Happy Dogs & Happy Humans!


As the industry leaders in Dog Behavioural Training allow us to change your life assisting your best friend to become an even more awesome version of themselves!

Striving for Harmony we communicate clearly with dogs and their humans using positive reward based motivational training and coaching techniques understanding each dog and human are unique. 


Simply put, we come to you with personalised training solutions! 


Busy schedule?   No problem!   Understanding each home’s life style and set of dog rules are different we work for you and your family.

Information learned in our one on one training consultations is invaluable when living with dogs.  Expect positive changes through our positive training experience.

Available – consult by consult or if required booking in a pack of 5 training consults, having our professionalism by your side.  Giving you peace of mind we are available in between consultations.

Leah Itsines says “My also favourite thing about Tamara is the wealth of knowledge around our besties that she passes on – even without her knowing! The little gem’s she drops while training really helps you as an owner to understand the ‘why’ when it comes to training.

That’s something I love!”

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Meet Tamara


Dog Relationship Coach, Pet Dog Training, Behaviour & Obedience Dog Training

  • Nationally accredited Dog Behavioural Training Consultant
  • International Professional Member Association of Canine Professionals
  • Professional Family Dog Educator and Mediator
  • Canine Communication and Social Behaviour
  • Certified PPG (Pet Professional Guild – Dog Nostics)
  • Certified Delta Dog Safe
  • Certified NDTF (National Dog Training Federation)

Many years experience working with animals Tamara teaches in a fun and educational way, showing guardians that puppies and dogs can learn from dog friendly, safe and common sense methods.  Tamara received comprehensive hands on instruction in dog behaviour, handling and psychology through the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF). Knowing behaviour is evolving Tamara keeps up with the science and takes part in conferences including Pet Professional Guild & International Association of Canine Professionals.

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Tamara is so patient and knowledgeable when it comes to dogs. She has been training my dog Ninja for a little while now and the difference in her behaviour is incredible. My girl loves her training sessions with Tamera so much that she doesn't even want to have breaks.

Louise. W

We can't speak highly enough of Tamara! Our sessions with Tamara were such an eye opener, we learnt so much about how to set our girl up to succeed in our environment and it was all tailored around what we wanted to get out of it. We will definitely continue to use Tamara throughout our journey with teaching our girl all the things she needs to know to be safe, fun and enjoyable for all!

Bec & Matt.B

Tamara was absolutely amazing. Extremely through and listened attentively to what our goals were. We made a plan together and the results have been incredible. We will continue to work with Best Friend Dog care in the future. Texas (our little trainee!) has come leaps and bounds since we started about 6 weeks ago. Definately recommend doing the full consecutive 5-6 sessions as it’s much more beneficial for everyone, as the training is as much about us understanding our little puppies as it is them!
Tamara is also extremely punctual, very flexible and accommodating!
If there were 6 stars we’d give them!
Thanks 🙏
Brett, Ben and Little Texas


Had such a fantastic and informative Skype session with Tamara! Adopting a rescue dog is sure to come with its challenges, but with the right guidance we have already seen incredible improvements in our furry friend in a matter of weeks. Thank you so much, looking forward to the next session!

Mikki, Mick and Kath (And Bruce)

Tamara teaches the owners as much as the dog! How to better understand and communicate with each other.
Tamara keeps things simple.

After just 5 sessions the whole household has benefited from much improved behaviour, everyone on the same page. Still a way to go but so many things to work with, now there is a plan and structure. Will definitely be booking more sessions in the future.

Samantha S.

What a fantastic experience, very friendly and professional. Great insight into our dogs world and lots of tips to help get our dog on the same page. I would highly recommend Tamara to anyone who needs guidance on understanding their dog better.

Kristin. B

Tam worked with my dog Cobber while I was on an overseas holiday for a few weeks. She did training walks with him on most days. Cobber is a rescue dog who's behaviour has been very challenging to manage at times due to his anxious nature. He has been very difficult to walk on lead, especially because of his anxiety towards other dogs. The progress Cobber made in this short time is amazing. Tam sent me daily updates and photos of his development. She has also given me much help with my continued training with him and her passion for her work is incredible. Tam's follow up and support for Cobber and I has been outstanding. I can't thank Tam enough!!!!

Louise. M

The best training my dog has received. He was a terrible walker and could not be managed easily at all. After a few sessions with Tam my dog is now bareable to take out and is listening to all the right cues! He still has a way to go as do we as the owners learning how to handle him also!

Elle. P

We did our puppy training with Tamara, and we loved it. She set us all up for success and gave us so many tools to use as our little Peanut matures. Tamara's empathy towards pets and their families is infectious!


"Tamara is seriously my Wally boys best friend! Tamara's help from when he was a puppy to well over a year now has been an incredible investment, and one that we would do over and over again. Having a puppy is no easy feat, but having Tamara there to love and support your little one in their early days makes a world of difference. We're about to embark on getting a new puppy, and can't imagine not having Tamara to help guide us as well as the puppy to be on his best behaviour and I can't wait to do it all over again.

One thing I love about Tamara and I tell everyone is that she's a dog/animal LOVER AND an incredible trainer. I think for me that was important that my dog felt loved, but also at the same time really respected the trainer (helicopter mum over here!) and I really felt that training Wally got the best of both worlds.

My also favourite thing about Tamara is the wealth of knowledge around our besties that she passes on - even without her knowing! The little gem's she drops while training really helps you as an owner to understand the 'why' when it comes to training. That's something I love!

Love Leah and Mitch xx "

Leah & Mitch

Tamara is truly remarkable. Our dogs Charlie and Pippa adore her and have come a long way in their training We did not realise that having siblings was such a challenge it with Tamara’s encouragement we are learning to think with our dog hat! Still a long way to go because even though we try we haven’t got Tamara’s superb control Thank you Tamara for your patience and kindness to us all

Janet. C

Brianna from Best Friend Dog Care guided us through our five week training course with our little boy Max. Max had some anxiety and behavioural issues. Brianna gave my husband and myself the training and tools we needed to help Max. We both have learnt a lot from the training. We know that we have to continue to work daily with Max. We have seen a big difference in Max and day by day we are hoping to see further improvements. Brianna had a very easy going manner and Max loved her and personally she was a delight to deal with. We can highly recommend Tamara Brianna and Team. Thanks again. Di. Ross and Max🐕🐕🤗🐕


We could not speak more highly of Tamara's help with our new amstaff pup. We adopted our puppy at 12 weeks old and felt completely overwhelmed as he had no prior training. After just the 5 sessions with Tamara we feel like we have a different dog! We thought we would maybe get him doing the basic commands by the end of our sessions but finished up with so much more!! (including mannered walking and some fun little tricks like "bang"--play dead). We have recommended Tamara and best friend dog care to anyone who has mentioned dog training to us, and will until the day we die! Tamara has such a wealth of knowledge that we would never have been able to get gain through puppy school alone or our own research.   Worth every penny.

Ryan & Leah

Been to several dog training groups and personal teachers for our dogs, none were better than Best Friend Dog Care. Thought little Max would never learns the basics or be controlled, and in a matter of one session Best Friend Dog Care had him behaving and manageable. At the end of a five week training schedule, Max was a new dog entirely and I couldn't be happier or prouder! Thank You so much for teaching both Max and me! 😁

Amy. B

We recently adopted a beautiful big ex-racing Greyhound and were in desperate need of some training help and support. In particular we were having difficulty with leash pulling and distractions on walks. At 35kg, super strong and full of beans, we needed some strategies so we could feel confident managing our boy in any situation - we had a LOT of overwhelm! Tamara started by showing us simply how to create a line of communication with our boy. Over 6 lessons we learnt a variety of strategies to help improve our walks. When we started we were looking for even just a little bit of improvement and our boy has far exceeded this. The lessons were focused on building our confidence and training skills and better understanding how to 'speak dog'. The lessons are very much to train the human! We are incredibly grateful to Tamara for providing the tools and techniques we needed. Tamara puts in 110%, with evidence based, balanced training strategies and is always on hand for support. We will definitely come back for a refresher from time to time, but we couldn't be happier and nor could the dog! Re-training an adopted adult dog can be a slow road, but seeing him improve, be more settled and how happy and proud of himself he is has been, is one of the most rewarding things we have experienced 🥰 🐕


We have had Tamara helping us train our westie, Bonnie since we got her at 9 weeks. Because of Tamara, we have the most beautiful, polite, well behaved dog. Tamara is amazing with her tips, ideas and knowledge. What we have loved about training with Tamara is that it is so much more than just "training your dog". If anything the training is about "training the owner" so that you as the owner can develop your dog on your own into the needs that you require. Tamara has become a loved friend of Bonnie.


Tamara has been absolutely amazing with assisting us in dealing with some behavioural issues that we have been experiencing with our Border Collie (Buddy). Tamara is very patient, pays lots of attention to detail, extremely knowledgable, explains the reason behind everything and genuinely loves what she does. Thank you for giving us the knowledge, information, tools and confidence we need to be able to assist Buddy with his needs, we have already seen such an improvement. Cannot speak more highly of Best Friend Dog Care. THANK YOU again!


Have already recommended Tam to others and will continue to do so! She is absolutely amazing with our dogs, they are coming along in leaps and bounds with their confidence, behavior and walking. Tam is excited to help the dogs and share her knowledge.

We are so appreciative of your work! Glad we found you Tam!!!

Becky. S

Tamara was such a big help with our Cocker Spaniel. She was full of helpful knowledge that assisted us immensely in improving Crumpets behaviour. We have noticed lots of positive changes. Would highly recommended Best Friend Dog Care!!


Tamara is the ultimate professional, she trained our Winston and us so we have a joy of a dog to be around. So reliable and great communication. Winston (our bulldog) totally adored her and couldn't wait for his sessions. Thank you


We really have learned so much throughout our sessions with Brianna - being quite novice as dog owners and just wanting to provide the best for both of our Pups, Brianna was everything we could have asked for.  Her teaching style, the bond she has with the dogs, the knowledge she has given us, we finished every single session with more confidence and eagerness to keep training Chino and Rudie - and we are really starting to read and understand their body language.  The changes we have made particularly for Chino throughout our time with Brianna have helped him to become a much happier and comfortable dog.

We are really thrilled to see the decisions we are now naturally making, now that we are more educated in what is best for our dogs, and we can't thank you enough!

Kirsty & Matt.M

Had a video call with Tamara today.

It was greatly appreciated the knowledge she has with dogs and training.

I will be using the services of Best friend dog care again in the near future.

I recommend Tamara and best friend dog care training to all.

Steven. L

Tamara was very sincere and knowledgeable, all of the time spent with my dog was productive and I've seen lasting results as well as giving me a lot of tools to continue improving behavior. She was able to answer all of the questions i had and it was clear that she cared about my dog, his place in the world and how he interacted with it.

Cody. H

Tamara was absolutely amazing with our Boof (8 month old English Staffy). We didn’t have any major issues with his behaviour but wanted to fine tune in some areas and the results were amazing.

Tamara is extremely knowledgeable and was able to give us simple techniques that work every time. Boof totally loved her (but definitely knew who was in charge!)

Tamara taught us a lot about how dog’s see the world which have us huge insight and we have been able to use Tamara’s techniques on an ongoing basis for training in new areas as well.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tamara and her team.


Tamara and the team at Best Friend Dog Care have been outstanding. Tamara has taught me how to read my pup and improve my relationship with him. I am forever thankful for her support during his time as a puppy. Not sure I could have done it without her!

Shelley. G

As a new puppy parent, contacting Tamara at Best Friend Dog Care was one of the best decisions I made. I was so overwhelmed with training and looking after our little Cavoodle puppy. Tamara has an incredible amount of experience and really understands how dogs see the world. She explained everything so logically. It was mostly about me learning to understand Basil's behaviour and why he did what he did and how I could change his behaviour using actions and language he could understand. I learned so much during our 6 sessions. Tamara came to us and worked with our family in our home environment to teach Basil new behaviours, educate us on how Basil sees his world and interprets our actions and we also learned some fun little tricks too. Basil loved seeing Tamara each week! If you are looking for any form of dog training or even just some information on better understanding your four legged best friend, I would highly recommend Best Friend Dog Care!


Highly recommend Tamara! She has helped so much in just one session. definitely continuing with her services!

Tabi. B

Training Options

PUPPY TRAINING – Socialisation, Coaching & Training in your home and surrounding suburbs 

PRIVATE DOG TRAINING – One on One Dog Training & Coaching

WALKING WITH MANNERS – Dog Training one on one

DOG BEHAVIOUR –  Behaviour modification 

TRICK TRAINING -Trick Training one on one

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS – Talking Dog with Tamara

BABY’S ARRIVAL – Preparing your Best Friend

GENERAL EXERCISE & ENRICHMENT VISITS – Walking for General Exercise, Home Visits



Private Training starts in the comfort of your own home, one on one with you and your best friend (and anyone else that is a part of your dog’s life), creating a custom-made dog training program that will be the perfect fit for your life and your needs.

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Is your best friend walking with manners?  Has he or she started barking, jumping, become destructive or won’t come when called?  Let us show you how to teach your bestie to think and make mindful decisions all on his/ her own!

Tamara has been called ‘The Mary Poppins’ for dogs on many occasions, her training goes beyond your dog complying to your cues.    Assisting your best friend to think before they act using mindfulness, fun and games you will see no harm is needed when you too understand how your best friends brain works.

Tamara is unlike any other trainer showing her proven methods significantly improve you and your best friend’s life.

Our guarantee – you will be working with a highly credentialed Dog Behavioural Trainer and Relationship Coach motivated to help you to reach goals.

We guarantee a positive, fun experiences for both you and the dog all whilst requiring an abundance of invaluable knowledge and tools for a lifetime.

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