Who Are We

Mind Your Paws is based in Darwin, Northern Territory and services the entire Darwin region including Palmerston and Rural areas.  It is run by professional dog trainer, Kristy Teunissen.  Kristy’s dog training goal is to help owners achieve the behaviours they are wanting to teach their dogs, helping them to be the perfect family member, ultimately stopping the unnecessary high rehoming, dumping and surrendering rates in the Northern Territory. Through Kristy’s Therapy Dog work she wants to help create a supportive, calm and rewarding environment with the students, staff, and clients she visits with Harlow. 

Do you want to have the perfect pet? But at the moment you’re struggling with one or more of these issues:


  • Walking nicely on the lead
  • Not coming when you call
  • Listening and following your commands
  • Aggressive behaviour towards other animals
  • Aggressive behaviour towards humans
  • Lunging on the lead
  • Separation anxiety
  • Puppy biting
  • Guarding food
  • Running out the gate

Find out more about our Dog Training option Here!!!

The Team

The team at Mind Your Paws is fun and friendly. We want nothing more than to help you with your dog training goals or help you implement Therapy Dog programs in to your organisation.

Our Training Style

Mind Your Paws uses a training method that has been successful on a variety of dog breeds, ages, and behaviour concerns.  It is based on the use of using positive reinforcement first where we use whatever reinforcement the dog enjoys.  This could be food, toys, praise, pats etc.  Our aim is to create well mannered dogs to live with and well behaved dogs owners are wanting to take out and about with them as part of the family.

Kristy originally studied under Greg Fontana, at The Alpha Canine Group, where she learnt about the ‘Lifestyle Communication System’ which is based developing leadership, trust and communication with your dog.  Kristy continues to build on her learning and understanding of dog behaviour and knowledge by attending regular seminars interstate and has developed a great network of industry professionals who she can utilise to help support her clients when needed.

Mind Your Paws enjoys teaching owners how to get their dogs to listen when needed, both at home and out in the ‘real’ world.  We focus on behaviour modification around the home in the beginning, teaching your dog to be a happy and respectful family member, and then we transition these skills in to areas you regularly visit with your dog. Wherever you and your canine friend are, they should be looking to you for guidance, listening to the commands and you should feel comfortable to control the situation you are in with your dog.  You need to be your dogs advocate, be their voice, show them they can trust you and from there your relationship will grow.

Some common behavioural problems we deal with at Mind Your Paws are:

  • Jumping up
  • Greeting guests inappropriately
  • Barging through doors
  • Pulling on lead
  • Reactivity- other dogs, people or food
  • Not listening when out and about
  • Toilet training puppies

For More information about how we can help you,

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