Group Dog Obedience Class

(5.5 months and older)

Most pet owners call Craig A. Murray Dog Training with the common problem of not having enough control over their dog whilst in an environment where the dog is at a higher level of stimulation or distraction. For this reason, we usually

recommend a group dog obedience class for pet owners as this enables them to train in the environment and situation where they struggle the most. 


At Craig A. Murray Dogschool we offer a structured five week dog obedience course where the owner learns how to control their dog under distraction and also how to get the dog working with and for you as part of a team.

Our Dogschool trainers are very strict on safety for all persons and dogs at our obedience classes and for this reason, we have a policy of all dogs and handlers to be kept three metres apart at all times. We are there to train your dogs under distraction and not for a ‘play session’.  We focus on getting you results so that you can maintain a lifestyle where you and your dog can enjoy your time together out in public.

Craig A. Murray trainers do not use any one particular type of method or equipment. We believe that every dog is an individual and as such should be treated accordingly.  When you attend one of our dog school courses, you will be assessed together with your dog and then advised as to which equipment and method would best suit you as a team.

Most of our classes will be kept to around 10 dogs of all different shapes and sizes in a class.  Our classes are structured this way so we are still able to give individual attention when required. All participants will start their course together on week 1 and progress through to graduation on week 5. We have made our courses short and sweet due to most families being time poor.  We want you to be able to achieve great results in a short period of time. Let us teach you the tricks of the trade to get the most out of your relationship with your dog.

It is imperative that you register for this course online and that you have contact with your instructor before attending class. After you have registered online, an Instructor will email you with confirmation and the exact start date and time of your course. Please make sure you take the time to read our rules and regulations when you do register online as this will make sure your training experience is a pleasant one.

Listed below are our locations and days that our obedience classes run as well as the trainers contact details. If you are registering for a course online, please select your desired location and a trainer will contact you with the date and time of the next available course.


We offer Dog Obedience throughout Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Redland Bay, Mount Isa - See locations below. 

We have three levels of obedience - foundation, intermediate and advanced.

Listed below are the exercises for each class:

We have just changed the name of our basic obedience class to foundation obedience class - as it's anything but basic :)
Foundation Dog Obedience - 2mtr lead
  • Focus exercise – to teach the dog to target coming into your left hand side

  • Heel – to walk nicely on the lead without pulling

  • Sit, Sit-Stay

  • Stand, Stand-Stay

  • Down, Down-Stay

  • Come to in front – the dog runs in to the sit position in front of the handler

  • Return to heel – the dog will walk around behind the handler and come to the sit position beside the handler

  • Weaving – for sociability purposes

  • Control exercises for sociability

Intermediate Dog Obedience - 5 - 10mtr lead
  • Sit out of motion

  • Stand out of motion

  • Down out of motion

  • Sit from in front

  • Stand from in front

  • Down from in front

  • Down from heel

  • Come from distance

  • Introduction of hand signals

Advanced Dog Obedience - Off lead
  • All exercises listed above off lead

  • Use of verbal commands and/or hand signals


Don’t forget to go to the ‘About Us’ page on this website if you would like to associate yourself with the Instructor for your area.



Dog Obedience Coomera Saturday - (Currently Unavailble)
Coomera State School

Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera

Instructor: Graham Reading

Phone: 07 5502 9190

Mobile:  0400 828 077


Class Day: Saturday Morning

Dog Obedience Coomera Sunday - 
(Currently Unavailble)
Coomera State School

Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera

Instructor:  Emma Arnold

Mobile:  0732005421


Class Day: Sunday Morning

Dog Obedience Logan (Crestmead) -
St Francis College

64 Julie Street, Crestmead

Instructor:  Tracey Murray

Mobile:  0400 741 660


Class Day: Sunday Day

Dog Obedience Mount Isa -

Spinifex State College

145-163 Abel Smith Parade, Pioneer

Instructor: Pauline McLeod

Mobile:  0438 371 853


Class Day: Saturday Day 

Dog Obedience Ormiston - 
Ormiston State School School

82-110 Gordon Street, Ormsiton

Instructor:  Tracey Murray

Mobile:  0400 741 660


Class Day: Saturday Day

Dog Obedience Palm Beach/ Currumbin - 
(Currently Unavailble)
PBC High School

Thrower Drive, Palm Beach

Instructor:  Tameka Mallon

Mobile:  0401 596 376


Class Day: Saturday Day

Dog Obedience Redbank Plains -
Redbank Plains High

136 Willow Road, Redbank Plains

Instructor:  Cass Dark

Mobile:  0478 107 403


Class Day: Saturday Day

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