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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 basic manners and life skills.

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Dog Yoga

Is your dog hyper?
Busy, busy, busy, ... can't settle down or anxious? Discover the benefits of Dog Yoga by teaching your dog how to relax, calm down and cope with the inevitable stressors of modern dog life.

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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 Professional Dog Trainer

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

Dogs 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 have developed some undesirable behaviours.

Nurturing a healthy relationship with our dogs - one built on mutual understanding, trust and respect - is much easier said than done. There is so much outdated, confusing and conflicting dog training advice to be found... Raising a dog has become much like parenting: everyone's got an opinion. But what actually works for you and your dog?

Why not get professional advice? We can help you train your dog and make your life easier. Get in touch and we'll help you 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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If you have any further questions, please contact us:

Tel: +61 (0)423 623 302


  • Certified Dog Trainer
  • Fully Insured
  • Rewards-based Dog Training

The Mindful Dog is based in Crows Nest NSW, on Sydney's Lower North Shore and we service the following areas:

Artarmon, Belrose, Cammeray, Castle Cove, Castlecrag, Chatswood, Chatswood West, Cremorne, Crows Nest, Davidson, East Killara, East Lindfield, East Ryde, Forestville, Frenchs Forest, Gladesville, Gordon, Greenwich, Hunters Hill, Killara, Killarney Heights, Kirribilli, Lane Cove, Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Lavender Bay, Lindfield, Longueville, Macquarie Park, McMahons Point, Mosman, Naremburn, Neutral Bay, North Sydney, North Turramurra, Northbridge, Northwood, Putney, Pymble, Riverview, Roseville, Ryde, South Turramurra, St. Ives, St. Ives Chase, St. Leonards, Turramurra, Waverton, West Pymble, Willoughby and Wollstonecraft.