Planet K9 based in the inner and Western suburbs of Melbourne, offers a wide range of dog training classes and activities that are enjoyable for both dogs and people.
We will teach you a gentle and effective training method to improve communication and strengthen the bond between you and your dog.
All members of the household are encouraged to participate.
Our Trainers are qualified and highly experienced and importantly they genuinely love dogs! We are here to ensure that your relationship with your dog is the best it can be. We offer a range of group classes in Spotswood as well as private training in your home.
For 20 years Planet K9 has empowered people to experience loving dogs. All you need to do is book in and we will provide everything you need to create wonderful life memories for you and your dog.
One of Australia’s most experienced Behavioural Rehabilitation Trainers, Nicole Beasley's life purpose is to empower people to better understand their dogs and to decrease the suffering of all animals.
Nicole’s experience is diverse and includes working with thousands of families and their dogs over the past 20 years including 8 years as Head Trainer at Australia’s largest animal shelter.
Nicole holds Bachelor Degrees in Science and Applied Science majoring in animal behaviour. She has initiated and undertaken important programs to benefit shelter dogs and their new families including post adoption training which reduced the rate of dogs returned to the shelter by guiding people through the settling in stage of dog adoption. Nicole initiated The Behaviour Modification Program at The Lost Dogs’ Home and headed the program for 2 years. Through this program Nicole and her Planet K9 Trainers successfully rehabilitated hundreds of dogs and enabled them to be successfully adopted into loving homes.
Nicole has trained dogs for stage shows, international events (Australian Open, Moomba), corporate events (numerous) and television and is a registered animal talent agent/ trainer/wrangler for film and televsion.
She has also trained two rescue dogs to become much loved residential therapy dogs.
Nicole has a deep respect for all animals and this is reflected in her vegan lifestyle and in her NFP Association Rosie's Hospice of Compassion. Her pride and joy are her own dogs Comet and Skye adopted and adored and her dearly loved German Shepherds (Cosmo and Hagen now deceased but always loved and remembered).
Nicole personally trains all Planet K9 trainers. Additionally our instructors hold government approved dog-training certificates (Delta, Gentle Modern Dog Trainers or NDTF). Planet K9 trainers teach using a gentle reward – based training method.