'Board & Train' and 'The Next Step Dog Training'



Board & Train | One on One Dog Training

Royal Rover is open for Training and Boarding during this lockdown period. For a limited time only Dog Training is available on a one-on-one basis. During your dogs stay with us we complete essential one-on-one dog training with your dog; including come, stay, walk without pulling and essentially teach your dog to focus on YOU!

Your dog can be taught to think “This behaviour profits me, I’ll repeat it” and “This behaviour didn’t profit me, I won’t do it again.”

Your dog can be taught to “want” to follow your lead.

Your dog will be happier because it will understand boundaries.

Your dog will be less anxious, because it has a leader to follow and knows what to do.

We recommend a minimum training period of ten days. Cost is dependent on the size of your dog.

Contact Debbie to find out more.


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Are you looking for Dog Training classes?

When Debby was running puppy kindy classes, something people used to ask when the course finished was “What’s the next step”? It’s a good question. Most pups fresh out of kindy don’t have the attention span for obedience classes and are not physically developed enough for Agility or Flyball. To fill this gap, Debby has created ‘The Next Step Dog Training’.

Our standard training classes provide practical training and prepare dogs for everyday situations, such as:

  • Walking without pulling
  • Come when called
  • Sit, drop, basic stay

We also cover:

  • Passing other dogs and people
  • Walking through gates and doors without pushing past
  • Greeting other dogs and people appropriately (not jumping up)

Most importantly, we teach you how to get your dog to focus on you.

This is so important and so often barely touched on. If you have your dog’s undivided attention, you can teach it anything. If you have your dog’s attention, you have a dog that is waiting for you to tell it what to do next. If you have your dog’s attention, you have a dog that actually wants to follow your lead.

Gaining your dogs attention is the foundation of all training. If you want your dog as a Show dog, Agility dog, Flyball dog, Obedience dog, Protection dog, Tracking dog, Special Services dog, or just a happy interactive member of your family, you need to be able to get your dogs attention and keep it there for as long as is needed. If you miss this step, you will end up with a dog that can’t come off lead for Agility or Flyball. Your dog will pull you around and just want to meet all the other dogs at obedience. You’ll have no chance teaching it to track anything. You’ll have to lock it away when you have visitors, or it will jump all over them. And goodness help anyone that tries to train a protection dog without the most basic foundational training. Imagine if it went into full protection mode and you couldn’t switch it off!

The Next Step Dog Training will teach you to hold your dogs attention and keep it there. Debby has extensive experience in dog training including basic obedience, sheep dog training, agility, flyball, tricks and puppy kindy. She has also worked with many dogs to resolve behavioural problems and trained dogs to successfully appear in film and TV.

Our class sizes are limited to twelve dogs only. Bookings are essential.

Invest a couple of hours on a Saturday on NEXT STEP TRAINING and you will reap the benefits for between 10 and 18 years!

Take the Next Step, call Debby and enquire today 0408 686 330.

Please note Group Training Classes are not operating during lockdown



Would like to say a massive thank you to Deb and Matt for all their hard work that was put into training our staffy Rick. We have been taking out dogs to Royal Rover for many years and they have always been well looked after. So after our holiday was once again cancelled and we were in lock down we decided to send Rick for 2 weeks of boarding and training. He has come home a different dog. I can now get out the gate without jumping, he is much calmer, walking is a breeze. Rick came home looking well with an amazing shiny coat. So once again thank you.

Kerrie-Anne Duncan


Took my puppy Maisy for puppy preschool today and highly recommend Royal Rover. They are very dog oriented and I can’t wait to attend more classes, can’t believe how much I learnt in one class. Highly recommend AAAA+++

Leanne Knowles



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What dogs are welcome at Next Step Dog Training?

We train dogs of all ages and breeds. Puppies from 5 months of age are welcome. C5 vaccinations must be current for all dogs. Vaccination certificates from your vet will be requested.

How long is the course?

Our standard training course takes place for two hours on 4 consecutive weeks. Some dogs will benefit from a few extra sessions, but most will have mastered the art of concentrating on their owner and doing their best to learn the task at hand during the 4 week course.

What session times are available?

Next Step Dog Training is held on Saturdays at:

10:15am for a 10:30 start – 12pm finish

Where are classes held?

All classes are held at Royal Rover Boarding Kennels – 7 Francis Street, Bringelly.

What's your training philosophy?

All training is positive and reward based, our motto is:


How much does the course cost?

Our standard four week training course costs $120. $30 is payable for each class. Cash payment on the day is preferred. Otherwise you are able to pay in advance by direct deposit. We do not have credit card facilities.

Can I come for one or two refresher sessions?

Yes, cost for refresher sessions is $30 per class. You will need to book and confirm your place before arrival. Please call at least one day in advance to make sure there’s room for your dog.

What happens after this course?

If you wish to continue with training we are able to make recommendations for Obedience, Agility and Flyball training within the Western Sydney region.