Dr Elyssa Payne - Canine Behaviour Consultant
- Newcastle NSW

PLEASE NOTE: Dr Elyssa is has started a new full time job, services are now only available by appointment from email. 

I am a professional dog behaviour consultant offering dog training and consultation services to the greater Newcastle region. If you're experiencing difficulties with your dog or feel like you're not getting the most out of your relationship please contact me today!

My mission is to help dogs have happier, healthier and more engaging lives, and to empower YOU with the skills necessary to become a reflective practitioner of dogmanship. That is, helping you to have the most fulfilling relationship possible with your dog. I offer a variety of services including dog training and behaviour consultations.

Are you and your dog reaching your full potential?

These services all encourage the use of positive reinforcement (rewarding the behaviour we want with something desirable) and salient communication, based on the current scientific research. If you're unsure about what service might suit you and your dog, please contact me and we can discuss what best suits your needs.

Check me out on ABC Catalyst - "Making Dogs Happy"

If you want to learn more about me and how I began my dogmanship journey, check out my Bio. I also write blog posts regularly about the trials and tribulations of being a modern dog owner, and the things you can do to improve your dogmanship and relationship with your dog. Feel free to leave a comment to further the discussion!


Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (First Class Honours), University of Sydney (2011).

Doctor of Philosophy (Veterinary Bioscience), University of Sydney (2016).

Non for Profit Affiliations

SoCares Animal Care Facility Charmhaven

Dog Rescue Newcastle

Hunter Animal Rescue

Professional Memberships

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia Inc (APFT-A)

The Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

Ready To Master Your Dogmanship?

Dr Elyssa
 Canine Behaviour Consultant

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Dr Elyssa is a dog lover dedicated to improving the lives of dogs, one at a time. Her mission is to empower dog owners with advanced dogmanship knowledge to help their dog live a peaceful and engaging life.


Dr Elyssa Payne
Phone - 0402 225 335
Email - elyssa.payne@gmail.com
ABN - 805 700 328 35

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