If you want to work with only the best dog trainers in Sydney to train your pooch, below we’ve featured 9 and have summarised their training offerings.
1. K9 Trainer Sydney & Puppy School
If you’re based in Sydney, and your pup could stand to learn some manners, look no further than K9 Trainer Sydney & Puppy School. Liarne is a certified dog trainer and professional dog lover who specializes in training dogs with behavioral issues. She has over 20 years of training experience and has trained dogs for police use and rescue operations.
Puppy school is available for basic obedience training and socialization – a four-week course costs $220. In-home training is available for dogs of all ages and can be specifically designed to address behavioral issues your pup may have. Sessions typically run for 90-120 minutes. Contact K9 Trainer Sydney & Puppy School to find out more.
2. Canine Counselling by Mark
At Canine Counselling by Mark, your dog will be treated like the unique, special creature they are. Mark is a certified dog trainer who exhibits a phenomenal amount of patience when training even the unruliest dogs. He holds a Certificate III in Dog Training and Behavior from the National Dog Trainers Federation and is currently undertaking more courses to continue his education.
Puppy school is available for dogs 14 weeks or younger and focuses on socialization, basic behavioral training and obedience cues, preventing unwanted behavior, and more. A 5-week puppy training course costs $200. Private training is available to curb unwanted behaviors like excessive barking, separation anxiety, leash pulling, not coming when called, and more. Contact Canine Counselling by Mark to set up a consultation.
3. Mutts with Manners
Mutts with Manners is a well-established training company based in Sydney. Chief instructor Maria has been a professional dog trainer for almost thirty years and coordinates a team of highly professional dog and puppy trainers. Training by Mutts with Manners comes with the guarantee that you will see an improvement after your dog’s first lesson, or the lesson is free.
If you’ve just brought a puppy home, Mutts with Manners offers a 2-hour in-home puppy training lesson that will help you find the right separation techniques and toilet training strategy. It will teach you how to stop play biting or nipping, how to set rules, and how to prevent destructive behavior. For older dogs, Mutts with Manners offers one-on-one obedience and behavioral training for all sorts of behavioral issues or problems – contact the team at Mutts with Manners to learn more.
4. The Sydney Dog Trainer
The Sydney Dog Trainer offers in-home dog training and covers everything from basic obedience to specific behavioral problems or issues. Owner and trainer Mark holds a Certificate III in Dog Behavior and Training and has trained under some of Australia’s leading dog trainers.
For puppies, accelerated training is available – this takes just two hours in your home. Your pup can learn basic obedience commands, a toilet training strategy for you to use, how to prevent biting/nipping, how to walk your pup, and more. For older dogs, obedience training and behavioral training are also offered – contact The Sydney Dog Trainer to find out more.
5. Dog Behaviour Specialist
The Dog Behaviour Specialist understands the importance of not just training your dog, but also of training you and helping to foster a strong and healthy relationship between you and your pup. Dog Behaviour Specialist is Nathan Williams, one of the leading dog psychology experts in Australia with an illustrious career and years of training experience.
Dog Behaviour Specialist focuses on training your dog out of specific behaivoural problems, such as biting/nipping, anxiety (which may appear in whining/barking, running away, or hiding from sounds), or leash pulling. He can also curb behaviours such as jumping inappropriately, displaying aggression, or excessive barking – contact Dog Behaviour Specialist to find out how.
6. The Dog Brigade
The Dog Brigade offers training and dog walking for canine companions across Sydney. Domineque is an experienced and qualified dog behavioral trainer who has worked in the animal welfare industry for over a decade. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (Australia), Delta Professional Dog Trainers Association, and the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals.
The Dog Brigade offers one-on-one puppy training in the form of a 2-hour session in your home that covers toilet training, play biting, basic commands, loose lead walking, and more. This costs $275 and is available for puppies aged 8-16 weeks. Manners training is available for $285, and behavioral modification training costs $350 for a two-hour consultation with a personalized behavior modification plan. Contact The Dog Brigade for more information on their services.
7. Eastern Suburbs Dog Training
Eastern Suburbs Dog Training offers training for anyone in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and has been doing so since 2008. Founder and trainer Robert has over a decade of experience in communicating with dogs and has developed a strong following across Sydney.
Training at Eastern Suburbs Dog Training can cover basic or advanced obedience, or address specific behavioral issues your pup may have, like nipping, running away, jumping on guests, or more. Training can be conducted in a neutral location (like a park) or in your home and costs $250. Contact Eastern Suburbs Dog Training to learn more.
8. Sydney Dog Training Centre
Based in the Sydney suburb of Leppington, the team at Sydney Dog Training Centre has over three decades of experience in delivering high-quality dog training at affordable prices. They work with all breeds of dogs and a wide variety of training types.
Training services at Sydney Dog Training Centre include basic and advanced obedience training (either in-home or at the centre), guard dog training for eligible breeds, home lessons, agility training, and more. There’s also a puppy school to get your new little one off on the right paw. Contact Sydney Dog Training Center to get started.
9. Puppy to Dog School
Puppy to Dog School is a highly regarded training facility in Sydney that trains pooches all over the city using positive reinforcement techniques and strategies. Trainer Maz holds a Certificate IV in Animal Companion Services through Hanrob Training Academy.
Puppy training is $180 for four classes which cover house training, chewing, digging, jumping, barking, and more. A 4-week course for teenage and rescue dogs is also available for $240, and other specialized trainings including agility, scent detection, tricks, and more, are also offered. Contact Puppy to Dog School for more details.
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