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Dig Dog Training, led by professional Fear Free Certified dog trainer Alex Matsoukas, offers personalized one-on-one behavior consults in the Goldfields region of Victoria. With a focus on positive reinforcement techniques backed by science, Alex addresses behavior problems in dogs without resorting to outdated, punitive methods. Whether you’re in Castlemaine, Maldon, Bendigo, or beyond, Dig Dog Training provides tailored training solutions to help you and your furry companion build a strong bond based on understanding and communication.

Alex’s journey into dog training began with her own rescue dog, Slasher, whose behavioral challenges inspired her to delve into force-free training methods and deepen her understanding of canine behavior. Drawing from her experience in animal rescue and a commitment to continuous learning, Alex has completed various professional courses and certifications, including the Fear Free Trainer Certification and the Aggression in Dogs Master Course. By offering digital consults and a forthcoming Leash Reactivity short course, Dig Dog Training aims to empower pet owners to foster positive relationships with their dogs and address behavior issues effectively.

As a Fear Free Certified trainer, Alex Matsoukas brings a compassionate and individualized approach to dog training, helping clients in the Goldfields region navigate behavior challenges with empathy and expertise. By acknowledging the traditional owners of the land and waters where she lives and works, Alex honors the cultural heritage of the Dja Dja Wurrung People. Through a commitment to positive reinforcement techniques and ongoing professional development, Dig Dog Training strives to create harmonious relationships between dogs and their owners, promoting understanding, trust, and mutual respect.