The Dog Trainer

Basil is the Training Director of Command Dog Training School a leading professional dog training organization based in Melbourne, Australia.


Dog Behaviour Specialist

Basil is one of few Nationally Accredited Trainers & Assessors by the Official Government Accreditation Authority working in the industry and has been an expert witness in court cases involving dog attacks & has provided Temperament Assessments in many such cases for dog owners.

Basil’s Boot Camp segment was featured in 26 episodes of the 2009 series Talk To The Animals – Channel 9 Saturdays.

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Have a Happier Life with your Dog!

Basil can develop a training program using a holistic approach to suit your needs and lifestyle. As long as you are prepared to practice what you are taught at each session, you are guaranteed results.

The amount of sessions depends on each individual. However, in most cases programs can be designed from two to five sessions excluding the initial consultation.

Behavioural Consultations

Behavioural problems can be stressful for you and your dog...

On-Line Consultations and Clinic

Hard-pressed for time or having to travel a long distance?

Obedience and Control Training

Learn how to communicate with your dog so he listens when you speak...

Temperament Assessments

Is your dog a good fit for interacting positively with strangers and other dogs?

“When I first started professional dog training 30 years ago, my mission was to provide high quality training programs to dog owners across Melbourne by employing a holistic approach for each client.

I’m probably more a coach for dog owners than just a trainer. I will teach you simple yet effective methods to take control of your dog and make your canine household a happier one.”

Basil Theofanides – The Dog Trainer


Basil’s consultancy on canine behaviour and training has included many celebrities and stars including:

Rhonda Burchmore and “Buster”, Jacqueline Pascarl and “Mac, Magda Szubanski and “Jane”, Suzie Wilks and “Joseph”, Collette Mann and “Hercules”, Alan Fletcher and ”Teddy”, Jane Kennedy and”Gracie” Tim Smith and ”Mutton” and Max Walker and “Gertie”.

He has also appeared on Burke’s Backyard, Talk To The Animals, A Current Affair and on talkback radio.

His Kindergarten Puppy Program has been featured in Dr. Harry Cooper’s video, “Buying and Caring for Your Puppy”.

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Over 30 Years of Experience.

I am passionate about my work and take it personally if a customer is not happy with our service.

Experienced in dog training since
year 1989.

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