Passionate About Inspiring Others

My obsession with dogs started when I was 7 years old after my father allowed me to keep a German Shorthair Pointer puppy from a litter of pups we were looking after for family friends while they were away on holidays.  I called her Bronela, my father helped me take her to weekly obedience classes, and we were inseparable from day one except when I was at school.  When I was 10 I signed up Bronela for our first obedience trial. We didn't go so well but we still had lots of fun and it was a great learning experience.  Not long after the trial, Bronela started experiencing seizures and was diagnosed with Leukemia. Tragically she died 18 months later and for a while my world fell apart.  The bond I had with her was profound, and the pain I felt from her loss impacted me deeply.  I knew at this very early point in time in my life, I wanted more than anything to be a dog trainer when I grew up.


In my early 20’s I joined what was then called Australian Dog Training (ADT) as a client and a month after starting obedience classes I signed up to became a student dog trainer.  I was fascinated about canine behaviour and training and spent as much time as I could with others absorbing as much information as I could.  I signed up to every course and seminar on offer and spent countless hours researching and learning from trainers from all fields and backgrounds.  This passion has carried on throughout my life and I’m continually learning from others from around Australia but also around the globe.  I’m privileged to have been able to spend time with some of the best in the industry and am very grateful to all of the trainers who have shared their knowledge with me which has helped me to become the trainer I am today.


My ongoing curiosity about how dogs think and learn has lead to a strong desire to share my knowledge and teach others.  I’m always seeking a better way not only to teach dogs, but also to enable owners a clear pathway for having a better relationship with their dog. My dog training philosophy is really quite simple and I live by the following three rules:


  • I am always consistent;

  • I am always fair; and

  • I always put the dogs welfare first.





  • Lectured for the National Dog Trainers Federation

  • Own and managed boarding kennels and training facilities

  • Live demonstrations at pet expos.

  • Trainer for obedience schools

  • Panel member and advisor at Monash University for PhD candidates in Canine behaviour

  • The resident dog trainer for Hound TV in seasons 1 and 2.  In 2010 Hound TV was nominated and won at the prestigious Antenna awards the Best Outdoor and Recreational TV show for season two.

  • 2011 - Abu Dhabi Police Department.  Trained dogs and police officers in currency detection, arson investigation and man trailing.

  • 2012 – USA.  Attended a 2-week scent detection training course at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Virginia.  Other attendees included the FBI Hostage rescue team, ATF and local Police departments.

  • Australian Army Special Forces unit – lectured soldiers and provided trained dogs.

  • Victorian Police Dog Squad consultant.

  • Bred, trained and supplied dogs to the NSW Police Tactical unit.

  • Trained and supplied dogs for Victorian prisons.

  • Producer, presenter, editor and writer of my first YouTube show Talking Dogs.

  • Inventor and manufacturer of the Scent Tube.



  • 2012 Randy Hare "On target scent detection certification" trained and certified with the FBI, ATF and local Police departments at the FBI training facility Quantico, Virginia. USA.

  • 2005 NDTF National Dog Trainers Federation Certificate 3 in Canine Behavior and training.

  • 1998 NDTF National Dog Trainers Federation certificate 3 in Canine Behavior and training.

I went to Sidney after my wife googled him. Beau, our rescue 5 year old Border Collie X was diagnosed by the shelter as being deaf. Sid after 2 minutes put that theory to bed. We had one dog that had been taught to disregard all noises/sound. As he was misdiagnosed as being deaf, we had no history of any prior training. Sid has now prepared a dog for our family that has good 
obedience skills and seems a happier dog for it. Thanks Sid!


PO Box 7,Charnwood, ACT 2615

​​Tel: 0475 890 194​


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