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  • positive review  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... read more

    Damara Akkermans Avatar Damara Akkermans
    January 21, 2023

    positive review  We will recommend Elite Canines Training!! Sahil came for a 1:1 'emergency' puppy consult. We have a 10 week old puppy and we needed help. Sahil was so experienced and... read more

    Rita Revell Avatar Rita Revell
    November 20, 2022

    positive review  My puppy, Pyxis, and I got so much out of our training with Sahil. He was fantastically patient, clear, and caring. Thanks, Sahil & Elite Canines Training!

    Deb Wain Avatar Deb Wain
    October 24, 2022

    positive review  I would highly recommend Sahil to guide and support you with your puppy/dog training. Sahil is very professional, personable, and has a wealth of knowledge. He provides a great mix... read more

    Kerry Holland Avatar Kerry Holland
    December 27, 2021
  • positive review  I would highly recommend Elite Canine Training. Sahil is welcoming, friendly but most importantly professional. He breaks the dog training down into easy to follow steps, and provides individual guidance... read more

    Claire Everton Avatar Claire Everton
    October 9, 2021

    positive review  I was so impressed with Sahil’s sessions. We had done another puppy school training and had got minimal benefits from it. Elite Canines Training was exactly what we needed to... read more

    Chloe Hamston Avatar Chloe Hamston
    September 18, 2021

    positive review  I had started puppy school at another shool and was disappointed with what was getting achieved, then I spoke Sahil about doing puppy school in his program and assured me... read more

    Denni Page Avatar Denni Page
    June 27, 2021

    positive review  From the very first lesson Sahil was fabulous with helping us to re-train our dog who had been training us for the last 3 years. Cannot recommend highly enough. Practical,... read more

    Jemima Morcos Avatar Jemima Morcos
    December 17, 2020
  • positive review  Would like to highly thank sahil, we have a 6 month old vizsla who had very bad habits and we have seen an incredible difference just with one at home session

    Aimee Drake Avatar Aimee Drake
    December 13, 2020

    positive review  sahil did a home visit for us and our 4.5 mo german shepherd cross to address a few behavioural issues and more so, to train my partner and I to... read more

    Karlie Rose Avatar Karlie Rose
    November 16, 2020

    positive review  I have just finished my second four week puppy class with Sahil. Sahil is a brilliant trainer of dogs and people. He communicates well and adapts his training... read more

    Bendi Tranter Avatar Bendi Tranter
    November 14, 2020

    positive review  Thank you so much Sahil for working with us to improve the behaviour of our pups Sasha and Wally! Sahil did a private session at home with us, and corrected... read more

    Shaylee Buck Avatar Shaylee Buck
    July 19, 2020
  • positive review  Thank you so much Sahil for working with Montanna and Quincy. She has loved coming through puppy school classes and heading into novice class. The private lesson on... read more

    Lisa Maud Avatar Lisa Maud
    June 25, 2020

    positive review  The classes are amazing and Sahil is very accommodating to all the different dogs abilities and needs. My pup absolutely loved going to the 'Puppy & Beginner Introductory Classes' and... read more

    Shay Burns Avatar Shay Burns
    March 27, 2020

    positive review  Sahil is great - patient and encouraging - and is good with the dogs too 😂. In all seriousness though, he's very knowledgeable and passionate and we get plenty... read more

    Sharyn Scoble Avatar Sharyn Scoble
    March 7, 2020

    positive review  Thank you Sahil for your prompt response and expertise with our 18 month old fur baby. We have managed to take away and implement great advice and tactics from your... read more

    Susan Dimitrovski Hodgskiss Avatar Susan Dimitrovski Hodgskiss
    October 28, 2019


Belinda Baker with Raj (German Shepherd - Long Coat)

"We got Raj from a breeder in South Australia and knew how important it was to get him in training from a pup, we had heard about Sahil from Elite Canines Training from Mark Murray's web site and gave him a call to do some one on one training with our pup Raj who was only 3 months old at this stage but totally out of control with mouthing and jumping, from the moment Sahil came to our home we learned how to control our dog and our lives were changed . We now attend training every Saturday morning training and both Raj and I love the social interaction and learnings we get, I now have a dog that is a joy to take out in public, he is so obedient and is learning so much.
I highly recommend Sahil's classes for anyone needing assistance with their dogs."


Blake Rutledge with Duke (German Shorthaired Pointer)

"Duke is a purebred German Shorthaired Pointer I got him at 8 weeks old. Duke wasn't too flash with the commands I had taught him such as sit,wait and down. So I decided to take duke to the Elite Canines training program at 4 months old. I enrolled Duke in the beginner class and after two weeks of the program in I saw a little bit of improvement and how I noticed that he's obedience problems were starting to get better and better. After Duke completed the beginner class he advanced to intermediate class. In the intermediate class I realised how good the program was and how much it impacted my dog. After moving Duke from intermediate class to advanced dog training I realised how much potential my dog had and that this program was benefiting duke a lot. This program has taught both my dog and me a lot about obedience and how to stimulate dogs minds in different ways. Thank you Sahil for all the work you have put in to make my dog be what he is today."


Mark with Daisy And Weasel (English Cocker Spaniel)

"Daisy and Weasel were both rescue dogs. Weasel was a puppy farm breeding dog who spent most of her life in a cage. A very scared dog who was unapproachable. Daisy was owned by an elderly lady who she just became too much. She had very little training and was 8 months old.

Weasel I could not get near unless I was putting her on a leash to go for a walk. Daisy was a very affectionate dog and very hard to get under control. The training instruction was different for the two dogs and within a few days there were noticeable changes in both of them. Daisy was attentive; she had stopped pulling on the leash and has become calmer. Weasel will now approach me and although still a work in progress is showing more confidence. I am less stressed as well knowing how to work with the dogs and not get frustrated."


Bridey with Sherlock (Miniature Schnauzer)

"When Sherlock was just a young pup of 16 weeks he got attacked by another dog. This left him fearful of unfamiliar dogs, especially dogs who appeared excited. He would eyeball every dog that we went past on our walks and growl at any stranger that got too close. Sherlock had also taken a fancy to chewing books and clothes. Due to my location and work, I only had weekends to attempt to re-socialize him, as by the time I made it to the popular parks most people had gone home. On top of this we were an all female household, so Sherlock was unaccustomed to deep voices.
With Sherlock being my first dog, what followed was a long process of trial and error. As I was nervous and stressed and unprepared, this made Sherlock stressed and nervous too . Because of this I needed as much training as Sherlock did. Finally I got an amazing offer from Sahil Verma. Sahil began meeting me on the weekends and worked with both Sherlock and I. He showed me different techniques, showed Sherlock there was nothing to fear and gave advice on products. Sahil gave me confidence, which gave Sherlock confidence. He even brought his own dog Doug to our fourth session when he felt Sherlock was ready. That day was the biggest test, I remember being so thrilled after. Who knew that Sherlock would be able to ever meet and greet a strange dog so nicely, then accept him and walk with him as a pack?
Since then I have moved into town, had lots of new people at the house and Sherlock has been calm and well behaved."


Susan Goddard with Bones McCoy (Jack Russell Terrier))

"Bones was not a pleasure to walk on the lead, he would pull all the way and zig zag from side to side, sniffing and peeing on things. This was the main trait I wanted to correct. Also I wanted to learn how to teach him to sit and stay. Basic training to make him easier to handle. I wanted to learn how to show Bones that he is not the Master of the household.

With Sahil's advice and teaching, Bones is so well behaved when we walk, no pulling and straight ahead. We have changed his feeding habits and he has lost weight. We now feed him after we eat, another way to show him that he is not the boss. With Sahil showing us how to make small changes, Bones is becoming a better behaved member of our family."


Amanda Finnis & John Heitmann with Butch & Rowdy (Kelpies)

"Butch & Rowdy are really affectionate, smart dogs with energy to burn. When they were very young (approximately 10 weeks) we asked Sahil to help us with some basic obedience training. Sahil spent some time training Butch & Rowdy on things like "come", "sit", "down" and importantly, he showed us how we can be trainers of our dogs when we are not at a formal session. It was great to see someone who really knows what he's doing working with dogs.

Those early lessons really stuck and Butch and Rowdy are well behaved (most of the time) and heaps of fun (all of the time)."