dog behaviour

Best Friend Dog Care dog training, behaviour and relation ship coach Adelaide South Australia


What are you to the pup you chose to live with? An Owner? A Guardian? An Advocate? A Friend? A Leader? A Pack member? A Fur parent?

Our Crazy Human World is hard enough for us to live in, consider the pup in your life and how they make heads or tails from our ever changing fast paced house hold, let alone fast paced world. Have you wondered what a dogs home was like before humans adopted them? A den… comfortable, often secluded, designed to provide a quiet place used as a cave or concealment to live in.

Each ‘den’ member would know what was expected of them. Being able to communicate with those they lived with. Having a leader, and being kept safe are what your best friend deserves from you when you take on the role of Dog Guardian. When you can communicate with the dog in your house imagine the harmony. Would you like your Best Friend to feel comfortable in situations out of your control? Would you like your pet to recover quickly if needing to stay at the veterinarians? Will your Groomer or Kennel put your dog in a crate or noose?

There are so many benefits to communicating with your Best Friend including improving behavioural issues, preventing hurting themselves as well as teaching a calm mindset. Wouldn’t you like to advocate for the dog in your life?

Keeping welfare of dogs in mind, don’t control the dogs in your life, do keep them safe and love the life with them. Have a mutual relationship, forget human needs and focus on the pups in your life. Do not use dogs to fill a void of another human or seek them for your own comfort. Be mindful of where you are focusing your human anxiety, that its not on the dog in your life.

I love wearing my dog hat, hanging out with the dogs in my life, romancing them. Grooming them, not to have them looking pretty but to build my bond with them, so our relationship is a feel good one.

By forgetting my human needs and focusing on the dogs in my life they will see me as the person who keeps them safe, coming when called. No force needed, its the Best Friend way, gentle and easy.

Tamara Di Santo Best Friend Dog Care dog training, behaviour and relation ship coach Adelaide South Australia


THANK YOU for your loyalty, and heartfelt referrals in 2018.

What an amazing journey we have had, so much fun putting our Dog Hats on together.

We are grateful to you for choosing Best Friend Dog Care Behaviour and Training and look forward to continuing to bring you and your best friend 5 star services in dog care, behaviour and training for many years to come.

We’re greeting the holiday season with terrific new private training programs and products!  Soon to arrive on our website the products are already available on our Facebook page.

We have new ‘Trick Training’ block of 5 courses, the ever popular ‘Chill Mat’ block of 5 course will be available and with so much success we are continuing our ‘Train to Walk with Manners’ along with our behaviour modification and obedience training.  If you would like a course especially designed for you and your dog, let us know your end goal and we will help you to make it a reality.  Contact us.

2019 sees an exciting year ahead meeting new FRIENDS and spending time with old Friends too, keep an eye on our social media pages in the next few weeks where we will look back over the year to revisit our Best Friends of 2018.

Best wishes to you and your family,

Tamara, Craig, Max, Ios and little Sparkles

Best Friend Dog Care dog training, behaviour and relation ship coach Adelaide South Australia


The questionnaire was returned with  "HELP needed calming Charlie, so the kids are not scared of him"!

Charlie the Labrador now has impulse manners.

Charlie the Labrador now displays impulse manners. Charlie was introduced as the ‘ pushy, jumpy, child knocking over 1 and a half year old who will not lay down’ Labrador. I can confidently say after 5 sessions with Charlie and his lovely guardian, that Charlie is now able to stay in a “sit when asked” and look at the photo of him calmly laying on his bed! Charlie’s guardian is thrilled with the knowledge and communications both Charlie and his family learnt from Best Friend Dog Care. Taking this new knowledge and going it alone with the training, Charlie’s family know we are only a phone call or email away if they require any assistance. Go Charlie.