About the Team

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.

Tim Watson

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 better communicate and work with their dogs.

From puppy development to dealing with highly problematic behavioural issues, and everything between, Tim’s relationship-centered approach to training and compassionate and personalised teaching style has made him one of Melbourne’s most popular and sought-after dog trainers.

Tim’s fervour for helping people understand their dogs is matched only by his love for his own dogs, Elliott and Sport, his wife Eve, their two young girls, and a good cup of black coffee.


Elliott was born on February 21, 2013, in Pearcedale, Victoria. He’s a Labrador Retriever, the Co-Owner of Good Dog, and often assists Tim with puppy socialisation as well as the training and rehabilitation of reactive, shy, and fearful dogs.

Much of Elliott’s training and socialisation began the moment he came home, and he fits so seamlessly into our lives. We often receive compliments 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.


Sport is the newest member of our family. He’s a working line Labrador Retriever, bred by the wonderful Pauline and Peter at Tapua Labradors.

We’re currently documenting Sport’s training and development on our socials @gooddogbehaviour