Dog behaviour
and training consultations

Creating tailored plans to improve your dog’s behaviour.


A pawsative
approach to dog behavior and training

Changing your dog’s behaviour through positive training methods
and creating stronger bonds



A Bark Above offers dog training and behaviour consulting to the Ballarat and surrounding areas. A Bark Above trains with a positive approach and works on opening up the lines of communication between dog and owner and towards long term solutions.

We strive to stay upto date with the latest information and training methods which gives us the tools to modify unwanted and undesirable behaviours into more appropriate behaviours. We train without the use of gadgets or adverse methods, instead endeavour to understand why your dog is displaying this behaviour and use positive techniques to work towards your goal.

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1:1 behaviour and training

We offer 1:1 private training consultation, using positive, upto date, scientific approach to open the lines of communication between dog and owner to create a stronger bond and understanding to modify behaviours.

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Behaviour Modification,
Adult Dog Training and Puppy Training


Behaviour Modification

Your dog is displaying unwanted or undesirable behaviours? A private consult allows us to investigate why your dog may be displaying this behaviour and tailoring a plan to create more desirable and appropriate behaviours from your dog

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Dog TRAining

A private dog training consultation gives you the tools to create the relationship you have always wanted with your dog. Whether it’s just to refine your dog’s behaviours or starting fresh, we will tailor a plan to suit your needs.

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Puppy Training and Advise

New puppy? Want to give it the best start possible but a little overwhelmed with all the information that is out there? Or have you forgotten all the behaviours a puppy displays as its learning how to navigate its new world? A tailored plan for your puppy will ensure they have the best start possible

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Common dog behavioural problems

  • Pulling on lead
  • Recall
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Resource Guarding
  • Hyperactivity
  • Destructiveness
  • Reactivity
  • Mouthing
  • Excessing Barking
  • House Training
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A Bark Above are FANTASTIC! Sharni has a natural, easy way with dogs and they respond to her so positively. She is a great teacher and really helps you understand the training strategies well. Our Cavoodle Bo is quite timid and Sharni has been fabulous with gaining his trust and working with him so he feels safe. Bo LOVES her! I would highly recommend A Bark Above.

Ally & Bo

My husband and I booked a behavioural consult with A Bark Above to help us with a few behavioural issues we are having with our 10 month old Staffy x Husky Luna, who is ball of energy! We were so impressed with the vast amount of knowledge and skills that Sharni has and how she was able to explain and demonstrate strategies for us to use in an easy to understand way. She provided us with a tailored and detailed plan for Luna along with specific handouts and video links, so that we can implement Lunas plan at home. Our consultation didnt feel rushed, Sharni was able to help us with all of our questions and she was very generous with her time. She also encouraged us to contact her if we had any questions or concerns after our session. If you are looking for a 1:1 behavioural dog consult we highly recommend the lovely Sharni at A Bark Above!

Sonia, Steve & Luna

We did a puppy consult with Sharni from A Bark Above when we got our new puppy Izzy. We were very overwhelmed with what was the best way to raise our puppy, but Sharni was able to give us the guidance, was very informative about training as well as puppy behaviours and what to expect as she moves through her stages of life. She implemented a plan for us that was easily to follow and was happy to help us along the way with any questions we had. We were very impressed with the knowledge and passion Sharni has for dogs and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with their new puppy.

Emma & Izzy

Had our first appointment today very happy with the outcome. Looking forward to continuing to work with you to bring our dogs behaviour under control.

Rebecca, Buddy & Ranger

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Servicing Ballarat and Surrounding Areas