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Tired of your dog being naughty and disobedient?

You don’t have to put up with your dog’s bad behavior any longer. We can help you train your dog to behave appropriately in everyday situations, both at home and in public. Our top priority is you and your dog!

Hello! I’m Kirsty, Certified Professional Dog Trainer.

Manners Under Distraction Dog Training is run and operated by me, Kirsty Matthews. I have always had a complete love for animals. 

Our family had two rescue dogs Bella (pictured with me) and an aggressive Corgi-cross named Buster. Due to Buster’s behavioural issues and a limited number of dog trainers in North East Victoria, I saw an opportunity to not only help Buster (and the dog rescue group), but the wider community to have a better relationship with their dogs. 

In 2014, I completed The Professional Dog trainer course though Alpha Canine Professionals and 2017/18 completed an Advanced Professional Dog Trainers certificate with Alpha as well as a Therapy Dog Certificate through Lead The Way Institute. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Obedience under distraction
  • Elimination of jumping, digging, barking chewing and more
  • Toilet training
  • Aggression and anxiety issues
  • Manners training
  • Therapy of companion support dogs
  • Hunting dogs
  • All ages and breeds
  • Correct socialization
  • Positive training without food rewards
  • Deaf and blind dogs
  • Rescue dogs

Our Services

We offer the following dog training services:

Private one-on-one dog training lessons in your own home

We travel up to 200 km from Corowa, Victoria.

Group dog lessons

Our Group dog training lessons are held in Koonoomoo.

Group outings

Throughout the year, we will host and conduct group outings in the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose us?

We are a professional local business who truly values the positive relationship between you and your dog. Kirsty is the owner and master-trainer and has worked in the industry for the past 5 years. She loves dogs and her mission is to see every dog owner and their dog have a happy and stress-free life together.

How many lessons will I need and how much will it cost?

This will be assessed on a case by case basis as all dogs are individuals with unique training requirements. Please contact us on 0402 662 879 for an obligation-free quote on your first lesson. If we don’t answer, please leave a message as it means we are busy training other dogs, and we will get back to you within 48 hours).

Does my dog really need private lessons?

Private lessons allow you to get the most out of our training programs that are tailored specifically to you  and your dog.

Can you guarantee to fix my dog’s behaviours?

No! And anyone that can guarantee this isn’t telling you the truth!

Dogs are not robots and they all learn differently. We have, however had great success with the majority of the dogs and owners we have worked with and trained. Remember, consistency is key and that consistency needs to come from both the dogs AND the owners!

Happy Customers

“We have Three dogs and wanted to fix some issue before we went on holidays to make sure my mother could easy look after them. My mother was even able to walk them.”

Jason family – Wangratta

“We had Kirsty out for our Husky. He was always jumping up at people and knocking some over. He was very quick to improve and even after the first week we begun seeing a huge change in him”

Susie and George the husky from Albury

Service Areas

Group dog lessons in Koonoomoo Victoria

We also have Private dog lessons in North east Victoria and southern New South Wales

Albury, Benalla, Berrigan Beechworth, Barooga, Bundalong, Barnawartha, Corowa, Cobram, Chiltern, Culcairn, Deniliquin, Dookie Echuca, Finley, Glenrowan, Howlong, Henty, Jerilderie, Kialla, Koonoomoo, Katamatite, Kyabram, Lake Rowan, Mulwala, Moama, Mooroopna, Numurkah, Nathalia, Oxley, Picola, Rutherglen, Rand, Strathmerton, Shepparton, Tocumwal, Urana, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga, Yarrawonga and everywhere in between,

Please fill in the form below and Kirsty will be in contact with you via phone within 48 hours

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