You’re never alone at Sankiri
We love dogs as much as you do. That’s why we welcome dogs of every size, breed and personality, helping you find solutions to the most challenging behaviours.
It’s all about empowerment. We train you as well as your dog, equipping you with the skills and tools you need to live in harmony with your best friend.
Our friendly, knowledgeable team is here to offer advice and hands-on support, so you get the most out of every session.
Be part of an established dog-loving community, dedicated to learning, developing your skills, and having fun.
Why leave all the socialising to your dog?
IS YOUR POOCH PUSHING YOUR BUTTONS?
We help with every kind of problem behaviour
- Dragging on the lead
- Over excitable
- Anxious and fearful
- Stealing food
- Not coming when called
Train your dog the Sankiri way!
- Call the free Sankiri helpline, seven days a week
- Private and in-home sessions and assessments, by appointment
- Small to medium-sized groups
- Team members offer one-on-one support
- Weekly class updates on our Facebook page
- Proven, easy-to-learn training/socialising techniques that don’t rely on food
Because you care
Plenty of fur families have discovered the Sankiri difference for themselves, as our testimonials show.
- Understand what your dog is telling you
- Learn how to use tone-of-voice commands
- Discover the power of positive reinforcement
- Build trust and deepen your bond
- Gain control over your much-loved family friend
Train in a supportive community, with like-minded owners, and see what’s possible!
Read Our Reviews
Sankiri training has been... fantastic and within a few months, the changes were unbelievable. The halti harness is a game changer – we still walk Bella with the halti as she feels safer with it on. However, she is also good on collar and off-lead at times.
Bella is a different dog and enjoys going to training – she now goes up to other dogs and people for a sniff and a pat! Bella’s confidence and trust in us has grown exponentially and training has provided us the tools to work with her anxiety.
She now walks calmly beside us and often has a big dopey grin on her face! This training program was the best investment we could have made.
Thank you to the wonderful Sankiri team!
– James, Kat & Bellaread more
Initially Max was scared & reactive to people, bikes, dogs - every walk was stressful & exhausting.
Max & I have both learnt so much & I can now take him on a walk which is a pleasure that we both enjoy.
I will forever be grateful to Lorraine, Travis & the Sankiri team & would 100% recommend both the individual & group sessions.read more
Who is 3 & totally different from her Mum. So having to cross the road from other dogs was not pleasant & a pulling dog so we bit the bullet & had a 1 on 1 with Lorraine then decided to go to the training & it was the best decision we have done. Great friendly staff with all the... challenges of social interaction our Zoe has been a pleasure to walk now with her Mum & brother side by side. We wouldn’t hesitate to do it again at Sankiri it’s been awesome with no more panicking & more tools we have learned about how to help our dogs . seen so many different breeds & how they react at the start to how they have matured at the end
Thanks Lorraine & Staff 🐶🐶 it’s been excellentread more
Have already seen a huge difference within myself as a owner and my 6.5 year old Staffy Millie.
Also shout out to Travis making sure my princess was kept warm during her first halter training session by placing his coat on her!
Cannot wait to continue seeing the development... 😀read more
I originally came to you in hope that I could go into the vets & specialist without being snuck through the back door because of Oscars aggressive reactivity with seeing another dog. Never in my wildest dreams could I foresee I could call over your beautiful boy (with Oscar on a loose lead) and have a... calm experience.
Not only have you taught me to be a better handler but your boy has taught Oscar how to be a different, confident dog. Oscar has never sniffed another dog ever until your boy taught him how too and then Oscar allowed your boy to sniff him
Biggest thank you 🙏🏼read more
The constant support we have recieved from Lorraine via phone, in person and via text, (even during lockdown) has been fantastic....
Sherlock is a work in progress but we are very happy with his progress thus far and believe Lorraine will help us to achieve our long term goals for Sherlock.
Very happy to recommend Sankiri Dog Training and Behavioural Specialist to anyone needing a helping hand with their wayward pooch.read more
I rang and had a long chat with Lorraine over our concerns of just yet ‘another trainer,’ however speaking with Lorraine, she put our minds to rest, she sounded genuine. Knowing Lorraine spent many years training the rescues that could not be rehomed and then successfully rehoming then must mean she knew something!
At a first home visit, after being shown the basics, within half an hour Keiko was holding a drop next to one of Lorraine’s dogs in our hallway! It was amazing to see!
We have now completed an 8 week programme and are attending a dog socialisation class. Keiko now walks beautifully on a lead, we go to cafes and she lays beside us no matter who passes, and seeing her run around with other dogs in class, well we never thought we could get there! We will continue to work with Lorraine with recall and anything else that crops up over the way, I know Lorraine will support us.
We couldn’t recommend her enough! She is the Australian dog whisperer! Thanks Lorraine 🙏🏼🐕💕read more
We had been from school to school with our naughty Beagle and nothing seemed to help with the behavioural issues.
Lorraine showed up for our assessment early, very professional and i immediately felt at ease. She listened to all our issues, explained how we would achieve our goals for our dog and it... was nice to know i wasn't alone. Lorraine showed us a few technques to stop my naughty dog from jumping and i could see results straight away
Our private sessions with Lorraine really helped with our in home behavioural issues and taught us how to get the initial control over our dog and now we are in group training and look forward to it every weekend. Every cent we have spent at Sankiri has been well worth it. Thanks Lorraine you have changed our lives.read more
She came to my home for an assesment of our puppy
we discussed the issues that we have and she demonstrated a few of her training techniques that she uses in her sessions and OMG they worked
I cant wait to take her to training she is going to love it and learn so much
thanks... Lorraine you are the best
if your dog needs training
this is the best place to go
The price for training is so reasonable and the results are for life
ine Very Happy puppy owner 👻read more
When she needed to visit the vet, it was a very difficult task and we were told that she was dangerous and possibly beyond help.
We contacted Lorrain at Sankiri because... we saw that in her own environment and even with our cat she was calm so we believed our dog could learn we just needed help.
The first couple of one on one lessons were in our own backyard and our dog wasn't very polite to Lorrine barking and baring teeth etc Lorraine gave us the technics and tools to correct the behavior of our dog and after only a few lessons she was responding amazingly and quickly and enjoying her training time.
She began to accept Lorrain after only 3 lessons and we noticed she was more friendly towards other people that would come to our home, we no longer had to put the dog in the backyard while we entertained.
Lorraine introduced our dog to her own and we saw that our dog was ok, she actually enjoyed being with another dog, there was no barking or anything, we were astounded to see the progress.
Our dog is now in group sessions and to this day has never even barked at another dog whilst in group, she is amazingly calm and responsive.
On Sunday morning, she knows she's going to visit her friends and crys and runs to the cupboard where her lead is because she just wants to get to class.
She can now be let off lead and runs and plays and enjoys her pats from other people and other dogs don't bother her at all.
We started with Sankiri thinking our dog was beyond help, but now our dog is a beautiful, friendly, happy addition to our family.
Without the team at Sankiri I'd hate to think what might have become of our dog, I can't thank them enough.
Our dog went from unfriendly, uncooperative, lonely and fearful to being our best friend, very well behaved, calm and happy pleasurable member of the family.read more