Have you ever felt like you are ‘that owner’?
Perhaps walking your dog is a nightmare, pulling towards other dogs and walking all over the place twisting the lead around your body, so excited they jump all over your guests, they just don’t listen to you and letting them off the lead at the beach is out of the question? Maybe you feel like you own the worst behaved dog in the neighbourhood. Trust me, you don’t! Because you’ve found yourself here looking for help, which shows how much you care for your dog and want the best for them and your family!
At Mind Your Paws we can help you achieve your dog training goals with your dog and get you well on your way to owning the best dog to suit your lifestyle.
Do you want your dog to walk nicely on the lead, listen to your commands, not run through the gate, be calm when guests arrive and join in on family outings? Then contact us to find out how we can help you.
Mind Your Paws offers a variety of training options throughout Darwin, Palmerston and the Rural communities to suit your needs and goals.
Have you been thinking of bringing Therapy Dogs to your work environment?
Perhaps you work in education, the mental health field, or even your work office is a stressful environment. Therapy Dogs can provide a range of benefits and we’d love to help you achieve them. Head over to our information page to find out more.
Our Therapy Dog programs are based on the love, gentleness and familiarity a dog can provide to help improve the needs of your students and clients.
Maybe you students are having trouble talking to each other and communicating in a respectful manner, they need to build their confidence when talking in front of the class or to teachers, or you are wanting to teach your class how to properly care for and look after their pets. No matter the goal, Mind Your Paws can certainly help you.
Find out more about how Mind Your Paws can help implement a Therapy Dog program in to your workplace by clicking below.
Who Are We
We are based in the Darwin region servicing Darwin, Palmerston and Rural Areas. Mind Your Paws is run by professional dog trainer, Kristy Teunissen. Kristy’s dog training goal is to help all owners achieve the behaviours they are wanting to teach their dogs, helping them to be the perfect family member.
Mind Your Paws also has two certified Therapy Dogs, Harlow and Scout. Through this work our goals are to help create a supportive, calm and rewarding environment with the students, staff, and clients we visit on a regular basis.
My dog is leash agressive towards dogs she does not know. After just one private session with Kristy I took her to the group class yesterday and I was just amazed how changed she already is. She did better than I would have ever expected and all with about 10 other dogs around! Highly recommend to anyone! Xx
Aurora & Nala- American Staffy
I would without a doubt recommend Mind Your Paws, Kristy does absolutely amazing work and her training style has been perfect in getting Indi to the standard she is today! Cannot thank Kristy, Ralph (RIP), Harlow and Scout for everything they have done for us. Xx
Chloe & Indi- Kelpie x Cattle Dog
Kristys classes and training methods are just what we were looking for. Simple, practical and successful. The classes are easy to understand...and fun! Highly recommended! Thankyou!!
Elissa & Cassie- Curly Coat Retriever
I have been training Bella every day since our last session and I am so happy with how she is going. I have been confident enough to take her to the park with the kids. We haven't come across other dogs as yet, but she has been doing her sit/drop step always in public with a lot of distractions. You are a miracle worker - she is becoming such a well mannered young lady.
Louise & Bella- Bull Mastiff
Before starting with Mind your Paws, walking on the lead was terrible for us both! He would pull, walk in circles around me and continually stop to pee on trees. Now, walking is a pleasure. We are able to enjoy walking with no pulling, and only stopping when I say we can. He is now a very well mannered dog, respecting boundaries in the house and car, and he even learnt how to jump into the car on the first request.
Shannon & Ernie- Mixed Breed
Fleur joined the beginner's class as a 4 month old puppy who had lived at the RSPCA. She was quite timid at first and has grown in confidence. As a kelpie X she really took to training and has benefited from learning boundaries. Fleur has been really good with the Mind your Paws positive reinforcement approach and tries hard. Thanks Kristy for all your guidance and encouragement. We enjoy our training sessions.
Nicki & Fleur- Kelpie x
Is your dog being a nuisance at home like Cindy? Perhaps not getting along with other animals in the house… if so
Our Training Goals
At Mind Your Paws we aim to help all owners with their dogs. We want to reduce the number of dogs who find themselves being rehomed, dumped, or surrendered due to no fault of their own, and help owners teach their dog to be the well mannered and obedient dog they want. Mind Your Paws aims to achieve this by using a training method that is based on a mutual understanding between owner and dog. It is based on being clear and concise with our dogs and developing a beautiful relationship with our dogs.
We believe owners train their dog/s for one of two reasons;
1) PREVENTION. Teaching puppies and young dogs how to behave correctly before unwanted behaviours start to occur.
2) REHABILITATION. Helping dogs who have developed behaviours that are not liked by the owner.
Mind Your Paws can help in all situations and with all behaviours owners are struggling with. Dogs trained through Mind Your Paws are taught to listen to their owner under distraction and owners are taught to be confident with their dog, be their advocate, and be comfortable controlling their dog in different situations.
Mind Your Paws offers a variety of services. Head to our dog training page to find out more about each service.