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.

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Pawsitive Dog Training

Private one to one training and behavioural consultations

0409605813

Locations:

BLACKBURN and surrounds, TORQUAY and surrounds

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Tricky Pups Training and Behaviour

In-home behaviour and training services. Experience with reactive and aggressive dogs.
Enrichment visits to break up your dog's day - walk and train, play and train
Private lessons for manners, basic obedience, and sport foundations.

Member of Association Animal Behavior Professionals
Supporting member International Association Animal Behavior Consultants
Accredited Professional Dog Trainer APDT
Dip.ABST (Dog, cat, horse, parrot) Companion Animal Sciences Institute

+61413567102

Locations:

RIVERVALE

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Beyond Dog Training

Puppy Preschool
Private packages and behaviour consultations

0402 500 879

Locations:

Upper Hunter Valley

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Cooper and Kids

Making dogs and their families happier, whilst bridging the gap of miscommunication between dogs and their humans!

Cooper and Kids specialise in creating safe, happy and positive relationships between babies, kids and dogs.

We are here to help educate families around the safety of living together with babies, kids and dogs.

We use kind, gentle, positive science-based training methods.

Mel's Most resent Qualifications include:
- Bachelor degree in Science with a major in Psychology and a minor in Zoology.
- Certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM). Completed the L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Professional Course with Kim Brophey.
- IAABC Accredited Dog Trainer.
- Family Paws Parent Education licensed Educator.
- The School of Canine Science – The Puppy Lab.
- Living and learning with Animals – The Science and technology of behaviour change. With Dr Susan Friedman.

Mel and her team are here to support and prepare you at each phase of your journey.

To find out more head to www.cooperandkids.com

0438081323

Locations:

Based in Caulfield, Melbourne and available for in person sessions in and around that area. Also available Australia Wide on zoom

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Paws And Think Animal Training

Paws And Think Animal Training is ready and willing to get you and your hound or kittycat on the right track with getting some of those valuable life skills under your belt!

Through positive reinforcement methods we can help you learn some vital cat and dog training techniques, so living alongside your pet remains a lifetime of awesomeness.
Services are done in person and via zoom if appropriate.

Puppy school
Kitten school
1:1 private behavioural training
Hoopers (fun dog sport)
Building Life Skills dog classes
Loose Lead Walking classes
Recall classes

Qualifications & Memberships:
Certificate IV Companion Animal Services - Delta Institute
Accredited Delta Behavioural Trainer
Dog Trainer professional - Karen Pryor Academy
Certified Fear Free Animal Trainer
Certificate of Excellence - Living & Learning With Animals - Susan Friedman
Completion of Master Course - Aggression in Dogs - Michael Shikashio
Certificate of Completion - Canine Hoopers World - Instructor.

Member of APDT, Delta Institute, Pet Professional Guild of Australia, Fear Free Pets

+61415314970

Locations:

All around the Inner West of Sydney, Newtown, St. Peters, Tempe, Enmore, Marrickville, Alexandria, Erskineville, Camperdown, Stanmore, Macdonaldtown, Wolli Creek, Arncliffe, Beaconsfield, Zetland, Rosebery, Balmain, Birchgrove, Waterloo, Redfern, Surry Hills, Sydenham, Mascot, Botany, Kingsford, Moore Park, Paddington, Glebe, Annandale, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Rozelle, Petersham, Lewisham, Summer Hill, Dulwich Hill, Turrella, Earlwood, Canterbury, Randwick, Kensington, Pagewood, Banksia, Rockdale, Bardwell Valley, Haberfield, Five Dock, Ashfield, Hurlstone Park, Ashbury, Sydenham, Waterloo, Forest Lodge, Enfield.

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Sonia Says Sit

Puppy Preschool, Puppy Playgroup, Group Training, Private one on one training and behavioural consultations. In home and training centre.

+61424051246

Locations:

Helensburgh, Bulli, Coledale, Austinmer, Thirroul, Coalcliff, Stanwell Park, Otford, Waterfall, Heathcote, Engadine, Woonona, Russell Vale, Wollongong, Corrimal, Wombara, Clifton, Scarborough, Bellambi, towradgi, Fairy Meadow, Balgownie, Tarrawanna, Mount Pleasant, Sutherland, Gymea, Kirrawee, Yarrawarra, Loftus, Bundeena

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Dog Solutions

Dog Solutions is an animal behaviour consultancy that has operated in Melbourne and northern Victoria for more than two decades. Our team offer reactivity and anxiety consults, behaviour assessments for dogs for government, legal organisations and private individuals, Private behaviour modification programs for behavioural problems, private and group manners lessons, Puppy preschool lessons, Nose work classes and private tuition, puppy selection assistance, co-operative care training, expecting parents sessions, puppy matching assistance for breeders, child safety education, seminars and workshops tailored to the general public, the veterinary industry, trainers and consultants and various other interested parties. We tailor programs to suit the individual situation. Our goal is to make a safe learning environment for animals and people.

The jewel in our crown is our well known and well regarded "grumpy" program for rehabilitating reactive dogs.

Qualifications
IAABC certifiedAnimal Behaviour Consultant (currently Australia's only one) IAABC certified Dog Behaviour Consultant. IAABC certified Cat Behaviour Consultant, IAABC certified Horse behaviour consultant, Certified BAT Adjustment Training Instructor, Certified K9 Nose work Instructor, Doggone Safe Dog Bite Prevention Trainer, Doggone safe "be a tree" child/dog safety Presenter, Fear Free certified elite status.
We are also certified venomous snake handlers.

Professional Memberships
APDT Australia, The Pet Professional Guild and The International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants.

0414415728

Locations:

Thomastown, Reservoir, Epping, Whittlesea, South Morang, Doreen, Mernda, Beveridge, Wallan, Kilmore, Broadford, Seymour, Avenel, Nagambie, Shepparton, mobile services.

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Dog Obedience Group

Puppy classes
Dog classes
One on one consults

0401 069 921

Locations:

Newtown, Erskineville, Alexandria, Waterloo, Enmore, Enfield, Marrickville, Glebe, Stanmore, Camperdown, Annandale, St Peters, Tempe, Leichhardt, Pyrmont, Balmain, Lilyfield, Sydenham, Petersham, Summer Hill, Burwood, Croydon Park.

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Kerry Deans at ACT Companion Dog Club

Behaviour training classes.
One-on-one training sessions.

02 6295 7764

Locations:

South Canberra

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Pawprint Dog Training

All things puppy - classes and in-home training

0402446417

Locations:

South-West Sydney

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dogLOGIC

Human Training for Dogs.
Puppy Pre-School – Group, Private or Online.
Adult Dog Training Courses - Group, Private or Online.
Individual Behaviour Strategies
Canine Good Citizen Instuctor and Assessor – Delta Institute
Greenhound Assessor for Muzzle Exemption of Pet Greyhounds
Dog Training Workshops, Lectures, seminars and discussion groups.

Qualifications:
Certified Training Partner – Karen Pryor Academy
Certified Dog Trainer – Association Animal Behaviour Professionals
Certificate IV – Companion Animal Services
Accredited Dog Trainer – Delta Institute
Accredited Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Instructor and Assessor
NSW Approved Greenhound Assessor for Pet Greyhounds
TAFE Lecturer – Dog Behaviour – Bankstown and Campbelltown TAFE

Memberships:
Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia, The Karen Pryor Academy, The Pet Professional Guild Australia, Association of Animal Behavior Professionals, Delta Institute, The Australian Shepherd Association of NSW, The Border Collie Club NSW, The Illawarra Collie & Shetland Sheepdog Club.

0419 999 975

Locations:

Sydney Wide

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Ocean Paws Dog Training

Dog Trainer and Behaviour Consultant covering the Central Coast NSW.
Our services:
Private Behavioural Consults.
Baby Puppy, Senior Puppy and Adult Group Training Classes.
Private Dog Training Packages at home.
Assistance Dog Training as a recommended Trainer for mindDog.
Training packages for The Delta Institutes Canine Good Citizen Award.
Assistance with settling your new dog in the home or with your new rescue.
Help with managing young children and your new puppy or dog, plus more.

0413000030

Locations:

All areas of Central Coast

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Pooch Professionals

Puppy Classes - group, private or online
Pet Dog Training Classes
Preparation training for Delta Therapy Dogs Assessment
Canine Good Citizen Assessor - Delta
Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor - PPG
Greenhound Assessor
Temperament Assessor TDA
Private Training Sessions

Delta Institute Member - CPDT
Professional Member PPG Australia
Accredited Professional Dog Trainer APDT Australia

0411 408 051

Locations:

Terrey Hills, St Ives, Collaroy, Middle Dural, Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, The Hills District

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BIGPAW ® (Laura Hadfield 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


Locations:

Sydney

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BIGPAW ® (Jane Hadfield 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


Locations:

Sydney

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Paw Behaviour

Specialist Behavioural Animal Trainer & Consultant. We provide education & training for pet owners. Puppy Classes, Life Skills Dog Training Classes, Community Education & Private Consultations. Est. 1999

Qualifications & Memberships
Delta Qualified - Cert IV Behavioural Dog Training
Member Delta Institute - Certified Professional Dog Trainer (MDI-CPDT)
Cert IV in Training & Assessment TAE 40110
Certified Fear Free Professional Animal Trainer
Certified Dog Trainer, Assoc. of Animal Behavior Professionals
Member Pet Professional Guild Aust & USA
Member APDT Australia & USA

0414 637 568

Locations:

Carrum, Mornington Peninsula, South East, Bayside Areas of Melbourne

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Helping Hounds Australia

Helping Hounds provide a professional and fully accredited dog training service to the Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne area. Specialising in K9 Nose Work® classes, Puppy classes and one on one in home behaviour consultations.

Qualifications & Memberships:
Certificate IV Companion Animal Services
Accredited Delta Behavioural Trainer
CNWI ™– Certified Nose Work Instructor with NACSW

Member of NACSW, APDT, Delta Institute, Pet Professionals Guild of Australia

0438401969

Locations:

Mornington Peninsula, South East, Bayside Areas of Melbourne

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Good Manners Training & Behaviour

Training classes for all ages
One on one behaviour consultations
One on one training sessions
Assistance dog training

0419924133

Locations:

All suburbs of Perth, will travel to all country areas

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Morley Vetcentre - Laura Ryder

Services offered:
Training Consultations
Puppy Classes
Levels Training Classes
Fun Jobs for City Dogs Workshops
Hoopers, Agility, Rally and Tricks
Recall and LLW Workshops
Victory Visits and Co-operative Care

Qualifications:
IMDTB
KPA CTP
CPDT-KA
FFCP
Cert IV Dog Training and Behaviour

08 9275 3000

Locations:

Morley and surrounds

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Adelaide Pet Dog Training

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 

0409991530

Locations:

Parkside

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What A Dog Needs (Natalie Watson)

Services Provided:
Private one-on-one behavioural consultations in your home for puppies and dogs.
All breeds welcome.
Tailored to meet the individual specific needs of you and your animal.
Senior Pet Advice.
Ante-Natal Advice.

Qualifications & Memberships:
Certificate IV Companion Animal Services
Accredited Delta Behavioural Trainer
Certified Dog Behaviour Technologist (CDBT)
Member of AABP, APDT, Delta Institute, Pet Professionals Guild

0414650505

Locations:

Eastern Suburbs, Inner City, Inner West, Lower North Shore

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What A Dog Needs (John Watson)

Services Provided:
Private one-on-one behavioural consultations in your home for puppies and dogs.
All breeds welcome.
Tailored to meet the individual specific needs of you and your animal.
Senior Pet Advice.

Qualifications & Memberships:
Certificate IV Companion Animal Services
Accredited Delta Behavioural Trainer
Certified Dog Behaviour Technologist (CDBT)
Member of AABP, APDT, Delta Institute, Pet Professionals Guild

0414650505

Locations:

Eastern Suburbs, Inner City, Inner West, Lower North Shore

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Positive Dog Business

Puppy Pre-school (in Goulburn), Online Basic Obedience Course, Private Tuition and Behaviour Modification

0417506006

Locations:

Southern Highlands and Goulburn

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PADS-Personal Assistance Dog Solutions

Pet Dog Training Classes
One on One Private Training
Assistance Dog Training and Public Access Assessments
Scent Detection Dog Training and Assessment
Therapy and School Support Dog Training and Assessments
NSW Transport Assistance Dog Assessments
Greenhound Assessments
Dangerous Dog Assessments

Local and State Government Contract Compliance and Investigations
Animal Management Training and Assessments
Dog Bite Safety
Responsible Pet Dog Ownership Programs
Qualified Microchip Implanter

0458755757

Locations:

Central West NSW

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DogEtiquette

Small Group Classes for Baby Puppy, Senior Puppy, and Dog Classes.
I will show you how to use positive reinforcement methods to train your dog. Classes are fun and affordable, giving you the skills to manage your dog once you leave my classes.
Classes run for one hour, and handouts support information shown and discussed during the training.

0425 206 021

Locations:

Blaxland, Emu Heights, Emu Plains, Faulconbridge, Glenbrook, Hawkesbury, Lapstone, Linden, Mount Riverview, Penrith, Richmond, Springwood, Valley Heights, Warrimoo, Winmalee, Woodford, Yellow Rock

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Dandy Dog Training

Group classes for Baby Puppy 8 to 14 weeks; Senior Puppy 15 to 24 weeks; Good Manners +6 months. Our services focus on pet training; visitation therapy dogs and psychiatric assistance dogs.

Accredited Delta Trainer – Certificate IV Companion Animal Services
mindDog Australia: Trainer & Assessor
Nepean Therapy Dogs Inc: Head Trainer
Professional Member: Pet Professional Guild Australia
Accredited Professional Member: Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Inc.

0413641661

Locations:

Cambridge Park; Penrith

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Ruff House

Ruff House is focused on providing high-quality dog training, dog behaviour and pet care services.
Using science based, force free methods of training, you can be assured that your valued furry family member is treated with kindness, you are treated with respect and our training provides the results you require.
We cover all dog and puppy training and behaviour issues. In an industry that has no legal requirements for dog trainers to have formal training - you will be happy to hear we have national qualifications and accreditation, we have the skills, knowledge and experience to help you and your dog live a happy life.
Qualifications:
Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
Certified Training Professional (CTP) Karen Pryor Academy (International qualification)
Accredited Delta Dog Trainer
Accredited Canine Good Citizen trainer
Diploma of Training and Assessment
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

0414981759

Locations:

NSW, Sydney North Shore, Sydney Northern Districts, Sydney Upper North Shore

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The Positive Pet Project

Customised Puppy, Dog and Cat Training That Focuses on Training You to Train Your Pet. Animal Assisted Therapy Training and Certification.

Delta Institute Certified Professional Dog Trainer


0409341419

Locations:

Brisbane, North Brisbane, Brisbane City, Moreton Bay, Bracken Ridge, Wavell Heights, Kelvin Grove, Herston, New Farm, Newstead, The Gap, Kedron, Aspley, Ferny Hills , Ferny Grove, Bunya, Arana Hills, Chermside, Stafford Heights, Nundah, Ascot, Hamilton, Clayfield, Grange, Gordon Park, Carseldine, Fitzgibbon, Sandgate, Nudgee, Brighton, Griffin, Clontarf, Woody Point, Margate, Newport, Scarborough, Newmarket, Stafford, Teneriffe, Windsor, Albion, Everton Park, Everton Hills, Albany Creek, Ashgrove, McDowall, Bridgeman Downs, Redcliffe

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Dog Star Training

Puppy School
Nosework Classes
Private Consultations

0420722148

Locations:

Eastern Suburbs Sydney

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Dog Knows Training and Behaviour Consulting

What you can expect from Dog Knows Training and Behaviour Consulting:
- A professional, personalised and friendly service that will address your specific needs while transforming your dog.
- Scientifically-valid, force-free training methods that are effective and fun for you and your dog.
- A calmer, better-behaved dog that is a pleasure to have around!

0414446878

Locations:

Adelaide

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Taylored Dog Training

Taylored Dog Training is just that! We provide a tailored program for you and your dog to build basic manners, tackle those tricky behaviors, and plan for a long and happy human-dog relationship. Taylored Dog Training uses best practice and scientifically proven, reward-based training techniques to help all dog owners to enjoy fulfilled and enriched lives with their dogs.

0422056455

Locations:

Barossa Valley, Western Adelaide suburbs

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Positive Dogs

Puppy Class for pups 8 - 14 weeks
Senior Puppy for pups 16 weeks to 6 months
Adolescent Dog Class for dogs 6 - 18 months
Building Skills Class for dogs 12 months onwards
Cat and Kitten Class - ZOOM class
Private Consultations in person and via ZOOM
My Challenging Canine Course

0416090600

Locations:

Inner West