General Training

If you are new to pet ownership or are just not sure where to start, our general training will help you understand your pet while helping your pet become a happy and well-mannered part of your family.

Learning The Basics

If you’re new to owning animals, pet training or just want to teach your dog something new, our general training is a great place to start. Think of it as basic training where we teach your dog the fundamental essentials of being a well-mannered part of your family.  Simultaneously, we will teach you, as the owner, how to communicate with, guide and care for your dog.  We aim to help you live together harmoniously, learning to build healthy behaviours and fostering a deeper connection between you.

Training Tailored To Your Pet

Every dog is different, so we never approach training as a one-size-fits-all program for everyone.  Our general training uses positive reinforcement to help you and your dog learn new things together.  We take the time to get to know you and your dog personally to work out exactly what support you both need to get the results you’re looking for.

What We Do

Our general training is the answer to a variety of pet training needs.  With over 30 years of experience working with animals, we know the best ways to guide and teach you how to teach your dog how to behave based on a positive, holistic methodology.

Some of the things we can help with include:

  • Pulling on the lead
  • Digging
  • Chewing
  • Biting, mouthing and nipping
  • Practical skills like ‘sit’, ‘drop’ and ‘come’

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.

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