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Register now for the Pups on Sups Obedience Weekend Workshop!

This will be suited to absolute beginners with no prior paddling experience or paddlers who are yet to get up on their feet with their dog on board!

Maree and Mandy have teamed up to bring a fun and unique element into dog training and to share their passion for animal welfare, the environment and thinking outside the box!

The weekend morning workshop is designed to combine basic obedience training and stand up paddle boarding skills. Day 1 will focus on basic SUP skills and safety and how to get back on your board after falling off. You will learn how to stand up and stay up with your dog on board in preparation for day 2. The session will be followed with a champagne brunch in the gorgeous grounds of Garvey park for some Q & A time.

Day 2 will be based on team work with you and your dog learning cue commands relevant to stand up paddle boarding to improve communication and balance.  At the end of the workshop you will be able to stand up paddle with your dog, identify potential safety hazards when launching, dismounting and during your paddle.

The workshop includes:

  • ASI Qualified SUP instructor and experienced dog trainer.
  • Workshop Day 1. SUP lesson without dog followed by a complimentary champagne brunch at Garvey Park, Ascot
  • Workshop Day 2. SUP obedience training with your dog at Sandy Beach Reserve, Bassendean
  • Safety tuition
  • Transfer basic dog training cues to paddle board.
  • Group teamwork challenges on water
  • Paddle boarding equipment
  • Pups on Sups gift bag
  • Participation Certificate

What to bring for you:

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Wear shorts/ rashie/ gymwear/ leggins etc. Please note a wetsuit will be too hot and restrictive for this activity.
  • Water proof bumbag or pouch for treats (available for purchase if required). Please request in advance.
  • Hat
  • Sunglass strap for sunnies. These may be lost in the river if you fall off and won’t be recovered.
  • Water

What to bring for your dog:

  • Dog lead  and flat collar (chain collars not permitted)
  • Dog treats
  • Dog tug/retrieve toy (if your dog likes these games)
  • Dog life vest if required – available from SaltyDog  Click here 

Times and Locations:

  • Day 1: Sat 16th Mar –  Garvey Park, Ascot (End of Fauntleroy Ave) – 8.00 – 11.00 am.
  • Day 2Sun 17th Mar – Sandy Beach Reserve, Bassendean (End of West Road) 8.00 – 11.00 am
  • Cost: $295.00 To Book click here

  • Maximum 6 participants

Meet Mandy!

Mandy has been working with people and their dogs for 18 years and is certified and experienced in Animal Care, Urban Animal Management (Canine/Feline Sociology), Kennel/Cattery Management, and Veterinary Nursing.

Mandy has been helping people train their puppies and dogs in select veterinary clinics and dog training companies since 2005 and is committed to continuing education and professional development in dog behaviour and training.

Mandy also has a special interest in holistic/integrative veterinary health care and is veterinary nursing part time expanding her knowledge in this area with skilled integrative veterinarians.

Privately, Mandy is a passionate supporter of animal welfare reform and for the work of Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA). She frequently assists BAWA on the welfare issues they face in Indonesia and is a founding member of BAWA WA.

Mandy’s owned by Rhodesian Ridgebacks and her journey with her RR’s over the years has included lots of silly and fun (but very useful) dog training games as well as agility, mountain biking and bush walking. Mandy especially loves her Rhodesian Ridgebacks!

Mandy is committed to positive reinforcement and fun training!

Now the Serious Stuff

  • If your dog is not socialised please consider whether this will be a suitable activity for you both.
  • You will be fully responsible for your dogs behaviour and we reserve the right to ask you to leave the session if the safety of others is at risk.
  • We ask that you trim you dogs talons to prevent damage to the paddle boards. Contact your local vet for details on nail clipping.
  • It is strongly advisable that you provide a life vest if your dog cannot swim or if you are unsure of their capabilities.
  • We ask that you respect our safety guidelines during participation of this course at all times.
  • This course is limited to 6 participants

Full payment is required in advance and you will be required to sign a disclaimer prior to this course. Payment is non-refundable. Credit may be issued in extenuating circumstances.

If weather conditions are unsuitable the session may be rescheduled.

If you have any further queries please call Maree 0499 973 995 or Mandy 0423 908 615


Let's go SUPing!