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 - 38 years working with dogs, with more than 26 years helping companion dog owners

More than 15,000 dogs helped



mebos COVID-19

I am still offering home consultations on the Gold Coast (QLD). I follow strict hygiene and social distancing guidelines. I do bring sanitiser with me, and make sure my hands are disinfected before arriving at your home, and immediately when I leave. I ask that consultations not be held in confined or small rooms. Ideally outside is best, or the living area where all the safety guidelines can be met. I have no issues handling leads/leashes or your dog. As stated my hands are disinfected before entering your home, and again once I have left. With these rules followed, there is no reason I cannot offer you my full service. If you are not feeling well, or consider yourself a high risk, then I would suggest maybe opting for an online consultation.

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I 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.

My service area

serviceareaI offer home consultations for the entire Gold Coast and surrounding areas (Coomera QLD to Kingscliff NSW). Please click on the map to view my service area. I do offer home consultations outside this area, please contact me for more details if you reside outside my service area.

Booking a home consultation

Please take advantage of my online booking system. You can book a home consultation for a day and time that is convenient for you, and have it confirmed immediately.  Please click here to go to my home consultation page for more information.

Recent Blog Posts

13 February 2020
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
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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26 January 2020
Training & Behaviour
No social group can survive without some form of leadership. Without leadership we have chaos. Try and have a successful sports team with no perceived leadership, or weak leadership. Try and run a successful business without there being leadership.Pl...
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29 October 2019
Training & Behaviour
We teach young children behavioural boundaries, such as respecting others personal and social space, and to control their impulses. If we didn't, then we end up with very disrespectful children as they grow. However, not only are we teaching behaviou...
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