About Us

Pawsitive K9 Behaviour provides dog training in Darwin NT and it's surrounding areas.

Pawsitive K9 Behaviour dog training was founded in 2015 by Owner Hannah Ruess. We follow the philosophy that every dog is an individual and therefore we have to use different methods and motivations for every dog. We believe that dogs learn more efficiently by winning, than by losing!

We use effective and enjoyable dog training methods that are science-based and empowering the dog to learn.

Hannah’s passion for dogs and animals goes back to her childhood, growing up on an organic farm in Germany, she was always surrounded by dogs and lots of other animals. As a teenager she raised and trained horses. After travelling the world, she settled in Australia in 2009 the same year she got her own dog Neville, he plays a huge part in her life. He also inspired her to start Pet Minding in 2011 with Top Dog Minders in Brisbane.

After travelling around Australia and ending up in Darwin, Hannah decided to turn her love and passion for dogs into her career. In 2014 she enrolled with the National Dog Trainer Federation (NDTF), Australia’s only, Government accredited, nationally recognized, dog trainer certification program.

In February 2017 Hannah finished another certificate about "Animal Emotions – happier animals, better relationships” and in September 2017. She completed another certificate in Animal Training - Getting Behaviour. Both courses are hosted by ILLIS ABC.

To further her skills as dog trainer even more, she went to London in June to participate at the Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference 2017 hosted by Victoria Stilwell.

Hannah is fully trained to manage common canine behaviour problems and conduct dog obedience training, puppy training, teach dogs complex skills, train dogs for basic assistance and much more.

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