Elite Canine Training & Behaviour has such a wonderful community full of happy puppies and happier owners! Here you'll find dog training tips and tricks, galleries of training in action, as well as the kind words from our clients.
The Crate Debate - The Pros and Cons of Crate Training
If you have looked into crate training your puppy but don’t want to put your new best friend in a cage, you are not alone. This is a natural and understandable reaction. You wouldn't like to be put in a cage, so why would you do it to your new best friend? Learn more about crate training your pup from Elite Canine Training & Behaviour.
Socialisation - A Better Understanding and the Importance of Positive Interaction
Socialisation seems to be a misunderstood topic by many pet owners. It is so much more than just interacting with other dogs, in fact, poor interaction with other dogs as puppies can cause a lifetime of behavioural problems. Elite Canine Training and Behaviour run a Puppy program that teaches puppy owners how to socialise their new puppy correctly and so much more.
Our purpose built training field in Palmwoods is perfect for private and group sessions. The outside world can be so unpredictable which at times makes owners and dogs feel uneasy, at our training field it is a private and controlled environment allowing our clients to build confidence in their own time.
Kylie was literally a lifesaver for my puppy experience with my Spoodle Zara. I had an unwell puppy from the day I brought her home, which made her unsettled and me very anxious, as well as working in healthcare at peak Covid-19. My vet gave me Kylie's details, and from our first conversation, I felt at ease from her reassurance that we could get Zara settled before I returned to work. However, my concerns about expecting a puppy to adjust to my shift work and living in a townhouse complex with no backyard left me questioning if I had made the right choice to get a dog. It was at times a hard road, but with Kylie's guidance and assistance, we were able to train my pup into a calm, clever and adaptable pup who now copes with being left at home for the length of any work shift day or night. To say Kylie went above and beyond is an understatement.........she not only helped with training advice but also aided in calming my anxiety in this process with patience and understanding no matter what my question was. In addition, she adapted her services to suit my requirements by offering training and walks mid-shift, which helped shape Zara into the calm, non-anxious, well-mannered dog that receives comments everywhere we go. As Zara settled into a routine, Sam was also able to continue helping me during long shifts, which meant her training was consistent. In addition, Sam created a strong bond with Zara, and they had a mutual adoration for each other, and it was clear she loved spending time with him. By the time Zara was 8-10 months, we were pretty much self-sufficient. Still, we continued with private sessions to further Zara's training and general fine-tuning and keep in touch with Kylie as she was a wonderful person who made such an impact on our lives. I felt with Kylie that she would always find a solution to any problem, and she was phenomenal support.
Liz and Jayson
I wanted to say a big thank you to Kylie for her help with our little Colin - he was a ball of energy... Colin was our first puppy, and our training skills were, to say the least lacking - Kylie showed us how to train by using words, treats and play. Colin absolutely loves his training days with Kylie and the crew. These puppy training days strengthen his skills with being social with the other puppies in the group and reinforce what we had learned. We have no fear of taking Colin anywhere or making new friends when going for walks. We also love that we have a better understanding of what Colin wants and needs and can teach him other little tricks. The best feedback was from family and few friends who have watched Colin behaviour go from a ball of energy to calm in social situations. We could not have achieved this without you, Kylie. So a big big thank you. Liz, Jayson and Colin
I’ve known Kylie for 12 months now. Kylie started training my 10 weeks old Beagle puppy Ben in June last year. Ben has completed several group training courses and private lessons. Right from the start, Kylie showed an incredible understanding of dogs. She is patient and kind but firm when needed. At stages, Ben started showing undesirable habits like pulling, barking and lunging. Kylie applied training to correct these bad habits. I now proudly have a very well behaved, happy beagle who is a pleasure to own. I am always receiving compliments on having a well-behaved dog. Well done, Kylie!
Dana and Jacob Morris
When we first met Kylie we were considering giving away one of our dogs as the aggression and fighting became too much. The first session changed the way we looked at the situation and only a couple of months later the relationship between our dogs is the best it's ever been. Thanks, Kylie, your calm and intelligent approach changed our life.
Cassie Lee Munson
★★★★★ Amazing techniques and results! I love that you put each dog on a program specifically suited to the individual. Very effective and lovely to work with. I cannot wait to get more involved and have my best friend showing his best potential. Much love and thank you! See you soon.
Thanks, Kylie – your service, skills and knowledge, and patience are awesome!
If you are looking for an experienced, caring dog trainer and behavioural specialist, contact Kylie Smith from Elite Canine Training and Behaviour. Kylie is also a Vet Nurse and is experienced in all canine conditions. Kylie assesses the needs of the handler and the puppy or dog and tailors the training program to suit.