"We were in search of a dog trainer after our boisterous jack Russell began to rule the roost.

We were lucky enough to set up a first session of in home training for the very next day of me sending an email. Byron has taught us a lot about dogs behavior and training. Although there is no quick fix to any issues we had, learning why she would behave(or misbehave) the way she would allowed us now to make the changes necessary in making our home a better environment for our young dog to grown and learn in."

Monique.
Dog Training Gold Coast

We had to get help with out 6 year old dog, Lenny, after moving into a townhouse. Lenny was barking and whining constantly while we were out, he was annoying the neighbours to the point that someone complained to the Council about him! We couldn’t get him to walk on a lead, he was anxious and fretful the whole time he was out in the street and wouldn’t follow the most basic command. I thought that he was a hopeless case, completely untrainable but Byron took control of him from the first ten minutes of the first lesson. Lenny is now a confident, obedient and happy part of the family. Byron’s training methods brought huge changes in Lenny’s behaviour within days of the first lesson. The neighbours are impressed, they can’t believe he’s the same dog. Byron understood what we needed and delivered intelligent, solid advice that worked from day one. I’m certain that Byron trained us as much as he trained the dog! Lenny is now walked twice a day and it is an enjoyable activity for both of us! Thank you for the work you did with us and Lenny. He is almost unrecognisable from the anxious, fretful dog he was, to the confident and obedient dog of today! We have complete control and have been surprised of how happy he is with all his boundaries and expectations. Byron we think you worked magic, thanks again.

Kath and Phil Saunders

Kath and Phil Saunders
Dog Training Gold Coast

We recently had Byron come to our house to do some personal training with us and our 4 month old American Staffy. The techniques and methods of training that Byron taught us have been extremely helpful with training dog. Byron is a calm person which our dog responded well too and he has kept in touch with us after the training to check on our dogs progress and went above and beyond what was required of him during the 4 week course to make sure our dog got the most out of the training.Our dog is now much better behaved and more under control which has enhanced our experience with our dog.I would recommend Byron to any body looking for some professional dog training it was a great experience and well worth the money.

Ray Taylor/Angela Reed

Ray Taylor/Angela Reed
Dog Training Gold Coast

Rosie The Boarder Collie1 - K9 TestimonialsSoon after adopting our beautiful 7 month old Border Collie Rosie, we discovered she had a very, very big issue with cars. She would lunge, bark, snap and generally throw herself around whenever one passed by. It was so bad that we couldn't walk her near a road, a carpark or even a quiet street with the occasional car passing by her reaction was so severe. We tried "positive reinforcement, treat-based" training, but for a dog who was already largely unmotivated by food in a low stimulus environment, trying to tempt her away from a moving vehicle, even with the most tasty of treats, was impossible.

We came across the K9 Centre Home Training while looking for trainers who could visit us at home and who used methods that were effective, but not harsh and not treat based. We sent an enquiry email, and it must have been our lucky day when we got a call from there trainer in the Brisbane south area saying he could help.

My partner describes me as a "helicopter parent" and to say I am over protective of our little dog is probably a gross understatement. Our trainer was quite simply the epitome of patience and understanding, answering a million questions and dealing professionally and confidently with my initial skepticism regarding how effective the training might be - and that was before he even met Rosie! We were also assured and impressed that he wouldn't take payment for the training package until he was sure he could help us - a sure sign of a man who knows what he is doing and who genuinely wanted to help!

We were very happy with the way the K9 centre handled our initial visit - they took time to listen to our issues and also to explain the training techniques he used and the rationale behind them. They demonstrated the calm pressure technique with Rosie at home and she was quick to pick it up. It was then out onto the street to test her with a car. Before we met our trainer, I had described the scenario of a car passing by as "apocalyptic" - to our amazement, he had Rosie sitting calmly beside a busy road within 30 minutes.

I must admit, I am certain I needed more training than Rosie and they handled my stressed phone calls and ridiculous questions over the training period with the highest degree of professionalism and confidence. I am now much more confident in my handling of Rosie and as a result, she is far more responsive to my commands. The K9 Centre not only helped with her car issues, but showed us how to teach her to walk on a loose lead, improve her recall and how to teach basic commands without the need for hand signals. We would describe the training method as firm but fair, effective and perfect for teaching your dog to engage with you and understand what you want, rather than only doing something because you're holding a treat.

It goes without saying that by the end of our training time, Rosie's behaviour has improved out of sight. Like any behavioural issue, her reaction to cars wasn't solved overnight and it still isn't perfect, but it's one thousand times what it was, and it is now up to us now to implement the training techniques that The K9 Centre use and have taught us. We can honestly say that calling the K9 Centre was the best decision we ever made. The most telling sign of all that we made the right decision in enlisting their help is that Rosie absolutely adored her trainer and dog sense never lies!

Thanks so much K9!

Kristy & Troy
Kind Regards

Kristy & Troy - Brisbane South
The K9 Centre Brisbane South

“I can't thank you enough for what you've taught me.I would recommend you to any one who needs good training..thankyou”
And also: “Loved our training session again today,you really are transforming my dogs.I would happily recommend you to anyone x”

Karen Peach, Caringbah
The K9 Centre Sydney South east

Thanks heaps for your help today, I'm pretty glad you didn't steal my puppy ha!
We called the K9 Centre for help with training our 9 month old Doberman Rocco. Byron came to the house and using the calm pressure technique we saw almost instant results ! Our bouncy and boisterous puppy calmed down straight away allowing us to teach him new commands while he stayed focused on us. One of our main issues was taking Rocco for a walk , he would continuously race ahead dragging us behind him but after putting into practice the techniques given to us by Byron he now walks beside us calmly watching for our next move. With the help from the K9 Centre and our ongoing commitment to training , we can look forward to years enjoying our time together. We cannot thank Byron from the K9 Centre enough.
Spence and Julie

Spence and Julie
The K9 Centre Gold Coast South

Just a huge thanks to The K9 Centre for helping me with Bella my Weimaraner cross,
I rung The K9 Centre inquiring about the boarding and home training, as I was going away I decided to give her to them for 7 nights then got straight into home smart training- It was the best move i have made! He had to do all the hard yards first then straight to me, I followed through with everything!
I got her from the RSPCA and she was shy, timid, dominating, walking her was a nightmare when
other people or dogs were around and just would not listen.
I can happily say I enjoy walking her now and she listens!! She has some confidence back she is still improving
and always will as long as I follow what our trainer has shown me.
I know where Bella is going if I go away again, she trusts them I know she is happy and content there!

Thanks heaps
Monique & Bella

Monique & Bella , Brisbane QLD
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

Our puppy max who is 7 months old, is extremely energetic and always seeking attention. Since Max is a beagle his nose tends to take over and he seems to forget his hearing ability, thus completely ignoring anything my husband and I would say. Another issue that we had was the continuous barking at anything he found in the garden.

We had previously taken max to a puppy school, however that was a class full of puppies and we simply did not get all the information we needed to get Max fully trained.

We than decided to try the home smart training as we thought it would be best to get Max trained in the environment that he is accustomed to. This was by far the best choice we made, from the first day that The K9 Centre's trainer came to our home for training we started noticing changes in Max's behaviour straight away.

The techniques and the psychology behind Max's behaviour is what we needed to learn in order to get Max to listen to us. They took a lot of time and effort to understand Max's behaviour to ensure that he gave us all the critical details we needed in order to get Max's behaviour changed.

Since the training Max is listening to both my husband and I, his barking is under control and he is much calmer and well behaved when we have people over.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank The K9 Centre for all their time, effort and patience in helping us get our puppy Max fully trained. We know that if we have any issues with Max we can give The K9 Centre a call anytime and they will be happy to assist us. We would confidently recommend The K9 Centre to anyone who needs help with their dogs as they are excellent dog trainers.

Kind regards,
Dinel, Deepa and Max

Dinel, Deepa and Max , Brisbane North QLD
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

My partner and I recently had our 2 cattle dogs X (Kelpie & Ridgeback) Bear & Tank trained with the home smart programe.
Bear was was starting to get abit aggressive with other dogs at our local dog park and Tank just wanted to do what ever Bear was doing so we called The K9 Centre for some help.
After 5 training session it's like we have brand new dogs they are both well behaved on the leash, Bear has calmed right down with his aggression and Tank..... well Tank is still Tank but he has adopted Bears behaviour which is great considering we are soon to be first time parents.
so Mandy & I would like to say a big thank you to Karhl and to The K9 Centre for all your help.
We both highly recommend "The K9 Centre" for all your dog training needs.

Brent & Mandy.

Brett and Mandy Sunshine Coast QLD
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

Rufus is going GREAT! Honestly your program was so worth the money & the effort to get him there. Actually I have given your name & contact details to a client of mine who has two large & out of control dogs the same age as Rufus. I do hope he contacts you. His name is Simon ******* & he is from Kingaroy. As he concedes, he has already spent way more than the cost of having his dogs trained with repairing & replacing all they have destroyed!

Anyway, so far Rufus is a changed dog-that is changed for the better 🙂 He is doing everything he should with no problems & only occasionally needs to be reminded when he is being a little TOO affectionate. An unexpected bonus is that instead of slinking off at every chance to sleep on his couch, he will come outside with me & stay there without any direction from me, watching what I am doing or just keeping me company. It is really nice & he is a pleasure to have around.

He even stands back & waits until I put his food down & tell him he can have it. I have to admit I have not yet taken him for an on lead 'walk' into town, but have checked that he can & will still walk on the lead for when I do want to do that. No problem at all with that. I did clip one of his nails & he was OKish with it but it is probably a two person job. I will make sure I work on that so he doesn't slip backwards.

He has also stopped most of his unprovoked barking! He had gotten to the stage that he was barking at shadows before you took him on & it was getting quite annoying. He did go beserk & rightly so when a koala tried to break into the house last week. Seriously! It was surreal, jumping up onto the glass door trying to get in. Even then Toby could calm him down & remove him from the excitement quite easily.

I can not speak of the training program highly enough, and your obvious expertise also. I would not hesitate to recommend the training to anyone who has a dog. In fact I wish it was mandatory for dog ownership. The world would be a much better place with happy, contented & obedient dogs!!

I am watching Rufus' weight & changed to a (almost) raw diet. I won't be buying any more dog biscuits when this packet is finished. I tried to source the meat you use but it is a bit difficult out here, so as a temporary measure I mixed up a heap of meat, offal, eggs, vegetables & marine oil & froze them into patties the size you said he should be eating & he eats it just fine. It is also very convenient for me to just thaw out one at a time & it is so easy to feed him now. I haven't weighed him yet to see how he is going.

Kind regards
Wendy

Wendy ( Sunshine Coast QLD)
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

I rang the K9 Centre in despair, following a serious dog aggressive incident whereby my 2 year old aussie bulldog, Boaz, attacked my 14 year old sharpai, Rosie-Belle. The attack was so severe that I initially thought I could no longer deal with Boaz’ behaviours, and I would have to consider another home for him.

I was so impressed by the service offered by the K9 Centre. I’d contacted the Brisbane centre and the gentleman there directed my enquiry for help to The K9 Centre Sunshine Coast. My trainer promptly contacted me and during this initial phone conversation, put my mind at rest as he explained the possible reasons for Boaz’ behaviour and a course of action to remedy this.

The K9 Centre’s understanding of canine behavior is unsurpassable and his firm but kind and respectful manner in handling the dogs and educating the owner is brilliant. I undertook the ‘at home’ training sessions, and with each, my confidence as the handler of my dogs grew and the changed behaviours of the dogs and particularly Boaz’ was remarkable. The training sessions taught me how to be, as I need to be, in order to enjoy the relationship with my dogs and in particular, to feel confident with the 25 kilograms of pure exuberant and previously uncontrollable bulldog.

The changes in the dynamics of our canine family are incredible as they all now get along and actually listen to me. With the changes I needed to make in the handling of Boaz and the ‘pack’ in general, I have gone from stressed to blessed! I thought mine was a hopeless situation but thanks to The K9 Centre’s guidance, I am now an empowered dog owner. I sincerely recommend anyone with concerns about their dog’s behaviours or to anyone wanting the best interactions with their dogs to contact The K9 Centre!

Ruth ( Cooroy Sunshine Coast QLD )
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

Thanks for working with our German shepherd puppy Ninja. We took great care to source our puppy for looks, health and temperament. With the same level of care we sourced a trainer. We selected a sample of trainers from across Australia on the internet, checked their qualifications and references and enquired about the methods employed to produce the conditioned responses in the trained doggies. We determined that your methods using "calm pressure" and voice correction were effective and would build a confident response and the outcome would be a puppy that understands the limitations and boundaries and one that responds in a happy motivated way to our voice or hand signal commands.

Now we have Ninja back from her 10 day board and train program we find our 15 week old puppy is even more of a joy as she sits and waits to go through doorways and across roads, automatically sits and walks on a loose lead, comes when called, and drops whatever she has in her mouth at the time at our feet without hesitation or frustration. The real proof is that she does all this with abounding enthusiasm, a waggly tail, a huge smile and a cheeky look in her eye. She has not lost any of her enthusiasm and this new "connection" she has with us is her and our big reward. The result is she "gets it". We have a better understanding and a fuller relationship. She knows when she has done a great job and she knows when she needs to stop and redirect her energy elsewhere.

We love that you are available for regular maintenance sessions and we look forward to our future occasional update sessions as she matures and learns more complex commands.

Rosie J & Ninja
Kawana

Rosie J & Ninja ( Kawana, Sunshine Coast)
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

As a first time dog owner I found The K9 Centre's puppy school classes extremely helpful. The K9 Centre presented highly interactive classes and always took the time to address individual concerns. It has been somewhat of a comfort going to class each week to help iron out early concerns. Our trainer was always reassuring and I have come away with the confidence to continue our puppy training. I learnt a lot about understanding dogs and therefore how to use the techniques we learnt in a variety of situations. My 2 young sons came to class each week with me and loved watching their new puppy learning to socialise with other dogs. By being a part of class each week they too are taking a very active part in teaching their puppy. I can thoroughly recommend the K9 PuppySmart program to all new puppy owners.

Jo (Twin Waters)

Jo ( Twin Waters Sunshine Coast QLD )
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

We are the proud owners of two Labradoodles...Mustang and Sally...now 9 months old. With the expertise of The K9 Centre and the K9 CalmSmart Lesson we have gone from being bewildered and frustrated puppy owners to now fully enjoying our active and energetic pair. We have learnt 'calm control', we no longer have dogs jumping up at us, dogs mouthing or biting, we have dogs who walk obediently beside us on lead,dogs who sit or lie down 'on command'. On our acreage property we have no fences and our pair have learnt their boundaries. At every step we have been encouraged and supported by The K9 Centre...the hard work has become a pleasure as two former 'cynics' have realised that The K9 Centre's methods produce long term results.
Doug and Donata Page

Doug and Donata Page
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

We first met The K9 Centre back in September. We where in desperate need of help with our two puppies. Lily a 38kg ridgeback X and tonna a 30kg bull mastif.
They where a night mare to take outside the home. Now since The K9 Centre has shown us calm pressure leash control our skills in keeping our puppies calm and under control outside the house is vastly improving!
We found our trainer to be very knowledgeable and professional in everything they do. If we had a question they had the answer. If we where having trouble with any stage in our training they would always be there to help and give advice.
I highly recommend to anyone that is having trouble with their dogs to trust on The K9 Centre to get the answer.

Thanks
Jem and Kris

Jem and Kris
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Gold Coast

Thank you to The K9 Centre so very much for all your help with Buddy, our 3 year old golden Labrador. When I brought Buddy home, he was uncontrollable and I didn’t know where to start with him. He was so lively and unmanageable. Taking him for a walk was a nightmare. After going through your training program the changes have been amazing. For the first time I know how to control him and predict what he is going to do next. That is the best feeling of all. That doesn’t mean he still doesn’t get overexcited, but after going through your program I know how to calm him down without yelling at him, pleading with him or bribing him with treats. He now knows who’s the boss. Thank you for your knowledge and patience with him (and me) and seeing his potential of becoming a well-trained dog. Your kind and firm method produced instant results. I enjoyed going through the program and am so happy that we have a happy and obedient dog who has become a much loved member of the family.

Thank you again for all your help.

Kindest regards
Vickie Pollock

Vickie Pollock
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Gold Coast

When we first came home one year ago with our two little Chihuahua cross puppies (Captain and Tennille), they were timid, frightened and scared of their own shadow. They had come from a rowdy home with two toddlers and took over a week to become comfortable with their new family. Until the age of 7 months, they were as good as gold but soon grew into terrible teenagers - pooping on the floor, barking at every sound and tearing the furniture apart! After several months of trying to get them to stop all this and finding out we were about to move into a townhouse where animal noise would not be tolerated, we contacted the K9 Centre and were relieved to hear the friendly voice of our trainer, who informed us that all this could be fixed! In our lesson Cappy and Ten put on a great show, barking and growling at him, but like every good teacher, he ignored their silliness. Using the calm pressure technique that he taught us both to use since then, he had them under control in about 5 minutes! We were amazed at how different their behaviour was, even after only this short period of time.

They not only train the dogs, but they train you! They teache all the techniques you need to calm the animals and to ensure you get the best out of the training sessions. They make themselves available after training by phone or email and they are only too willing to assist you with questions or queries at any time. Our pups were a little bit spoiled in the past and he taught us how to train without losing any of that love!!
We were most impressed with The K9 Centre and could not recommend them highly enough. They really do have a genuine fondness for dogs and a unique passion for training. Captain and Tennille have never been more well behaved and we only have Alan to thank. I will miss his visits but will always keep in touch!
Our traineris a genius with dogs and a true 'dog whisperer'!!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Alex, Brad, Ripley (and Captain and Tennille) - "Love Will Keep Us Together"!

Alex, Brad, Ripley (and Captain and Tennille) -
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Gold Coast

First lesson happy customer: "Thanks to The K9 Centre Sydney for your expert training tips. We are on our way to properly trained K9s!
Len, Molly & Jasper Sydney NSW

Len, Molly & Jasper Sydney NSW
The K9 Centre Dog Training Sydney South East

Another happy client!. Max loves to walk and run REAL fast, out front leading his pack. After one short lead training session, Max caught on pretty well to what a loose lead meant...fantastic results!
Lena & Colin Sydney NSW

Lena and Colin Reay
The K9 Centre Dog Training Sydney

Another happy client!. Max loves to walk and run REAL fast, out front leading his pack. After one short lead training session, Max caught on pretty well to what a loose lead meant...fantastic results!
Lena & Colin Reay
Sydney NSW Australia

Lena & Colin Reay
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sydney South East

First lessonI am a happy customer: "Thanks to The K9 Centre Sydney South East for your expert training tips. We are on our way to properly trained K9s!.
Len, Molly & Jasper Sydney

Len, Molly & Jasper
The K9 Centre Sydney

We just want to express our thanks to The K9 Centre for transforming our two blue staffies, Turtle and Drama. We contacted The K9 Centre after our lads got into a
fight with each other and I got injured trying to break them up. It made us realise that we did not have the control over the dogs as much as they had control over us, walking has always been a struggle with constant pulling, and very little obedience. The K9 Centre came to our rescue with the calm pressure technique and simple vocabulary and we were amazed how quickly the lads
responded. Being Staffies they have never been very good around other dogs and there was always the fear of meeting other dogs when we walked especially if other dogs were off leash, now we feel we have the knowledge,
thanks to The K9 Centre to walk our lads in comfort and control any situations that may arise upon meeting other dogs. It is a pleasure to walk them now and when they look up at you for guidance it is the best feeling, it is an
ongoing thing and we are still working hard at training, but we could never have done it without The K9 Centre's advice and knowledge. Our lovely trainer, who
obviously adores dogs, I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you

Rob & Jane Weaver
Gold Coast and of course Turtle and Drama

Rob & Jane Weaver, Turtle and Drama
The K9 Centre Dog Training Gold Coast

According to Cleo anything that moved needed to be pounced on.
We exercised Cleo twice a day in a bid to tire her out but she was like the energizer bunny...she just kept going and going.
I called The K9 Centre to explain our dilemma and he advised that we were physically tiring her out but not mentally. Our Trainer advised us that they had worked with many Border Collies with great results and we booked in our first lesson straight away.
Within minutes of arriving at our house they had managed to capture Cleo's attention and we noticed a change in her demeanor almost instantly. After one week of using their techniques Cleo became a different dog. Taking her for a walk actually became a pleasure rather than a chore. I never thought I would be able to say this but Cleo does not even need a lead anymore. She now sits, drops, and stays on voice command alone.
Canine was a pleasure to work with. Our Trainer was calm and answered every question we ever had. We often say we wish we knew what we know now when Cleo was a puppy.
If we now had to describe Cleo in the 3 words they would be: obedient, calm and playful (she is a Border Collie after all). Thank you Karhl for all your help! We cannot thank you enough!
Kate, Jeremy & Cleo

Kate, Jeremy & Cleo
The K9 Centre Dog Training Brisbane North

We have an 11 month old bull arab/great dane/giraffe cross called Bonnie, who was a real handful. She wouldn’t come when called, wouldn’t walk on a leash properly, chewed everything that didn’t move (and some things that did), dug craters everywhere and generally wouldn’t listen to our commands.
We decided to call K9 Centre to find out how to control this huge puppy. They came out and immediately assumed control of Bonnie. Our trainer showed us how to do the “calm sit” command, amongst others, and we use it constantly. We have found that with constant use of all the training that was provided to us by K9 Centre, Bonnie is now less of a handful and more of a pet.
Because Bonnie is a puppy, her education is ongoing but we now find that by constantly reinforcing what we have learnt, we are able to do more things with her, including camping, and are more relaxed when she walks in the room, instead of us looking for damage.
They have been brilliant. We know we can call them anytime about any training issues, and can highly recommend him.

Bull Arab x Great Dane x Giraffe cross called Bonnie
The K9 Centre Dog Training Brisbane North

Hi To the best trainers in Brisbane
Thank you once again for the wonderful training and transformation you have achieved with Sabre during her 10 day BoardSmart Program.
We were thrown out last year of other dog training schools because of her obstinate and unruly behaviour, generally being very disruptive of learning and not
following instructions.
I have read lots of books, listened to video programs, tried everything but nothing really worked with my boisterous pup.
Now at 2 1/2 years I am amazed at the results and progress you have achieved with my companion.
I have also made numerous enquiries around the Brisbane region, North and South and found that many trainers used really rough methods like choker chains etc, and I would not have any of that, and am very pleased to have found that you use such gentle techniques with such amazing success.
I am trully pleased with the results you have achieved with Sabre and would recommend you to anyone with a disobedient dog such as mine was.
I am looking forward to doing more training with you in the future.
Cheers, Irene Pap

Irene Pap
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Thank you for all your help, the CalmSmart training has helped us tremendously, your calm authoritative approach and knowledge has helped us to make our
Kaiser (12 month old GSD) a family friendly puppy, who we now have greater control over than we ever would have had on our own.

Your training methods and advice have given us the confidence to move forward with his training.

Thank you again.

Robyn Newton

Robyn Newton
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

On behalf of my family and I we would love to express our gratitude to the K9 Centre Gold Coast. Last year they helped us with our Aussie Bulldog Nitro. We bought him when he was 5 months old and he was perfect! well except for the fact that he had no training whatsoever! As you can imagine how stubborn Bulldogs can be, we thought we were in for a real struggle, thats when we contacted K9 and our trainer came to the rescue. They showed us the techniques and explained thoroughly so much about dog psychology! After gaining the tools we needed for success and revising every day, we have a wonderful and obedient dog, whom I take for walks and not him taking me! Now I am happy to report with constant practice and ongoing support from K9, Nitro now can walk without a lead by my side and he obeys verbal commands without using leash control.
During our training we purchased a companion for Nitro, he was only a pup at 12 weeks old. Unfortunately he got very sick and had to be put down at 17 weeks. They are very supportive during this time. They rang numerous times to give advice and offer help to us. My husband and I were very impressed and grateful to them for going above and beyond our expectations as a Dog Trainers.
Finally I would like to Thank K9 for their assistance and professionalism. A huge Thanks for being a very caring and knowledgeable trainers. He has certainly made our lives much easier with our Nitro, even my five year old can take him for a walk now! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the K9 Centre in all areas concerning dog training and advice.
Kind Regards,
Leeann Doherty

Leeann Doherty, Family and Nitro
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Gold Coast

Thanks K9 Centre Brisbane
We have recently completed our home smart training program. We started with a dog that was very over excited around other dogs and people making it almost impossible for us to take him outside for a walk or visit friends. This problem was escalating out of control and making everyone quite unhappy having such a disobedient dog. Nothing we did made any difference to his behaviour. Your approach to training was very helpful, patient and calm. It has been great to have you come round and train our dog as well as teaching us. Arranging dog training sessions at a time that was convenient to everyone. Bringing your own dog to the training session made a huge difference. Having a calm dog to interact with while working though our dogs over excitement issues. Our Dog Crusoe can now walk beside us outside without the lead on. A huge difference! Everyone is much happier. Crusoe is only 1 year old and has plenty to learn still- He has been given a solid foundation to start with; all the training methods have given us a reliable way to continue his training ourselves. I would recommend the company and you to anyone that needed to train his or her dog.

Thanks again. Marti and Brad.

Marti, Brad and Crusoe
The K9 Centre Dog Training Australia

Brett and I have just finished Our HomeSmart Training Programs and have been thoroughly satisfied with the results we have had with our 2 puppies – Frank (Bull Mastiff) and Maia (Siberian Husky).
Since both breeds are very different and adapted to the training differently, it was important for us that our puppies had that one on one attention in their training. This was exactly what we got with the K9 Centre. Not only did their methods work but we were surprised with the speed at which our puppies learnt. Their trainer was kind, courteous and we could tell from the moment we met them that they are true dog lovers. They not only gave our puppies valuable and important training but always asked us about their diets and behavior too. The knowledge you get from them covers everything from fixing any bad habits the dogs have, to ways for us humans to cope with any issues we were experiencing. If we ever had any questions or anything, Paul was always available for the answers.
They say huskies are hard to control as although they are very attentive and willful, they are also very independent and you have to earn their respect. Well all the methods worked from day one with Maia and she learnt so quickly with little trouble.
Frank had different issues being so large and a bit stubborn, so it took him a little longer. But still the same methods were applied to him as were applied to Maia and worked very well.
Now, our puppies are still works in progress and have lots to learn, but we feel this training has given us solid, reliable and safe methods that will be reinforced and strengthened as they grow into dogs. Both puppies have learned the basic commands all without the “treat” method (which is a common way you get taught from most puppy schools). By simply using the calm pressure with a lead and by then saying the command, they do what you want nearly every time lol (they are still puppies after all). But as they say, they are still young and have lots of time to perfect the commands.
On our last lesson, we where told that anytime we needed help or advice to not hesitate to contact them in the future. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants to have a happy, healthy and well-trained K9's.

Kind regards,

Justine Pfeiffer and Brett Reid

Frank and Maia - HomeSmart Brisbane South
The K9 Centre Dog Training Australia

Thank you so much for the training and education you have provided for Rocky and Bailey. It has been a very worthwhile exercise not only for the animals but also for our understanding of the psychology of dogs and in turn identifying behaviours and how to effectively respond to problems. It has and will continue to improve their happiness and wellbeing and that of the household. Once again thank you for the opportunity to share your experience and knowledge around these amazing animals.
Regards,
Darren, Patricia and Flor, Highgate Hill.

Darren, Patricia and Flor, Highgate Hill
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Dear K9 Centre
Thank you so much for your help with Boston the Labrador and Wally the Staffy.
We love our dogs dearly, and unfortunately little Wallys behaviour meant that we were beginning to not enjoy walking them and were stressed due to his constant escaping and high level of energy. After the sessions with you he is a new dog, and we are happier people to! The calm pressure techniques gave us a common approach to dealing with his pulling on the lead and running at anything that moved. The technique also allowed Wally to know what was expected of him, he went from being a dog that we were starting to lose hope for, to a dog that only wants to please, and now he knows how to!! Although I was not keen on Crate training it worked wonderfully and helped Wally to Relax & get used to down time, the technique worked brilliantly. He no longer goes under, over and through fences but is quite happy ”chillin” in the backyard.

Although Boston wasn’t causing us any grief, your sessions made me realise the potential he has and just how much he enjoyed turning walks into training sessions. He really loves to learn and please and is just a delight to walk now.

Again thank you so much for your’e friendly, consistent advice and ability to show us a new way of working with the dogs. We also appreciate being able to call you any time with quick questions and advice.

We all appreciate it very much, Tamsyn, Eric, Boston and Wally.

Tamsyn, Eric, Boston and Wally
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Thanks so much for your help with the puppies they are going great! I have attached a picture of them also. Hope your having a great new year!
We where in desperate need of help with our two puppies. Lily a 38kg Ridgeback X and Tonna a 30kg Bull Mastif. They where a night mare to take outside the home. Now since The K9 Centre Calm Smart Method our skills in keeping our puppies calm and under control outside the house is vastly improving!

We found them to be very knowledgeable and professional in what his dog training. If we had a question he had the answer. If we where having trouble with any stage in our training he is always there to help and give advice.

We highly recommend to anyone that is having trouble with their dogs to trust on them to get the answer.

Thanks Jem + Kris

Jem and Kris
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Gold Coast

We would like to thank you for your wisdom in helping us train our dog, Wolf. When I first called, Wolf had a number of behavioral issues including; pulling on the lead, escaping the yard, growling and biting, jumping on visitors and the inability to relax. Thanks to your advice, and your calm pressure techniques, we are glad to say that Wolf is now a much calmer dog, who is more enjoyable to have in the home and around our friends. Wolf still has a little way to go but we endeavor to continue the training you have helped us with and he is definitely on the way.


Jasmine

Jasmine & Wolf
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Our sincere thanks to the K9 Centre for the training, advice and support given to us and our boxer Elliot.
The K9 Centre's service was efficient and professional and we highly recommend his services.
Our Trainer was and still is, available at any time via phone or email, to answer and advise on any concerns we may have with Elliot’s training.
He is a person that loves what he does and this shows in his dealings with dogs and owners.

Thank you very much K9

Elliot The Boxer
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Calm pressure is a lifesaver and works instantly! Thanks Karhl and K9

I just wanted to give you an update on Shelby my chocolate lab. When you first met her she was over excited, unruly and definitely thought she was the leader of the pack. She used to jump and pull on the lead. Taking her for a walk was a nightmare. I could only make it to the top of the street before getting frustrated and taking her home.

Thanks to your calm and patient manner and simple techniques, Shelby today is the total opposite. Calm pressure is a lifesaver and works instantly. I also recommend crate training to anyone with an over excited dog. Thank you for convincing me to try it. Shelby has a safe place to sleep and a place to chill during the day. As a result she is a lot calmer. She no longer jumps and I can take her for a walk without worrying about her lunging at other dogs. I
was even confident enough to take her on a dog-a-thon with a hundred other dogs.

Thanks again you are not only a dog trainer but a people trainer too Thanks for remaining calm and patient even when I didn’t. I now have a dog that respects me and is a joy to be around. While we still have a ways to go you
have given me the tools I need for a well trained dog. I will not hesitate in recommending you and The K9 Centre to everyone I know.

Thank you!

Ashlea and Shelby.

Ashlea and Shelby
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

Awesome 🙂 Thank you to the K9 Centre… I really enjoyed my training!
Thank you so much for the training you recently did with our HUGE dog Bentley, he was quite a handful!! He was jumping up, chewing everything and a little hard to manage, couldnt even take him to the park at one stage. When Bentley came back from a 10 day training course we couldnt believe it was the same dog We felt so comfortable with him in your hands. The time you gave Bentley and the attention to detail was second to none. We are now looking forward to training Bentley in our own home and equally looking forward to the K9 Home Smart Programme. Thank you also for your ongoing support and advice. We are truly thankful…AMAZING !!

Leah Jet & Bentley
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

You can take the dog out of the street …But can you take the street out of the dog?
It seems so after our training sessions ! Sybil, the kelpie-cross and I have had an ‘on and off’ relationship for eight years. ‘On’ being when she’s giving me doe-eyes in the living room being a sweet-heart, ‘off’ being every time we went for a walk. Sybil and I got together one day at the RSPCA over $185 and a face I couldn’t say no to. She was a stray and on getting her home I found she had the stray traits of eating everything and anything without chewing or stopping to breath and being an absolute menace to take for a walk. Pulling, jumping at other dogs, lunging at tall men with boots?

After eight years and several failed attempts to train the ‘black devil’ I tried The K9 Center and our awesome trainer arrived with no treats, no chokers just some excellent training techniques. After the first lesson we saw results and the second lesson we had her walking past another dog without blinking an eye. They are fantastic, Sybil stopped and ‘listened’ to her like some kind of wonder dog from a Chum commercial.

We’re still making progress … it won’t happen overnight, but each walk we’re getting better as it’s not just Sybil who needs reconditioning after eight harrowing years of ‘walking nightmares’. If you have a problem dog who you think is beyond help give these guys a go. Having a dog who you can just take on a walk without a huge drama is
so great … it’s a pity I didn’t find The K9 Centre the day I took that RSPCA special home!

Hayley Lees & Sybil

Hayley Lees & Sybil
The K9 Centre Dog Training Brisbane North

My husband and I adopted an 8 year old stafy cross bull terrier from the pound in March 2011. He was a lovely dog, however he needed some help when it came to going on walks and listening at the dog park (caused from abuse growing up). We also have a Jack Russel for a few months as we are doggy sitting and he was in need of some training as well. We thought it would be best to have a trainer from The K9 Centre do the home training with us. We decided on this so that we could learn how to do the training when the sessions were over and have the confidence in our training abilities.

Right from the beginning we appreciated their form of training, without treats as the Jack Russel needed to lose some weight! During the weeks of training we learned how it was more about training us first and then the dogs. We were able to use the techniques that our trainer taught us to assist the dogs in wanting to obey us, listening to us, and responding to us.

The trainers are very friendly and patient. We found that the lessons were practical, fun and encouraging. The dogs responded well to him and he was most helpful by calling to see how the training was going between lessons.
They also told us that we could call them if we had any further questions once our training was finished.

We have had many people comment on how much both of the dogs have changed in their behaviour and how well they listen. We would definitely recommend The K9 Centre to anyone, as we can now take the dogs for afternoon walks instead of them walking us! Plus, we now have this training knowledge to use in the future as we would love to have more dogs around!
Thankyou Michael and Jill

Michael and Jill Hooke
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

Crazy, Erratic and Hyper!
This is how we used to describe our 2 year old Border Collie (Cleo) before The K9 Centre came into our lives. Shadow chasing, pulling on the lead and jumping up on people were Cleo’s specialities. According to Cleo anything that moved needed to be pounced on.
We exercised Cleo twice a day in a bid to tire her out but she was like the energizer bunny…she just kept going and going. I called The K9 Centre to explain our dilemma and he advised that we were physically tiring her out but not mentally. K9 advised he had worked with many Border Collies with great results and we booked in our first lesson straight away. Within minutes of arriving at our house my trainer had managed to capture Cleo’s attention and we noticed a change in her demeanour almost instantly. After one week of using K9's techniques Cleo became a different dog. Taking her for a walk actually became a pleasure rather than a chore. I never thought I would be able to say this but Cleo does not even need a lead anymore.
She now sits, drops, and stays on voice command alone. K9 was a pleasure to work with. They were calm and answered every question we ever had. We often say we wish we knew what we know now when Cleo was a puppy. If we now had to describe Cleo in the 3 words they would be: obedient, calm and playful (she is a Border Collie after all). Thank you guys for all your help! We cannot thank you enough!

Kate, Jeremy & Cleo

Kate, Jeremy & Cleo
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

Before contacting the K9 Centre (South), I always envied those people walking down the street with their well-behaved dogs trotting calmly next to them. We thought we were destined to be dragged along the foot path by our two excitable shar peis forever.

My husband and I were very skeptical at first. We had been through puppy training, clicker training, numerous harnesses and an endless supply of treats, but nothing had managed to calm our Agro (3 year old male) and Toot (2 year old
female). While we love our furry family, we were sick of our guests being jumped on and scratched, our clothes being ripped, altercations at the dog park and the embarrassment of being walked by our dogs (and not the other way around).

However, after our first session, we noticed an immediate change in our dogs’ behaviour. As the lessons continued, Agro and Toot become calmer, less anxious and easier to control. You have armed us with the skills and knowledge to give our dogs the direction and leadership they were looking for all this time.

I’m excited to report that I can now walk Agro and Toot together, something that I haven’t been able to do since they were puppies. We wish that we had called sooner, but we’re very glad that we did. We’re happier, our dogs are happier – so thank you!




Many thanks,

Mel, Joe, Agro and Toot x

Mel, Joe, Agro and Toot
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Thanks for working with our German shepherd puppy Ninja. We took great care to source our puppy for looks, health and temperament. With the same level of care we sourced a trainer. We selected a sample of trainers from across Australia on the internet, checked their qualifications and references and enquired about the methods employed to produce the conditioned responses in the trained doggies. We determined that your methods using "calm pressure" and voice correction were effective and would build a confident response and the outcome would be a puppy that understands the limitations and boundaries and one that responds in a happy motivated way to our voice or hand signal commands.

Now we have Ninja back from her 10 day board and train program we find our 15 week old puppy is even more of a joy as she sits and waits to go through doorways and across roads, automatically sits and walks on a loose lead, comes when called, and drops whatever she has in her mouth at the time at our feet without hesitation or frustration. The real proof is that she does all this with abounding enthusiasm, a waggly tail, a huge smile and a cheeky look in her eye. She has not lost any of her enthusiasm and this new "connection" she has with us is her and our big reward. The result is she "gets it". We have a better understanding and a fuller relationship. She knows when she has done a great job and she knows when she needs to stop and redirect her energy elsewhere.

We love that you are available for regular maintenance sessions and we look forward to our future occasional update sessions as she matures and learns more complex commands.

Rosie J & Ninja
Kawana

Rosie J & Ninja from Kawana Sunshine Coast QLD
The K9 Centre Sunshine Coast

Firstly, I want to THANKYOU for YOUR patience, knowledge, calm personality and what you do to help others and their beloved dogs.
Let me paint a picture for you about my loving Labrador Lola... she is nearly 3 and was a dog that loved to escape out the front door when we had visitors, she wouldn’t come back after the escape that I had to get in the car and go collect her from someone’s lawn, walks were a nightmare and I remember one day I got to the end of the street.. turned back and dropped her straight home, she was a bull in a free world and I didn’t have the knowledge to help her or ME. She always refused to go outside if I wasn’t going out too, Lola loved to chase the cat up and down the hallway and I could see in her eyes she was a cheeky puppy wanting to push my boundaries and she was finding every single weakness in me.... UNTIL about 6 weeks ago I called THE K9 CENTRE!!!!
Lola did not know what hit her and I swear, no joke, the first session I saw results!!! I was stunned and I could tell Lola was too. All my trainer used was a normal collar, a lead and patience and this was the start to a new puppy. Lola now LOVES to go outside and play (even if I don’t), I can open the front door freely and she doesn’t move until I tell her too (every time!) When we do training out the front together she is happy and loves the challenge and guess what... she’s off the lead sometimes! Yes, she gets over excited still and sometimes won’t listen but I know for a fact that’s ME not her. Consistency is the key and I now love coming home and taking her out for training, I still have a lot of training to do but it will come with time.

I have learnt so much about the K9 CalmSmart Method and I hope you all will go that next step and CALL THEM!

Chanelle Beere
The K9 Centre Brisbane South

THANKYOU K9!

I rang the K9 Centre in despair, following a serious dog aggressive incident whereby my 2 year old aussie bulldog, Boaz, attacked my 14 year old sharpai, Rosie-Belle. The attack was so severe that I initially thought I could no longer deal with Boaz’ behaviours, and I would have to consider another home for him.

I was so impressed by the service offered by the K9 Centre. I’d contacted the Brisbane centre and the gentleman there directed my enquiry for help to Blair. Blair promptly contacted me and during this initial phone conversation, put my mind at rest as he explained the possible reasons for Boaz’ behaviour and a course of action to remedy this.

K9's understanding of canine behavior is unsurpassable and her firm but kind and respectful manner in handling the dogs and educating the owner is brilliant. I undertook the ‘at home’ training sessions, and with each, my confidence as the handler of my dogs grew and the changed behaviours of the dogs and particularly Boaz’ was remarkable. The training sessions taught me how to be, as I need to be, in order to enjoy the relationship with my dogs and in particular, to feel confident with the 25 kilograms of pure exuberant and previously uncontrollable bulldog.

The changes in the dynamics of our canine family are incredible as they all now get along and actually listen to me. With the changes I needed to make in the handling of Boaz and the ‘pack’ in general, I have gone from stressed to blessed! I thought mine was a hopeless situation but thanks to Jade’s guidance, I am now an empowered dog owner. I sincerely recommend anyone with concerns about their dog’s behaviours or to anyone wanting the best interactions with their dogs to contact Jade. Thank you Jade.

Ruth (Cooroy)
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

Hi K9

Sorry for the delayed reply. I have only just gotten organised with registering for the online videos today, and will look at them when I have a chance.
Rufus is going GREAT! Honestly your program was so worth the money & the effort to get him there. Actually I have given your name & contact details to a client of mine who has two large & out of control dogs the same age as Rufus. I do hope he contacts you. His name is Simon ******* & he is from Kingaroy. As he concedes, he has already spent way more than the cost of having his dogs trained with repairing & replacing all they have destroyed!

Anyway, so far Rufus is a changed dog-that is changed for the better 🙂 He is doing everything he should with no problems & only occasionally needs to be reminded when he is being a little TOO affectionate. An unexpected bonus is that instead of slinking off at every chance to sleep on his couch, he will come outside with me & stay there without any direction from me, watching what I am doing or just keeping me company. It is really nice & he is a pleasure to have around.

He even stands back & waits until I put his food down & tell him he can have it. I have to admit I have not yet taken him for an on lead 'walk' into town, but have checked that he can & will still walk on the lead for when I do want to do that. No problem at all with that. I did clip one of his nails & he was OKish with it but it is probably a two person job. I will make sure I work on that so he doesn't slip backwards.

He has also stopped most of his unprovoked barking! He had gotten to the stage that he was barking at shadows before you took him on & it was getting quite annoying. He did go beserk & rightly so when a koala tried to break into the house last week. Seriously! It was surreal, jumping up onto the glass door trying to get in. Even then Toby could calm him down & remove him from the excitement quite easily.

I can not speak of the training program highly enough, and your obvious expertise also. I would not hesitate to recommend the training to anyone who has a dog. In fact I wish it was mandatory for dog ownership. The world would be a much better place with happy, contented & obedient dogs!!

I am watching Rufus' weight & changed to a (almost) raw diet. I won't be buying any more dog biscuits when this packet is finished. I tried to source the meat you use but it is a bit difficult out here, so as a temporary measure I mixed up a heap of meat, offal, eggs, vegetables & marine oil & froze them into patties the size you said he should be eating & he eats it just fine. It is also very convenient for me to just thaw out one at a time & it is so easy to feed him now. I haven't weighed him yet to see how he is going.

Anyway I hope all is going well with you & I'll keep in touch & let you know if I have any problems.

Kind regards
Wendy

Wendy
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

"To The K9 Centre we can't thank you enough!! Our dog still isn't perfect, but she is so vastly improved and actually MADE IT to the USA!!! We are all so thankful and elated - esp. Nanny-dog! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"
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Carole Richardson
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

I would just like to say thank you from myself and my family on the wonderful work that you have done with Nani over the past couple of months. From an anxious and at times aggressive dog to the relaxed dog that I see today is something that I never thought I would see. I would also like to thank you for the knowledge and the time that you spent with us as dog owner’s teaching us our true responsibilities which has contributed no-end to the improvement in Nani’s behaviour.

Finally, it isn’t often that you engage with a service provider who calls you “the client” after the job on multiple occassions, or who makes himself or herself available after the fact for any questions that may still be out there. Your service is different and I can’t thank you enough for everything.

Regards
Becker Family

The Becker Family
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

My husband and I had been talking about getting some dog training for quite some time. We wanted one-on-one training rather than group training but really didn't know where to start looking. Then we heard about K9 Centre on Nova. I called them up and within a couple of hours had a return call from Paul who clearly explained to me they way that K9 Centre carried out there training. We were particularly 'sold' on the "guaranteed results" after the first session. We booked our dogs in and started our training within a couple of weeks. Low and behold, K9 Centre held up their end of the bargain!! We had results after just one hour. We were amazed. Overall, our dogs are calmer and we have a lot more control over them. We used to come back from a walk frustrated but now it is a pleasure and much more relaxing for all four of us. Our trainer, Paul, was not only professional but also very knowledgeable and friendly. We found the whole experience with K9 Centre fun, rewarding and enjoyable. We would (and have) recommend the K9 Centre to anyone looking for professional and effective dog training.

Gemma & Ryan Cullen
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

We have a 10 month old Rottweiler named Ricco, who was starting to think he was the boss of the house. He would not to one thing that I told him to do and was very difficult to control.He would listen to my husband, Peter but this was not good as Peter works away alot.It was a starting to be a bit of a nightmare for me and my 2 daughters who are 10 & 11yrs old.
We also have a 2 1/2 yr old Staffy (Our princess). They get on really well

We rang K9 and within only a couple of hours Karhl had rung us back and organized a time convenient to our busy lives to come and help us.

Karhl has definitely been wonderful to say the least.
He has trained us and Ricco has followed.
Karhl has shown us how to be calm, assertive and in control of Ricco, He has tought us to patient with him, after all he is still a pup learning, which is quite hard to remember when you have this huge dog that is already nearly 50kg and looks like an older dog.

Ricco is coming along really well, we have noticed a huge difference in his behavior since Karhl has been seeing us.With more practice and continued sessions with Ricco he has become easier to handle and is starting to listen to commands.Our girls and myself have much more control.
( We just wont go up the lane way with him. lol)
Karhl has been a savior to us as we had no control of this huge boy.
It has been worth every cent. Karhl has always been available to speak to at anytime. The online videos have also been helpful

The crate has worked a treat. He goes into it to have quite time and is always so relaxed when he is in it.
I was always under the impression that dogs were always trained with treats. K9 trains without any treats which I think is great.
We were definitely the ones that needed the training.

Thank you Karhl for your time patients and sharing your expertise with us.
I would recommend you and have so already without hesitation.

Peter, Jenny ,Maddison & Taylah Schussig

Burpengary

Peter, Jenny ,Maddison & Taylah Schussig
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

Dear K9
Having owned dogs all our lives we found ourselves a little overwhelmed by our latest addition to the family, a very excitable Doberman who was not very responsive to training. We decided to book both our Doberman and our Beagle into K9.
After our dogs completed the 10 day Board Smart program it was incredible to see the results of your training and the difference in the dog’s behaviour. They returned home calm, controlled and responsive to the commands they were given. Upon handover Karhl spent two hours with us carefully showing us what he had taught the dogs and teaching us how to keep the training ongoing.
Over the next couple of months we met with Karhl once a fortnight for an hour to continue the training. We soon learnt that training dogs was also about training us. Karhl helped to teach us at the same time as training the dogs. Karhl was able to explain the training techniques in a way that made it a pleasure to spend time training our dogs. Kahrls commitment to the dogs and us was nothing short of amazing, he has taught us how to continue the great training that he completed whist the dogs were in his care. We are now able to enjoy time with our dogs without the continual battle to calm them down and follow commands, walking the dogs is now a pleasure not a chore. We can not thank K9 and in particular Karhl enough for what they have achieved for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending K9 to anyone who needs quality training.
ManyThanks K9.
Pat & Sonja Greene

Pat & Sonja Greene
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

Dear K9
Having owned dogs all our lives we found ourselves a little overwhelmed by our latest addition to the family, a very excitable Doberman who was not very responsive to training. We decided to book both our Doberman and our Beagle into K9.
After our dogs completed the 10 day Board Smart program it was incredible to see the results of your training and the difference in the dog’s behaviour. They returned home calm, controlled and responsive to the commands they were given. Upon handover Karhl spent two hours with us carefully showing us what he had taught the dogs and teaching us how to keep the training ongoing.
Over the next couple of months we met with Karhl once a fortnight for an hour to continue the training. We soon learnt that training dogs was also about training us. Karhl helped to teach us at the same time as training the dogs. Karhl was able to explain the training techniques in a way that made it a pleasure to spend time training our dogs. Karhls commitment to the dogs and us was nothing short of amazing, he has taught us how to continue the great training that he completed whist the dogs were in his care. We are now able to enjoy time with our dogs without the continual battle to calm them down and follow commands, walking the dogs is now a pleasure not a chore. We can not thank K9 and in particular Karhl enough for what they have achieved for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending K9 to anyone who needs quality training.
Many thanks K9.
Pat & Sonja Greene

Pat & Sonja Greene
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

The K9 Centre Brisbane North Side
My Partner and I called The K9 Centre because we have 2 & 3yr old hyperactive staffies and were getting frustrated with some of the more robust behaviours, such as jumping on guests and pulling on the lead while walking. The contact process was fast and efficient and we had an appointment lined up within half an hour of the call to the centre.
What a difference working with Karhl has made for both our dogs and us! I’m a teacher myself and I have learned a lot about my own behaviour. The immediate results regarding some of the behaviours were amazing. Even though some behaviours (both human and dog) will take some time to improve knowing what to do to get the desired result and seeing the improvement in our dogs’ behaviour has made our lives much better.
Working from home has made the process so much easier and Karhl was very supportive. He was always available to answer any questions outside of the appointment times and was never in a rush to end the sessions. He dealt with our (human) behaviours patiently and effectively and was able to clearly demonstrate to us what we can do to achieve the desired result in our dogs’ behaviour.

I fully recommend Karhl and am very happy we made the choice to contact the K9 centre. If we consider further (advanced) training I will definitely be calling Karhl.

Ange and Neil
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

Dan, Mel (Tate and Boston)
My partner and I had been having issues with our two foxy crosses for a number of years. After being very dilligent in the early stages of our older dogs life with behaviour and consistency, things had slipped considerably and both (the eldest in particular) had settled into some learned behaviour that was rooted in fear aggression. Though they were both vested with a natural exuberance and nervous energy common to foxies, their behaviour had become enough to influence OUR behaviour and choices, who we could be around, where we took them in public. We always had an eye on them when our friends came over, never trusted (the eldest) around children or strangers, and more often than not we'd end up locking her away when people came to our house. We knew we had to do something but after trying many different approaches over the years had become frustrated, and in turn became lax and inconsistent with our training.
We found the K9 Centre while looking for a boarder for the dogs (we hadn't been on holiday for 3 years because we couldn't trust them with anyone!) He introduced us to the techniques that we still employ regularly now, in a gradual and straightforward way, that was as much about training us as it was the dogs. We noticed an improvement after the first session and then went on to build on the fundamental principle in the following weeks. Our eldest dog responded so quickly we were astounded (she's 11!) - she went from trying to eat his trainers boot to wagging her tail and walking beside him in the space of about 4 sessions. It didn't hurt that he himself is an amiable, easy going guy who knows his training and knows how to communicate it (no dog whispering or puppy xanax here!). He had a genuine affection for our dogs and they for him. We enjoyed our time training with The K9 Centre too and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone for any dog behaviour issue - the results speak for themselves.

Dan and Mel
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Hi Karhl
Sam, Dom & I would like to sincerely thank you for all your help with Harry - he has come ahead in leaps and bounds. Please find below a testimonial for your business. Karhl Pickering, the dog trainer from K9 Centre Dog Training has been coming to our home once a week for the past 4 weeks to provide training/rehabilitation for our border collie. His dedication, patience and expertise has turned our once disobedient, hard to manage, over-exuberant dog into a well-behaved calm dog who is now a pleasure to take for a walk and easily controlled.

Karhl charges one initial payment and his philosophy is that he will keep coming as long as it takes to rehabilitate/train the dog and he has certainly lived up to that for us - he is coming again on the weekend just to go back over all the basics with us and our dog. He has provided myself and my two sons with the help we all needed in order for us to become the 'pack leader' to our dog. We now have the confidence to take our dog anywhere knowing we have the skills to control him easily.

Karhl understands dogs so well and is brilliant at what he does so I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that needs help with their dog - yoú will be very happy with the results.

Thankyou Marieanne Deutscher

Marieanne Deutscher
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

We have a little shih tzu-jack russell cross who came into our lives in February 2011, Bensley was 8 months old and totally out of control. We sought help and hired a trainer, didn't work, we then found an on-line training programme that uses clickers and treats and this only made Bensley worse. By this time we were seriously thinking of returning Bensley to the RSPCA but decided to have one more try and by luck we found The K9 Centre website. With just a handful of training sessions plus on-line and phone help they turned Bensley around, The K9 Centre's technique is professional and very successful. If you need and want the best canine trainer just ring their number 1300 225 559 and you will achieved the results you are looking for. If you would like personal confirmation from us please contact us - Email: webbiz@iprimus.com.au
Thankyou to The K9 Centre.
Cheers,
Anna & Arden Rix.
Oh and also Bensley

Anna & Arden Rix
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

The K9 Centre's trainer was a gentle, sincere, knowledgeable, young man. I am 67 and retired in December 2010. I bought a dog from a S.A. trainer who told me Nando was 2cm too tall. I met her in Melbourne where she was attending a show and took Nando, he was a beautiful dog, quiet, wary and beautiful. I put him in the car and he looked at me and I looked at him and he was so confused but trusting.

I hadn’t had a dog since 1978 and always promised myself that when I retired I would get one. Why I chose a 40 kilo German Shepherd is a mystery but I did and it was obvious I needed help.

I enrolled in a training course, recommended to me, and I went along on dark evening in April to a showground. There were 12 – 14 dogs in the Beginners and Nando was the best looking and the largest dog. Everyone there had obviously been to puppy class and Nando and I were completely lost, or I should say I was lost! It was the most demoralising experience; I could not hear the trainer, could not readily get the hand signals for sit, stay, down, etc.

We came home and I told my family we had flunked class! The trainer just said to stay behind and his only comment to me was that the dog was too big for me!

That made me feel, very special, not. I was already feeling as though I had taken on too much! This poor dog was looking to me for direction and I had none.

Luckily for me, I had been also referred to The K9 centre, Dog Training by the same person but I chose the wrong one.....it happens!

I came back to Brisbane on March 13th, after my first lesson with The K9 Centre. April 29th, I could see that training this dog was the key. I was the one who needed training. I had always had dogs but I could see that this amazing dog needed direction and I also acknowledged that I did not have a clue as to how to do that.

Firstly they reinstated my confidence and anxiety by telling me that I was not too old and I was not too small to handle Nando. Our first lesson went really well, Nando growling at him being timid and as he said, lots of fear aggression! OK! We had some problems to overcome. It appeared that Nando was terrified of males, and a male trying to teach him how to behave was something Nando was very wary of.

I enrolled in the HomeSmart Program and now after completing the course have the tools needed to control Nando. No treats, no loud voices, no rebukes, no abuse needed. It worked and I was so inspired to get up in the morning and do the training because the reward it brings is worth more than the cost of the program.

The trainers tells you like it is and I really appreciate that, he is not condescending, patronising, just says it is like it is and if it is the owner, (which I suspect it usually is), he handles that really well. May I say at this point, I am not an academic or do I like being told what to do! My family to attest to this but I have to say when it comes to a huge animal that is under your control, it is vitally important to take it seriously. I take on board everything he tells me and I have to believe what he says is true, he is the expert and I have proven with Nando that everything my trainer advises; plays out with Nando.

I cannot emphasise enough how life is made easier with training for a dog. One of the things I remember is that, if the dog knows what I want, he FEELS SAFE! Crossed messages, such as kisses, praise when it is not deserved, is very hard to remember but it is important for the dog to know what you are on about! Really important.

Thank you !

After Nando and I progress to complete understanding, we will be back for advanced training.

Diane Elliott
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

We recently moved from a property that had 1 quiet dog as a neighbour, to 4 small persistent barking dogs as neighbours. Unfortunately this new environment did not go down well with our 2yr 69kg Bullmastiff – Boss!
The Fence
The effect on Boss was instant! The aggression he displayed when these dogs were barking on our fence line, was something we had never witnessed, it was upsetting and scary, for me and the children. My main concern was, this could ignite at any time and I had absolutely no control.
The Walk
My husband works away 5wks and only home 7 days plus we recently moved from NZ, so I had no family or friends to watch the children, 2yr, 4yr, 6yr, 9yr. To say walking Boss with a Pram & 4 Kids was a “Mission”, is an understatement! I must say, being 5 foot nothing and choosing a breed of dog that weighs 10kg more then me, certainly wasn’t one of my wisest choices and Lord help us, if we were ever “unlucky” enough to encounter another dog, all hell would break loose. Even a shot of Vodka couldn’t ease the mental or physical strain, some days I didn’t know if I was “God” for getting through these walks or just plain, “Stupid”!
The Play
Boss’s idea of play was to run around like crazy, full throttle! The problem was that on the “home straight”, it was always a game of “cat & mouse”, you could never tell if he was going to STOP and most times….he didn’t!
The Meeting
Even before confirming an appointment, Al would phone to check how I was coping. On meeting Al, my husband and I were so impressed with the Knowledge, Techniques, Advice and ongoing support. It was such a relief to finally have answers and the tools to work with and understand Boss.
On following Al’s advice, Boss is now rarely agitated at the neighbours dogs and he will come away from the fence on my command. My knee’s no longer knock when Boss decides to run towards me, he now stops on my command, truly a miracle! And I am Proud to say that I now HAVE and CAN control my very large & heavy dog, when out in Public.
Al-the Trainer
Al is more then a Dog Trainer, he is unique!
Al took the time to listen and understand the dynamics of our family, he made learning easy and solutions workable, he either worked around the children or he included them. His Guidance, Support and Especially his Patients, has truly been a life saver. Due to suffering from depression, each day has it’s challenges but after experiencing a dog bite, my confidence went into a downward spiral. Unbeknown to Al, he has not only helped me regain my confidence as a Dog Owner, but as an individual and as a parent. Al has played a major role in keeping our family unit together and for that, we are all very grateful…..thank-you Al…..
Jacs, Ra, 5 kidz + Giant Dog “Boss”

BOSS!
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Gold Coast

Bear is a 11 month old German Shepherd who is very clever and full of life. I was finding him very hard to train and to get to behave on command. After spending a little bit of time researching ways to train my dog I came across the K9 Centre Australia website and found the Boardsmart Program where I could board my dog and have him trained at the same time.

Bear is the usual German Shepherd puppy, full of life and always wanting to play. He was a nightmare to take for a walk because he would pull on the lead the entire way and when another dog came past he would bark and bark until it was out of his sight. Im not a big girl and was afraid to take him for a walk incase he saw something and decided to take off. Bear is close to 45kg and with me not much heavier than him I was afraid of being pulled over.

That wasn't all of Bear's problems, he would also jump up on people when they first went out to see him. In the end friends and family would not go outside to say hello because they didn't want to get balled over.

After getting in contact with Alan from the K9 Centre I decided that it would be a good idea to send Bear to him to get some help. I recently went away for work and decided that the best thing for me to do with Bear was to send him to Alan to have him boarded and trained at the same time.

After having Bear with Alan for 10 days I returned to pick him up and saw a completely different dog. I was amazed with the work Alan had done to calm Bear. Alan spent a few hours with me before I took Bear home and went through all of the training he had done and ways for me to continue the training at home to make sure Bear would continue to develop. Alan also informed me that if I had any problems or concerns I could give him a call or an email and he would help me out so that my pup would remain on track.

I have had Bear home for a little bit now and I as well as friends and family can see the change in him. He is still a very energetic dog with lots of life but will sit, drop and stay as well as be corrected with verbal commands. Bear will also walk on the lead at heel without tugging an pulling and is corrected with the 'AHHH' command if he starts to pull. It is still a work in progress with Bear but with help by Alan I'm sure I'm well on my way to having a well behaved dog.

I would recommend Alan and the K9 Centre to anyone who has trouble training their dog. The methods they use are brilliant and safe and work as I can see from experience with Bear.

I would like to say a massive thank you to Alan. You have done such wonderful work with my pup and I hope I do you proud by not slipping up and continuing to progress with my dog.

Thank you very much I am very appreciative of you.

Hannah Twist
Logan,
Gold Coast

Hannah and Bear
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Gold Coast

My Labrador pup Jadie has been undertaking the K9 Centre PuppySmart Program on the Sunshine Coast since she was 3 months old. After just 4 lessons she is doing remarkably well and has already mastered the basic commands sit, stay, drop and come. The K9 Centre training provides the foundation skills for dogs and their owners using gentle, respectful and effective methods which make training fun. The one on one lessons, friendly follow ups and access to online materials means that help and advice is always available.
Thanks Blair and the K9 Centre, Jadie and I are looking forward to the 10 day intensive training at 6 months!
Cheers, Susan Bryce, Obi Obi.

Jadie - Obi Obi Sunshine Coast
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

Dear Blair,
We would just like to thank you for all the help you have given us with our 12 month old German Shepherd Bear. Before we started the HomeSmart training Bear was a highly strung dog that we were unable to socialize. We believed that we had lost control over his actions. From the first lesson we started to notice change and it became clear that we were regaining control over Bear and he seemed less stressed all the time. Since finishing the training we have had the confidence to take bear more places such as the beach where he can be around other dogs and people. We have also noticed a great difference in his behaviour at home. We know we still have a way to go but believe that with the techniques and training knowledge you passed on to us we will achieve our goal. We would highly recommend your services to anyone needed assistance.
Bianca and Mitchell Kay, Warana.

Bianca and Mitchell Kay, Warana.
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

Hi Blair,
Just an update on how we are going.
Maisy is fantastic! She really is a changed dog. Yesterday we had a break through with the postman, for the first time she never barked or even got off her bed. She sits and stays without the lead and is generally a calmer dog all round. It was a pleasure yesterday to go out in the garden without her trying to attach everything – she just greeted me as I came out and sat there until I asked her to come.
Thanks again.
Warm regards from a happy dog owner.
Barb McDonald

Maisy - Sunshine Coast
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

Hi Blair,
This is just a note to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful training you gave Luther (Doberman) and Bart (Beagle). The professional way you treated us and the care you gave our precious dogs was amazing. They came home happy, healthy and much easier to handle.
Blair was always available to speak to and never complained about anxious owners phoning him at any hour of the day or night. We have no hesitation recommending him to any other dog owners. Your pets will be treated with kindness and respect. Blair is our own Australian “Dog Whisperer” and is the answer to any dog behavioural problems.
Don’t hesitate to call this man if you have canine control problems. He will care for your dog and train it with compassion and kindness and train you the owner how to handle your dog the correct way.
Marigold Robinson RN (Honorary Life Member RSPCA)
Dr John Robinson MBBS Q’ld

Luther and Bart
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

We acquired our puppy just before Christmas last year and by New Year’s Day she had caused so much mayhem we were ready to give her back.

Thankfully, the K9 Centre Dog Trainers came to our rescue! Paul Andryc, the trainer, was able, in the space of 3 weeks in his Puppy Smart Program, to teach us how to turn our “urban terrorist” into a bundle of joy.
Paul was calm and confident in his handling of the classes. His classes were very much “hands on” - we worked with our dogs under his careful instruction. Paul took care to give us ample opportunity to ask questions and was always positive and encouraging in his interaction with the dog owners as well as the dogs.
Prior to attending puppy classes I was acutely aware of my ignorance yet Paul was able to allay my fears and his willingness to provide follow up assistance over the phone or internet increased my confidence in his strategies for management of my dog.

Jenny Parker
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

We really believed that our mountain of a dog 'Kingston' (Bullmastiff X Doberman – 5 years old) was a lost cause.
After trying various hard and soft approaches to obedience training over the years, we had essentially resided to the fact that after being declared dangerous our dog was just never going to change and that his behaviour was set in stone. We are so glad that we contacted 'The K9 Centre' – In such a short period of time, we have had the most remarkable results. Kingston is now an absolute pleasure to deal with, and is more responsive than ever thought possible. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Thank you to Paul and 'The K9 Centre' for helping us to achieve what we thought was impossible.

Chris Rendell
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Aggressive Gypsy
When I first contacted the K9 Centre about HOMESMART in home dog training for my then 8 month old miniature fox terrier puppy, I wasn’t sure if her aggression could be cured. When she was about 5 months old I had a fall and she ran away, she was found and brought back to the house by a man, and there were two male paramedics attending to me, and then took me away. Since then Gypsy showed aggression towards anyone new coming to the house, especially males.

The K9 Centre's Trainer showed up to our first training session and Gypsy nearly launched herself off the top step to try to get to him and displayed very aggressive behaviour. Within 20 minutes, with them giving us guidance, we had managed to calm her down and have her sit next to us without excessive aggression. I also have a physical disability, which I thought would make training difficult as some things I cannot do, however, they adapted the technique to suit me.

Within the next four sessions Gypsy showed less aggression and was responding to other training that had been taught to us, she is getting much better when new people come to the house. At the second last session Gypsy was playing and rolling over for belly scratches from our trainer and we were able to let her run around without aggressive behaviour.

Gypsy has improved out of sight since my decision to contact the K9 Centre for her. I cannot recommend their services highly enough. Thank you so much for your training expertise and knowing that I can call at any time in between sessions if I am unsure how to handle a situation.

Thankyou Amy Moore

Amy Moore
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

We have 2 dogs, Dougie a Kelpie and Boots a Kelpie x Border Collie. I can't speak highly enough about The K9Centre BoardSmart program.
WHEN.... we had ran out of options and ideas with what to do with these two, we called The K9 Centre! Dougie, brilliant dog the brains out the two, if he could escape he would, he wouldn't walk with me or anything. Boots well...... what can say this boy was just wild, jumping, barking, running, so hypoactive he was driving me mad! I used to have to walk these 2 together on my own with a baby in a pram!! Need I say more it was terrible, embarrassing and a job I dreaded. On of the trainers at The K9 Centre came to my rescue! After calling over to the house to pick up the dogs for the K9 BoardSmart program, within 2mins of being there with Boots he had stopped him from jumping up and had him sitting! I wasn't sure if I'd ever seen Boots sit before. I knew then I had made the right choice. Since they have come back home, its' a pleasure being with them, I can walk them by my side, they don't jump and they are so calm, just what we wanted in a dog! We stick to the training and it works. Thank you so much to The K9 Centre for your help!!!!!
Many Thanks

Laura
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

To The Lovely K9 Centre!
Thanks so much for helping me with my dog's ( Nancy ) problems.
I was at my wit's end, and in desperation, went searching on the internet one afternoon and came across your site. I saw it was a Brisbane company so thought I would give you a call.
After talking with you on the phone,at length, about Nancy's various problems, we decided to go ahead with your programme.
Within minutes of you taking control of Nancy, only using the calming technique, she was a calm dog. Wayne and I were totally amazed!
She has become a different dog with the simple techniques that you have taught us. All of our friends and relatives are commenting on the difference already.
It has also given me the confidence to tackle all of her many problems with hope,that sometime soon, we will have a beautiful dog.
I highly recommend this company, for helping anyone with Dog behavioural problems.

Regards Robyn and Wayne

Robyn & Wayne McCosh.
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Gemma the GSD after Dog Training
I made contact The K9 Centre Australia after hearing of a program
that you could board your dog for 2 weeks and have it trained at the same time.
We were at our wits end with our 12 month old German Sheppard called Gemma.
We were at the stage where we couldn’t handle the dog and our family were
starting be scared of her. We were thinking we should find her a new home.

Gemma is a hi energy dog who just wants to play all the time. The issue
with that was she was big and was starting to boss the kids around by
jumping on them. Mouthing their arms, starting to stop the kids walking
away from her and pulling them to play with her. She would also jump on
people when she first met them. We found this cute when she was a puppy but
she was 30 kgs and could really knock you down if she caught us off guard.
This wasn’t the only problem, she is dog aggressive. When she was a puppy
we were walking her and 3 little white fluffy dogs attacked her and one of
them bit her on the back leg breaking the skin. After that she would go
crazy out of fear at any dog she saw, it was scary. I’m a big guy (about 95
kgs) and I had to fight a lot to keep her under control.

Anyway this meant we were confined to our house with the dog and the kids
didn’t want to play with her.

We had “dog listeners” come to our house to assist with Gemma and they spoke
about standing tall and gesture feeding to show the dog who was boss. Lets
just say we didn’t have much luck with that and if anything it drove the dog
crazy with us taunting it with food.

Paul came to our house about 3 months ago and listened to our concerns. He
spent a little bit of time with Gemma and told us that she was a good dog
and he knew how to calm her down, as long as we followed his techniques. He
recommended that we didn’t send the dog away to be trained and showed us a
technique called Calm Pressure. It is very simple and involves using a lead
to teach the dog to be in a calm state. We also use our dog crate to create
a safe haven for the dog to chill out in which she loves. He showed us (Me,
my wife and 3 kids) how to do this and it is very simple. We have been using
this technique and we couldn’t be happier with the results. It wasn’t a one
visit deal where you’re given a few tips, hand over your money and they’re
gone. We regularly discuss how Gemma is going and he has organised
time to catch up and check on how we are progressing. The trainers at the K9 Centre are more than happy to take calls when you need extra support and provide advice, he
genuinely cares about how things are going.

We recently had a family vacation and we needed to kennel Gemma, we decided
to board Gemma The K9 Centre so they could train her while we were on vacation.
She came back a different dog.

So does it work? Yes, absolutely. It’s been 3 months and my dog has gone
from a high energy nut bag to a dog that still has a lot of energy but will
sit, drop, stay, come and be corrected all by verbal commands. This means
she plays when we say she can and she doesn’t intimidate anyone. If she
over steps the mark its a quick ‘Ahh!’ followed by a drop and stay. The dog
responds and calms down. Then the play can start again.

We are still working with The K9 Centre on the dog aggression and have made good
progress. On the last visit Gemma was able to play with his dog ‘Slam’.
It was the first time we have seen Gemma do this I can’t describe how
excited we were for this to happen. The Dog aggression will take some time
to resolve but with The K9 Centre's help and support we’re sure we will get there.

Here is Gemma on news years eve, she was calm enough to wear the hat.

Matt Macdonald & Family

Brisbane South

Matt Macdonald & Family
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane South

Dear Alan,
We are writing to thank you once again for the training you provided to Indi and ourselves as owners. She has drastically changed her ways to our surprise. We had tried so many different trainers and techniques recommended to us and you were our last resort for her as we thought she would never change. She is such a pleasure to walk now and is improving everyday with the simple and short training you showed us. Her aggression to other dogs has decreased and she is no longer an embarrassment to walk in public. Thank you so much. We will without thought recommend you to others. Look forward to following up with you soon.

Skye and Brad
The K9 Centre Gold Coast QLD

Hi Alan,
We just wanted to say thank you again for the massive improvement in Tash's obedience after spedning 10 days with you; and of course the extra time you spent with us teaching us how to continue on with both Tash and Bob. Tash no longer jumps up whenever she sees us, she no longer jumps on my car when I come home, she has gone from a hyperactive attention seeking nuisance (who we did still love) to a calm, attentive 1 yr old German Shepherd who is a pleasure to be around. It is now also no longer a chore to take both Bob and Tash for walks, they both heel nicely on the lead instead of trying to have play fights with each other, pulling and tugging and generally being very annoying. We really appreciate the time and effort you put in with both of them!

Thanks again,

Nesha and Charles
The K9 Centre Gold Coast QLD

Hi Paul
Rebecca and Tim Kenmore.
I would just like to say thank you so much for all your help and support with Cleo. As you know we got Cleo from the rspca at nine months old. She had major anxiety issues which stopped her eating and she destroyed the house when I left her. The vet suggested putting her on medication to calm her down but fortunately I listen to you and avoided that route. I followed your advice and within just over a week she is a lot calmer and crate trained. What I love is the fact you are always on the other end of the phone if things are getting hard. Still working with her and I am looking forward to moving onto obedience classes with you in a month. Thanks again. Rebecca and Tim Kenmore.

Rebecca & Tim Kenmore
The K9 Centre Brisbane South

Thankyou, Thankyou Thankyou! I was very hesitant as you were my third attempt to hire a Dog Trainer to fix my problems with Zeus.
I was given your name as referral and haven’t looked back. Again Thankyou what Nev and Myself have achieved is amazing

Maree & Nev Redcliffe

Maree & Nev
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Brisbane North

After purchasing an 8 week old Dogue de Bordeaux puppy, knowing that he would become a very large dog we decided to do the right thing and have him trained. Having not been convinced nor impressed by the purely food/treat reward based training shown to us at puppy preschool, it was an absolute delight to be shown the results and effectiveness of the confidence based training employed by Martin at the K9 Centre.

Our experience at the K9 Centre has been fantastic. As a first time dog owners we have been more than happy with the progress Merlot has made ( and the progress we have made as owners). Merlot is becoming a well behaved, well balanced and confident dog.
The basic foundations we learnt in the first lessons have been so valuable, and now the other steps make so much sense as we progress through the training.

What has impressed me is the individualisation of the training. We are not simply a number in a group of faces. K9 Centre's one on one lessons allows us to express our concerns and address our problems with Martin therefore ensuring the maximum benefit from our training session with Merlot.

Martin's experience and knowledge is fantastic and are only matched by his enthusiasm to pass this knowledge onto his clients.
His ability to understand and overcome the obstacles we have experienced regarding the training has been phenomenal. He has made himself available to our phone calls and emails without ever making us feel like it was too trivial a matter to disturb him. He is always more than happy to answer our questions, alleviate our concerns, whilst explaining the reason behind the training methods.
Martins training methods, effectiveness, professionalism and love of dogs, means that I would have no hesitation in recommending K9 Centre to any dog owner who wished to have a great companion.

Adam & Mandy
Narangba, Queensland 4504

Adam & Mandy Narangba
The K9 Centre Australia

I have been having one on one family protection training lessons with my 18 mth old German Shepherd Gus for 9 mths now at the K9 Centre. We are learning obedience & protection which Gus has the natural drives for. Martin you are an incredibly patient man as I have asked 1 million questions. I have a lot of work ahead of us but feel I couldn’t be in better hands at the K9 Centre
Sam & Gus Morayfield

Sam & Gus
The K9 Centre Brisbane Queensland

“I'm a big fan of the K9 Centre’s service - brilliant instruction and idiot proof!"
Dave Gillian
Sunshine Coast, Australia
K9 Home Smart Lesson

Dave Gillian
The K9 Centre Brisbane Queensland

This is just wonderful,
I thought I should tell you about Bob. He has been absolutely amazing since I have visited you and had my lesson. He's been such a good boy! I have realised now that I have been doing it all wrong. Just knowing the right way has made a huge difference he is actually a joy to own.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
Alice
Brisbane
Queensland

Alice
The K9 Centre Brisbane Queensland

Hi, My name is Tania and I am the owner of two Rottweilers, Jake who is now 10 years old and Diego who is 18 months old. I have been training with the K9 Centre since February 2004.
I found the services of the K9 Centre through the internet and was quiet impresses with what he had to say when I got in touch with them about training Diego. Jake has had some professional training before and I was interested in trying a different method, it seems that Jake is being re-educated in a sense and he is responding well to The K9 Centres way of dog training.
Since Diego has started training we have gone from doing a full range of obedience to protection work and now we are working on tracking, Diego has a long way to go and I have all intentions of staying with the K9 Centre
Although I have a small amount of experience in training dogs, The Trainers at the K9 Centre have shown me a whole new path to ways of training my dogs and I am extremely pleased with the results. It is quiet pleasing to find a dog trainer that does not use food as the only way to train dogs
Tania - Jake and Diego
Buderim Sunshine Coast
Queensland

Tania - Jake and Diego
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers

I thought I should give you some feedback on Sasha since it's been a couple of weeks now. Since visiting you she's been great! She's almost perfect on walks and doesn't pull at all. I've been doing walking most nights and doing some training with Sash and another German shepherd (from down the road) and she loves it! She gets so excited when I get out the equipment, she sits in front of me as soon as she hears the jingle. She still has a fair way to go but she is 150% better than she was. She's even better at home, the neighbours don't hate her as much anymore. Thanks heaps for all your help, your advice was practical, straight forward and totally effective. It's opened up huge potential in Sasha, its up to me now to help her realise it.
Thanks Again
Angela
Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
Queensland

Angela
The K9 Centre Dog Trainers Sunshine Coast QLD

We thought we would take this opportunity to tell you how Sasha is going. Last you would have heard, she was at the digging stage. Since she turned 2 years old, she has changed dramatically. No more digging, taking clothes off the line, destroying plants... Sasha matured overnight almost. We thought all the training we did with you was not working, then all of a sudden she responded. She comes to us when we call, even if we are at the dog park and she is playing, (this was a big problem at one stage, she would run off and ignore us). She responds very well to the "argh" command, with or without her collar on. We would like to thank you for all your help over the past two years.
You have helped us to make Sasha a well natured, beautiful dog. She is wonderful company and is very protective of Liz..
Scott and Liz
Queensland

Scott and Liz
The K9 Centre Brisbane Queensland

“I am a really busy person - a mum, a wife, a friend, etc. - and K9 has helped me to get my two little babies in line and toilet trained them at the same time. I realised that with the right instruction my job was so much easier.
Thank you K9 Centre."
Heather Brady
Gold Coast, Australia

Heather Brady
The K9 Centre Gold Coast QLD

“I would like to applaud you on your great methods. I'm generally a skeptic when it comes to really fixing a problem but you made it possible for me to effortlessly get involved and enjoy my dog Lucy. The whole experience has been enjoyable for us both..."

Mary Allen
The K9 Centre Sunshine Coast