Our Dog Training Frequently Asked Questions

There are so many dog training companies why are you better?

1. We challenge owners to think differently about their dog.

  1. We remove any stress and frustration with having a dog and going through one of our dog training programs.
  2. We focus the training on you the owner — the human in the equation. We want you to understand what methods work, what doesn’t (and why) and help you build a relationship with your dog based on mutual understanding and communication.
  3. Our Company has been training dogs for over to thirty years, that in itself means nothing if the trainer has only limited exposure to dog training during that time, but we are constantly assessing our business and how our training as a professional business fits into the everyday life of you and your
  4. We have extensive experience training many dogs for a wide client base all over the globe.
  5. We take our dog training profession serious and treat each dog and owner with compassion and individuality, meaning that our training methods are adaptive and relevant.

7.We have the intelligence and experience to teach you the client the correct way to handle your dog with ease, allowing you to get the most from your training.

Do You Guarantee Results?

Yes we Guarantee you will see results and positive changes in your dog even within the first lesson with your dog. We will teach you how to better communicate with your dog, and quickly and effectively help you reach your dog lifestyle balance so your problems disappear. Ultimately, once you are by yourself just you and your dog it is up to you to track progress and practice for even better life long outcomes. We will promise you that—if you stick to our training regimen and make sure that everyone in your household is consistent—you will see life long changes in your dog’s behavior.

If after either we train your dog in a boarding and training situation or a private lesson and you are (and will be) ecstatic about the results AND you go home and put your dog in the backyard and ignore them things will revert back to exactly the way they where before training as you are an integral part of your dogs life.

IN SHORT: You will see results in your first lesson! Guaranteed. And even more results in subsequent lessons but PLEASE be aware like Piano lessons you will only see continuing results if you keep working with what you and your dog has been taught. If you don’t continue with your commitment it will confuse your dog and waste your time and money

How long does it take to train my dog?

Training a canine is NOT a one lesson session it takes time and commitment but with the correct instruction for your dog there will be less time spent in frustration. You will see results in your first lesson. I depends on how long it takes to train you 🙂

How do you determine which dog training method you use on my dog?

Again there are many “methods” and your dog training needs will depend on you and your dog, its problem or problems. We do not handle an aggressive dog the same way you would handle a
dog with an escaping problem. What we do works.The main point is we will deal with it, quickly, effectively and in a manner that eases your frustrations not create new ones. Our unique style of training The K9 CalmSmart “method” as been developed over 30 years of dog training and is not based on any ‘one method’ As each dog is an individual their training should be structured to suit the individual dog.

Do You recommend dog training equipment ?

All of our K9 Smart™ Programs are conducted with a flat comfortable collar and lead you will be amazed at the results and the ease of our training. It actually works!

What exactly do you do?

Our dog training work is transparent, safe and fits within all relevant guidelines. We are qualified and experienced and take our dog training and our customers experience seriously. We train you and your dog. We assess each dogs problem individually and decide with you on
an outcome.

When should we start training ?

Right away, the sooner the better so bad habits don’t  manifest and get worse and you learn what is right and what are just old wives tales.

Training a younger puppy is easier; habits (good and bad) can be formed in as little as 2-3 weeks. As soon as you walk in the door with a new dog or puppy, whether you know it or not, training has already begun. So the sooner you start teaching your dog – the better!


K9 PuppySmart is a lesson or lessons anywhere from 1 to 3 that you can opt to have. These lessons are conducted in your home or a safe place where one of our trainers will go through all things puppies.

What is K9 HomeSmart Training

We start off with by visiting you in your home and we will sit and discuss your concerns with your dog and and talk about your solutions. We do the lessons in your home or a place of your choice. The first lesson is very in-depth and when we visit you we cover all concerns and discuss with you your training options. With our program we are able to fix all dog problems and prevent new ones from appearing. Effective, realistic and focused Training. However every program is individually tailored to you and your dog.

How many visits does it take ?

Typically an In Home client will see us 2-3 time tops! In the initial In-Home Visit we’ll create a unique training plan and cover your training solutions you need. We recommend at least one Follow-Up Visit to make sure you and your family follow through with the training. If you have more specialised training goals then more or ongoing visits are recommended and can be discussed with your trainer.

I am looking at your BoardSmart Boarding and Training program, but I am going away for three weeks?

Our boarding and training programs run for initially 10 days. If you are going away we can extend your boarding for 21 days, or longer if required. Flexibility is an unwritten rule by smart trainers, when it comes to training dogs.

Can I pick up or drop off my dog after hours?

All dogs staying with us must be in or out during specified business hours, although we are not a kennel  we still are bound by certain noise restrictions rules. As a private residence we also have a family life (that your dog is included in) AND we do, like you enjoy our time off and after hours.

Can we bring the dogs toys, bedding and food?

We do supply all bedding food and toys, but if you wish you can bring your own dog’s toys, bedding or special food.

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Dog Training Problems Solved:


First experience with a private dog trainer and I couldn’t be happier. I would recommend the K9 Centre Dog Training to everyone. GREAT lessons

Jeff Cole

“I am so glad I emailed you, first thanks for the great advice. Your training and boarding course helped me and my dog so much we are both in a much better place. Betty is such an easy and good girl now and she loves your place, I say are we going to see Jade and she gets so excited. Makes it so much easier when I go away as I do not want to leave her in a kennel. THANKYOU”

Mel Forster Brisbane

Because Dogs Dont Come With Instructions
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Dog Training Problems Solved:


In Home Puppy Training
Ideal for puppies of ALL breeds. We teach you all you need to know to bring into your life. The best advice and outcomes without stress.



In Home Dog Training Our In Home Dog Training programs are a great one on one personal dog training solution. We give private in home consultations. All problems addressed Qualified trainers.



Live In Dog Training Our K9 BoardSmart training programs are a great and stress free option for you and your dog. your dog stays with one of our trainers and we do the hard work for you.