Positive methods for positive results

Welcome to Beyond Beginners, a safe place for your pets to learn, grow and train. We love your animals like they are our own and are here to care for them in every way with our training, grooming and boarding services.

Experienced, qualified, pet-loving trainers and carers

If you are looking for a pet trainer that will love your pet just as much as you do – look no further. Julie has been working with animals for over 30 years; studying and continually learning how to train and best look after them.

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General Training

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Behavioural Training

General Training Link

New Pet Training

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Dog Grooming

With over 30 years of experience working with animals, there’s not much that surprises us and not much we haven’t seen. We are here to help your pet learn to live freely and in harmony with you, regardless of their age, history, or troubles.

Experienced, qualified, pet-loving trainers

If you are looking for a pet trainer that will love your pet just as much as you do – look no further. Julie has been working with animals for over 30 years; studying and continually learning how to train and best look after them. She has extensive experience in all areas of animal care, with decades spent also working as a vet nurse for animal hospitals and vet clinics. Julie uses her in-depth knowledge, skills and love for animals to provide pet owners with training programs that deliver results using positive methods that make your pet feel loved and comforted.

Our approach

We believe in using positive methods to get positive results. We don’t use aversive methods or corrective training that can scare your pet and do more damage than good. We use positive and animal-friendly methods to get better results in a way that cares for your pet wholistically.

Our methods will help you learn to understand your pet, teach them what they need to know and help you live harmoniously together.

  • Tailored solutions for you and your pet

    We don’t believe in cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all training methods. Every pet is unique and every owner’s home and circumstances are different. We customise our training to meet you and your pet’s specific needs to help you experience the joy of living in harmony with your pet.

  • We are here to help you too!

    Our pet services aren’t just all about the animals – we are here for the owners too. We know that training can be tough, grooming can be difficult if your pet doesn’t like it and leaving your pet at a boarding house while you’re away can be downright heartbreaking at times.We care for every animal like it is our own, to give you the peace of mind that your pet is safe and in good hands. We also know how hard some parts of pet care can be, and don’t judge if you’ve had trouble with things like grooming, discipline or boundaries in the past. We are here to help, love and care for pets and owners alike, providing services that support you both and help you learn to live a fun, full and enjoyable life together.

  • Build a closer relationship with your pet

    We are passionate about seeing your dog, cat or other pet comfortable in their home and with their owners. If you’ve got a new pet that is still adjusting, an anxious dog or if you are struggling with behavioural issues, our training is designed to help you both learn to live together peacefully and with ease. We love seeing owners grow to understand their animals and wwwelop a more meaningful relationship with their pets as they learn to work together.

  • Options for every pet

    It’s never too early or too late to talk to us about training your pet. We can help you find the best ways to introduce a new pet to your home, with puppy preschool and general training solutions. Or we can help with more difficult pets that have wwweloped deep-seated obedience and behavioural issues, helping them learn at any stage of life.

What our clients have to say

Julianne Challita
Julianne Challita
2022-02-26
Julie is amazing ! She has a wealth of knowledge and our little Phoenix adores her. She has given us so many practical strategies and has made such a difference in how we approach and help our puppy grow into a calm and happy member of our family. This was Phoenix a few weeks after seeing Julie and we could already see such a difference in his demeanour. She recommended a more healthy diet for our little dog and some great strategies for helping to settle him. She is so patient and so very generous with her knowledge! Couldn’t recommend her enough !!
COLLY MARTININGSIH
COLLY MARTININGSIH
2022-02-26
Highly recommend trainer! Our family love Julie! Not only she is full of knowledge, she also kind and nurturing. She helped us with our GSD reactivity and we also went to her puppy preschool for our WWS. If we ever have another puppy will definitely book her classes again ?. Thank you for your help and your kindness Julie ? ??
Cindy Francis
Cindy Francis
2022-02-11
Absolutely fantastic. Can’t recommend Julie enough! We feel so much more confident about being dog owners and bringing out the best in our pup! We’ve got a great, actionable plan that’s easy for our family to follow and we’re already noticing improved behaviour. We’ve super happy with the process and outcomes. Thank you Julie!
Charles Krivaci
Charles Krivaci
2022-02-03
We recently engaged Julie to provide behavioural training for our cat Mila. We found Mila had become extremely stressed after we relocated. Mila was constantly crying, not eating, hiding and very lethargic. Julie was outstanding from the moment we contacted her. Julie actively listened to our concerns, took the time to meet Mila and assess our environment and then devised highly effective strategies with regular follow up that eventually turned Mila back into the happy and healthy cat we know. Julie’s love and knowledge of animals clearly shows through in everything she does and we cannot thank you enough and look forward to also using your pet sitting services in the future.
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terrythevet _
2022-02-02
I just got my 4months cavoodle puppy full body groomed and I love it so much!! I never thought short hair would suit her but amazing Julie made her beautiful plus so much puppy training tips as my puppy is going through bad play bite. I have also learnt so much from her. Thank you so much and highly recommend Beyond beginners from grooming to behavioural consultation!
Veronica Carb
Veronica Carb
2022-02-01
Julie really helped us with our Poodle (cheezle) in his puppy training. Thanks again Julie for all your help, I’ll definitely be recommending you to our friends and family. Veronica
Ashley Johnston
Ashley Johnston
2022-02-01
Can’t recommend Julie enough! She’s so understanding and full of knowledge. We welcomed a puppy to our family during lockdown when puppy preschool classes were not running. She was able to do one in one sessions with us (when restrictions allowed) and started us and our puppy off on the right foot. Knowing we have an expert to refer back to if we need help is so reassuring! Thank you Julie!
Jess Arnold
Jess Arnold
2022-01-31
Julie is amazing! She provides individualised program as well as a genuine love for what she does backed with an immense amount of knowledge and experience. Maverick has absolutely adored Julie from the moment he met her. The patience and kindness she shows in her services is like no other I have ever had! I have and will continue to recommend her to everyone I know with pets!
Paul Carbone
Paul Carbone
2022-01-30
Julie really helped with issues that our German Shepard was having with barking and walking on lead. Tried other dog trainers in Bansktown but nobody could solve these issues until Julie. Couldn't recommend Julie and beyond beginners enough.
Amanda Burke
Amanda Burke
2021-04-28
Julie was so helpful in helping us train and learn about our new puppy. She is absolutely passionate about her job and has a wealth of experience and knowledge. We learned so much we did 2 puppy preschool courses with her and it really helped us all to adjust to our new family member in the healthiest and happiest way. We are so grateful we found her. Would not hesitate to recommend her.