Is it time to teach your dog some new manners?
Kip Homestead Yarra Valley
Don’t just live with poor behaviour from your dog. Our team of Nationally Accredited Canine Trainers (NDTF) are all about training solutions that stick for each dog and owner to make your relationship the best it can be.
Chris G.
The team were outstanding and did such a great job helping my dog, Arlo! Peter’s communication with me through the process was amazing, and honestly, the work Peter put in with Arlo exceeded all my expectations.

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Meet The Team

Training Lead
Jess combines a passion for canine development with years of hands-on expertise. She is committed to finding what makes your dog tick, and bringing them on a positive and safe learning journey. It’s no wonder that her patient approach has led to many successful and happy dogs!
Dr. Ken BVSc BSc
Dr Ken has been the greatest addition to Homestead in the history of the business – he is an incredibly knowledgeable man, always willing to help the pets and people where and how he can. A very caring and compassionate Veterinarian with a sense of what the pets needs are at all times.
Our Exclusive Board & Train Program
We offer an industry-recognised Board & Train Program that ensures a cohesive relationship between you and your pooch. The program can help with many challenging behaviours, including:

🐾 jumping all over you and your guests,
🐾 having selective hearing,
🐾 reacting to other dogs, and/or
🐾 pulling on the leash,
How Dog Training Works
Step 1
Complete enquiry form to understand the best program for your dog
Step 2
Enrol & lock in the start date for your dog’s curated training program
Step 3
Check in & meet your trainer and talk through your desired outcomes
Step 4
Commence your own learning journey through our online learning modules
Step 5
Enjoy weekly updates on your dog’s progress during their training stay
Step 6
Comprehensive training handover + lifetime support
What makes Kip different?
With over 40 years of dog care experience, there’s a reason why Kip Homestead Yarra Valley is the right choice for your pet.
Industry Recognised
Our trainers are NDTF certified and we are members of the Pet Industry Association of Australia, and the Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
Curated Programs
We’re all about training that sticks. Our accredited trainers utilise training methods that your dog will best respond to.
Vet on staff
With an on-site vet, you can be sure that your dogs’ health and well-being is our top priority.
Our newly refurbished facilities boast comfort and safety for all our guests.
Don’t Just Take It From Us
Premium care, affordable price.
We believe that dog training is about developing trust in your relationship and achieving life goals together. Start your furry friend on the right paw.
Our Exclusive Board & Train Program starts at
+ plus accommodation costs

Standard program runs for 21 days
Multiple training sessions per day
Dedicated trainer
Weekly updates
Online course modules support
Comprehensive handover session
Complimentary follow-up session
Lifetime support
Enquire Today
We’ve got you covered
The highest level of care at an affordable price.
Safety is our #1 priority
Despite having lots of room to roam, our facility is super secure. We perform daily security checks and ensure your pet is supervised for their entire happy stay.
Dog Training Specialists
Our expert team is trained to care for all kinds of pets and ensure they have a great time in their training journey and the boarding environment.
Catering to all dogs
We’re equipped to care for all types of dogs, old or young – talk to us, and we’ll work with you to make their experience the best it can be.
Got some questions? We’ve got answers!
Q. Can my dog be trained while boarding?
A. Yes, we have various Boarding & Training programs catering to your needs. Simply leave your details below and a team member will be in touch to discuss the best training program for you and your dog.

Q. Will my dog obey me when they come home?
A. Throughout your dog’s Board and Train program, we will train your dog multiple times each day. At the conclusion, we will conduct a hand-over lesson to ensure you know how to control and maintain your dog’s behaviour once they return home.

Q. My dog has already been through a Board and Train program. Can they have Refresher Training when boarding next time?
A. Certainly, many owners take the opportunity to have Refresher Training for their dog during their next stay.
It’s never too late to learn.
Join a community of dog lovers.

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