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About Pet Professor

Why choose us?

Choosing the right person to care for and help guide your training journey can be daunting. You need to know that you can trust them implicitly with your precious fur baby and that you are making the best decision, one that will guaranteed access to skilled and knowledgeable trainers. 

Using easy-to-play training games we can quickly and effectively get your dog from zero to hero, with real-life results. 

Whether you have a new puppy, or your dog is in need of training for a behaviour that you’ve been ‘putting’ up with for years, we find the best training solution that fits into your lifestyle and abilities and work towards building you the dog of your dreams. 

Clients tell me that they love just how easy “concept training” (training with games) is.

Fully certified and using only scientifically proven and evidence-based training methods means that your dog receives the best training possible, in the most ethical way.

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We aren't all the same

Did you know that the animal industry is in fact, unregulated, and that anyone can call themselves a dog trainer? 

Experience doesn’t equal expertise. 

Other trainers may tell you they are skilled and know dogs because “had dogs growing up”, but very often these ‘trainers’ lack any formal skills, and often use outdated and unethical training methods on their client’s dogs. 

Too often my clients have paid good money for what they thought was a ‘professional trainer’ who ended up making the behaviour worse. When their training didn’t work, they resorted to cruel punishment methods to try and train a scared and anxious dog.


Who are We?

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dog & cat trainer, owner of pet professor

Hi, I’m Marianne – a certified dog and cat trainer in the Inner West, Sydney.

In 2018, with the vision to be able to help more clients and their dogs, cats and other pets to live their best lives, I started Pet Professor. 

Since then, I have worked with a variety of owners and their dogs and cats on all sorts of problem behaviours!  

From Peeing Pups to Dangerous Dogs, my focus is finding the reasons why your pet is the way they are and formulate prevention and management strategies along with training and behaviour modification plans. 

To date, I have obtained the following certifications:

2018 – Certificate IV in Companion Animals Services, Delta Institute

2018-19 – Pro Dog Trainer, AbsoluteDogs

2019 – Living and Learning with Animals, Behaviour Works

2021 – Master Course in Aggression, Aggression in Dogs 

2021 – Separation Anxiety Training Course, Dr Moira Hechenleitner


dog trainer

Hi I’m Nancy – a certified Absolutedogs trainer based in Adelaide.

I started my dog training journey with my reactive Bull terrier, Billie Jean, in 2016.

Studying training with AbsoluteDogs allowed me to transform Billie Jean, so much so that I went on to complete further studies and gained my Pro Dog Trainer certification in 2018.

One of my main focuses is working with adolescent dogs – a very difficult time for everyone! 

Dog Nutrition is one of my passions, and I also practise Tellington T-touch massage therapy with my dogs.

When I’m not training, I love to spend as much time as possible with my dogs -camping, going to the beach, and for hikes.

I love to help people and dogs live their best happy lives together through concept-based games.

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What we believe in

About our clients, their pets and our staff. Everything we do comes from a place of empathy and compassion. We focus on fostering relationships between clients and staff as well as owners and their pets.

Your pet is not a ‘problem’. We believe you and your pet are simply having a problem – either in communicating or understanding each other. It is our mission to help you find the right solution.

Our years of experience and knowledge doesn’t mean that we stop educating ourselves or practicing what we learn. We ensure that we are able to stay at the forefront of behaviour science to provide the best possible outcomes for our clients.

We use positive training solutions to solve your pets’ behavioural issues and focus on using the most effective AND ethical methods to help you build a better relationship with each other.

We train in games! They are the fastest, most effective and fun way to train and we believe the best results for you and your pet will be achieved through the power of positive, games-based learning.,

We nurture relationships and help build connections through open communication. We ensure that this dialogue is simple and effective to better ensure that you can speak each other’s language.

We aim to wow you with the simplicity of what good training can achieve. We want you to have an ‘wow’ moment when showing you just how clever your dog can be!

You and your pet are the dream team, and we are here to support you – we start as early as before your pet is even born, through the early years and well into their later
years of life.

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Pet Professor services are available in sydney in the Inner West, Eastern Suburbs, Parramatta, Canterbury/Bankstown, Lower North Shore and North West regions of Sydney. 

We also work in Adelaide, servicing Southern to South western suburbs, fleurieu Peninsula & Mount Barker 

For our cat consultations, you can be anywhere in Australia or New Zealand as we easily book consultations via Video Conference. 

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