I have the best job in the world!
I’ve always had a dog by my side
Growing up in the country, I always had a four-legged friend by my side. And for as long as I can remember, I have had a special love for dogs – a unique connection that others rarely understand.
Today three decades on, I am humbled and proud to be recognised as Melbourne’s premium dog training and behavioural specialist. I have trained thousands of puppies, adolescent and adult dogs in Australia and internationally. And I’ve had the honour of mentoring other dog trainers for many years.
My dog training career
I am a government licensed and fully insured dog trainer with over 30 years’ dog training experience. My expertise has taken me far and wide – from Singapore and Malaysia to Papua New Guinea and Brunei.
After spending substantial time overseas, I returned to Australia in 1991 to formally establish AUSDOG.
Although I regularly focus on the everyday training needs of dogs and their families, I am also recognised as one of Australia’s most accomplished remedial behavioural specialists.
The best in the business
Dr Graham, Village Vet, Toorak
‘We continue referring our clients to AUSDOG because of John’s unparalleled honesty, expertise and professionalism. He is one of the best in the business. And if the behavioural issue is unsolvable, he will tell the client without beating around the bush or wasting their money.’
A holistic approach
Despite what the phrase implies, ‘dog training’ should never be just about training the dog.
Central to my philosophy is the belief that for long-term training success, you and your children must be properly educated on how to raise, care for and train your dogs. Involving you in the training process is the only way to avoid future problems and to ensure a happy, well-behaved companion for many years.
Lola has completely transformed
Carly M, Carrum
‘Our 15-week-old American Staffordshire Lola used to be a little terror. She would pull so hard on her lead that she choked herself – and refused to let go of socks, shoes and whatever else she could find. And when we tried to play with her, she would bite the entire time. But since John’s help, Lola has completely transformed. She walks on her lead like a dream, no longer jumps on the couch and hasn’t bitten us once!’
It’s all about quality of life
When people ask me what I do, my answer is simple: I improve the quality of life for dogs and their owners. And with such high dog euthanasia rates across Australia, I believe my work can really make a difference.
My job allows me to change lives every day. I help puppies grow into confident, obedient dogs. I help poorly behaved dogs overcome complex challenges. And I help dog owners and their children fully enjoy and value their companion every day of its life.
I really do have the best job in the world!