Essential Dog Training Sunshine Coast

Maya - Experienced Dog Behaviour & Training Consultant

How we train your dog

Force Free & Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Positive Reinforcement training is using reinforcements your dog enjoys, this can be food, toys, games or pats. Anything that is reinforcing to your dog will make the wanted behaviour more likely to be repeated. Positive reinforcement is one of your most powerful tools for shaping or changing your dogs behaviour.

Reward-based training is enjoyable for the dog and positively enhances the relationship between the dog and handler. Through this understanding, you will be able to build on your relationship with your dog and gain invaluable knowledge for how to change any future challenging behaviour. ​

The human animal bond is a powerful thing and it's vital that we all take the time to learn about why our pets behave as they do." ​

Creating a lifetime bond between you and your dog.

“Positive Reinforcement methods are recommended by the Australian Veterinary Association, Veterinary Behaviourists and the Animal Welfare League.”

Dog Trainer Sunshine Coast

Experienced Dog Trainer
Sunshine Coast

  • Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology​
  • ​Certified Dog Trainer
  • Approved "Mind Dog" Dog Trainer
  • Seminar the Delta way in Animal Behavior
  • Seminar Suzanne Garrett (Say Yes Training)
  • Member of PPGA and APDT
  • Member of Sunshine Coast Professional Dog Trainers. ​

Choose the training that is best for you

Puppy Training

Essential sessions
3month - 18month runs for 6 weeks with 4 maximum in a group and runs in Caloundra.

Adult dog Training

18month +
6 people maximum in group and runs in Caloundra.

Private Sessions

Great way to work with your dog in a quiet environment with a bit more distractions then the home environment.

Home Visits

Home based training commences in the home and focuses on your initial concerns.

To all my clients and followers out there:
What a crazy time this is!
I know that the growing concern of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is probably taking up lots of space in your world. I wanted to reach out to you so you know that I am doing my part to keep my clients and our community safe.
At this time, all lessons have been cancelled until the restrictions have lifted. However, I am proceeding with one on one sessions only for this week (23.03-27.03.20).
I am taking the following extra precautions to keep you safe:
● One on one session will be held at a quiet park only (No home visits)
● I will remain a safe distance from clients and will refrain from touching your dog’s leash or handing you treats so please come prepared.
From 27.03.20 I will be closing my business as an abundance of caution and out of concern for our community. During this time, I am still available to support you in the following ways:
● Please feel free to email me with questions or concerns about your dog’s training and I will provide instruction within 24 hours
● I am also happy to set up phone calls at scheduled times for those who wish to speak to me
● I am working on Virtual lessons that can be scheduled soon, which will take place via Zoom, Skype, Facetime or other video conferencing software. This option can be as effective as having me in person. All that is needed is a strong internet connection and a smartphone or webcam. A tripod might also be a good tool to have but is not necessary. I will post more here once this becomes available.
I will be sharing enrichment and training tips to keep your dogs on the path of progress.
I look forward to continuing to support you and your dog during this time and look forward to when I can continue with our classes and in person training.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
All the best,