Dog Owner's Masterclass

Dog Owner's Masterclass
Learn from Leading Professionals

Learn about dog ownership, health and training from those who know best.

Master Animal Care Techniques

Master the ins and outs of interaction, training and grooming through engaging video content.

Get Exclusive Discounts & Benefits

As a Ulleo learner, get access to a range of products from leading pet care providers.

Course Outline

  • 1
    A Dog's Life What Every Owner Should Know

    Should you adopt or purchase your pet? What breed to choose? What temperament will they have? What are the costs?

    There is a lot to consider when getting a dog, and this vital lesson will help you to make an informed decision.

    • Getting a Dog: What You Should Know
    • Shelters vs Breeders
    • Breeds, Anatomy & Temperament
    • Life Stages & Behaviour
    • The Price of Dog Ownership
    • What if It's Not Working Out?

  • 2
    Dog Health & Nutrition Keeping Your Pet Happy and Healthy

    This is Dog Care 101! This lesson covers everything you need to know about a balanced diet, basic first aid, emotional wellbeing, and identifying and tackling common health issues.

    • Nutrition
    • Maintaining a Balanced Diet
    • Tell-Tale Signs of a Healthy Dog
    • Quality of Life
    • The Wellbeing of Your Dog
    • Fleas & Ticks
    • Worms
    • Common Conditions
    • Basic First Aid

  • 3
    Dog Grooming Basics Safe and Stress-Free Techniques

    With handy information about different coat types, products and grooming tools to use, this lesson will teach you how to comfortably (and safely) brush, wash, and clip your pal. Practice makes perfect!

    • Coat Types
    • Washing a Short-Haired Dog
    • Washing a Long-Haired Dog
    • Washing a Curly-Haired Dog
    • Nail Care
    • Tools for Grooming
    • Low-Stress Handling

  • 4
    Training & Behaviour Understanding How Dogs Learn

    Like us, dogs are continuously learning as they go through life. In this lesson, we dive into the mind of your furry friend to find out how you can teach and train them effectively.

    • How Dogs Learn
    • Your Dog's Hierarchy of Needs
    • How Emotions Affect Learning
    • LIMA Training
    • Conditioning
    • Communication
    • Socialisation
    • Environment
    • Enrichment

Should you adopt or purchase your pet? What breed to choose? What temperament will they have? What are the costs?

There is a lot to consider when getting a dog, and this vital lesson will help you to make an informed decision.

  • Getting a Dog: What You Should Know
  • Shelters vs Breeders
  • Breeds, Anatomy & Temperament
  • Life Stages & Behaviour
  • The Price of Dog Ownership
  • What if It's Not Working Out?

Featuring
  • Marisa Debattista
    Marisa Debattista Founder & CEO at Second Chance Animal Rescue

This is Dog Care 101! This lesson covers everything you need to know about a balanced diet, basic first aid, emotional wellbeing, and identifying and tackling common health issues.

  • Nutrition
  • Maintaining a Balanced Diet
  • Tell-Tale Signs of a Healthy Dog
  • Quality of Life
  • The Wellbeing of Your Dog
  • Fleas & Ticks
  • Worms
  • Common Conditions
  • Basic First Aid

Featuring
  • Dr Andrew McKay
    Dr Andrew McKay Chief Veterinary Officer & General Manager at ZamiPet

With handy information about different coat types, products and grooming tools to use, this lesson will teach you how to comfortably (and safely) brush, wash, and clip your pal. Practice makes perfect!

  • Coat Types
  • Washing a Short-Haired Dog
  • Washing a Long-Haired Dog
  • Washing a Curly-Haired Dog
  • Nail Care
  • Tools for Grooming
  • Low-Stress Handling

Featuring
  • Lynda Olsen
    Lynda Olsen Operations & Training Manager at Blue Wheelers

Like us, dogs are continuously learning as they go through life. In this lesson, we dive into the mind of your furry friend to find out how you can teach and train them effectively.

  • How Dogs Learn
  • Your Dog's Hierarchy of Needs
  • How Emotions Affect Learning
  • LIMA Training
  • Conditioning
  • Communication
  • Socialisation
  • Environment
  • Enrichment

Featuring
  • Ian Shivers
    Ian Shivers Dog Behaviour Consultant at Bondi Behaviourist

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Real-world stories and insights

Dr Andrew Mckay

Chief Veterinary Officer & General Manager at ZamiPet

Since graduating with a Veterinary Science degree from Melbourne University in 2000, Andrew has worked at a number of companion animal practices across Melbourne and is a partner at the Caroline Springs Veterinary Hospital. Whilst completing his studies in Veterinary Science, Andrew played & then worked in the professional sporting industry, managing the football department of a prominent AFL club. Andrew has been fundamental to the development of ZamiPet, a premium range of supplements that help address key health concerns for dogs.

Ian Shivers

Dog Behaviour Consultant at Bondi Behaviourist

Ian has worked in the pet dog industry since 2011, having studied Applied Behaviour Analysis under Dr Susan Friedman. Working around the world, Ian has lectured fellow professionals and taught dog owners about many areas of dog behaviour and training. With a strong personal belief in continuous learning, Ian is constantly expanding on his own experience by developing strong working relationships with trainers, veterinary behaviourists and practitioners internationally. Ian is passionate about the welfare of dogs in the urban environment and ensuring we create healthy relationships with the dogs in our families.

Lynda Olsen

Operations & Training Manager at Blue Wheelers

Lynda owned the Blue Wheelers Hawthorn franchise for over 2 years. After building up her territory, and booming the grooming industry in Hawthorn, she said a sad goodbye to her doggies to become the National Training & Operations Manager. As a dog groomer, Lynda knows first-hand how important operations training and support is to the success of running a business. As well as franchisee experience, she has enjoyed over 20 years of corporate experience, working within the finance and health sectors in administration, marketing and event management.

Marisa Debattista

Founder & CEO at Second Chance Animal Rescue

Helping those in need is a pivotal part of Marisa's life. It is this motivation that drives her to do meaningful work for vulnerable animals and their owners within the community. Having witnessed first-hand how many beautiful animals needed help and the lack of resources available, Marisa founded Second Chance Animal Rescue in 2008. Starting with a team of a handful of vet nurse friends and a small group of animals, they have since grown into a network of hundreds of foster carers, volunteers, with just as many cats and dogs in their care.

Course Fee

Dog Owner's Masterclass

4

Lessons

$349 AUD

Total cost $349 AUD

Caring for your dog isn’t always a walk in the park. When it comes to dog grooming, training, behaviour, health, and nutrition, our pals deserve the best pet care we can give them! Let Ulleo lend a helping paw by providing you with everything you need to know to give your dog a happy and healthy life.

  • Fun and immersive video content and activities
  • Digital badge and certificate
  • Online course delivery with lifetime access

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Dog Owner's Masterclass

4

Lessons

$87.25 AUD

/fortnight

Total cost $349 AUD

Caring for your dog isn’t always a walk in the park. When it comes to dog grooming, training, behaviour, health, and nutrition, our pals deserve the best pet care we can give them! Let Ulleo lend a helping paw by providing you with everything you need to know to give your dog a happy and healthy life.

  • Fun and immersive video content and activities
  • Digital badge and certificate
  • Online course delivery with lifetime access

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Over $850 of course benefits

As a Ulleo learner, get the most out of your learning experience with exclusive access to over $850 worth of amazing animal care products and services.

*Some deals are only available to Australian-based learners

Plant trees as you learn

For every lesson you complete, we’ll plant a tree. Together, we become part of the solution for future generations. 

Premium supplements for your pet*

Put your dog’s health first with 30% off science-backed supplements from the ZamiPet range. 

Personalised training consultations

Access discounted training with Ian Shivers, and make a lasting impact on your dog’s behaviour and wellbeing.

Exclusive franchise opportunities*

Looking to get into the grooming biz? Access 5% off a Blue Wheelers franchise, plus a free experience day to get you started.

 

Plant trees as you learn

For every lesson you complete, we’ll plant a tree. Together, we become part of the solution for future generations. 

Premium supplements for your pet*

Put your dog’s health first with 30% off science-backed supplements from the ZamiPet range. 

Personalised training consultations

Access discounted training with Ian Shivers, and make a lasting impact on your dog’s behaviour and wellbeing.

Exclusive franchise opportunities*

Looking to get into the grooming biz? Access 5% off a Blue Wheelers franchise, plus a free experience day to get you started.

 

Want to know more?

We’re here to help.
Have a look at our FAQs or browse our Help Centre.

Who is the Dog Owner’s Masterclass for?

We created this short course with all dog lovers in mind! Perhaps you are thinking about getting a dog and want to be prepared. Perhaps you already have a dog and would like to know more about them, how to train them, and how to keep them happy and healthy throughout their life. This course would also form a fantastic base of knowledge for those thinking about a career in the dog industry, e.g. becoming a groomer or trainer.

What is the duration of the course?

Delivered online with lifetime access, you will be able to complete this course as fast or as slowly as you like! Working around your own personal schedule, the course spans roughly 8-12 hours. This includes the content, as well as study time, live sessions, interactive activities and assessment.

Who is my course mentor?

Whilst we have a range of experts weighing in throughout the course, your mentor will be Ian Shivers from Bondi Behaviourist. Ian is passionate about the welfare of dogs and creating healthy relationships with them from the get-go. He will be your go-to source of info as you chat through discussion forums and Ulleo live sessions.

How much does the course cost?

The total upfront cost of the course is $349 AUD. We also have Afterpay and Openpay facilities, so you can space it out and pay just $87.25 AUD a fortnight.

What recognition will I get for completing this course?

Once you have completed the four lessons, you will earn your Top Dog Badge! This badge demonstrates your understanding of dog training and behaviour, health and nutrition, and grooming best practices. Holders of this badge have demonstrated a complete understanding of all of the elements required to provide the best care for a pet and are recommended as suitable dog owners.

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