driver scooped the dog up and rushed to emergency vet. The kids now, standing there in shock. I never found out if the dog got loose or was let off the lead. Either way, the dog was not able to be controlled by the kids and they were left with the guilt. Unfortunately the dog passed on the way to the vet. Taking the dog for a walk alone is something that needs to be taught and built on.Sounds like the perfect solution... kids itching to walk their new dog + over-stretched parents thrilled that their children are taking responsibility and lightening the workload! What's not to love?Actually quite a LOT.I can't tell you how many disappointed faces I see when I try to explain why a child walking a dog ALONE *might NOT be* the best idea for anyone!!?And I get totally it. If this is your first family dog, a quick spin around the block may look harmless enough - until you consider ALL of the things that can (and DO) go wrong. Even (mentally and physically) FULLY-GROWN ADULTS get pulled down to the ground, or dragged over to squirrels, skateboards and the neighborhood cat. They accidentally drop leashes, or watch helplessly as their pup slips their collar. They struggle to control their dog around other dogs, or conversely, they panic or freeze when an off-leash dog comes sprinting full-speed towards them (friendly or not friendly.. who knows? They’ll likely find out when it’s too late!) And this is ONLY a handful of the things that can happen to GROWN UPS... so for kids the stakes are simply exponentially higher. As a trainer, I’m pretty calculated about where I go, and when I walk my dogs my radar is always activated. Even still, I’ve personally had to dash after my loose dog, I’ve been bitten by a dog who was attacking mine, I’ve seen a dog run over in a school parking lot, and watched a child be literally dragged for 50ft against her will! So, I hope by sharing the potential risks with you, you can make informed choices about your family dog walking situation:Here’s my hotlist of things to consider:Size - of child and dogStrength - of child and dogMaturity - of child and dogTraining - of child and dog Temperament - of child and dogThen download, print and share our poster. THESE are my questions to help families size up the COMBINATION of their dog and child to see whether WALKING ALONE together is a SMART call. For more info for kids, dogs and making EVERYONE'S life SAFE and HAPPY - go to ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Level 4 training today. Real life practice for passing other dogs. ... See MoreSee Less
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