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How To Be Your Dog’s Pack Leader

DO you sometimes wonder why your dog jumps up on you, family or friends even though you have told it not to? Does your dog bark to be let in or bark at you when told off? Do you allow your dog to sleep on the bed, couch, or wherever it wants? Does your dog […]

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Training Your Family Dog

Training Your Family Dog We all love our dogs, and our dogs love to feel like they are really part of our family. To achieve this, proper training is required, which can be daunting for some which is where a qualified and dedicated dog trainer can step in to help. But we’ve also included four […]

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How Safe Is Your Puppy?

Hi all. I’d like to share one of my Melbourne dog training client’s recent experience with her young dog and a lithium battery. Her dog was very lucky and survived of which we are all grateful. Please be vigilant so this doesn’t happen to you! “Hi Basil, I just thought I should let you know that […]

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Basic Obedience Graduates at Richmond Venue

Just one of our many graduate classes Basic Obedience Program. These graduates trained at our Richmond venue at DogZone. Left to right are: David and Odin, Vicki and Scooter, Mark and Gemma, Maidie and Samson, Aviv and Milo. Congratulations all. More info at

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Home Training For Problem Dogs In Melbourne

If you are in Melbourne and have a dog with problem behaviour, one approach to solving your dog’s bad behaviour is for a qualified dog trainer to do a home visit. With in-home dog training, a trainer can personalise a dog training and remedial program for your specific needs. Moreover, an in-home dog training service […]

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How Dogs Learn

How dogs learn. ”Dogs are similar to humans in some ways: they need companionship, as well as mental and physical stimulation in order to achieve their potential”. However, a dog does not understand the abstract principles of right and wrong as we do so it is important to remember this so we do not credit […]

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Shar Pei Rescue needs foster carers urgently

One of our clients Patricia who owns Shar Pei’s has asked me to please circulate a call for help from Shar Pei Rescue. If you are able to also circulate this post to others, it would be very much appreciated. Regards Basil Theofanides Shar pei Rescue is desperate for foster carers who can help foster shar […]

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Easter Break

Happy Easter to all our furry four pawed friends and their humans. Have a safe holiday and we will see you all back at training next week. Please note that no classes will be running Easter Saturday 26 March and Easter Monday 28 March. Classes resume as usual from Tuesday 29 March.

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Importance of Indoor Dog Training in Melbourne

The days when dogs would live in their kennel – out in the backyard, isolated from the family – are quickly becoming a thing of the past. More and more frequently, pet owners in Melbourne are taking advantage of indoor dog training services, training their dogs to live indoors with them as an important part […]

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Labour Day Long Weekend No Classes

To all our valued customers, this is a courtesy reminder that as per our Long Weekend Policy, no classes will be running on Saturday 12 March and Monday 14 March at all our venues. Classes resume on Tuesday 15 March. We have emailed all participants on this matter

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