Riverina K9


A relationship-based approach to your dogs learning and behaviour

We all want the very best for our dogs, but they don’t come with a one-size-fits-all instruction manual.
The very best approach is to support a healthy relationship from the very beginning with your dog – as with most things, prevention is better than cure, and getting started early with training and positive exposure can help establish social responsibility, healthy boundaries, clear channels of communication, a good bond, an eager learner and a trusted companion.
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Good training needs a kind heart as well as a cool and well informed head

– Konrad Most
At Riverina K9 Services, we believe every dog has the potential to be emotionally stable, well-trained, biologically fulfilled and supported.

We can help with:

  • Preparing Owners for a puppies arrival or transition
  • Training for new puppies – starting from 8 weeks of age
  • Training to elevate your dog’s skills to the next level
  • Behaviour modification of existing nuisance or problem behaviours
  • Tailored training programs to help with specific requirements or utility

Together, we’ll create clear communication channels between you and your dog, and provide a rewarding training experience for all involved.

Our approach to Individual training Programs:

  • Is tailored to suit the needs of you and your dog
  • Can take place at home, in an appropriate public space or via a virtual training session
  • Is conducted at a pace both you and your dog are comfortable with
  • Gives you the tools and skills to support and maintain positive behaviour in your dog
  • Helps to build and maintain a healthy relationship between you and your dog

Dog trainers and behaviour consultants can be extremely helpful but they aren’t magicians. Guiding, supporting, motivating and maintaining your dog to be the best version of themselves can take time, effort and patience on your behalf. For your dog’s success, it’s essential to keep up training and consistency outside of formal sessions and into the future. This way the important skills you learn will become second nature and true progress will be made.

Training for puppies

When it comes to training your dog, starting as early as possible is ideal. Young dogs are keen to learn, and training your puppy right from the beginning is an important part of giving them the best start possible.

Training a puppy is a bit like building a house.


Well, just as the designing, engineering and initial foundations have a major impact on the end result of the house, training puppies is all about building good quality foundations for future success and stability. Building up younger dogs the right way will give them skills to learn efficiently, build trust, develop healthy coping mechanisms and live out each day to the max. You can take comfort in knowing our approach to training is nationally accredited – we work across all age groups too, from puppies through critical periods of development, right up to older dogs well into their senior years.

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Initial groundwork and foundations with your dog involves building their confidence, supporting resilience and adaptability. We use play, positive interaction, markers and rewards to build a strong relationship, good focus and attention.
Drive building exercises, learning about positive exposure and nurturing their motivation and engagement are key throughout your sessions.

Our Ultimate Puppy Program can teach you how to:

  • Establish 10 puppy obedience skills
  • Puppy-proof your home
  • Communicate well with your puppy
  • Nurture a great relationship
  • Set realistic goals
  • Encourage safe play 
  • Positively socialize & expose your puppy to new things
  • Use rewards in your training
  • Use hands-on training methods with puppies
  • Navigate problem puppy behaviours
  • Successfully toilet and crate train
  • Establish rules and boundaries in the home
  • Encourage essential good manners
  • Establish leash skills
  • + so much more…..

This program can include private in-home or virtual training sessions with a nationally accredited Dog Trainer to support you throughout

Check out more information about our puppy training options 

Addressing problem behaviour in Puppies & Dogs

We all become dog owners with the best intentions: to give a dog a good home, welcome them into our family and enjoy their company. But the reality is every dog is different, and each dog will have different strengths, and potentially weaknesses you may need assistance working through.
All dogs deserve the chance to improve their behaviour, with the right assistance from their owners. Problem dog behaviours are often the result of a dog trying to ask for help. By learning how to give this to them in the most efficient and fair way we can resolve issues and bring not only balance but also joy, respect and trust back into the relationship. 
Problem behaviours may include:
  • Excessive Barking & Vocalisation
  • Scavenging
  • Digging
  • Resource guarding
  • Nipping/Biting
  • Chasing/stalking things
  • Jumping up
  • Inappropriate elimination
  • Chewing
  • Hyperactivity
  • Overstimulation
  • Anxiety
  • Fearful behaviours
  • Reactivity or Aggressive behaviours
  • Escaping
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We believe in an integrated approach when it comes to behavioural modification and conditioning. We’ll work with you to try and understand the underlying issues, and create a guided solution-focused approach to help you get back to enjoying a positive relationship with your dog sooner.
Our approach:
  • Tailor a conditioning or training programme to most effectively meet the needs of you and your dog in a positive way
  • Provide guidance at a pace that is comfortable and sensitive to the progress of your dog
  • Agree on the best strategy which is fitting for the abilities of both you and your dog
  • Nurture and support clear ongoing communication between you and your dog
  • Give you the skills to build and maintain a positive relationship with your dog
  • Provide honest and trusted advice with your dog’s best interests at heart
  • Provide ongoing support and consultation in person or online

Customized Training & Specialty skills

So you’ve mastered the basics with your dog and are looking for a new challenge? We get it – dog training can be a great hobby and the possibilities are pretty endless once you start. We love enthusiastic and motivated Guardians who want to keep learning and working with their dogs.

We can provide specialty training options when you are ready to keep developing your dog’s skill set.

We can work with you to teach your dog:

Train with us, and you’ll benefit from our professional, accredited advice and ongoing support.

We can’t wait to help your dog reach their full potential!

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