Due to new Government guidelines in regard to public gatherings, RSPCA Qld’s School for Dogs is using internet technology to bring the school to you.

“A lot of our current clients have embraced the new technology after the outdoor classes had to be put on hold,” said School for Dogs trainer De (Dejana) Durdevic.

School for Dogs uses the video conferencing system Zoom to connect trainer and clients in the comfort of their homes.

“It’s the most popular app for conferencing in the world right now and it’s perfectly suited to our classes. It allows everyone to see each and interact which is important. After the online class our clients and their dogs get to put what they’ve learnt into practice.”

“This is also really good for dogs that might have some “issues”. If they’re a bit nervous around other dogs or people then they’re much more at ease in familiar surroundings.”

Once the current crisis is over, School for Dogs will return to on site classes. But there’s every chance that more classes will continue to be run remotely.

“Using this technology we could teach people and their dogs all over Australia. It’s actually very exciting.”