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Training services

Private Lessons

One-on-one private lessons, to work on specific issues or behavioural problems

Home Visits

I offer home visits for reactive dogs to set ground rules before the dog trains outside around distractions

Puppy & Beginners Introductory Course

Designed to teach dog-owners the basics of Reward Based Training and to build confidence and control over their dogs

Weekly Obedience Training

You have completed the Beginners Introductory Class and you want to add to your training skills because your dog needs to go to the next level

I thrive on customer feedback and hearing about the great results that clients are achieving with my training methodologies. Below are some reviews from the community.

Catherine StaggCatherine Stagg
10:50 26 Feb 24
I recently enrolled my puppy in training classes with Elite Canines, led by the incredible Sahil, and I couldn't be happier with the experience! From the moment we walked in, it was evident that Sahil's passion for dogs and dedication to their wellbeing shines through in everything he does.The training facility itself is top-notch, providing a safe and welcoming environment for both pups and owners alike. Sahil's approach to training is not only effective but also filled with positivity and encouragement. He understands that every dog is unique and tailors his methods to suit each individual's needs, which truly sets Elite Canines apart.Throughout the sessions, Sahil's expertise and patience were evident as he guided us through various techniques and exercises. His clear communication and willingness to answer any questions ensured that I felt confident in continuing the training at home.What truly impressed me was Sahil's commitment to not only training the dogs but also educating the owners. He provided valuable insights into canine behavior and communication, empowering us to build a strong bond with our furry companions.Thanks to Sahil, Luna has made remarkable progress in a short amount of time. I highly recommend their services to anyone looking to give their furry friend the best possible start in life. Thank you, Sahil, for your dedication and passion for helping dogs and their owners thrive!
11:37 03 Jan 24
Sahil was so amazing to deal with! He was so understanding with our concerns regarding our 1 year old Golden Retriever and gave us the tools and solutions to improve his training. His knowledge in behaviour of dogs and how to deal with different behaviours as owners is so valuable. He goes above and beyond for both owners and their pets. We cannot recommend him enough to others and are so thankful for his help!
Andrew HowellAndrew Howell
19:11 14 Sep 23
Sahil has helped us with training of two dogs now, he is great to work with and he is very good at getting the best out of the me and our dogs
Sally DunnSally Dunn
12:24 11 Aug 23
Would highly recommend Sahil to anyone wishing to train their fur companion. Very professional, knowledgeable & friendly.
Michael YoussefMichael Youssef
11:42 19 Jun 23
Sahil was very professional and helpful with our puppy training.
Georgia HoggGeorgia Hogg
12:08 27 May 23
Sahil is an amazing trainer. Noticed a difference with our dogs behaviour straight away.
Breanna De MarchiBreanna De Marchi
02:38 20 May 23
Sahil is a legit dog whisperer. I was really struggling to manage my dogs severe reactivity to other dogs and had seen another dog trainer without improvement. In a couple of private sessions Sahil gave us all the skills we needed to drastically improve my confidence as a handler and my dogs behaviour. We just completed the introductory course which was really fun, informative and gave us all the foundations of basic obedience training. I can't recommend Elite canines training highly enough, thankyou Sahil!
Emily ClymoEmily Clymo
20:12 23 Feb 23
I have recently completed the beginner/puppy class with Sahil, which was nothing short of excellent. Sahil’s ability to provide support to each individual dog and handler whilst overseeing the class is amazing. Looking forward to beginning the novice class.
Peter & Amber BartlettPeter & Amber Bartlett
06:43 30 Jan 23
Sahil was wonderful during our beginners classes with our 3 month old labradoodle. Great knowledge and patience.We look forward to continuing our training with his weekly obedience classes.
Marg KuhneMarg Kuhne
06:44 24 Jan 23
My beautiful girl Flossy and I are nearing the completion of our Puppy School classes with Sahil. I wanted to give Flossy the best possible start in life and Sahil's Puppy School has been the key to learning the skills which are essential in helping Flossy develop into a confident, trusting, friendly and well behaved dog at home and in social and environmental settings. Sahil has a natural affinity with puppies and connects with all temperaments, shapes and sizes. He is consistent, caring and compassionate.Sahil is also very patient and observant and in my eyes (and Flossy's eyes too) a brilliant dog trainer. We can't thank Sahil enough for setting us on the right path as we continue to practise the skills he has taught us. I highly recommend Elite Dog Training's Sahil Verma to all loving and responsible puppy owners in the Greater Bendigo area and beyond.
Damara AkkermansDamara Akkermans
08:54 21 Jan 23
We adopted our staffy Mia when she was 3 years old with no training whatsoever. She's now 7, and as my hubby and I are expecting our first child this year, we needed some training to stop her jumping, to walk calmly on a lead and to walk beside a pram as well as leaving baby's toys alone. Sahil is an absolute miracle worker! I am so impressed with his patience and professionalism. He has given us the tools and confidence to ensure that Mia is on the right path.Thank you so much Sahil!
Barre SocietyBarre Society
01:51 03 Nov 22
Sahil is a wonderful dog trainer and we have used him for both our dogs. We attend his group classes each week and are learning so much. I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone who is patient, caring, understanding, super experienced, and able to fix any dog behavioural issues super quickly. We love attending Elite! 🙂
Dean TaigDean Taig
22:55 11 Oct 22
Sahil is excellent all round. Friendly, professional and amazing with our dog (and so patient with us asking non stop questions!).We were a bit lost with our new Lab a couple of years ago and got Sahil in for a couple of home visits, the difference was immediate each time. He gave us the techniques to deal with issues and ensure we all are happy. Trained bad behaviours out of us and her in one go. We're about to add another Lab and are going to puppy school again it was that invaluable.I recommend him highly and have been telling everyone who asks about dog trainers to go to Sahil.
Steve ESteve E
21:11 19 Sep 22
We have completed the basic puppy training and it has been a terrific learning experience for the both of us (dog and 'daddy'). This training provided a great foundation, with loads of tips and an opportunity to socialise with other dogs, and now we're both excited to continue our training with Sahil.Totally recommend!! 🙂

Here are some of my clients with their dogs in the amazing Focused Heeling. For more photos, go to the Photos tab.

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Latest News

Updated - 31/03/2024

    👉🏽 Puppy & Beginners Introductory Course - The 20th Apr, 2024 intake is now FULL. I have opened up the 25th May, 2024 intake. Head to the enrolment tab at the top to book your spot.

    👉🏽 Novice & Advance Classes - First class of Term 2 will be on 20th Apr, 2024. 


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