In this article, our aim is to make your search for the best dog trainers in Brisbane easier. We’ve featured 10 of them and have summarised the services they have to offer.
1. Craig A. Murray Dog Training
Craig A. Murray Dog Training is a family-based business that has been providing training for pups in Brisbane for three decades. Craig is the founder, CEO, and an internationally certified Specialist Dog Trainer who was studied professional dog training and police/narcotic dog training in the United States. He has an incredible background in training and unmatchable experience.
A wide range of training services is offered, including puppy classes to set your new little one up for success, and manners courses for dogs over 16 weeks of age. Foundation, intermediate, and advanced obedience courses are also offered, as well as agility and tricks classes. Contact Craig A. Murray Dog Training to get started.
2. Fur Get Me Not Dog Training
The team at Fur Get Me Not uses positive reinforcement training techniques to get the most out of your pup. Owner, director, and behavioural dog trainer Cassandra is a board member of the Pet Professional Guild and Association of Pet Dog Trainers and holds an advanced certificate in Canine Reactive Behaviour, Certificate in Canine Anxiety, as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Group classes are available for puppies, adolescents, and adult dogs, and classes are also offered for walking/recall and scent work. All classes are $250, class sizes are a maximum of 5 dogs, and weekly sessions are held over several weeks. Private training is also available – contact Fur Get Me Not to learn more about pricing.
3. Jordan Dog Training
Jordan Dog Training offers in-home behavioural training, as well as obedience classes and puppy preschool training. Founder Justin Jordan is a master trainer and specialist in dog body language. He and his team of professional trainers all have many years of experience training a wide range of dog breeds.
In-home behavioural training can address a wide range of behaviours such as excessive barking, destructive behaviour, aggression, separation anxiety, jumping, lead pulling, and more. For puppies, a four-week preschool course is designed for 8-18-week-old puppies. Jordan Dog Training also offers in-home puppy set up to ensure you’re ready to bring your new little mate home. Contact Jordan Dog Training to learn about more of their services.
4. One on One Dog Training
One on One Dog Training has been providing professional training for pups across Brisbane for over a decade. They use modern, smart, and practical training solutions to see the best possible results for your pup. Trainer Lisa has over 12 years of experience and holds a Certificate IV as a Dog Training Instructor.
Private in-home training is offered – 4 x 1-hour visits are provided for $520, with extension lessons available for $130. These can address basic obedience and verbal commands, simple tricks, and more. Training for puppies is also available – contact One on One Dog Training to find out more.
5. The Paw Professor
The Paw Professor offers expert dog training for pups in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast. Owner and trainer Mitch Watson is a former Police Dog Handler with over a decade of dog training experience. He works with dogs of all breeds, sizes, ages, and behavioural problems.
A range of different training services is offered, depending on the needs of you and your pup. Flexible home visits are provided – these are perfect if your dog has a specific behavioural issue that mostly occurs in their home environment. One-on-one obedience classes and group training classes are also offered, as well as board-and-train options. Contact The Paw Professor to get started.
6. Positive Response Dog Training
The team at Positive Response Dog Training believes that there is no such thing as a dog that can’t be trained. Owner Dee Scott is a nationally certified trainer with over three decades of training experience. All training staff have completed a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services, or hold a higher qualification.
Group classes are available for puppies, adolescent dogs, and older dogs and range in price from $205 to $225. Puppy playgroup sessions for socialization are available for $20. Adult dog training courses start at $410 for basic training, and private, in-home lessons start at $190 for a 1-hour session. Contact Positive Response Dog Training for more information.
7. Top Dog Pawformance
The trainers at Top Dog Pawformance will teach you how to communicate with your dog so that you are on the same page. Founder and head trainer Nicole is an NDTF qualified dog trainer with several years of experience in training both dogs and people. She specializes in both obedience training and behavioural modification.
Top Dog Pawformance offers behavioural training to deal with specific issues, such as excessive barking, rushing at the door, jumping on people, and more. One-on-one in-home training is also available, as are board-and-train services. Contact Top Dog Pawformance to find a training type that works for you and your pup.
8. Urban Dog Training
Urban Dog Training is an award-winning dog and puppy training school located in Brisbane. They use modern, rewards-based training techniques to strengthen good behaviours and eliminate unwanted ones.
Group training classes are available to address fundamental and advanced obedience, loose lead walking, verbal commands/recall, off-leash obedience, and more. Private training is also available if your dog has specific behavioural issues – coaching is usually available for $200/hour on-site or $250/hour in your home. Board-and train services are offered starting at $275. Contact Urban Dog Training for more details.
9. Pawsitive Connection
The team at Pawsitive Connection has over 60 years of experience in dog training and animal behaviour. Based in Brisbane, all trainers at Pawsitive Connection are Certified Professional Dog Trainers who use only force-free training techniques to get the most out of your dog.
Private training for dogs is available in your home. The first session is $220, and packages are available. Day training is also offered – an initial package includes a one-hour session to get started, then 4 x 30-minute in-home visits. Contact Pawsitive Connection to learn more.
10. Brisbane Dog Training Club
The Brisbane Dog Training Club was established in 1961 and has been offering top quality training for pups all over Brisbane ever since. They are a non-profit community group run by experienced dog owners and trainers, who all share the goal of wanting dog owners across the city to have great relationships with their pups.
A range of classes is available, including puppy preschool courses, family dog training, basic/advanced obedience, and agility/rally courses. Contact the Brisbane Dog Training Club directly to learn more about pricing.
“Emily is an avid writer and dog lover who usually prefers the company of pets over people. Based in Los Angeles, when not stuck in traffic she spends her days reading in the sunshine, relaxing at the beach, or planning her next adventure.”