About/ All you need to know about us

About Us Who We Are & What Drives us

Meet the Team
David Haywood
David Haywood
with The Boss
Training Director

With 15 years full time dog training and over 15,000 clients David just loves creating vibrant & obedient dogs, & ecstatic owners.

Lisa Haywood
Lisa Haywood
with Tia
Training Director

You'll almost certainly meet Lisa at Reception before most training sessions before she switches into her quality control role.

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Bec Rendle
with Maddie
Senior Trainer




maggie
Maggie Scarvell
with Quinn
Senior Trainer

From a young age Maggie has always had a passion for dogs. Today as a full time Senior Trainer she is one of our  ... More

ryan
Ryan
with Kayla
Senior Trainer




rosie
Rosie
with Mia
Senior Trainer





bry
Bry
with Tavi
Senior Trainer




julia
Julia
with Hamlet
Assistant Trainer




jack
Jack
with Norris
Assistant Trainer





peter
Peter
with Switch
Student Trainer




The Boss
The Boss
Demonstrator

Sadly The Boss won't be attending any more training sessions. An irrepairable heart condition has taken him from us all too soon

Who we are?

We Make Bad Dogs Good & Good Dogs Great!

The Canine Classroom just loves creating fun-loving, well-behaved dogs.

Since beginning a career as a dog trainer in the mid 1990s David Haywood has trained over 15,000 dogs. Of all shapes, sizes and temperaments. A true training professional David has created The Canine Classroom as Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast's premier dog training school. His team of Professional Trainers have all been qualified not only as dog trainers but up to the standard of The Canine Classroom.

Unlike a lot of schools The Canine Classroom works on the principal of 'objective assessment'. Sure it feels great to see you dog progress through the ranks but if its subjective, or you don't know why they passed, then how much confidence will you really have in your pet? Instead The Canine Classroom sets a clear standard that dogs need to demonstrate to pass.

And you pay for results, not time! As everyone's lifestyle and dog are different The Canine Classroom offers penalty-free training courses allowing you to train as often or as seldom as like, until your dog reaches your desired level. And even then our more advanced members can receive free training for the rest of their lives if they wish.

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