Dog Trainers in Perth

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Looking for a fabulous trainer in Perth?

This list has been developed by Fiona Cowie of The Doggy Lady as a resource for pet dog owners looking for training services. Finding the right trainer can be a tricky process, so this list is intended as a useful guide. All trainers on his list have asserted that they use non-aversive, science based training methods and also continually improve their skills and knowledge by undertaking further training. Experience and qualifications do vary, so still ask some questions and find the right trainer for you and your dog.

Fiona Cowie
The Doggy Lady
Contact No: 0417 949 635
Email: thedoggylady@ispx.com.au
Website: http://www.thedoggylady.com.au/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/DoggyLady
Speciality: Scent Detection Training – “So, You Want to Be a Sniffer Dog” classes for pet dogs
Training Services Offered: Scent detection training for pet dogs plus private in home consultations for a range of dog training.
Location: Classes throughout the metropolitan area, private consultations primarily in Belmont/Kalamunda shires
Qualifications/Experience: 17 years experience training dogs, 14 years as a professional detector dog handler. Qualified dog trainer (UK Level 3) and accredited trainer (full member) with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

Tracey Lord
Kalmpets Animal Behaviour Centre
Contact No: 9240 2228
Email: reception@kalmpets.com
Website:: www.kalmpets.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kalmpets
Speciality: Behaviour Modification
Training Services Offered: Specialist Puppy, Junior and Adolescent Programs, behaviour modification for dogs and cats and private dog training consultations. Kalmpets also offers vet behaviourist consultations, doggy day care and other services.
Location: Balcatta
Qualifications/Experience: Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services from the Delta Institute and many years working in animal training in a wide range of areas, including the animal welfare industry, while also running her own successful dog training business and instructing group classes.

Colleen O’Dea
Manners ‘n’ More
Contact No: 0415 136 777
Email: info@mannersnmore.com.au
Website: http://www.mannersnmore.com.au/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/mannersnmore
Speciality: Training Classes
Training Services Offered: Group classes from puppies to adults, Rally-O, Treiball, Sensory Playground, Sniffer Dog, Dogs and Storks, seminars and private sessions.
Location: Bibra Lake
Qualifications/Experience: Colleen holds a nationally recognised qualification as a Dog Trainer and is working towards her Cert 4 in Companion Animal Studies and a qualification in Teaching and Assessing.

Laura Ryder
Morley Vetcentre
Contact No: 9275 3000
Email: dogtrainingmorleyvetcentre​@​gmail.com
Website: www.vetcentre.com.au
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VetcentreMorley/
Speciality: Training Classes
Training Services Offered: Puppy Classes, Levels Dog Training Program, ​Canine Companions Master Class, private consultations​, Pet Dog Agility Workshops, Top Tricks Workshops​, Canine Adventure Courses. ​Works closely with vet behaviourist​ (Dr Gibb Macdonald) on many behaviour cases.
Location: Morley
Qualifications/Experience: 22 years working at Morley Vetcentre.
Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)
Cert IV Dog Behavioural Training (Delta CGC)
Creator of the Canine Adventure Course
Laura also presents both locally and overseas on a wide range of dog behaviour topics. From educating veterinary staff on low stress/fear-free handling skills in the clinic, sharing her Canine Adventure Course concept to fellow dog trainers, to assisting dog owners in becoming fluent in canine body language, Laura speaks passionately about how we can enrich the lives of our beloved pet dogs.

Sarah McMullen
Clever Creatures
Contact No: 9525 1553
Email: admin@clevercreatures.com.au
Website: http://www.clevercreatures.com.au/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/clevercreaturespage
Speciality: Training Classes
Training Services Offered: Group classes for puppies to adults, BAT for reactive dogs, seminars and private sessions.
Location: Oakford
Qualifications/Experience: Sarah studied at Murdoch University and worked as an animal behaviourist for approximately 10 years with H.A.B.I.T.S (and managed the practice), ran puppy classes for 10 years, and worked as a qualified veterinary nurse. Sarah is also a qualified zookeeper and worked at Perth Zoo for a number of years. In addition to running Clever Creatures, Sarah also works as a lecturer in animal studies and is in the process of writing a book about animal behaviour and training. Sarah is now also qualified as a cBATi (Certified Behaviour Adjustment Trainer instructor) One of the first in Perth!

Danielle Brueschke
K9 Positive Works
Contact No: 0419 86 0283
Email: k9positiveworks@iinet.net.au
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/K9PositiveWorks
Speciality: Anxious and fearful dogs, including dog-dog reactivity
Training Services Offered: Private, in-home consultations
Location: Travels throughout metropolitan area.
Qualifications/Experience: 15 years experience, works closely with a vet behaviourist and has a human services degree so has experience working with people as well as dogs!

Sonya Bevan
Dog Charming
Contact No: 0419 905 466
Email: info@dogcharming.com.au
Website: http://www.dogcharming.com.au/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DogCharming/
Special Interests: Separation Anxiety, Low Stress and Fear-Free handling, Anxious and Aggressive dogs, Assistance Dogs, Animal Physiotherapy
Training Services Offered: Private, in-home consultations and virtual (video) consultations
Location: Southern suburbs, Rockingham & Mandurah area but will travel.
Qualifications/Experience: Diploma of Canine Behaviour Science and Technology with additional units in aggressive behaviour in dogs and agility. Puppy raiser for Assistance Dogs Australia. Tutor at Murdoch University Vet School – Animal Behaviour. Speaker at Association of Pet Dog Trainers national conference 2016

Danielle Simpson
Kingsway Veterinary Centre Puppy Preschool
Contact No: 9309 9993
Email: kingswayvet@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.kingswayvets.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kingswayvetpuppy
Speciality: Puppy development classes, canine cross fit and pre-surgical consults for help with confinement
Training Services Offered: Puppy classes and private consultations
Location: Kingsway Veterinary Centre and North of River (Wanneroo to Warwick)
Qualifications/Experience: Qualified vet nurse with 13 years experience

Lesley Lynam
Good Manners Training and Behaviour
Contact No: 0419 924 133
Email: good_manners@bigpond.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/goodmannerstrainingandbehaviour/
Speciality: Reactivity
Training Services Offered: Private, in-home consultations and group classes
Location: Perth Hills but will travel.
Qualifications/Experience: Qualified dog trainer and vet nurse.

Millicent Hayes
Unleashed Potential Dog Training
Contact No: 0448 514 522
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UnlesashedPotentialDogs/
Speciality: Rescue dogs and child/dog interactions
Training Services Offered: Private, in-home consultations
Location: Ellenbrook/Bullsbrook.
Qualifications/Experience: Qualified Dog Trainer

Trevor Valberg
Top Dogz Pet Training
Contact No: 0423 666 261
Email: trevor@topdogz.com.au
Website: www.topdogz.com.au
Speciality: Rescue dogs (discount for newly adopted dogs) and working with children/dog issues.
Training Services Offered: Puppy and adolescent/adult group classes, private consultations, post adoptive sessions.
Location: Group classes in Padbury. Private consultations north of the river (south of the river for a small call out fee)
Qualifications/Experience: Industry accredited dog trainer with over 12 years experience training and working in shelters.

Georgia Deniet
Paw Prints Pet Training
Contact No: 0411 385 840
Email: Enquiries@pawprintspettraining.com.au
Website: http://www.pawprintspettraining.com.au/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PawPrintsPetTraining/
Speciality: Reactive Dogs
Training Services Offered: Private consultations for pups, adolescents and reactive dogs.
Location: North of river.
Qualifications/Experience: Qualified dog trainer, certified bowen therapist

Simone Thomas
Amicus Pet Training
Contact No: 0411 619 712
Email: amicuspettraining@gmail.com
Speciality: Training classes
Training Services Offered: Training classes from puppies to advanced (including agility, rally obedience and clicker training) plus private training consultations.
Location: Mosman Park and surrounds
Qualifications/Experience: BA (Psych) Grad Dip Bus, Cert IV Dog Behavioural Training, RSPCA Trainer 2002 – 2012, Murdoch University Lecturer/Tutor (behaviour) Veterinary Students 2007 – 2016, Proporietor Amicus Pet Training 2013 to present.

Sarah Dost
The Dog Guru (and Petstock Cannington)
Contact No: 0448821705 (Petstock is 92583257)
Email: Sarah@thedogguru.com.au
Website: thedogguru.com.au
Speciality: Training Classes
Training Services Offered: Training Classes from puppy to pre-school to intermediate plus Private sessions.
Location: Kewdale, Beckenham, Cannington.
Qualifications/Experience: Studying with NDTF and 2 years experience.

Rachel Bull
Co-Conspiriteurs
Contact No: 0437 977 733
Email: frolic@live.com.au
Facebook Page: to be launched shortly!
Speciality: Relationship and communication building through a combination of modalities
Training Services Offered: Private, in-home consultations
Location: Victoria Park but will travel.
Qualifications/Experience: Qualified vet nurse and bowen therapist.

Ashleigh Leece
Contact No: 0423 512 562
Email: ashleigh.leece@outlook.com
Speciality: Preparing dogs for babies and toddlers
Training Services Offered: Private, in-home consultations, Home Family Dog Assessments and walk and train.
Location: Armadale but will travel.
Qualifications/Experience: Professional Dog Trainer and Licensed Family Paws Parent Educator

Julie Edwards
The Wellness Centre for Dogs and their Humans
Contact No: 0417948 003
Website: http://www.wellnesscentrefordogs.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WellnessCentreforDogs
Speciality: combining modalities such as bowen therapy and training to look at dog as a whole
Training Services Offered: Private, in-home training consultations, 4 paws yoga, bowen therapy, paws fun and fitness, massage workshops, aromatherapy.
Location: foothills but will travel.
Qualifications/Experience: industry recognised certified dog trainer, bowen therapy certificate, reiki teacher/master, aromatherapy diploma, remedial therapy diploma

Emma Norton
Perth Paws Dog Training
Contact No: 0403 818 789
Email: emma@perthpaws.com.au
Website: http://www.perthpaws.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/perthwpawsdogtraining
Speciality: Pet Dog Manners and relationship building
Training Services Offered: Training classes from puppies to adults, Private, in-home consultations for manners through to behaviour issues, and walk and train.
Location: Scarborough area but will travel.
Qualifications/Experience: Industry accredited dog trainer, Cert 3 in Companion Animal Services, 6 years shelter experience as a senior adoption counsellor.

Marra Apgar
Contact No: 0403 164 748
Email: marra@dogtraininghelp.com.au
Speciality: basic obedience and training
Training Services Offered: Puppy and adult classes in Billy’s Daycare for Dogs in Belmont plus Whiteman Park and Swan View. Private consultations in Swan View only
Location: Swan View
Qualifications/Experience: RSPCA WA Dog Training Instructor.