Ideal Dogs of Australia

Teach your dog to be a well-behaved and respectable member of the community, and learn about responsible dog ownership.

Course details

The IDA course is structured in four parts:

  1. Pre-IDA - Participants must attend at least two pre-IDA sessions. Held 10:15 to 11:15am on Saturdays, Kintala Training Ground
  2. Information evening (without your dog) - 7:30 to 9:00pm, Kintala Club Room (usually a Wednesday evening)
  3. Four practical training sessions and socialisation - Held 10:15 - 11:30am Saturdays, Kintala Training Grounds
  4. Assessment (optional) - Held 10:15 - 11:15am on a Saturday, Kintala Training Grounds

The lessons take place in groups with a maximum of five handlers to one instructor. Socialisation with other dogs is an important component of the course.

Participation in an IDA course is the gateway to membership of the Kintala Club.


Course requirements

Handlers and dogs who have satisfactorily completed Kintala’s puppy course or attended the Adult Dog Training may be invited to complete the Ideal Dogs of Australia Course. The dog must be temperamentally sound with other dogs and people.

Ideal Dogs of Australia Course Enquiries

Phone Amanda on 0418 371 060.

Please leave a message if we are unable to take your call.


Course Components

  • Coming when called
  • Walking on a lead in a controlled manner and doing sit, stand and drop
  • Greeting another dog appropriately
  • Learning meal time manners
  • Being handled without showing fear or aggression
  • Staying in one position for a short time
  • Being briefly separated from the handler and remaining calm
  • Responding to the handler when distractions are present e.g. cyclists
  • Moving through a "crowd" on lead
  • Waiting calmly before getting out of the car
  • Behaving well at the vet clinic

Dogs who pass this accredited course may be eligible for a reduced council registration fee.