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Dog Behaviour, Training and Education

Welcome to The Dog Project

The Dog Project provides dog training in group and individual classes for puppies and adult dogs, behaviour modification solutions for common problems, and guidance and assistance with any dog related enquiries.

We work throughout Wollongong and the Illawarra, visiting you at-home, or welcoming you to one of our group classes. 

The Dog Project's mission is to help Australian dog owners better communicate with their dogs so that they can live happily together, and not contribute to the growing number of dogs housed in animal shelters.

dog behaviour trainer Jacqui with Pessa and Miko

We focus on developing a great relationship between owner and dog, balancing obedience and calm with lots of fun.

We use force-free, positive rewards-based training methods which are fun, but most importantly, effective. Our qualified behaviourial trainers constantly stay up to date with the latest developments, and our methods are those supported by the Australian Veterinary Association, RSPCA and leading Veterinary Behaviourists around the world.

We enjoy what we do, dogs & owners enjoy what we do, but we also get results.

developing a great relationship between owner and dog
Does your dog:

If so help from The Dog Project could be the solution you're looking for. We are committed to empowering you so your dog can learn which behaviours make both of you happy!

Contact Jacqui to discuss if a class or individual session is best suited for your needs.

Are you a new dog owner or have you recently adopted a dog?

Puppy pre-school or introductory adult dog classes are held on week day evenings and weekends, with new courses beginning regularly.

Find out about upcoming available courses here

Do you foster dogs?

Foster dogs could benefit from class training, or a one on one session on how best to introduce a new dog to your home, or how to handle some behavioural problems.

Discounts apply for classes and one on one sessions if you are a foster carer.

Do you have a multi dog household?

Living with more than one dog can bring it's unique problems and questions. Whilst dogs can provide great companionship for each other, it is important to balance each dog individually. Jacqui can provide insight into common multi dog problems, and help you achieve great balance in your dog family.

Teaching an old dog new tricks

The old saying 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks' is a good example of how far humans have progressed in the past 10 to 20 years in terms of understanding how dogs learn. You won't be surprised to know that there is not an element of truth in the saying, and in fact continuing to teach your dog, and continuing to engage their minds, can help them live longer!

Is it time your dog learned something new?