Canine Chaperones – Your Dog at Your Wedding

If you would like to have your dog at your wedding or other function, we provide a professional service that accompanies your dog on your special occasion.

Greyhound Behaviour Consultant

We offer specialised consultation and ongoing training, and are part of a community of greyhound lovers who have a wealth of experience. With good advice and support you can enjoy your wonderful greyhound for many years to come. We can help you to better understand your greyhound’s body language and give you advice on rehabilitating and managing problematic behaviours. Some of the common problems we work with are sleep startle, reactivity to other dogs, separation anxiety and resocialisation

Behaviour and Obedience

From just general manners, to nuisance barking, or anxiety and fear issues, we can work with you to help your dog feel more relaxed and eliminate problem behaviours. We are able to show you how to achieve a high standard of practical dog obedience with your dog.

Leashes & Lullabies

Helping you to ensure that your family is prepared for when a new baby enters your lives and assist to make the transition as easy as possible for your dog.

Formal Dogs was created in 2008 by expert Canine Educator Ruth Elliott.

With 15 years training and practical experience in canine chaperoning, dog obedience and behaviour training, Ruth is able to provide support for dog owners as well as practical training education for you and your dog.

Formal Dogs use modern, effective and humane training methods and work with you and your dog to provide practical and easy to apply training methods that help you to achieve the best outcome.

Based in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, we are a mobile service and provide in home consultations and a range of services throughout Victoria and Interstate.

Take your time to have a look around the Formal Dogs website to learn more about each service and our experience and qualifications.

There is no problem (or dog) too big or too small!