Much of our success at Pro Dog Training is due to our extensive industry experience in animal training/behaviour and our highly skilled expert team. Our high-level expertise has led us to become one of the most successful dog training companies in Australia.

Our trainer shadow program is onsite at our Pro Dog facilities. The program can be tailored to suit your individual needs. All our programs have a strong focus on training/behaviour modification, animal handling and coaching skills, with the ability to target your key areas of interest.

We also run a mentor program for both trainers and dog daycare operators. This program is ideal for sole traders or business owners that would like to further develop their programs, improve business processes or open a purpose built facility. The mentor program is run by the Owner/Founder of Pro Dog, David McKelson.


  • Onsite at Pro Dog Training

  • 5 day intensive program (Tues – Sat)

  • Tailor the program to suit your needs
  • A focus on practical handling/training

  • Price: $1,950


  • Remote program with David McKelson

  • 3 month tailored program

  • Suitable for local, interstate & overseas business owners
  • Program & class curriculum development

  • Business coaching/process improvements

  • Training/daycare facility design

  • Price: $2,950


“The 5 day trainer shadow program was excellent. Having recently finished the NDTF course, I found this week really helped bridge gaps in my learning and set up a clear direction for how to move forward in this industry. The training team were great to watch during the classes and consults, and the 1 on 1 training I received really helped improve my handling skills. I would highly recommend the trainer shadow program.“

Stephanie Tait

“It was exciting doing the shadow program through Pro Dog Training. I’m grateful to of had the opportunity to work with other trainers, learning new techniques and putting what I’ve learnt into practice. I would recommend this program to any trainer wanting to expand their knowledge.

Jaimie (Crafty Canines)

“I completed the 5 day Prodog shadowing program and found it highly beneficial to building my knowledge, and had lots of fun doing in. Michele was fantastic at tailoring the program to work with my schedule and incorporate all the areas I wanted to learn more about. I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone looking to gain more knowledge in dog training or wanting to build more skills in any particular area.”

Claire Ambler

“This course fuelled my passion. The trainers are extremely knowledgeable and are open to answering endless questions. I was made to feel very welcome with both the trainers and clients. I am now very sure of the path that I will be taking.”

Tamryn McCourt