Dog Training

Whether your dog is suffering from a behaviour problem or you or your community 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. This is achieved with thorough investigation, and addressing all the contributing factors to the cause of the problem, not merely the symptoms of the problem.

The initial K9 Lifestyle Behaviour Consultations lasts for around 2 hours and is aimed at Observing, Assessing, Interpreting, Prescribing and where practical Demonstrating the prescribed treatment option(s).

The consultation will leave you with a tailored action plan that suits you and your dog’s individual needs. It focuses on making behavioural change as effectively and efficiently as possible, giving you tools to manage your problem straight away.

We are committed to your progress and offer free phone and email support. Follow up sessions may be necessary in some cases. New habits need to be formed and perfect practice provides proper performance.

When you make a booking with us we may need to send you a ‘Behaviour Assessment Questionnaire’, depending on the depth of the issue presented. We ask for this to be filled out and returned prior to the consult being conducted as this provides a more time efficient service. If you prefer this can be done together during the consultation.

"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

Torquay