In this article, we’ve featured 8 of the best of dog trainers in Perth, WA. Continue reading to learn about who they are.
The team at Dog Sense understands how important it is to learn to communicate with your dog. Trainer Jacqui is a nationally certified trainer through The National Dog Trainers Federation of Australia. She first opened Dog Sense Training and Behaviour after struggling and learning to train her own dog, Zoly.
Training is available in the form of private lessons or day training programs. Once your dog has some basic skills, they can move on to group classes and develop their obedience skills in distracting environments. Contact Dog Sense Training and Behaviour to get started.
Agile Dogs offers a range of different training techniques to suit the needs of different pups. Owner and trainer Dave Metcalf holds a Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training from the National Dog Trainers Federation and has over a decade of training experience.
Group classes covering basic obedience, advanced obedience, and specific puppy skills are offered, along with agility classes. Puppy classes are $25/session, basic obedience classes are $25/session, and advanced obedience is $15/session. Contact Agile Dogs to learn more about their services.
Waggle Tails is one of the most highly regarded dog training businesses in Perth. Founder Kelly Brown is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (knowledge assessed) with international experience. She holds a Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training and is also certified in Pet First Aid.
For puppies, six socialization classes are available for $297. For older dogs, group training classes are available – you can choose between the silver package, which offers entry-level training, or the gold package, which offers advanced training. Both are 6-week courses with groups of eight dogs or less and cost $297 + GST. Contact Waggle Tails for more details.
Doggonit Obedience offers mobile dog training across Perth – they come to you! They will develop a training program tailored to your pup, based on your needs and what you hope to gain from the training sessions. Owner/manager Richard has almost two decades of training experience and works with dogs of all breeds and ages.
Basic obedience classes are offered in the form of an initial 1-hour consultation, then 4 x 45-minute sessions over four weeks for $418.50. For puppies, a 1-hour initial consultation is offered, followed by 3 x 45-minute sessions over three weeks for $355.50. A range of additional training services is also provided – contact Doggonit Obedience to learn more.
If your dog has a specific behavioural or obedience problem, Responsive Dog Training is the right place to turn. Trainer James Fruze has over a decade of training experience and specializes in all aspects of behavioural issues and rehabilitation.
For puppies, a 4-session course covers basic obedience, establishing rules and boundaries, socialization, and more. At $50/class, this is a great way to get your puppy’s training off on the right foot. Courses for older dogs are also available – contact Responsive Dog Training to learn more.
Kathy sees excellent results from every dog she trains. Kathy McLeod is a highly regarded Dog Behaviour Consultant with over 25 years of experience in the industry. She specializes in dealing with specific behaviours such as dogs who are anti-social or aggressive.
Kathy offers individual consulting services for pups with specific needs, and also provides workshops and seminars where you can learn a lot regarding how to train your dog successfully. Her online Reactive Rover course is perfect for pups with behavioural problems and is available for just $197. Contact Kathy’s Dog Training and Behaviour Consulting to learn more.
Allbreeds K9 Bootcamp offers bootcamp courses where your dog will learn high-level obedience skills and great manners. Owner and operator Tim Scrine has been running Allbreeds for over 20 years, and he started working with animals ten years before that.
All bootcamp courses are ten days long and include 2 x daily activity sessions, exercise, group play, and more. For dogs six-months or younger, packages are $1245, and for older dogs, packages are $995. Contact Allbreeds K9 Bootcamp & Pet Retreat to learn more about the services they can offer your pup.
Bark Busters is an international dog training conglomerate, but they employ local trainers to provide your pup with a personal touch. Their trainer in Perth is Glen Guelfi, who has been a fulltime trainer and behaviourist for over a decade. He followed in the footsteps of his father, who was also a Bark Busters dog trainer!
Glen offers group training courses in the form of 4 x 60-90-minute classes over 4 weeks. For puppies, 4 x 60-minute classes over 4 weeks are offered. In-home training for puppies and dogs is also provided, and Glen hosts two park sessions each week. Contact Bark Busters Home Dog Training to learn more.
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