Professional Dog Obedience & Behaviour Training

K9 Lifestyle is a Professional Dog Training and Behaviour Consultancy based in Victoria. We provide service to the Surf Coast, Geelong and Melbourne metropolitan areas.

K9 Lifestyle doesn’t just refer to a life of laying in the sun, licking yourself, chewing on slippers and crotch sniffing, it is concerned with these things…a little…but primarily, about the creation of harmonious and fulfilling lifestyles for you and your dogs. If you like the sound of this and think your dog will too, check out our site and see how we can help you.

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Dog Training

Need help with training? Don’t have the time? We have one-on-one sessions with trainer and dog. Let us come and do the work for you! Learning new skills can be difficult without clear planning, correct technique and consistency.

It takes time, patience and practice to establish the right skills to train a dog. Let K9 Lifestyle help you!

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Dog Classes

K9 Lifestyle’s Group Classes are an excellent way to socialise your dog in a controlled and supervised environment.

They provide mental and physical stimulation and are an affordable means of learning and practicing all the skills necessary to have a polite socially acceptable and well-trained dog.

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Private Dog Training Lessons

K9 Lifestyle can provide you with ‘one-on-one’ help with any training or socialisation problems you may have with your dog.

The lessons run for 1 hour in duration and are specifically structured to deal with issues efficiently and effectively. They’re like an obedience class personalised just for you!

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Behavioural Consults

Whether your dog is suffering from a behaviour problem or you and the community around you are suffering from your dog’s problem behaviour, K9 lifestyle is experienced and ready to help.

Our goal is to provide lasting solutions to problems and not just quick fixes.

"Thank you Damian for your amazing ability to transfer our very playful lab into a very obedient dog. Your very friendly service and professional training manner was outstanding.

More importantly you were able to instruct us on how to maintain Bulla’s obedience training to ensure he received a consistent ‘message’. Being able to control Bulla’s enthusiasm has certainly made walking along the beach a more enjoyable experience and his temperament is exemplary."

- Trent, Jodie and Millie

“After a very embarrassing and frightening hour on the beach one day trying to catch my four month Border Collie Puppy, I felt like I had won the lottery, when gave an enthusiastic  recommendation for Damian. He really helped me see things from Nell’s angle and taught me a number of simple techniques that made a big difference to how well I was able to work with Nell.

Nell is still a very spirited and highly active dog, but now she is very responsive and reliable – an absolute pleasure to take out – whether its having miles of off leash fun on the beach or an on leash walk through local streets and reserves."

– Anne and Nell

Jan Juc

“Not only did Damian’s training of my very excitable Boxer Staffy Cross give me the confidence to handle and enjoy Dodge, but in addition he went above and beyond the professional standards of training and had a personal approach with us. Damian really impressed us with his impeccable training skills, as well as maintaining and respecting Dodge’s spirit and character. I can’t thank you enough Damian and I look forward to continuing our training.”

– Debbie and Dodge

Anglesea

"Thank you Damian for your amazing ability to transfer our very playful lab into a very obedient dog. Your very friendly service and professional training manner was outstanding. More importantly you were able to instruct us on how to maintain Bulla’s obedience training to ensure he received a consistent ‘message’. 

Engaging in your professional service was certainly worth the investment not only for own benefit but more importantly for Bulla who is a very happy, fun loving obedient dog.  We would be more than happy to recommend your professional service. Many thanks for all your assistance."

– Trent, Jodie and Millie

Torquay

I asked for help from K9 Lifestyle for my Great Dane Charlie who had developed a very annoying habit of barking very loudly at the door when outside and wanting to come in. This became particularly problematic when I had guests over or was over at friends houses and wanted him to stay outside.

Damien was friendly, professional and developed an immediate respect with Charlie. Within three weeks (and 2 follow up sessions) this issue has reduced dramatically and I am confident will completely go away with my continued training of him. I would 100% recommend Damien to any one I know having problems with their canine friends."

– Elly

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Our Dog Training Services

K9 Lifestyle offers a wide range of services that promotes responsible pet ownership and balance of physical, mental and emotional needs of the canine companion. Our goal is to create a clear channel of communication between the human & canine species and bring awareness to owners of the requirements to have a balanced and content companion. Creating a harmonious relationship with your dog is attained through understanding & calm, assertive leadership.