I’m Wendy (Cert.III, NDTF) and I run Good Dog Canine Education. I want to help guide you and train your beloved pooch to become a sociable, well-behaved member of the family. We offer group classes and private tuition using positive reinforcement methods and reward-based training. Read about our ethics below, view our classes and get in touch to book or make an enquiry.
Good Dog Education uses proven, reward-based methods developed in accordance with reputable studies of canine behaviour, and advocated by top trainers and behaviourists such as Dr. Ian Dunbar, Terry Ryan, Karen Pryor and Dr. Patricia McConnell and by agencies like APDT, Delta Society, RSPCA, ASPCA and others. Our methods do not include the use of check chains, prong or pinch collars, shock or citronella collars, hitting, yelling, leash jerking, throwing things at the dog or any other technique that would produce pain, fear or intimidation.
A lifetime of learning
We keep up with the latest research, regularly attend seminars, classes and conferences, and are committed to a lifetime of learning new methods and techniques. Our goal is to offer the Western Suburbs of Melbourne’s highest quality services in dog training and behaviour. We provide services to Bacchus Marsh, Melton, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Geelong. But mostly, we love dogs!
I’ve been running Good Dog Canine Education since 2005. I’m a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia and have over 10 years experience training dogs, including training, temperament testing and enrichment programmes. I specialise in behavioural issues such as barking, digging, jumping and separation anxiety.
“Can't thank Wendy enough for her wisdom! I learnt so much!”
“Thanks Wendy. Hopefully I can continue with the information you have given me to make my Jaga a better puppy and dog. He has loved being around you and all the other dogs.”
“We had so much fun with you... Learnt so much over the weeks. You deserve more than 5 stars! ”
“Lexi loved her 6 week school. She has learnt so much. Thank you Wendy.”
“Stevie absolutely loved her 5 weeks of Puppy School! Thank you Wendy, for helping me bring a large, Great Dane puppy under some sort of control!”