Trainer Training Courses
We have trained many students in Obedience Instruction, Puppy Kindergarten Instruction, Tracking for Law Enforcement or Search and Rescue, Mantrailing for lost persons or criminal work, Cadaver Recovery, Chemical Residue Detection, Security Patrol, Drug and elicit substance detection, Police Service Dog Patrol, Assistance and Service Dog Training and Dog Temperament and Behaviour.
We also have been involved in lecturing for College and University courses for the past 10 years, and training Council Animal Management Officers and Inspectors for many Councils Australia wide. We have conducted Specialist Dog Training Courses in the U.S.A. and teaching Dog Training Students in Japan as well as most States of Australia.
We offer a selection of accredited and non-accredited training courses. Our accredited courses are delivered through the Registered Training Organisation - Dogs At Work. Our non-accredited training is delivered through Craig A Murray Dog Training. Please discuss your training needs with us as we can also custom build courses for your specific needs.
Nationally Recognised Training Courses
Craig and Tracey Murray and their business partners successfully passed their Government Audit in December 2013 to become a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) - Dogs At Work. This RTO has been developed to be able to offer Industry relevant training for both the Security Industry and the Dog Industry. Courses currently on scope for Dogs At Work are as follows:
For more information on any of the abovelisted nationally recognised training courses or units of competency, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.dogsatwork.com.au We will be adding additional courses to our scope of delivery in the near future.
The next dates for CPPSEC3011A Handle dogs for security patrol and CPPSEC3010A Manage dogs for security functions 4 day course will be advertised on the Dogs At Work website and facebook page when available. Please contact email@example.com for more details or to enrol in this course.
Craig A. Murray Dog Training has had a long term involvement in training overseas students. In 1994, we ran a 21 day course for specialist cadaver recovery dog handlers in the USA. Since the year 2000, we have travelled to Japan 15 times to lecture in colleges. For several years, we've also had Japanese universities visit us for training. We custom build courses to suit the needs of the individual or you can attend a group training course on a variety of training fields. To date we have had students from Cyprus, England, U.S.A., Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Korea.
Our customized training courses are for duration from one week to one year and sometimes home stays can be organized for the students. All training lessons are formatted to have both theory and practical components for easy comprehension. We utilize a very “hands on” approach to our training technique as we believe that the best education is taught with a practical approach. We have a variety of breeds of dogs that are available for training purposes and we make any litters that we breed available for psychological testing and also for practice of training techniques. Should we have a litter of puppies due whilst the student is attending one of our courses, we invite the student/s to attend the birth should they wish.
Language is not a huge barrier for us as we have taught many Japanese students with very limited English skills. Because of our hands-on approach to our training, should there be any confusion from the students, we will practice on the field until the student is competent with the method demonstrated.
We believe that when we have International students attending our courses, it is our responsibility to ensure that they learn to their highest capabilities whilst having a fun and enjoyable stay in Australia.
Seminars and Workshops
We have been involved in providing custom built seminars and workshops since the early 1990’s. We have provided these for Government Organisations, Dog Clubs, Universities, Colleges, Private Corporations, Dog Enthusiasts and Specialist Dog Handlers. Feel free to email us with any enquiries for this service.
Various Councils around Australia contract us to provide public education workshops on subjects such as barking dogs, dog aggression, shaping canine behaviour, using motivators to shape behaviour, social structuring for the family pet etc. If you work for Council and wish to provide these or other workshops for your community, please contact us for more details. These workshops and seminars are highly accepted by the community and seen as an exceptional way for local Government to enhance their public image and social standing with their community.
Annual Two Week Trainers Course
Each year we conduct a two week Trainers course where we teach the structure of how to run group obedience classes and private lessons. Naturally to be able to provide instruction to clients, you must have a basic understanding of canine behaviour so we ensure that as a student on this course you will get a lot of hands on training with many different dogs so that you have the ability to deal with a myriad of different behaviours. We even spend a segment of this course at the local animal shelter so that you have to handle a lot of different dogs that have been displaced or re-homed hence they may have differing degrees of special needs as far as training goes. We feel that by handling these dogs you will get a greater appreciation of how diverse the canine psyche is and a more realistic hands on approach that you can judge the results for yourself rather than somebody telling you - not to mention the fact that you will enhance these dog's abilities and lives of being able to be re-homed! This is non-accredited training, but this is the hands on training course that our staff all complete when commencing training with us. This is an extremely hands on practical course. Please contact us for more information on this course.
The 2017 annual Two Week Trainers Course will be held from the 3rd to 14th April, 2017
Tracey and Craig
I just wanted to thank you for an outstanding training course. I thoroughly enjoyed the Dog Obedience Instructors Course and would highly recommend it to others. The course was informative, fun and practical and it exceeded my expectations. It has provided me with a sound foundation to begin a new chapter in my life and I am extremely excited to share my new knowledge and skills with dogs and owners. I look forward to staying in touch and attending further courses with Craig A Murray – dogschool.
Sunshine Coast QLD (March 2013)
“Thanks so much to yourselves Craig & Tracey! The wealth of knowledge that you guys have to share in your courses is astounding, inspiring and truly appreciated! We pride ourselves on professionalism and to know that we are getting an above professional service in each and every course is very pleasing indeed. You have given us the tools to grow, the knowledge to learn, and the confidence to build and become very high achievers in the field of Dog Training. We thrive for the many more courses to come and us continuing on Making the Difference”
Obedience Instructors 2 wk Course
Training Darwin Shelter Staff