Good Dog is a professional dog training and behaviour consultancy, born and based in Melbourne. Our mission is simple – to make dog training accessible and fun and easy to understand so that Melbourne’s dogs get to go more places, more often.
We love what we do – every day, we are given the opportunity to be invited into the homes of Melbourne’s dogs and their people to see firsthand the results of goals realised through improved communication, a little understanding of how dogs learn and better relationships, making living together easier.
We work with all kinds of dogs and their families, and our focus on private training ensures that even the busiest professionals with the tightest schedules can make the most of our services, and all in the comfort of their own homes.
We can’t wait to work with you.
Victorian Government Approved Trainer
Certified Dog Trainer & Behaviourist
A love of dogs and helping people, and a desire to leave behind his corporate day job led Tim to form Good Dog in 2013. As owner of Good Dog, Tim uses his combined people management background with his studies in canine psychology and behaviour to help people understand how to communicate and work with their dogs.
In addition to private training through Good Dog, Tim has instructed dog training classes through one of Melbourne’s largest privately owned dog schools and continues to develop professionally by attending seminars and workshops both locally and abroad. He has a particular interest in puppy development and dealing with reactivity and aggression, regularly volunteering his time working with rescues like Forever Friends Animal Rescue.
Tim’s fervor for helping people understand their dogs is matched only by his love for his own dog, Elliott, wife Eve and a good cup of black coffee.
Elliott was born on February 21st, 2013 in Pearcedale, Victoria. He is the Co-Owner of Good Dog, and often assists Tim with the training and rehabilitation of reactive, shy and fearful dogs.
Much of Elliott’s training and socialisation began from the very moment he came home and we are often complimented on how well-behaved he is for a young lab, but also on his unique brindle markings, sometimes referred to as a genetic “throwback”.
In his downtime, you’ll find Elliott curled up on the couch, learning new tricks or trying to hustle a hot chip from the bar staff at The Great Northern Hotel. He is available for film & TV work as well as photoshoots.