Accredited - Sankiri Dog Training and Behavioural Specialist

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

  • Barking
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Dragging on the lead
  • Over excitable
  • Disobedient
  • Destructive
  • Uncontrollable
  • Aggressive
  • Anxious and fearful
  • Stealing food
  • Not coming when called

Train your dog the Sankiri way!

  • Support just a phone call away, 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
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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!

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All staffs are friendly and caring, they provide advices before, during and after the sessions.The group environment is benefiting the dog's social training and the fact that no food is used is a realistic approach, providing you and the dog with the tools, habits and discipline required for day-to-day interactions.Value wise, you're getting 25 sessions of 1hr for the price... of 3hrs with a private trainer, and are likely to achieve much better and steady results.read more
Graziano Murgia
Graziano Murgia
1708735771
Our rescue staffie, was quite reactive on leash when we first got him. It was really tough to handle. But after a few lessons with Lorraine, we learned how to deal with these problems in the right way. Now, our dog is getting much calmer when he's on the leash. Before, he wouldn't sit still or stay calm when he saw a dog he didn't know. But now, he's super relaxed and it's... such a relief. We love the group classes.read more
HR HR
HR HR
1706405521
We welcomed a rescue dog into our family a few months ago, and unfortunately, he exhibited fear aggression towards both other dogs and, at times, people. Despite our attempts with various training organizations, we found ourselves at a loss, unable to envision a future where we could confidently walk our dog or have him interact safely with others.Fortunately, we stumbled... upon a video review for Sankiri by someone who had faced identical challenges with their dog. This prompted us to explore further reviews, and after discovering numerous positive experiences, we decided to give Sankiri a try. Since then, we haven't looked back.Our initial phone session with Lorraine immediately put us at ease. She demonstrated a profound understanding of our struggles and provided us with a renewed sense of hope for our newest family member's future. The subsequent private session with Lorraine and Rob exceeded our expectations, achieving results we never thought possible after just one session. Witnessing our dog calmly lying next to three other dogs without any reactive behavior was a remarkable transformation.Moving forward, our first group session, conducted in conjunction with a private session, allowed us to delve into the intricacies of understanding our dog's body language and correcting behaviors before they escalated. Over the past couple of months, attending these group sessions, our dog, though still working on overcoming fear aggression, has shown significant progress. He is visibly more relaxed, and with each session, he continues to improve.We wholeheartedly recommend Sankiri to everyone, particularly those dealing with an anxious dog. The positive impact on our lives has been transformative, thanks to the dedicated and effective training provided by the Sankiri team.read more
nicole nehemia
nicole nehemia
1701486448
We welcomed a rescue dog into our family a few months ago, and unfortunately, he exhibited fear aggression towards both other dogs and, at times, people. Despite our attempts with various training organizations, we found ourselves at a loss, unable to envision a future where we could confidently walk our dog or have him interact safely with others.

Fortunately, we... stumbled upon a video review for Sankiri by someone who had faced identical challenges with their dog. This prompted us to explore further reviews, and after discovering numerous positive experiences, we decided to give Sankiri a try. Since then, we haven't looked back.

Our initial phone session with Lorraine immediately put us at ease. She demonstrated a profound understanding of our struggles and provided us with a renewed sense of hope for our newest family member's future. The subsequent private session with Lorraine and Rob exceeded our expectations, achieving results we never thought possible after just one session. Witnessing our dog calmly lying next to three other dogs without any reactive behavior was a remarkable transformation.

Moving forward, our first group session, conducted in conjunction with a private session, allowed us to delve into the intricacies of understanding our dog's body language and correcting behaviors before they escalated. Over the past couple of months, attending these group sessions, our dog, though still working on overcoming fear aggression, has shown significant progress. He is visibly more relaxed, and with each session, he continues to improve.

We wholeheartedly recommend Sankiri to everyone, particularly those dealing with an anxious dog. The positive impact on our lives has been transformative, thanks to the dedicated and effective training provided by the Sankiri team.
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Nicole Nehemia
Nicole Nehemia
1701486133
I took my anxious puppy Boof to Sankiri to help him socialise and build confidence around other dogs and strangers. Boof’s now the friendly (well trained) family pet we hoped for. Highly recommend to other dog owners.
mark Lucy
mark Lucy
1701162713
We love training here! Our boy Comet was totally unmanageable before we started here, he spent all of his first lesson barking at the other dogs. Now he arrives and is always happy to see his friends. He is doing very well with his training and we are really happy with how he is progressing and all of the assistance we have received. Highly recommend
Nic Johnson
Nic Johnson
1700961847
Just finished my first lesson with Katia (one year old springer spaniel) at Seaford Primary School. Lorraine and Casey were amazing! I didn't realise - alot of this training is as much about the owner as well and the dog.We learnt how to stop Katia taking off on walks, dropping, how to heel and stopping at gates.Had some immediate success in our first lesson! Lots to... refine but was great to see the change. We were both pretty tired after and she was super subdued for the drive home.Stoked to have been and look forward to the next class.read more
Simon Lee
Simon Lee
1700351066
Thanks for the amazing job you have done training both the dog and the owner! Ruby has grown from a jumpy puppy into a well behaved and settled dog. Your methods and advice have been consistent and thoughtful. Watching the behaviour of aggressive dogs change into calm and settled pets has been truly amazing. Highly recommend and we wouldn't go anywhere else!
Vicki Gardiner
Vicki Gardiner
1700268018
The team at Sankiri have been an amazing support for our family and our dog Billie.We adopted Billie last year. After trying other training schools with absolutely no success, we were recommended Sankiri.We've been going to regular training sessions since January. From our very first session we were shown the tools and support to guide us in helping Billie to be the very... best dog she can be. This was shown with care, confidence and with no judgement. The team is always there to offer assistance, guidance and answer any questions.The change in Billie over this time has been amazing, from a highly reactive dog who feared other dogs and did not know how to be around them ~ to now she loves other dogs, goes to cafes, loves cuddles from people, loves going on walks, fantastic at the beach just generally a chilled doggo that's loving life! She's come such a long way since we first brought her home.So grateful to have landed at Sankiri!The McMahons and Billie 🤗🐶read more
Bridget McMahon
Bridget McMahon
1699945429
We adopted Stanley as a 7 month old puppy with no prior training and limited social experiences. He was snappy towards other dogs and wasn't understanding any commands. Within 8 weeks of attending Sankiri training he is a different dog. He is so much more confident, playful with other dogs and we are starting to let him practice his recall off lead. We can take him to social... gatherings now and the dogs he initially snapped at are now his friends. We highly recommend Sankiri Dog Training.read more
natalie robertson
natalie robertson
1699603439
My doberman and I just recently finished a year of training with Sankiri Dog Training and Lorraine. In summary, it was to date the best dog training experience we have had during my eight years of being a dog owner (of 3 dogs, all up), and I have been a few places.We got the doberman as a pup in December 2019 just before COVID struck, and so we got restricted like so many... other dog owners from attending dog training. Over a period, our dog became a little too sensitive, reactive and afraid of other dogs.After reaching out to Sankiri, Lorraine came for a visit to assess the dog and recommended two one-on-one sessions and then do group training. From the start, it was obvious to me that Lorraine have had her fair share of difficult dogs to deal with and that she was a skilled dog behaviourist.During the course of the overall training, we quickly got on top of any unwanted behaviour, making the dog relax in the training environment, and were able to shift the dogs focus from the surroundings and over to commands / obedience training.-And all while having fun during the process :)The transformation of the dogs behaviours was remarkable and I do recommend Sankiri to anyone who is in need of dog training.I would like to extend a great THANK YOU to Lorraine and the Sankiri team!read more
KosPilot
KosPilot
1697405150
We love sankiri dog training & 110% highly recommend Lorraine, Rob , Trav & everyone involved with sankiri. I’ve been attending sankiri with my 14 mth old Rottweiler for almost a year & he gets super excited when I say “training” . My family enjoy attending each week , we learn & bond with our fur baby & it also nice social time with all the other dog owners. I’m extremely... happy with the training & thank everyone at sankiri. 🙂read more
Kim Delbridge
Kim Delbridge
1696758350
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Hassan Zubairu
Hassan Zubairu
1694345569
Thanks to the team at Sankiri, my 4 year-old rescue (Amstaff/Bull Mastiff Cross) has been transformed from an anxious and reactive dog to a calmer, happier and better behaved one. Before we started at Sankiri, Gomez was highly reactive and we couldn’t walk past birds, cats, rabbits, most dogs, bikes, motorbikes, motorised scooters, golf buggies, people in high-vis, people... wearing hats, people walking close behind (you name it!) without having the fight of our life trying to control him. He has pulled me over while crossing a road, and has even smashed through the front window of our house and seriously injured himself!We were at out wits end! We did try another training school, but we weren’t getting anywhere with him. People were scared to come to our house. The postie was terrified of him and reported him as a “danger”. We had to leave a caravan park because he was scaring everyone. And not only was I worried about walking him, but I was also extremely embarrassed by him.Since training at Sankiri we have come a long way. He is more trusting of other dogs and people, and loves coming to “puppy school” to work with all the other dogs. He can remain in a “drop”, surrounded (closely) by a variety of dogs without any anxiety (even when I drop his lead and walk away). And now he is learning to walk in a heel position and to do a recall without a lead.The best part of all is that you don’t need to rely on having a pocket full of treats. Owners are taught how to use the “tone of your voice” to communicate how you would like your dog to behave. These skills can then be transferred to any situation or problem that you may encounter at home or when “out and about”.Our lives have certainly changed for the better. I love taking him out on walks now, feeling totally confident that I have complete control of him. We have also been able to take him on holidays, staying in caravan parks, without any worry that he might scare people. We are so happy with the results but, best of all, he is so much happier himself!read more
Melinda Dowswell
Melinda Dowswell
1692873395
Viking and I love Lorraine and her team at Sankiri Dog Training!Viking, my rescued German Sheperd and I would not have the relationship we have today if we did not have the excellent initial help from Lorraine when Viking was struggling with fear and anxiety.Lorraine's ongoing assistance with Viking and I at the training classes with other dogs and their owners helped us... both gain confidence around other dogs and people.Viking and I go out now on a daily basis for our morning walks without any struggles or problems when we meet other dogs and people.This would have been impossible without Lorraine's help.Thank-you so much Lorraine and the team for everything.Keep up the great work you are doing for us all..read more
Diane Jackson
Diane Jackson
1692771869
I can't express enough how grateful I am to Lorraine, Travis and the whole team at Sankiri Dog Training for the remarkable transformation they brought about in my dog Lucy.Before we started our training journey with Sankiri, Lucy's behavior was beyond challenging. She was uncontrollable around other dogs, pulling me over during walks, and even managed to smash through our... front windows twice! Miraculously, she remained unhurt both times, but I knew we needed professional help.Lorraine specialises in working with dogs facing challenging behavior, including aggression, and her expertise truly shone through. Within the first two weeks at Sankiri, we saw a dramatic change in Lucy's behavior. Her socialisation skills improved, and her obedience became remarkably better. I was stunned by the progress she made.Fast forward 12 months, and Lucy is a completely different dog. She's not only so much better behaved but reaps rewards from the socialisation she gets with the other dogs. The fear and anxiety that once ruled our walks have been replaced by a calm and enjoyable experience. I no longer dread taking her out for walks, thanks to Sankiri's guidance and training techniques.What sets Sankiri Dog Training apart is their guidance to the owners as well as the dogs. Lucy is not the only one who looks forward to our weekly sessions – I'm just as excited to see the progress and bond that we've built.Lucy loves going to 'school' – she has a special "puppy love" for Marlu, one of Lorraine's dogs who assists in the training sessions. The positive environment Sankiri creates, along with their expertise, has turned our dog training experience into an incredibly rewarding journey.If you're struggling with a dog facing behavioral challenges, I wholeheartedly recommend Sankiri Dog Training. Their ability to turn seemingly uncontrollable situations into success stories is remarkable. Thank you, Lorraine, Travis & the team for giving Lucy a chance to become the wonderful companion she is today!read more
Michelle Bromley
Michelle Bromley
1692499629
I can’t thank the team at Sankiri Dog Training enough! Gilbert started his training at 4 months and at 8 months he has learnt so much (of course I have learnt lots as well).I would recommend this training for all dogs, we look forward to our Sunday training, no judgement, just happy trainers, dogs and owners. Thanks again🐾🐾 Picture of Gilbert after... training…..exhausted.read more
Chris Ghh
Chris Ghh
1692091881
I met Lorraine almost 12 years ago so when my new fur baby came into my life, I had not a doubt in the world as to who I was going to trust to train us. Lorraine and the teams professionalism, respectful and caring approach is second to none and I highly recommend her totally. Believe me I love my fur baby so it’s heart warming to see my little girl so excited to see the... team each weekend, with no shortage of cuddles. We so enjoy our daily walks and going from a shy little ‘save me mum’ puppy to being the first to say hello to everyone in puppy class , I think that is a pretty good recommendation.read more
Beverly Martin
Beverly Martin
1691839234
Lorraine and her team are wonderful, kind and compassionate. Lorraine is also the dog whisperer and can help with any problem, including dogs other trainers find too difficult. Love going to the non-judgemental group training sessions.One of the best results from attending Sankiri is the stronger bond and connection I have with my dog which has been noticed by others where... previously my dog would mostly ignore me.Thank you Lorraine and team at Sankiri!!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟read more
Helen
Helen
1690084826
Great dog training school! The lessons are well run! Both our dogs have gotten so much from sankiri!We even had a private traning lesson to help with reactive behaviour and it worked now we can have people over stress free! 😁 thanks team!!
Rob H
Rob H
1689989711
We have enjoyed the most wonderful experience with training our adorable3-year-old Whippet at Sankiri Dog Training. Lorraine & her dedicated staff certainly know what they are doing! The training is so much fun, and goes way past the usual sit, stand, drop, & stay commands. There is a wonderful opportunity in class for dogs to encounter a variety of situations, so that when... they discover these situations in their everyday lives, they are able to handle it all with confidence, calmness, and ease. There is a focus on obedience and safety, and class sizes are perfect, as they have given our dog a fabulous chance to mix calmly within the group environment. We cannot recommend this dog training business enough! Thank you Lorraine, and all your staff, for always listening to us, and spending the time to get to know our dog and what he needs. Your professionalism and dedication is so very much appreciated!read more
Rob & Lea Beer
Rob & Lea Beer
1689385105
Very well qualified and educated aswell as experienced dog trainers. My Border Collie wouldn't be where he is now in his training if it wasn't for Lorraine and her team. I can put my boy into a down stay with dogs walking around him and other distractions aswell as reactive dogs and he doesn't move compare that you 1.5 years ago he would of gotten up and maybe even react... depending on the dog. We still have some home behaviours to work through but we have come so far, he can heal properly on a lead now and we are progressing to almost off lead. We love going to class every weekend and it is so well worth the patience and time.Thankyou Lorraine, we don't know what we would do without you, you are a miracle worker.read more
Rebecca Nixon
Rebecca Nixon
1689261834
Lorraine and the team at Sankiri have been fantastic. I’ve been attending regular training sessions for the past 12 months and the progress my Ridgeback Jagger has made is amazing. I look back now and can only laugh that I once thought he was uncontrollable/untrainable. Very happy customer and pooch.
Jay Watt
Jay Watt
1688864994
I can’t fault the amazing work that Lorraine and her team do each week. Starting out, I was nervous as my little guy, Gus, was/is as stubborn as a staffy can be. But now he loves coming to training to get pats from the whole team and to play with his little pals.Unlike most training companies where they use treats as an incentive for the dogs to listen, Lorraine and her team... have helped build a trusting relationship between me and Gus where I have verbal and non verbal cues that he listens to when we are out and about. Everyone in the street stops and acknowledges how well behaved he is. That’s all thanks to the training and information I’ve learnt from Lorraine and her team.read more
Samantha Johnstone
Samantha Johnstone
1688285257
I cannot recommend Lorraine and Sankiri Dog training highly enough! I adopted a very large German Shepherd during the COVID lockdown… despite being a lovely dog he was very reactive lunging and barking at other dogs while on lead… Lorraine took the time to specifically address the issue and give me tools to correct the behaviour. Hunter loves going to training and is well on... his way to becoming a model canine citizen. Her training methods also provide the mental stimulation needed by working dog breedsread more
Francine Marshall
Francine Marshall
1687895776
I have had the pleasure of working Loraine her team from last year and their expertise in dog training unparalleled. Their training methods were not only effective but also humane and positive. I highly recommend Sankiri to anyone seeking a professional and knowledgeable dog training team.
Rohit Kassen
Rohit Kassen
1687644238
Thanks to Lorraine & the crew at Sankiri, my “notoriously hard to train” Lagotto has become more well balanced & a much better behaved & happy boy. No doubt, this has something to do with the personalised training, patience in helping the owners 😂 & their genuine passion for dogs. It’s such a pleasure to see all the dogs evolving, becoming calm, yet still keeping... their cute quirky ness. Much Appreciated. Nina & Moeread more
Nina Spriggs
Nina Spriggs
1687588266
Fantastic experience for us and our Labrador Jeffrey. He’s learnt so much and so have we from where we were when we started! Thanks to Lorraine, Travis, Rob and the team!
Charlotte Squires
Charlotte Squires
1687308540
Sankiri training is awesome, it’s been so good for our Labrador who’s a big puppy. Their trainers and classes have made a huge difference to his behaviour and obedience. Our dog loves the classes and it’s great for his socialisation too!
Charlotte Debenham
Charlotte Debenham
1686997069
After trying to introduce my new puppy to my 7 year old dog it went Terribly wrong, I tried on loose leads on neautral ground and my 7 year old latched on to the puppy when he heard a dog in the distance bark, nobody/ nor the puppy was hurt but it was terrifying, I called Sankiri and Lorraine came out for 2 sessions in my home and gave me some great lessons on how to use a... halter lead on the seven year old and after only 2 sessions he is completely off lead socialising great with our puppy. I am soooo relieved and grateful of the time Lorraine spent with me and our dogs, she showed the older one who was the boss and gave me such valuable advice. It’s important to follow through with what I learned after the lessons. Their training will be ongoing but am confident now to take the older dog to group dog training to continue to socialise both dogs Thank you so much Lorraine, I highly recommend Lorraine to any family having behavioural issues with their dogs.read more
Nicole Ferrari (Nicole F)
Nicole Ferrari (Nicole F)
1686902714
Our beautiful rescue dog Bella (American bulldog x pitbull) came to us as a very anxious and scared dog. She was difficult to walk because she lunged at anything she perceived to be a threat – other dogs, bikes, scooters. On our first training session her whole body was visibly shaking and she wouldn’t let anyone come near her, especially men.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
Katherine Lo Presti
Katherine Lo Presti
1681812037
Our beautiful rescue dog Bella (American bulldog x pitbull) came to us as a very anxious and scared dog. She was difficult to walk because she lunged at anything she perceived to be a threat – other dogs, bikes, scooters. On our first training session her whole body was visibly shaking and she wouldn’t let anyone come near her, especially men.

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 & Bella
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Katherine Lopro
Katherine Lopro
1681772793
Our 3 year old English Staffy, Ted, had become dog reactive following an attack by another dog. Ted was becoming difficult to walk and as owners, we had become nervous and uncomfortable taking him out in case we passed other dogs.After reading many positive reviews we decided that both Ted and us as his owners would benefit from the training offered by Lorraine and her... team.Since beginning with Sankiri, Ted has regained confidence around other dogs and we have been provided with the tools and knowledge to ensure that our own anxieties associated with the attack are not transferred to our dog.Ted loves attending training and seeing all of the friends who he has met.Lorraine’s approach ensures that both owner and dog are learning lessons to benefit their dog’s behaviour. As with any form of learning, you do only get back what you put in, consistency is key. We are now able to take Ted away with us on holidays to caravan parks, something never imagined we’d be able to do.read more
Leah E
Leah E
1674382058
I rescued a 2yr old Great Dane / Irish wolfhound cross (Max) who had been in a dog shelter since 6mths old.He had very little training or social skills & was very fear reactive. From my 1st meeting with Lorraine I knew we were in expert & safe hands. Max tried to resist but Lorraine & Travis always knew how to bring out the best in both him & me. Lorraine, Travis & the team... are so knowledgeable, experienced & patient.
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.
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Amanda Miles
Amanda Miles
1670568289
We trained our 1st Border Collie & thought we knew it all. So we got another Border Collie ZoeWho 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 endThanks Lorraine & Staff 🐶🐶 it’s been excellentread more
Rodney Rayner
Rodney Rayner
1669714634
We trained our 1st Border Collie & thought we knew it all. So we got another Border Collie Zoe
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 excellent
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Rodney Rayner
Rodney Rayner
1669633043
I can't speak highly enough of Lorraine and the team at Sankiri. My boy, Dusty (Labrador 13 months) has been working with the team at Sankiri since February this year. Lorraine's approach to training is amazing, you do not use food to bride your dog. The method teaches your dog to actually listen to you regardless of whether you have treats in your pocket. Like any training,... you get back what you are prepared to put into it, and Lorraine and her team will give back 10 fold again. I can now take Dusty to work with me, in a busy and dangerous furniture manufacturing factory. Around forklifts, trucks, saws, and CNC machines and feel comfortable that he is safe and under effective control. We both look forward to going to training each weekend and are very grateful to Lorraine and her team for all that she has done for us. Highly, highly recommend ...read more
Nick Mouat
Nick Mouat
1669524672
I can't speak highly enough of Lorraine and the team at Sankiri. My boy, Dusty (Labrador 13 months) has been working with the team at Sankiri since February this year. Lorraine's approach to training is amazing, you do not use food to bride your dog. The method teaches your dog to actually listen to you regardless of whether you have treats in your pocket. Like any training,... you get back what you are prepared to put into it, and Lorraine and her team will give back 10 fold again. I can now take Dusty to work with me, in a busy and dangerous furniture manufacturing factory. Around forklifts, trucks, saws, and CNC machines and feel comfortable that he is safe and under effective control. We both look forward to going to training each weekend and are very grateful to Lorraine and her team for all that she has done for us. Highly, highly recommend ...read more
Nick Mouat
Nick Mouat
1669524323
We take our 2 pups here and couldn’t be happier. As first time dog owners we knew we would need help and guidance to ensure our dogs have a happy life with us and we have found that and more with the whole Sankiri team! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful- the social aspects not just for the doggies but for ourselves aswell is so much fun! Our dogs have a blast and learn so... much and so do we! Thankyou so much to the entire team!!!read more
Ally Gilmour
Ally Gilmour
1669522048
We take our 2 pups here and couldn’t be happier. As first time dog owners we knew we would need help and guidance to ensure our dogs have a happy life with us and we have found that and more with the whole Sankiri team! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful- the social aspects not just for the doggies but for ourselves aswell is so much fun! Our dogs have a blast and learn so... much and so do we! Thankyou so much to the entire team!!!read more
Alexandra Gilmour
Alexandra Gilmour
1669521975
I've been coming to Sankiri for almost a year now and can't praise them highly enough. I'd had a great deal of problems with other trainers being unable to help with my anxious fear aggressive GSD and integrate him into classes. Thanks to many exciting adventures by Travis, a few private lessons and persistence, Storm has been integrated into group classes for at least the... last 6 months. Without the help and encouragement of Lorraine and especially Travis I probably would have given up on training.So glad I stuck it out.read more
Watchim Buster
Watchim Buster
1668730379
We came to Lorraine and her team with our big boy Rocky who has reactivity issues with other dogs and people. Throughout the past few months especially I struggled with his behaviour as he would get fixated on other dogs and try to lunge at them mostly because he didn’t know any other way how to behave and I was lost in how to handle him. It was also harder to concentrate... during the group training classes as I would be so anxious with Rocky being around other dogs which made him even more anxious and I would lose opportunities to help Rocky progress with his training.After expressing my concerns with Lorraine and her team, they have been so supportive in teaching me how to be a better leader and handler for Rocky and are helping me gain the confidence I need which travels down the lead to give Rocky more confidence too. The training focuses on how to properly give corrections but gives a big emphasis on providing praise and positive reinforcement to develop better trust for Rocky with me. Whilst Rocky and I are still a work in progress, the progress we have made the past few months is something I am grateful to Lorraine’s team for as Rocky is now much calmer during group training sessions and around other dogs, allowing us to focus more on his training and developing our bond and trust with each other.read more
Robbie Ramos (robbienicole_)
Robbie Ramos (robbienicole_)
1668216415
My very stubborn and intelligent dog had my friends with dog knowledge stumped. She knew what I wanted but chose to not do it!So I started training with Lorraine.I now have people complimenting Daisy's behaviour, how well she listens, and how she obeys even off lead.Next year we are travelling Australia together and I am confident that she is ready to face whatever comes... our way!Thanks Lorraine and team.read more
Fiona Tibballs
Fiona Tibballs
1661050859
We are so grateful for the teaching we've received from Lorraine, Travis and the wonderful team at Sankiri! Our dog was poorly socialised, often fearful and reactive to dogs and people and we were often in tears over his behaviour. Despite his behaviour being largely our own fault as new and ignorant dog owners, Lorraine and her team maintained a non-judgmental attitude and... have taught us so much about understanding dog behaviour and training.Since undergoing training with Sankiri, our pup has been able to socialise with Lorraine's beautiful border collies and I've noticed a change in his behaviour to a calmer, more confident and trusting dog which has led to improvement in our relationship as well. I was astonished to see him greet and socialise with other dogs in class which is beyond what I could have imagined us achieving in such a short period of time!I'm confident that we'll continue to progress and improve under the guidance of Lorraine and Travis and can't recommend them enough!!read more
Sophia
Sophia
1658481134
So impressed with the training and everything Sankiri Dog Training provides. They offer training knowledge that gives you the ability and confidence to set you and your family up for success. We HAD a reactive, anxious GSD that would pull on walks, bark and jump at people, no recall when distracted, etc etc. With hard work and weekly training sessions there's been such a... brilliant improvement and so thankful we found Lorraine and her terrific team!read more
Erin Crutcher
Erin Crutcher
1649480631
So impressed with the training and everything Sankiri Dog Training provides. They offer training knowledge that gives you the ability and confidence to set you and your family up for success. We HAD a reactive, anxious GSD that would pull on walks, bark and jump at people, no recall when distracted, etc etc. With hard work and weekly training sessions there's been such a... brilliant improvement and so thankful we found Lorraine and her terrific team!read more
Rr
Rr
1649480534
Based on the response time and customer service I'm going to rate 5 stars. Unfortunately we won't be going ahead with puppy school as we're only in the area until October and have to pay for all lessons upfront (understandable). By the time pup arrives and is old enough to attend classes we'll be forfeiting approximately 9+ lessons, that's if there is no other cancellations... for weather and what not. So we just can't justify throwing that money away. However, if we were going to be here longer we certainly would be attending puppy school.read more
Eb Barusic
Eb Barusic
1647814375
Lorraine has been a great help to Teddy our Australian Shepherd. He was hurt at 16 months old and lost all trust with strangers. I didn’t know what to do with him as he pulled on the lead and would growl if anyone approached him. Now after training with Lorraine I can walk him without pulling and walk past lots of people without worrying about him. Lorraine has taught me so... much over the time we have been going to training I will always be very grateful to her and her staff.read more
Glenys Lovelock
Glenys Lovelock
1646212590
There are honestly not enough words to express how grateful I am for you!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 border collie 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 himBiggest thank you 🙏🏼read more
reckless kelly
reckless kelly
1644733974
There are honestly not enough words to express how grateful I am for you!
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 🙏🏼
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Melanie Kelly
Melanie Kelly
1644733434
Lorraine was highly recommended to us by a friend for our adopted, very timid, big boy Buddy. As first time dog owners, Lorraine gave us the confidence and skills to help Buddy settle into suburban life. Within the first few weeks of working with Lorraine we saw a marked improvement in Buddy's confidence and our ability to manage his anxiety. Lorraine's amazing assistant... Trevis, has also been remarkably patient and supportive of Buddy's needs. We cannot thank these two enough for the incredible relationship my husband and I now have with Buddy. It has been pure magic to see not only our pet but several other dogs at the group training sessions develop confidence and obedience. Sankiri Dog Training is highly highly recommended for all dog lovers.read more
Payal Yadav
Payal Yadav
1634468671
Lorraine is amazing- Hunter was an 18 month old German Shepherd when I adopted him - he is strong and pulled on the lead while walking and even slipped his collar to escape before i started training with Lorraine ! Now we can walk calmly on the lead and Hunter is so much happier knowing his boundaries… we can’t wait to get back to our regular sessions post lockdown! I don’t... think I would have been able to manage without her help and supportread more
Francine Marshall
Francine Marshall
1634236629
Lorraine and her staff are simply the very best. our English Foxhound came to us as a ten month old. He has serious anxiety and behavioural issues. He barked pretty much non stop for three months and is extremely reactive to other dogs.
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.
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Kathy Brehaut
Kathy Brehaut
1634195146
I am very happy with the training my dog Buddy has got from Lorraine. Buddy has come a long way, he is obedient, will come back on command when let free. Lorraine is very approchable and will listen to your concerns. We enjoy training with Lorraine and Buddy always comes out happy.Thank you Lorraine
Sue Morgan
Sue Morgan
1590905733
I write this review in response to a recent post by Shae Griffiths who publicly comments on the "brutal training methods" conducted by Lorraine at Sankiri Dog Training. I was astounded to read of these false and misleading accusations aimed at a reputable, highly respected and experienced dog trainer of over 20 years who has helped, adapted and in some cases, rescued dogs who... may have otherwise been discarded to a place of no return. My wife and I have been to numerous other dog trainers over the past 2 years who in my opinion use methods which are commonly frowned upon - prong/pinch collars, e-collars (shock collars), and so on. By comparison, we do not have any issues with Lorraine's methods, and furthermore, our canine companions have never been happier and more settled in their behavior particularly around other dogs. Both of our dogs were previously administered Fluoxetine (Lovan) for their anxiety issues around other dogs, and since they begun their training with Lorraine three months ago, have now stopped taking medication completely. Finally, when I read Shae's comment "every time I've walked past the dogs have looked despondent and sad" it begs the question of whether Shae should now be considered an animal behavior expert or dog whisperer. Don't think I have come across a sad looking dog in their owners company.....just saying.read more
Geoffrey Ryan
Geoffrey Ryan
1590639770
Can't rate sankiri any higher, absolutely recommend this place, my dog is a different dog since having Lorraines help
Chantelle Beattie
Chantelle Beattie
1588217138
Can't rate sankiri any higher, absolutely recommend this place, my dog is a different dog since having Lorraines help
Chantelle Beattie
Chantelle Beattie
1588216838
We got Keiko as a 1 year old German shepherd x Akita rescue. It was quite clear she had previously had no training or socialisation, and was a very friendly but boisterous dog. We struggled to walk her, take her anywhere, with her lunging at cars, bikes, runners and especially other dogs. We tried 3 different trainers, puppy school and a community dog school with limited... success. We came across Lorraine on a google search; Lorraine really was our last hope!
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 🙏🏼🐕💕
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Hannah Town
Hannah Town
1571820726
excellent dog/owner training with out making my dog fat from treats.
Matt Symons
Matt Symons
1570311344
As novice husky owners Lorraine trained our first dog. When we got our two new puppies we went straight to Lorraine’s classes. She helped us to have well behaved and well socialised dogs that I could walk together on my own. I couldn’t recommend her services more.
Vicki Davies
Vicki Davies
1567156906
We have really loved taking our Border Collie Charlie to training at Sankiri! Charlie has been training at Sankiri for at least 6 months where he has leant so much and we have become more confident with him as pet parents! We previously had a Border Collie who was quite lazy and slow where Charlie is active and fast, so we knew we needed some great training techniques to help... him be a more disciplined and happy dog and we needed to be happy too! Sankiri has made each training session informative and achievable and the staff are very knowledge and friendly. Thanks Lorraine, Amy and the rest of the team at Sankiri for helping us achieve our goals. Also seeing the puppies come in after our class is one of my favourite parts !read more
Lauren Bray
Lauren Bray
1564054709
From the first assessment i knew Lorraine would be our saviour.
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.
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Allan Sanders
Allan Sanders
1547466441
Before meeting Lorraine, my puppy was a hassle to walk, constantly pulling. After only a couple of home visits and a few group sessions, my boy was walking beside me, sitting and dropping on command.
Highly recommend.
James Wilkinson
James Wilkinson
1547442401
I just want to thank Lorraine for her friendly proffessional help

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 👻
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Janet London
Janet London
1547356912
highly recommend Sankiri , best method of training , first day highly effective
Mansour Sharifi
Mansour Sharifi
1540723038
My rottweiler x shepard didn't like people or other dogs she was a problem to walk because she would be barking, trying to scramble towards people and other dogs while i would be trying to hold onto her.
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.
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Ashley-ann Hosking
Ashley-ann Hosking
1526457585
We started at Sankiri after realizing that our little puppy was bigger than we expected and we weren’t really sure what to do. The team have been great and we are seeing Gus making great progress.
Renay Stephens
Renay Stephens
1524959849
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