Training & Adventures

The Industrious Hound philosophy

The Industrious Hound is intelligent and thinking. He is fit and healthy, and fulfilled. He is quirky and fun. He is allowed to be a dog.

The Industrious Hound is a good citizen. He can go anywhere. He is relaxed and free from anxiety and fear.  He is peaceful and respectful. He is safe.

He thrives because you understand your and your dog's behaviour, and you lead the dog's dynamic social structure with simple and consistent boundaries, and gentle reward-based training and positive reinforcement. 

The Industrious Hound - Training and adventures


I train you for your dog. I will challenge you and perhaps your ideas. My training is extremely rewarding, thought-provoking and stimulating, and fun!

You will be given the Strong Foundations to prevent, identify or address problem behaviour, understand the weird things your dog does, or just let go of anxiety and have more fun.

You'll gain foundation to advanced skills and knowledge in confidently handling dogs. You’ll learn to understand, analyse and interpret your and your dog's behaviour.

Your training is just the beginning for you and your dog. How long change takes is up to you. As with any new skill, time, patience and practice pay off. But if you need extra support from time to time, you can call or email, or get a little more one-on-one time when you’re ready.

Increase the effect of your training by combining it with additional training for your dog or adventures.


My adventures support the Industrious Hound philosophy for the energetic and intelligent dog that simply needs more.

Time with me will stretch your dog's body and mind. During two-hour adventures or big days out, I reinforce your reward-based training, make your dog think and solve problems, and build their skills and confidence - the recipe for a peaceful, happy home!


For your peace of mind, and for the safety and welfare of your dog and all road-users, I am Melbourne's only dog walker and trainer to safely transport dogs in crash-tested travel crates that are engineered and built in Sweden by MIM Construction AB.