David Is A Behavioural Specialist Training Pet And Working Stock Dogs In The Goulburn Valley Area.

David uses a gentle training method with no electric collars or harsh treatment.

Most training is done at his property, ‘Akoonah Stud’, just North of the rural city of Shepparton.

David will travel for small group clinics and special needs clients.

Pet Dog Training

Our gentle method can help with the following:

  • aggressive behaviour
  • improving recall
  • pulling on the lead
  • dogs jumping up at people
  • anxious behaviour
  • barking
  • and so much more!

Working Stock Dog Training

Dave’s kind and gentle training methods are proven in all farm situations.

  • recall from a distance
  • cattle and sheep work
  • casting out
  • yard work
  • field work
  • utility work
  • and more!

What Our Clients Say

Meet some of our happy clients.

I went to see Dave with my two dogs (7-year-old male Labrador and 18-month-old female Border Collie). He showed me how to communicate with the dogs in a way they understand.


Hi David, just a quick thank you and update re Seb’s training. I continue to put into practice all that you taught me to have him stop biting and nipping at me and I have to say that he is a totally different dog. He is now to the point where he no longer constantly tries to dominate me and life is much more enjoyable for both him and me. At home he can now just settle at my feet and chill out which was not the case before our training session.

Robyn Moore

Dave has a wealth of experience in dog training and competition sheepdog trialling and is able to impart his knowledge in a straightforward and professional manner.