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Puppy School

Having a new puppy is a fun challenge. However, they grow so quickly, and need to learn a lot in a short space of time.
Give your puppy a great start in life by joining our Puppy Training Classes in Crows Nest.

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Dog Training

From puppy 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.

Dog Training Services »

Real Dog Yoga

Is your dog hyper busy?
Easily startled or anxious?
Discover the benefits of Real Dog Yoga: teach your dog how to how to cope with the inevitable stressors of modern dog life.

Dog Yoga Programs »

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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.

However, nurturing a healthy relationship - built on mutual understanding, trust and respect - is easier said than done. There is so much conflicting dog training advice around... No wonder people are confused! Raising a dog is more like parenting: everyone has an opinion.

Enough. It's time to get professional advice. We can help you train your dog: reconnect, calm, focus. Get in touch today, and enjoy the company of your dog again.


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) and we service the following locations in the Sydney North Shore area:

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.

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