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Welcome to ABC Dog Training – where we help make training easy and enjoyable for you and your best friend!

ABC Dog Training offers a variety of unique, professional training services including group training sessions – for dogs and puppies, private training and dogs day out daycare.
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About Us

ABC Dog Training was established in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. Founder, Rebecca Travica has had a passion for animals - especially dogs - from a very young age and always aspired to work with animals.

Whilst at school, Rebecca did volunteer work in veterinary clinics during school holidays, which then turned into a part time role at a clinic on the weekends.

After completing VCE in 1997, Rebecca secured a job as a veterinary nurse and began her studies in veterinary science.

Eight years as a veterinary nurse led to Rebecca developing a passion for learning more about animal behaviour.

This interest was further prompted by both the training needs of her own dog Cassie and the fact that she continually encountered other owners who were finding common training techniques to be unsuccessful.

From developing her own training techniques for Cassie, Rebecca then went on to start her own private puppy training classes in the veterinary clinic….and ABC Dog Training was born.

Rebecca is a Certified Advanced Veterinary Nurse and a member of the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, APDT.

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  • Lyn, Alan and Minnie

    Lyn, Alan and Minnie Southbank, VIC

    Thank you so much for your excellent training programme for our little Minnie. Not only did she enjoy her weekly visits but we did too and learned so much. I can't believe how much she has developed over the last few weeks, more confident and more obedient! I notice that you have put the graduation photos on your website already, could you please email me a large format of Minnie so I can print it out. The one on the website is very small. Thank you again Rebecca, and also to Justin for his hospitality. I hope we catch up again, perhaps at a class reunion, or a further programme. Regards, Lyn, Alan and Minnie
    Thank you so much for your excellent training programme for our little
    Minnie. Not only did she enjoy her weekly visits but we did too and
    learned so much. I can't believe how much she has developed over the
    last few weeks, more confident and more obedient!

    I notice that you have put the graduation photos on your website
    already, could you please email me a large format of Minnie so I can
    print it out. The one on the website is very small.

    Thank you again Rebecca, and also to Justin for his hospitality. I hope
    we catch up again, perhaps at a class reunion, or a further programme.

    Regards,
    Lyn, Alan and Minnie
  • Jordy, Sarah & Gem

    Jordy, Sarah & Gem Brighton

    We have just completed our four week introductory course with Rebecca and not only did our little Gem have a ball and advance her obedience skills, we had a great time and learnt alot too! The skills we now possess will enable us to commence training puppy number 2, whom is only a matter of months away. We highly recommend ABC Puppy School for any proud parents who want to get the best out of their puppies and have fun doing so! Becs knowledge, patience and passion for training and a genuine love for dogs is evident through the planned course, and we look forward to going through the same process for pup no. 2 Thanks Bec, looking forward to seeing you for the advanced class... Jordy, Sarah & Gem
    We have just completed our four week introductory course with Rebecca and not only did our little Gem have a ball and advance her obedience skills, we had a great time and learnt alot too! The skills we now possess will enable us to commence training puppy number 2, whom is only a matter of months away.

    We highly recommend ABC Puppy School for any proud parents who want to get the best out of their puppies and have fun doing so!

    Becs knowledge, patience and passion for training and a genuine love for dogs is evident through the planned course, and we look forward to going through the same process for pup no. 2

    Thanks Bec, looking forward to seeing you for the advanced class...

    Jordy, Sarah & Gem
  • Raelene Royce

    Raelene Royce Cheltenham Vic

    I cannot imagine how anyone with a puppy copes without the assistance of training. First and foremost, the owner or handler needs the training! I cringe when I see owners grappling with their dogs as an easier and respectful solution is at hand. Puppies continually come up with new and varied ways of challenging their owners and I believe the quality of life and enjoyment for both the puppy and the owner would be lessened dramatically without the assistance, education and support Rebecca offers in her puppy school. My border collie and I attended puppy school with Rebecca and it was just the best thing I could have done. I cannot recommend her classes highly enough. My puppy is blind yet he was accepted into the group and Rebecca was able to accommodate his special needs and train me at the same time! Dogs are Rebecca’s passion and this is obvious in the way she runs her puppy school, her handling of the puppies and the support and advice she gives on all aspects of dog ownership. Her loyalty and commitment are exemplary. I wish her every success and believe anyone attending her puppy school will enjoy their canine companion all the more for doing so. :)
    I cannot imagine how anyone with a puppy copes without the assistance of training. First and foremost, the owner or handler needs the training! I cringe when I see owners grappling with their dogs as an easier and respectful solution is at hand.



    Puppies continually come up with new and varied ways of challenging their owners and I believe the quality of life and enjoyment for both the puppy and the owner would be lessened dramatically without the assistance, education and support Rebecca offers in her puppy school.



    My border collie and I attended puppy school with Rebecca and it was just the best thing I could have done. I cannot recommend her classes highly enough. My puppy is blind yet he was accepted into the group and Rebecca was able to accommodate his special needs and train me at the same time!



    Dogs are Rebecca’s passion and this is obvious in the way she runs her puppy school, her handling of the puppies and the support and advice she gives on all aspects of dog ownership. Her loyalty and commitment are exemplary. I wish her every success and believe anyone attending her puppy school will enjoy their canine companion all the more for doing so.

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