Gold Coast Pet Butler specialises in puppy training. We LOVE puppies!
We can help you from even before your new puppy comes home wth our Prep 4 Paws Online Course to prepare you and the family for this big life changing event. This online course is available to anyone and you work through at your own pace.
Then, if you are located on the Gold Coast we have our "open enrolment" five week in person puppy class.
If you can't attend puppy class in person, we have private puppy training package options as well.
We use dog and people friendly reward based methods when teaching you and your puppy. We help clients build better communication tools to help train their puppy and learn what the puppy is telling you through their behaviour.
Joanne provides her students with an abundance of information both in class and via an easy to access online portal which houses educational webinars the whole family can learn from. With topics covering a wide range of puppy training tips and lessons.
With over 25 years experience in running puppy classes we are committed to providing you with the best training and information to help you raise a confident well adjusted puppy. Who will be a pleasure to take anywhere.
In early 2022, Joanne completed and successfully met all the requirements to become a licensed Un-Chase!® Trainer.
Un-Chase!® offers real life solutions for dogs who chase.
From preventative Un-Chase!® Puppy classes to adult Un-Chase!® workshops and private Un-Chase!® lessons. We can help modify chasing behaviours in your dog or puppy.
“Un-Chase!® and the Un-Chase!® logo are owned by Alexis Davison trading as Un-Chase!® and are used under licence.”
Gold Coast Pet Butler is proudly the first Authorised stockist of Blackhound Australia in Queensland, offering MIMSafe Travel equipment for dogs. The only crash tested travel equipment for dogs.
MIMSafe is made in Sweden and crash tested to ensure the safety of not only of our pets, but humans who travel with them.
MIMSafe have travel gear for the serious dog sport competitor, to the average pet owner. Anyone who wants to ensure their four legged family member travels with the upmost safety in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Checkout the MIMSafe range and contact us for assistance in choosing the right MIMSafe product for you.
Joanne has almost 30 years experience working in the pet industry. Starting out at the NSW Animal Welfare League as a Behavioural trainer, she has worked in Local Government Animal Management, Puppy class trainer in Vet Clinics, Pet Dog class instructor. She has also worked with a number of well recognised pet industry brands and businesses. Outside of working professionally with animals, Joanne freely admits she is a dog sport addict. She has played the sport of Flyball racing with her own dogs since 1999., plus Disc Dog (Frisbee) and dabbled in other sports.
We have completed puppy’s training almost a year ago now with our little poodle mix dog.
Each week we enjoyed the hands-on class, plus the PowerPoints/videos and handouts. The hands-on classes were great as they allowed you to see the activities and how to modify them to suit your dog. Also, ask any questions that you had.
My children enjoyed watching the PowerPoint videos so they could help out with the training sessions.
Almost a year later we have an obedient dog that fits into our family perfect.
Consistency and repetition is the key :)
We would highly recommend Puppy school training with Jo to anyone who has a new puppy. So much support and suggestions to help you through the puppy phase.
It is Rockys mum from puppy school last night .
Thank you for the 5 week course we just finished . We found it extremely beneficial and fun and I will recommend to my family and friends for sure .
Have a Merry Christmas.
Cisco was a very anxious and scared rescue puppy so our vet recommended Puppy School.
We do not know about his past treatment but we loved him so were determined to help him overcome any negative past. Both Joanne and Nicola were very helpful and encouraging, offering heaps of useful advice.
By the end of the first class I could see improvement. He also did not like to be touched on his back or head so they gave me extra games to play at home. On top of what he learnt in class these extra games helped his confidence to grow.
The ongoing support has been especially welcome as we have faced other issues related to his anxieties. We still have a way to go but he is becoming a very brave dog now and I can’t recommend Gold Coast Pet Butler highly enough. They have been an immense help and for that we are very grateful.
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Nicola for the puppy class.
Had a few dogs over the years but have never invested in any training and I learnt a lot. It was fun too 📷
I just wanted to send this email just to say wow! Your Prep 4 Paws online course was amazing, my family have always had dogs so this course was helpful to refresh myself on certain things, but I also learnt a lot of new stuff as well, especially for my new puppy Carlos.
The games have been super helpful, we are still working on them of course, but it’s helped him settle in a lot more. So again thank you for this brilliant course!