Welcome To Ben Page's Working Dog Centre

Please send all enquiries to Ben Page.

2019 Courses

Bookings are now available for our June 2019 South Australian Courses, held at the Working Dog Centre.

Dates for our West Australian Courses are currently being organised and people will be advised here on the website and via Newsletter. Sign up (below right) if you haven't already done so.

At the Working Dog Centre

The Working Dog Centre strives for excellence in breeding and training. We breed and train working dogs, train handlers, supply dogs to clients, educate the public in the benefits of using dogs to work livestock, and use our working dog knowledge and expertise to assist industry and the media.

Ben Page’s Natural Method® works with the dog’s natural instinct, using ‘dog language’ to teach the dog. Ben does not use force or aggression and does not condone cruelty or believe in swearing or losing your temper whilst training your dog or working stock.

The Working Dog Centre has two registered studs:

  • Australian Working Kelpie Stud
  • Australian Working Border Collie Stud

Our dogs come from proven bloodlines with extensive pedigrees going back at least 10 generations, and are used on sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, ducks, poultry and in sheepdog trials. Find out more about Buying A Page Dog.

  • Puppies and young dogs bred for calmness natural ability and strength
  • Started and trained dogs
  • All round workers in both paddock and yards
  • Training schools for handlers
  • Demonstrations for groups by appointment at our place or yours, shows or field days

South Australian Courses for 2019Held at the Working Dog Centre

Weekday Course19th & 20th of June 2019

Closing date for entries is the 12th of June 2019.
Class sizes are limited to 15 students.
Enrolments are done online and cease after 15 enrolments.

Courses include:

  • Choosing The Right Pup
  • Leadership Rules Of The Dog Pack
  • How A Herding Dog Thinks
  • How To Become The Leader
  • Using "Silent" Commands
  • Correct Housing And Care
  • The Training Aids You'll Need
  • The Secrets Of Recalling Your Dog
  • Bringing Out The Instinct In Your Dog
  • Evening Module which may include Video Assessment and Analysis

  • Natural Balance Techniques
  • Teach Your Dog To Walk On A Lead - The Easy Way
  • The Secret Of Teaching The "Stop"
  • Teaching The "Left" And "Right" Commands
  • Low Stress Stock Control
  • How to use whistle tones
  • The Easy Method To Teach Your Dog To Cast
  • How To Teach Your Dog To Back Correctly
  • How To Teach Your Dog To Bark On Command

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Schools

The Working Dog Centre conducts Working Dog Training Schools at three levels: Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced. Courses are open to anyone who owns a Working Dog. Higher level courses are open to clients who have successfully completed the previous level.

Booking

Booking for our Training Schools has never been easier. Our new streamlined booking system means you can book and pay for your course securely online. If you aren't online and need to arrange an alternative payment method, please get in touch through our Contact Form.

Groups

We conduct Working Dog Displays at the Working Dog Centre by appointment, as well as workshops for field days, agricultural shows, students, charity groups, clubs, bus tours etc. Enquiries & bookings please contact the Working Dog Centre. Phone: 08 8667 5484

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The Working Dog Centre breeds Australian Working Kelpies and Australian Working Border Collies to the highest standard possible, from proven bloodlines with extensive pedigrees going back at least 10 generations, and are used on sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, ducks, poultry and in sheepdog trials.