We provide quality behaviour and training advice to puppy and adult dog owners, ensuring that the human-canine bond is strong and happy within any family environment.
Welcome to Southern Cross Dog Training
Southern Cross Dog Training services the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and provides quality behaviour and training advice to puppy and adult dog owners, ensuring that the human-canine bond is strong and happy within any family environment. Just like humans, all dogs are different, and at Southern Cross Dog Training we are experienced in accommodating these differences. These days, with so many different training techniques on offer, it can be confusing for a dog owner to choose what’s best for their four-legged friend. At Southern Cross Dog Training, we are familiar with a wide variety of training techniques, and are able to advise you on what is best for you, your dog and your own unique situation. With experience and knowledge in so many varied training techniques, owners can rest assured that whichever training technique is used, it is applied appropriately and will be explained in full. At Southern Cross Dog Training, we not only provide you with training solutions, but also educate you in the reasons why your dog behaves in a particular way, so that you can understand how the training technique works.
Southern Cross Dog Training offers private lessons in the comfort of your own home, allowing us to tailor a lesson to suit your needs. We are experienced in providing training to puppies, adult dogs (yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks!), households with more than one dog, and families with children and dogs. Topics covered in lessons can include obedience training, general canine manners, behaviour problem solving, and even tricks! Please see our Services page for more information.
If you are looking at improving your relationship with your dog, then Southern Cross Dog Training is for you. Our passionate, dedicated and professional trainers look forward to working with you, your family and your dog.
- Puppy Training
- Obedience Training
- Behaviour Problem Solving
- Trick Training
If you’re looking for a qualified, professional and experienced dog trainer, then Southern Cross Dog Training is for you. Catherine Webb (director and head trainer) has trained hundreds of dogs in a range of situations and environments. These include, but are not limited to:
• One-on-one training with the dog (without the owner present in a boarding and training or Walk’n’Train situation)
• Private obedience and behaviour lessons with owners and their dogs
• Instructing classes of people in training their dogs, ranging from the Novice to Advanced level
• Teaching people how to become dog trainers themselves (train the trainer)
Catherine is dedicated to keeping up with the latest training techniques, and is knowledgable in a variety of methods, ensuring that the right method is used for your individual situation with your dog. Catherine’s education in dog training and behaviour includes:
• Master of Animal Science (Animal Behaviour & Welfare)
The University of Melbourne – 2010
• Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour & Evolution)
The University of Melbourne - 2002
• Canine Behaviour Specialist Course
National Dog Trainers Federation - 2005
• Professional Dog Trainers Certification Course
National Dog Trainers Federation – 2004
• As well as numerous dog training and dog/animal behaviour seminars
Catherine’s interest in dog behaviour, training and welfare continues, and in 2011 she commenced her PhD candidature at The University of Melbourne, with the aim of investigating the effectiveness and welfare implications of various dog training techniques.
Catherine has also worked as a veterinary nurse for a number of years, providing you comfort in the knowledge that your dog will always receive the utmost level of care as a valued client of Southern Cross Dog Training.
Southern Cross Dog Training saved our sanity!
Recommended by our Vet, Southern Cross Dog Training came to our home and trained our unruly beagle “Bobbie” in a matter of weeks! They restored order within the household and left us with a well behaved and responsive member of the family. They taught us how to handle Bobbie and maintain the training so that we have a beagle that is a pleasure and delight – not a chore! Southern Cross Dog Training has become our personal dog training advisor and Bobbie’s friend.
Thanks Southern Cross, you’re the best!
Professional Dog Trainers Certification Course (now a Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training) with the National Dog Trainers Federation.
Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour)
Master of Animal Science (Dog Behaviour and Welfare)