Dog Behaviour Consulting & Training

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Modify your dog's behaviour and reach your training goals with scientific, fear-free, dog- and human-friendly methods.

Crosspaws Dog Training & Behaviour Consulting can help!

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It all starts here. A consultation is the first essential step to tackle training and behavioural issues with your dog. We will talk about your goals, assess your dog and build a custom training or behaviour modification plan. The consultation includes immediate management & training solutions to help with any urgent issues and set you and your dog up for success.

Crosspaws also offers consultations prior to bringing a dog into your home, so you can prepare as best as possible.

Consultations can take place in-person or online.

Private Coaching & Training

Enjoy the convenience and efficiency of private sessions in your own home, public locations or via remote technology.

Behaviour Problems

Is your dog's behaviour a problem? Are you worried about your dog? Get help today!

  • Solutions
  • Some problems may be resolved quite easily while others can take many months of gradual behaviour modification. Only a thorough assessment can give you the answers you need to make the best decision for your dog and yourself.

  • Professional collaborations
  • If the input and support of other specialists is required, Crosspaws will be happy to collaborate with your vet or veterinary behaviourist or refer you to other qualified experts.

Other Services

  • House and Dog Sitting

  • Crosspaws offers holiday house-sitting services starting from $50/day. Availability is very limited, so enquire early. All pets welcome.

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Puppy Resources

Raising a puppy is a big responsibility. Give your dog the best chance to grow into a happy, confident dog who feels comfortable in our human world and fits into your life.

For everything you need to know about your new puppy, go to the Puppy Resources section.


Sylvie Martin - Crosspaws' owner operator - graduated with honours from The Academy for Dog Trainers, run by internationally acclaimed dog training and behaviour expert and award-winning author Jean Donaldson. The Academy prides itself on rigorous adherence to science-based and dog-friendly training methods and delivers ongoing education to its graduates.

Sylvie also holds a certificate of dog training & behaviour from the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF), Australia.

After previous careers in pre-press and software engineering, Sylvie now applies her problem solving skills to help dogs and their humans enjoy life together.

Crosspaws owner Sylvie and Jezz the collie standing in the surf