Professional Brisbane Dog Trainer

Is your dog suffering from anxiety, reactivity or aggression? Have your walks become stressful? Does your dog bark incessantly, or have other behavioural issues? Or are you hoping to build the foundations with your puppy so they grow into a calm, well-balanced dog? From chihuahuas to Great Danes, no dog (or problem) is too big or small.

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My vision is to reach as many dog owners as I can and educate them on how to better understand their dog and minimise conflict through a clear and concise obedience system.

The result? A calm, well-adjusted dog and a happier household.

Having a dog should bring more love and connection to your family and home, but it can cause stress if your dog suffers from behavioural challenges, reactivity or aggression.

If your dog is reactive to other dogs or environmental factors, a calm walk in your suburban streets can be fraught with anxiety (for both you and your dog).  Or your home life can be disrupted with barking, chewing, toileting issues or more.

Many of these issues are caused by not understanding our dogs’ behaviour, their need for security, or by using the wrong techniques and equipment

Many owners are receiving mixed messages from other trainers and information provided on the internet, leading to confusion and uncertainty.

My training approach is two-fold. I work with dogs to build foundational skills that give them the security and confidence to become well-adjusted dogs. And I give dog owners and families greater confidence to understand what their dog is thinking, why it is behaving in a certain way – and the techniques to maintain improved behaviour.

WORK WITH ME ONE-ON-ONE

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Anti-Aggression Packages

Common behaviours linked with reactivity or aggression include pulling on lead, barking, lunging at dogs, hyper-vigilance, dramatic change in body posture, stress, anxiety, and aggression.

Our anti-aggression packages lead to dramatic changes for the dog, the owner and their shared environment.

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Obedience Training

Our obedience training is aimed at providing solutions to general disobedience at home, plus advanced obedience or puppy imprinting sessions aimed at building the foundations for a calm, well-balanced dog.

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Puppy Training

Let us give your puppy the best chance to develop into a calm, well-behaved dog. Our puppy training is designed to guide you through the most important developmental stage of your dog’s life.

GROUP TRAINING

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Group Anti-Aggression Packages

These sessions are small and big breed specific, designed to eliminate/reduce reactivity and provide socialisation in a controlled group environment. All clients will have had to complete an individual one-on-one session to ensure they are ready to attend the group sessions.

Cam McKinnon leading dog training in a city apartment complex

Body Corporate / Apartment Block Training

These sessions are designed as a socialisation opportunity for both dog and owners, and aim to reduce issues of reactivity in common areas (including lifts). They provide education on apartment living for dogs.

Meet Brisbane-based Dog Trainer Cam McKinnon

I have lived and worked with police dogs for almost 25 years, working in elite level police dog units. This has given me an in-depth understanding of dogs and dog training, and an uncanny ability to decipher the different signals dogs present.

I can quickly develop a strong, trusting relationship with your dog, immediately putting them and you at ease and allowing me to get almost instant results.

I genuinely love the connection I form with my clients and their pets.

Brisbane dog expert Cam McKinnon holding two police dog puppies, dressed in police dog squad uniform
  • Such an amazing experience with Cam. Can’t recommend him enough. He was able to get great results from our GSD and 2 pups straight away. He gave us great advice and techniques, walking us through how to continue their training to get the same results. We and our GSD’s love him. Thank you again Cam 🙏🏾, see you again soon 😊 D & J

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    September 24, 2023

    Highly recommend! We have a German Shepherd who has started to show some behavioural issues and Cam has helped us so much determine where this could be coming from, what steps to take and where to start. Cam also has taken the time to train us on how to overcome these behavioural issues with our dog. We definitely feel more at ease and more confident! Thank you Cam!

    Bec Ash Avatar Bec Ash
    June 24, 2023

    Cam has absolutely transformed walks with our two dogs! We now have calm and relaxed dogs, even when we come across distractions. Early days but indoor training also successful so far. Cam is friendly and fun to train with and you can feel his genuine love towards the animals (including our cat!). Would highly recommend to anyone. Don’t hesitate to book!

    Lisa Ward Avatar Lisa Ward
    June 24, 2023
  • Cam is very knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to. I’ve have a young, hyper motivated border collie at home and using the techniques and advice Cam provided we are enjoying our walks again.

    Graham Grant Avatar Graham Grant
    June 24, 2023

    We asked Cam to help us with out 9 month old lab, not only was he amazing with identifying our puppy’s behavioural tendencies, he was insightful in our own behaviour. I’m Just over the first 2 days after seeing cam our dog has improved far far more than I could ever anticipate. Highly recommend him!!!!

    Melinda Cee Avatar Melinda Cee
    June 24, 2023

    Cam was a huge help with my dog’s reactivity (people knocking on the front door/ ringing the door bell) even just after one session! He was incredibly knowledgeable and adaptable to my dog’s situation, and gave me heaps of great tips to keep up with him. I’ve noticed a big improvement! Would definitely recommend Cam for anyone wanting to improve their dog’s reactivity 🙂

    Sarah T Avatar Sarah T
    November 24, 2023
  • Cam was great! Very knowledgeable and helped us understand our Border Collie better, especially the way she interacts with dogs and some strategies for walking on leash, highly recommend!!

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    emily simpson-page Avatar emily simpson-page
    May 24, 2024

    When we first sought help for Athena's reactivity, we were filled with doubt and fear, unsure if her behaviour could ever be improved. However, working with Cam from Complete K9 completely changed our outlook. I can't recommend Cam enough! We enrolled in their reactivity package for our dog Athena, and the results have been nothing short of amazing since day 1. In just 3 sessions, we saw a complete transformation in Athena's behaviour. Cam helped us understand that Athena wasn't aggressive at all, but was actually fearful, and taught us how to interpret her cues during walks and encounters with other dogs and people. One of the game-changers was learning how to change her leash to regain control, which made a huge difference in our walks. Thanks to Cam's guidance, we achieved our dream of being able to take Athena to public spaces without stress or anxiety. 😍 We also discovered that we don't necessarily need to expose her to dog parks, which has been a game-changer for us. If you're looking for a knowledgeable and supportive dog trainer who truly cares about your furry friend, look no further than Cam and Complete K9!

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    Camila Rinaldi Avatar Camila Rinaldi
    May 24, 2024

    Cam is a legend. His passion and professionalism helps us through our “puppy blue” with our German shepherd puppy. His classes are always cheerful and helpful. I would recommend Cam 100%

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    Zeyan Liu Avatar Zeyan Liu
    April 24, 2024
  • Really appreciate Cams way of teaching my puppy. Calm, firm and kind and she responded really well. With in 1 session she was walking well on the lead with out dislocated my army out of its socket. 100 percent win in my books and I will with confidence recommend him.

    Sarah Avatar Sarah
    December 24, 2023

    Cam was amazing for my reactive border collie. After one session he had her walking beautifully on the lead and has me confident walking with her again. He understand dog behaviour and approaches every dog differently depending on their needs. Highly recommend him!

    Tamara Cahill Avatar Tamara Cahill
    November 24, 2023

    Cam was extremely knowledgeable and taught me so much about my pup! I am extremely pleased with how well she has progressed after her sessions! Most definitely recommend!!!

    Sophie Beddoe Avatar Sophie Beddoe
    June 3, 2024
  • Highly recommend Cam, after 3 sessions we can now take our GSP and Weimaraner out for a relaxing walk now they are walking well together on the new leads without pulling, also built our weims confidence with other dogs. Thanks again Cam!

    Ben Horsfield Avatar Ben Horsfield
    June 10, 2024

    Thanks heaps to Cameron for helping with my dog Arlo!! Cameron taught us how to understand Arlo so much more and to interpret his signs. Arlo has been a dream to manage ever since! A 3 lesson wonder We went to a Cafe and he didn't scream at me due to anxiety 😂 The learning process is forever ongoing. Seriously thanks for shining the light onto the problems we were facing!

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    S Tse Avatar S Tse
    February 24, 2024

    Just a week after one session with Cam our big wolfhound x who would pull and bark at other dogs is walking calmly beside us and interacting with us during our walks. I can only imagine this will get more and more enjoyable each week. Cam is lifesaver and game changer when we used to be stressed each walk.

    Sam GB Avatar Sam GB
    July 24, 2023

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