The Mindful Dog

The Mindful Dog

Based and operating in Crows Nest on Sydney's Lower North Shore, we offer Puppy Training Classes, Private Dog Training Consultations and Professional Pet Photography. Call us on 0423 623 302 or email for class dates and rates.


Puppy Classes

Having a new puppy is a fun challenge. But they grow so quickly, and need to learn so much in a short space of time. Why not give your puppy the best possible start in life by joining our Weekend Puppy Training Classes in Crows Nest?

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Dog Training

From puppy through to adolescence and adulthood, every dog benefits from learning how best to behave in our human world. We can help you and your family pet hone those all important life skills.

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Pet Photography

They grow so quickly... They age too soon. Enjoy stunning portraits of your dog at favourite places in glorious, high-resolution photographs. Fun, outdoor or indoor photo sessions, that capture the true nature of your pet.

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Certified Puppy Class Instructor & Dog Trainer

Our goal is to help you and your puppy develop a healthy and happy relationship, so you can enjoy each other’s company for many years to come.

Dogs can bring so much fun and joy into our lives. That's why we choose to have them around, right? But sometimes, they can also become a source of frustration and stress. Particularly if they develop some undesirable behaviours.

Nurturing a healthy relationship with our dogs - one built on mutual understanding, trust and respect - is easier said than done. There is so much confusing and conflicting dog training advice out there. Raising a dog is much like parenting - everyone's got an opinion. No wonder we get it wrong from time to time.

Don't beat yourself up about it. Get professional advice. We can teach you how to (re)train your puppy dog and help make your life easier. No more yelling and screaming at the dog (yes, we've all been there). Get in touch and enjoy the company of your dog again.

Pet Photographer

Jean-Jacques Halans

“Never work with children or animals.”, they say. But working with animals is incredibly fun and definitely full of wonderful surprises!

Of course, unless your dog or cat has been purposefully trained (by us!), they won’t just “strike a pose” on request. But, not unlike their human counter-parts, pets do remarkably well once photographer and crew have put their minds at ease. And then, in those “in between” moments, when they start to feel safe enough to let their guard down, the magic happens. Trust emerges. Suddenly you can catch that goofy dog smile or that friendly feline squint.

At The Mindful Dog, we photograph your pet’s unique character, their larger than life personalities - their joy, their love. Captured forever in that moment. Yours to share and cherish, forever.

Get in touch if you’d like to arrange an outdoor or studio session.

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Contact info:

Tel: +61 (0)423 623 302