This class is for puppies 11 weeks – 20 weeks old
Saturday or Sunday morning Benowa  or Sat afternoon (Burleigh)

Minor paws

Basic fundamental training for 5 months and up. 7 week 
 Saturdays / Sunday Mornings Benowa May -Nov and Saturday afternoon Burleigh

Majors Class

This is for the advanced handlers and dogs who would like to continue training, Enhance bonding and team.
9:30am Saturday


For the advanced handlers after completeing min 6 weeks in Majors classes include 
* Leash free living – learn to work your dog safely off leash
* Urban street manners – 
Tricks , Agility

Other Services include:

  • Private in Home Training,
  • Behaviour training,
  • Board and train,
  • Official Story Dogs Assesors


  • Japanese speaking dog training classes,
  • Enrichment Training, Specialized training for Disability dogs ( Hearing impaired / Vision),
  • Canine challenges class.
  • Training packages.


Is committed to promoting responsible dog ownership. The school has been operating on the Gold Coast for 23 years and is continuing to grow in popularity. Inclusive from February to November, weekly classes are held Saturday and Sunday mornings at Benowa State Primary School, Benowa Road, Benowa and Burleigh Waters on Saturday Afternoons.

We pride ourselves on the level of expertise of our instructors who are trained in all the modern effective positive training techniques. Our team of instructors bring with them a wealth of knowledge to assist you in training your dog as well as having expert advice for your behaviour concerns.

All have successfully trialed dogs at competition level and are members of the Canine Control Council and Association of Pet Dog Trainers (A.P.D.T.)
Our instructors regularly volunteer their free time to teaching community dogs, Story Dogs volunteers and assessors, as well as mental health Therapy and Aged companion experienced. GENUINE love for dogs and the people who care for them.

Classes are conducted using gentle, positive training techniques. The individual needs of our canine students are optimum with our instructors who use a variety of motivational training methods to ensure that your dog can reach its full potential. We understand there are SO many ways to teach the same thing, our methods are what works for you and your dog.

Graduations are held to check the progress of both dogs and their handlers. Our courses are adapted to meet the needs and requirements of our handlers and the dogs they train. Our classes focus on establishing rapport between you and your dog, and enriching lives.

Once you complete the Basic “MINORS  COURSE we offer a number of options you and your canine companion can explore to extend and enhance your training and teamwork.

We aim to make your training classes with us a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and your dog.

We also offer special classes for advanced training, behaviour and enrichment, Plus private in-home options.

“They are teaching me to understand my puppy. Even though you are in a class, u still get that one on one feeling. The Teachers all know you, know your dog, it’s quirks, your quirks and work with you both. Amazing!! Learned so much. It’s great having a trained dog and not a nuisance one. Thank you for training me, to train my puppy “. ❤️?❤️?
Nerida & Flynn

“I totally recommend International Dog Training School. It completely transformed our American Bulldog rescue girl Lady. We will definitely be back next year for the Majors class. 10/10 ????