Dog Training

Stay n' Train at Hanrob Pet Hotels

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The Hanrob Dog Training Academy has been training dogs and educating dog owners since 1994. Our expertise in dog training is unrivalled and our educators teach the next generation of dog trainers and assist organisations and government bodies, in Australia and internationally, to train working dogs such as detector dogs.


Our methodology is based on the latest research and continuously refined to effectively treat your dog’s underlying cause of undesirable behaviour and improve their – and your – quality of life.

Choose from a range of dog training options with our qualified and experienced dog trainers:

  • stay n’ train package – onsite courses that last 10, 20 and 30 days which include accommodation and one-on-one daily lessons
  • dog training lessons which can be added to a dog boarding package
  • one-on-one lessons that can be conducted in your own home
  • group obedience classes for ongoing training
  • 30-minute canine exercise classes designed to condition and strengthen your dog.


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Located adjacent to our Pet Hotels, our Dog Training Academies are uniquely positioned to provide intensive dog training courses known as ‘Stay n’ Train’. Training is a necessary and lifelong component of a dog’s life. Our course has been designed to address some of the most common issues facing dogs and their owners, and aim to quickly and effectively establish positive dog behaviours. The course provides you and your dog with foundational skills that can be transitioned to and further developed at home.


In addition to comfortable onsite accommodation, play time and meals, our Stay n’ Train course includes daily one-on-one dog training lessons with a dedicated expert educator. The stay will last 10, 20 or 30 days – depending on the number or type of behavioural changes your dog needs help with. This is determined after assessment of your dog’s individual needs and our trainers will have a tailored training plan ready for your dog to achieve pre-agreed learning outcomes. Our trainers also support you to achieve these outcomes by building your skills as much as we build on your dog’s skills.


Lessons will expose your dog to whatever situations they need help with – be it socialisation with other animals, basic obedience, or specific dog behaviours. Throughout their stay, your dog’s educator will provide regular progress updates and send you reports.


Our commitment to you and your dog doesn’t end when the training course finishes. You’ll receive an extensive departure lesson with our trainers where you’ll be briefed on what your dog has learned, and how their positive behaviour outcomes can continue and be reinforced in your home environment. You also receive complimentary online access to our dog training support videos and complimentary private lessons are available to you as the pet owner when your dog stay with us. If your dog has completed the Stay n’ Train 30 days course, you have free access to our weekly group training classes. Home dog training lessons can be taken with a 20% discount.


Meet Our Trainers

We have the privilege of employing some of Australia's leading and most experienced dog trainers. Here are just a few!

Rebekah Bentley

Based at Hanrob Heathcote, Rebekah trains dogs of all ages and abilities, working with dog owners to improve a range of behaviours from lead pulling and jumping up, to aggression and anxiety. Experienced in obedience training, Rebekah teaches dogs the skills they need to live alongside people harmoniously.

Rebekah has extensive experience running group obedience and puppy classes ensuring that classes cater to the personalities of the dogs involved so everyone has a positive experience.


In the field of scent detection, Rebekah has assisted with the training of dogs working for the Australian Federal Government to recognise certain smells and communicate that recognition to a handler for quarantine.


Passionate about working with animals and people, Rebekah started at Hanrob as a Pet Welfare Attendant in 2015 and one year later, she became a Hanrob dog trainer after completing the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. Having always had dogs in her life, Rebekah loves dogs and always discovers new aspects of dog training to explore. Her training programs are individual to each dog and she loves that there are so many ways to teach the same skill to a dog which allows her to create unique solutions for her clients.


Helen Andrews

Hanrob Brisbane, Senior Dog Trainer, Helen Andrews is NFTF qualified, holds a degree in agriculture and has over 16 years experience working with dogs. Eleven of those years working in a large shelter, doing behaviour modification for problem dogs as well as running a council impound facility.

Helen is a leading expert in dog behaviour, body language and understanding dog emotions. She believes that every dog deserves the right to be well trained and shown how to behave appropriately.


Helen has 3 dogs of her own 2 of whom are rescues that were scheduled for euthanasia as they were deemed broken, beyond repair. Successfully rehabilitated by Helen, they now live happily with her other dog and cat.


When not working at Hanrob, Helen is passionate about animal welfare,  volunteering her time to work with problem dogs, with various rescue groups.


Terri Todd

Terri Todd is a dog trainer at Hanrob’s Melbourne facility. Her role involves consulting clients to establish training requirements and assessing dogs to create a tailored training plan. She works with the dogs daily to provide the training and enrichment needed for them to reach the goals set out in the plan.

At the end of each dogs stay Terri provides a departure session where owners get advice on the dogs needs and training for the skills learnt to stick and further improve the dog’s abilities.


Terri believes every dog has potential and is particularly proud of two recent cases where she has turned around a dog’s behaviour. One was a case of separation anxiety and the other an aggressive dog around new people and environments. Both cases were extreme and presented a challenge for Terri, however with the 30 day stay and train program she was able to resolve their behavioural issues. Their owners were ecstatic and went on to recommend Hanrob to those with a dog needing behaviour adjustment.


Terri loves to see happy animals and believes a cohesive bond between pet and owner is important for any pet to have a good quality of life. She believes the intensive training that can be achieved with the stay and train programs can help address behaviour issues expeditiously and provide skills for both pet and owner to have a happy life together.


Terri has always been an advocate of companion and wild animals; she has completed a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences majoring in Biodiversity Management and a certificate in companion animal management. Terri’s current pets are some tropical fish and a beautiful white cat named Shiver who was a rescue from the RSPCA. While waiting for her next forever dog, she still utilises her training skills and has even taught Shiver to sit on command!


Dog Training Topics

Whilst dog training at Hanrob can be adapted to suit the needs of your dog, you can also choose from three popular topics, especially for shorter stays such as the Stay n’ Train 10 day course:

Walk Time


Designed to improve lead time, holding of the heel position and ability to walk past distractions

Doggy Manners


Designed to manage excitable behaviour, improve control around humans, minimise problem behaviour around distractions and improve self control

Recall Reliably


Designed to improve recall on a short and long lead and in a variety of settings, whilst also teaching recall around distractions and that coming when called is fun!


For first-time customers, we want to get to know your dog, so please complete the enquiry form below, or call 1300 426 762 to speak to a member of our Pet Experience team and reserve your professional dog boarding today. Our valued current customers can choose to book online.