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Directory of Dog Trainers

Our trainers listed in this directory are Accredited Professional Dog Trainers or Professional Dog Trainers as described under the Association's membership structure. You can find out more about the standard of training our members offer by reading Protecting Pets and their People

Disclaimer: APDT Australia provides the names and contact details of APDT members for information purposes only. In doing this, APDT Australia does not endorse any individuals or companies listed in this Trainers Directory and makes no representations, warranties or guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the products or services provided by the APDT members. APDT Australia expressly disclaims all liability for damages of any kind arising out of the use or performance of the products or services provided by the members. 

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Academy for Canine Companions - Claudia Weber

0481 277 084

My name is Claudia Weber. I have been a Professional Dog Trainer for over 20 years now. I started in Germany and continued here in Toowoomba after I moved to Australia in 2016. I continue to learn about dogs and keep up with the latest research in dog science and aim to translate those into practical dog training.
I use positive, reward-based training methods and concentrate on giving you all the tools you need to build a strong bond and relationship with your dog build on fun activities and training, trust, and kindness.
All group training includes Theory (such as dog behaviour & body language, the importance of our body language for the dog and your training, finding out what is a reward for your dog (spoiler alert: not always, what we think it is), and much more) and – of course – Practice.

- Group Training in small groups (max. 5 dog-handler teams):
- Puppy Pre-School for puppies 9 to 16 weeks: Training includes starting basic training such as Focus, Recall, Sit, Drop, Stay, Stand, loose lead walking, developing motor skills and confidence, and more as well as Theory (e.g., developmental stages, what to expect during the teenage phase, harness or collar, to crate or not to crate, enrichment ideas), and more
- Puppy School for puppies from 16 weeks - Several groups for all ages and sizes, from Teenager to Senior, size XXS to XXL: Training includes 3D-Training (increasing Duration, Distance, Distractions) of Focus, Recall, Sit, Drop, Stay, loose lead walking, problem-solving, developing motor skills, enrichment ideas, and more as well as Theory
- Behaviour Consultation and Individual 1-2-1 Training (In-Home)
- Advice before getting a dog, Finding the right dog for your lifestyle
- Dog Walking (Highfields area only)
- Kids School Holiday Camps

Special Discounts and Free Individual Training for Foster Carers and Adopters of several local rescue groups (Conditions apply)

Qualifications:
- Diploma Dog Psychology – Dog Behaviour Specialist, ATN Akademie für Tiernaturheilkunde (2 year study, Germany, 2002)
- Certificate of Canine Psychology and Training (TISVON, 2021)

Memberships
- ADPT Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia
- ASAB Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
- DQ Dogs Queensland
- LRCQ Labrador Retriever Club Queensland

Facebook: Claudia Weber Dog Training
Instagram: claudiaweberdogtraining

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Locations:

Toowoomba, Highfields and Surrounds

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Activate Dog Training

0430445551

In-home dog and puppy training services based in the Illawarra. Using modern, positive reinforcement based methods to achieve lasting behaviour change. Fun, focused and effective training.

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Locations:

Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama

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Adelaide Pet Dog Training

0409991530

Services Provided:
Pet Dog Training
Small Group Training including agility
Puppy Preschool Training
In Home Training
Behavioural Consultation

Qualifications and Memberships
Certified Behavioural Dog Trainer
Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
Member of APDT, AABP, Delta Institute and Pet Professional Guild Australia,
AABP - CDT - Certified Dog Trainer
RSPCA Force Free Listed Dog Trainer 

Level

Locations:

Parkside

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Aggles Paws Perfect Training

0418 226 058

One-on-one training, therapy dog training, MindDog training, private consultations

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Locations:

Eastern Suburbs, Inner West

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Alexis Davison, UnChase

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If your dog chases things he shouldn't our Un-Chase!® online classes are a perfect solution. If you need some extra help or prefer the guided support of your own personal Un-Chase!® instructor private training consults are available. Alexis is a highly experienced trainer with over 20 years of experience as a Professional Dog Trainer. Alexis began developing Un-Chase!® in 2012 to help students seeking solutions to their dogs’ chasing behaviours. Since then, she has helped countless dog lovers curb their dogs’ chasing behaviours and shared her innovative approach with dog training professionals all over the world.

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Locations:

Australia wide

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Amanda's Dog Training Services

0405589234

We offer private in home services which include:
- One on one training consultations
- Training package (4 x consults)
- Exercise & training package (4 x sessions)
- Puppy program (5 x sessions, one on one)
We also offer personalised packages to suit you and your dogs needs.

We use positive, reward based methods, as well as games to help you and your dog learn together and build a strong relationship and bond.

We service the Hills & Hawkesbury districts, Sydney. Contact us today for more details!

Level

Locations:

Hills district, Hawkesbury district

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Angela Beaton - Dog Training Professional Services

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Delta Accredited one-on-one behavioural training, dog walking & pet sitting (weekdays & evenings). Located in Adelaide

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Locations:

Adelaide, North Adelaide, Unley, Colonel Light Gardens, Westbourne Park, Plympton, Golden Grove, Mawson Lakes, Craigmore, Gawler

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Animal Behaviour Matters, Jade Fountain

0413089759

Behaviour & training consultations (Zoom & In home)
Behaviour change for: Fears and anxiety, Resource guarding, Social skills, Life skills

Vet Low Stress visits: Ear and eye cleaning, Mouth open for dental check/brush, Nail clipping,
Grooming procedures, Injection and blood draws, Paw handling, body handling, Restraint

Training: Successful recalls, Introductions to new animals, Assistance dog skills, Trick training
Scent work (all species)

Cat behaviour and training, Chicken training workshops, Other species behaviour and training (Birds, Horses, Farm/livestock, Small animals, zoological/wildlife)

Qualifications, Courses & Memberships:
Masters Applied Behaviour Analysis
Masters of Science (Zoology/Animal Behaviour)
Bachelor of Science (Zoology/Psychology)
Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant - IAABC
Certified Cat Behaviour Consultant - IAABC
Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed - CPDT-KA
Karen Pryor Academdy Certified Training Partner - KPACTP
Fear Free Certified Professional
Tag Teach Level 1

Memberships:
APDT Australia
Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA)
Association Behaviour Analysis Australia
Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB)
International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE)

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Locations:

Canberra, Yass, Australia wide, Global

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BIGPAW ® (Jane Hadfield CPDT-KA ®)

BIGPAW ® are large and giant breed specialists based in Sydney, operating throughout Australia and internationally

Consultations by appointment for large and giant breed behaviour modification


www.bigpawdogtraining.com

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Locations:

Sydney

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BIGPAW ® (Laura Hadfield CBCC-KA® CPDT-KA ®)

BIGPAW ® are large and giant breed specialists based in Sydney, operating throughout Australia and internationally

Fully insured across Australia and Europe for large and giant breed consultations


www.bigpawdogtraining.com


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Locations:

Sydney

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