Situated in Roodepoort - corner Main Reef Road & Serfontein Road (behind) Westgate Shopping Centre.

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Training even in freezing weather!


Clicker training's not just for dogs


Progressive Dog Training Centre’s second “Top Dog” Competition


“Controversy over Training Methods – a thought provoking article for Dog Trainers and Dog Owners”!


10 Vitally important things to teach your dog!


“How to train 4 Shepherds at the same time – easy !”


Thinking Toys


Progressive Dog Training Centre’s first ever “Top Dog” Competition


Fun and Recreation With The Dogs click here to learn more


Articles Of Interest click here to learn more

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What Do We Offer?


“Does Puppy Training Make a Difference – The Evidence Suggests it Does!”

Puppy School: - Why?

From the age of 3 - 16 weeks a pup's brain is like a computer hard drive; they learn quickly and what they learn during this time is retained and shapes their future behavior. You and your puppy will learn about canine social skills, play biting, house training, distractions and sounds, visits to the vet, leadership skills, confidence building, aggression and lots more.

You as the owner/ handler will learn how to address the various problems that you may encounter when raising a new puppy. Puppy school teaches the pup what he/ she needs in order to grow up into a solid, trustworthy, obedient companion.

How old must the puppy be?

Your puppy may only begin puppy school once he/ she has had the 2nd set of vaccinations. Normally the puppy would be around 10 - 12 weeks old. Frankly - the sooner the better as long as the 2nd set of vaccinations have been done. We do this to ensure the safety of your puppy, and we check the vaccination records of the older dogs in the school too. Please feel free to verify this with your veterinarian. No puppies may begin puppy school without presentation of proof of vaccination.

How long is the course?

Puppy 1 is a 4-week course.

Puppy 2 is also a 4-week course and immediately follows the Puppy 1 course. In Puppy 2 you will have fun taking your puppy to the next level of training.

Positive reinforcement and rewards will ensure a strong bonding experience between you and your puppy. An informative Puppy Manual, an Iams (Eukanuba) Puppy Starter Pack, a "Graduation" certificate and a student orientation class are included in the P.D.T.C. puppy school course."

Phone/ Fax 011-768-3643 after hours or 082-901-8267

Fact: An out of control dog has a poor quality of life, and can be a liability.
Fact: Owners enjoy more quality time with trained dogs.
Fact: Your veterinarian will be able to render superior care to a dog that will permit thorough examinations.
Fact: An unruly dog is not only an embarrassment to the owner but can be dangerous.

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For dogs older than 6 months


We offer the following classes for dogs older than 6 months.

Beginner Obedience:

This is a one-month class. Class size is small to ensure a solid foundation for obedience training.

Level 1 Obedience:

Learn to perfect focus work, attention, on leash commands and heelwork.

Level 2 Obedience:

On/ Off leash obedience, retrieving and distance control.

Level 3 Obedience:

Off leash obedience, tracking, scent discrimination work, advanced distance control, direction training, mondeo ring.

A.K.C Canine Good Citizen - Training & Testing:

Our training and testing is conducted to the A.K.C (American Kennel Club) standard. This test is so comprehensive it forms part of the testing procedure for the Paws For People Therapy dogs.

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When are classes held?

Saturday Morning: 

8:30 – 9:30 – Level 2 Obedience Training

(On/Off leash obedience, retrieve training and teaching distance control) 


9:30 – 10:30 – Beginners Obedience Training

(Learning how the leash works, teaching focus and basic commands) 


10:30 – 11:30 – Level 3 Obedience Training

(Off leash obedience, tracking, scent discrimination work, advanced distance control, direction control, distraction training, multi-tasking, advanced retrieve.)


Saturday Afternoon: 

2:00 – 3:30 – Puppy School Class)


4:00 – 5:00 – Level 1 Obedience (Puppies moving up from Puppy School)

(Focus work, attention training, on leash commands, beginner retrieve training and heelwork.)


Every 2nd Wednesday evening

7 – 8pm – Level 1 and 2 Obedience
8 – 9pm – Level 3 (Advanced)

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Private Training – By Appointment Only

For those people who really want their dogs trained but simply don’t have the time we offer limited private training classes. Dogs can be dropped off at school and collected when the class is over. One on-one-training is given by qualified instructors. Contact Lesley de Klerk for further details.

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Service/Assistance Dog Training


We have 2 instructors qualified in this field and our service dog training program will be fully operational soon.

Contact Lesley de Klerk for further details.

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Behaviour Counselling Appointments click on link to learn more.

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Aspire to the level or class that suits you and your dog - there is NO pressure!

Training manual is included on enrolment.

You are most welcome to visit us and observe any one of the classes.

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For class times and more details, phone Lesley de Klerk:
Owner/ Instructor: Lesley de Klerk (CPT)
Reg. No. 294390, Internationally registered Trainer and Behavior Counselor - National K9 - Columbus Ohio - USA - graduated with distinction.
Reg. No. L4469 - Basic Animal Behavior (Dogs & Cats)
Ethology Consultancy - Technicon Pretoria - graduated Cum Laude.
Attended 6-week Tellington Touch course - methods used in problem solving.
Associate member of the South African Association of Dog Obedience Instructors.
Certified Pet Care Technician.
Certified Service/Assistance Dog Trainer/Instructor.

011 768 3643 (& fax) after hours or 082 901 8267

E-mail Lesley de Klerk on


Making man's best friend even better

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