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Paws & Praise is Melbourne’s premier Positive Reinforcement Dog Training specialist, dedicated to setting your dog up for success. Led by founder Melissa Robinson, a highly qualified and experienced dog trainer, Paws & Praise offers customised training programs tailored to each client and their furry companion. With a focus on positive reinforcement techniques, the team at Paws & Praise observes and assesses each dog’s unique learning style and behavior to create a personalized training plan that ensures optimal results while fostering trust and confidence.

At Paws & Praise, we believe in training dogs without force or corrections, making the learning experience enjoyable and effective. Melissa’s expertise extends to puppy training, obedience skills, and addressing dog reactivity, with a commitment to ongoing education and skill development. With a passion for animal welfare that spans over a decade of volunteer work, Melissa also dedicates her time to training dogs for homeless individuals, promoting responsible pet ownership and enhancing the bond between pets and their owners.

Using modern training techniques such as positive reinforcement, counter conditioning, and desensitization, Paws & Praise ensures long-lasting results while prioritizing the well-being and happiness of every dog. By focusing on setting dogs up for success and promoting positive learning experiences, Paws & Praise helps clients build stronger, harmonious bonds with their canine companions, regardless of age or breed.