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About Found by the Hound Gold coast dog trainers



With a wealth of experience and knowledge, the Trainers at Found by the Hound have helped thousands of dogs and their owners across the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Northern New South Wales achieve results that have redefined their relationships with their pets.


Gold Coast Dog Trainers, Found by the Hound, believe that clear communication is at the centre of any great relationship between owner and dog. Since the company was founded, the team have dedicated their time and efforts to educating owners on correct and effective communication and training techniques.


Our Trainers recognise that each dog is unique. We customise training regimes to suit each owner and their dog based on their individual needs, level of experience and concerns. The Trainers are highly skilled at identifying the core of behavioural issues, troubleshooting and problem-solving. This gives each owner the fundamental tools and knowledge so that they can continue to improve their training through better understanding.


Senior Trainer and founder, Anthea Holmes is certified in Companion Animal Services, specialising in Dog Training. Anthea and the other trainers on the team still regularly undergo training and studies of their own to ensure that their finger is firmly on the pulse with the latest training methods to better assist clients.


What sets the team at Found by the Hound apart is their dedication to learning and growth. They work with leading local and international trainers to continually further their education, giving them more resources, more experience and more resolutions. A passionate trainer, Anthea also spends a significant amount of time training her Malinois for the world-renowned “Mondio-ring”, which is one of the most difficult dog sports in the world.


As well as developing training strategies for owners and their companion pets, Anthea has spent many years raising and training dogs for specialised fields.  Anthea has trained Man Trailing Bloodhounds, Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities, candidate Police Dogs and protection dogs, Odour Detection Dogs, including Fire Ant Detection dogs for the govt and Therapy Dogs.  Anthea and Sam now run the largest Therapy Team in South East Queensland.


The team at Found by the Hound continue to set the standard, providing training for both professional handlers and families. 


Found by the Hound are passionate, thorough and highly skilled. 


Gold Coast Dog Trainer

Anthea Holmes

About Anthea

Sam Valentine

Sam Valentine

About Sam

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