Family owned business that has been established for over 34 years
At The Links Pet Centre we provide the highest standard in pet care services and education. We are a family owned business that has been established for over 34 years. The founders of the business, Keith and Coralie Kirkpatrick, designed and built The Links Pet Centre with the desire to provide South East Queensland with the highest level of Pet Care and accommodation.
Keith and Coralie Kirkpatrick were well known and highly respected breeders of German Shepherds throughout the 70's to the late 90's. Over this period they had 3 established and successful boarding and training centres servicing all of Brisbane's suburbs North, South, East and West.
Keith's strong attributes in Dog Obedience Training helped pave the way for a stronger and more well established training industry that we see today in South East Queensland. Read more about Keith and the Links History.
Sean Kirkpatrick (Keith & Coralie's son) and his wife Barbara have been upholding the highest level of service to The Links Pet Centre's clients since 2011.
All our staff are highly experienced and well trained in animal care. They have all completed extensive in house training and must have Certificate III in animal husbandry. All our staff are pet owners and lovers.
The Links Pet Centre is on 10 acres of well kept and manicured grounds at Goodna situated only 20 minutes from Brisbane CBD and 15 minutes from Ipswich CBD (location map). All of our enclosures have the highest level of security which will give you the peace of mind that your family friend is safe and sound. Inspections welcome.
At The Links Pet Centre we have over 100 kennels and a spacious newly renovated Cattery.
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ACCOMMODATION / BOARDING / RATES
At The Links Pet Centre we pride ourselves on over 30 years experience. Our facility is situated on 10 acres of open and secure parkland where we have over 100 kennels and also a large cattery. We also have a heated canine swimming pool for all our guests how are looking for weight loss, exercise, rehabilition and hydrotherapy. We have a wonderful Day Care program where we provide a pick up and delivery service for the client who wants their pet to have a fun day out and to be looked after by people who pride themselves in pet care. Read more
BOOT CAMP FOR DOGS
We have a wide range of courses in our training department, but one of our most popular, is our boot camp programme. We have been running this programme for well over 30 years and have had a huge amount of success. The best thing about the boot camp programme is getting a head start on training, before you even have to walk on to the field. Read more
The Links Canine Aquatic Centre has been operating for several years now and has provided a huge amount of our client’s dogs with Hydrotherapy services for many ailments as well as simply fun and fitness. During our years as German shepherd breeders and from our time competing in the show ring, we have long since known the many benefits of Hydrotherapy and Treadmill work for any dog. Your dog’s first few initial visits will be assisted by our trained handlers entering the pool with your dog to aid their swimming. We are so pleased and excited to welcome you and your dog at The Links Pet Centre's Canine Aquatic Centre. Read more
Our Doggy Daycare is a great way to keep your dog entertained and stimulated whilst you are at work. Our Doggy Daycare services start from just $30 for our Standard Daycare. With a large range of services, we can design a Daycare Package to suit you and your best friend’s needs and wants for the day. Read more
Treadmill helps conditioning, weight loss, stamina, behaviour, fault in movement, develops muscle and strength. The treadmill is a wonderful tool for conditioning. It can help reduce weight, accompanied with the right diet it can also increases stamina. Its been proven that it can correct fault in movement through it's level base and even revolving motion. & over a period of time it can help with muscle growth & strengthening. Its also been known to help improve dogs behaviour, the dog needs to focus on moving at the set pace, also with the correct handling help improve the dogs gate. All in all the treadmill can be a great all round tool for getting your dog fit and healthy and back to his or her best. Read more
LINKS GROOMING SALON
Our qualified and experienced Groomer can provide a full range of Grooming Services for your pet. From simple baths and blow drys up to full specialty cuts and show cuts. We offer clipping, professional scissoring, groom-outs (de-shedding or stripping) nail trimming, blow drys, ear cleaning, warm hydrobaths and flea and tick baths. Read more
DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING
Our 8 week Dog Obedience Training Course has been a large part of Brisbane’s Dog Training history since the 1980’s. We’ve had a huge amount of success with all of our training courses over the past 30 years but the 8 week course is by far our most popular. Read more
Why not take it easy next time you’re getting ready for your Holiday or Business Trip. The Links Pet Centre offers a Pick Up and Delivery service for your pet/s. Easy and stress free, our trained animal handlers can Pick Up your pet from most suburbs in and around Brisbane. Contact us today to arrange your dogs Pick Up. A small fee applies and varies depending on the distance. Read more
My first experience with The Links was the basic 8 week obedence course. I found Sean and Barbara were very pleasant to deal with through out the 8 weeks. No questions were ignored or any problems with the training,
Sean would step in and advise me of what I was doing wrong and how I could rectify the situation. I was amazed at Seans level of experience and passion he has in his teaching and handling of the dogs. I would strongly recommend The Links for anyone seeking obedence with their furry friend .
Nick from MacKenzie
Oscar my Bichon Frise initially did bark a lot and it was becoming an issue with the neighbours. After his Bootcamp stay he’s so much more calmer, more responsive to the commands and generally more settled and happier. Previously a little bit of an anxious dog, he’s definitely gained more confidence. The follow up lessons as well have been an essential part of the program for us and have helped Oscar and I tremendously.
Peta Picton (Oscar’s Mum)
Hi, My names Frank from Rochedale.
In 2013 I joined the 8 week Obedience Course at Mt. Gravatt Showground with 'The Links'. I found it to be very useful in teaching me on how I need to train my dog. Sean is an excellent instructor and has a strong belief that anybody and everybody is capable to train their dog with his help, regardless on size/breed or age as long as they are willing to put the time and effort into it. My results were so impressive that Sean offered me voluntary work to Rover, which I have now been doing for 18 months and find it very rewarding.
Sean first came to do some in-home training with my crazy chocolate labrador Bella in November 2013. This in-home training was in conjunction with the beginners dog obedience course which we successfully completed in March 2014. On several occasions Bella has boarded with The Links kennels. On these occasions I was confident that Bella would be well looked after and kept safe. On top of the regular playtime I also took up a few of the extras The links offered – Bella had extra training sessions and a swimming lesson. I confidently recommend The Links for obedience training and boarding. Both Sean, Barbara and the girls were wonderful to deal with.