balance creates harmony
"One of my greatest pleasures is helping dog owners maintain a balanced and therefore harmonious relationship with their dog".

Gold Coast Queensland, Dog Behaviour Specialist and Dog Trainer

One of Australia's leading and most respected dog behaviour specialists and trainers.

Former: RAAF Police Dog Trainer - RAAF Drug Detector Dog Trainer - AQIS Detector Dog Trainer - 40 years working with dogs, with more than 28 years helping companion dog owners

More than 15,000 dogs helped

ANXIETY - REACTIVITY - AGGRESSION -- FEAR - LEAD PULLING - ALL BEHAVIOUR & OBEDIENCE ISSUES

Please Note: Due to my current work load, until further notice I am only offering in-home behavioural and obedience consultations. My private obedience lessons at parks and puppy packages have been placed on hold. If you are having obedience issues or need assistance with your puppy, you can opt for my home consultations. Click here for more info on my home consultations.

mebosI have a natural affinity and ability with dogs. I understand dogs, and they understand me. I have spent the past 38 years working professionally with dogs, and helping dog owners develop and maintain a well balanced and harmonious relationship. My focus is helping my clients understand their dogs natural instincts, drives and behaviour, from their dogs perspective. Many dog owners tend to get too focused on viewing their dogs through their own human based reasoning and not from their dogs perspective. This is why so many behavioural issues such as anxiety, reactivity, aggression, fear, etc, develop. During my home consultations I discuss and demonstrate with my clients how important it is to understand how their own beliefs and the way they interact with their dog affects how their dog relates to them. Unless we truly understand what our dog is trying to communicate to us, the less likely we are able to help our dog, and maintain a well balanced relationship. There needs to be 2 way communication that both dog and owner understand, if we want to raise a well balanced dog, and ensure a harmonious relationship.

I don't restrict myself to a 'one method suits all' ideology. I incorporate a holistic approach to training and behaviour modification. I adjust my methods and techniques to suit the particular dog and behavioural issues we are addressing. If we limit our options by subscribing to a particular method or ideology, we greatly restrict the help we can offer dogs.

Booking a home consultation or private lesson with me

You can book your home consultations or private obedience lessons directly from my website on a day and time convenient for you, by clicking on the Book now button on the page for the service you desire. Your appointment day and time will be confirmed immediately.

behavhome

Home consultations for the entire Gold Coast and Brisbane South areas. Please click on the maps to view my service areas on my home consultation page. I do offer home consultations outside this area, please contact me for more details if you reside outside my service area.

puppyhome

In-home puppy training packages available for puppies 8 to 14 weeks of age for Gold Coast locations. Click here for more information

privatehome

I offer private obedience lessons around the Gold Coast area. Please go to my Private Lessons page for more information.

Recent Blog Posts

25 April 2020
Dog Training & Behaviour
I have no issue training pups/dogs with food. What I do have an issue with, is people/trainers training frantic dogs with food, or causing them to become frantic!Don't just look at what you can get a dog to do using food, but understand the deeper em...
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19 April 2020
Dog Training & Behaviour
I find one of the biggest hurdles to get over when helping dog owners modify unwanted behaviours in their dog, is convincing many of them not to project their own current emotional state onto their dog, especially when trying to modify their dogs beh...
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13 February 2020
Dog Training & Behaviour
When dogs have no defined consistent rules and boundaries, have no understanding of respecting personal and social space, and no impulse control, why wouldn't we expect to come across neurotic dogs in a state of continual hyper-arousal and emotional ...
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08 February 2020
Dog Training & Behaviour
Applying discomfort, why is it considered such an evil concept by positive only and force free extremists, when its one of natures most powerful learning principles to help an animal understand what to avoid and to learn boundaries? No animal or soci...
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