Dog Training with Proven Results
Dr. Annette Belke is a certified dog trainer and dog behaviourist. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy.
Annette provides dog training and behavioural adjustment. She is specialized in behavioural consultations that help determine the best way to teach your dog or pup to listen to you. Not every dog requires the same approach. She also offers assistance to dogs with special needs related to aggression, fear, stress, and trauma.
Consultation fees are $ 95 (+GST) per one-hour private lesson.
Annette completed her certifications at
• Canis-Zentrum fuer Kynologie, Germany (3 study years)
• Animal Behavior Institute, USA (2 study years)
A detailed list of all courses and exams to follow.
Your dog well-behaved and relaxed as a Service Dog?
It is possible!
“My approach to dog training is behavioural psychology. I focus on operant conditioning and positive reinforcement techniques to deepen the human-animal bond. My end goal is a well-behaved and relaxed dog.
How to get there?
By following 3 main principles:
• Instead of verbal commands, I use body language to train dogs.
So, the dog owner/ trainer is in line with how dogs communicate with each other. This is
proven to be more effective than just relying on verbal cues. When dogs interact with
each other, they make eye contact and read the signs their bodies are giving away. They
just use their voices to make their body language more dramatic. Verbal commands are
reinforcing what we communicate through body language.
• Dogs always need a job to do.
If not, they will find jobs by themselves, and this can easily lead to unwanted behaviour like barking when the doorbell rings. To combat unwanted behaviour, I ask them to take on a task which is incompatible with the behaviour that the owner would like to change. In this case, lay down on their dog bed and not bark and jump at the visitor.
• Based on his natural behaviour, I encourage the dog to “watch” and “touch” his owner. “Watch” and “touch” are the main stepping stones in training service dogs. The two commands based on body language help to redirect the dog’s mind in any situation to his owner”.