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