Compassionate and Professional Dog Training


About Me

Annabel is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner which means she is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Training Professional Program. She is also a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right Program. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional Animal Trainer meaning that she can work in partnership with veterinary teams to help prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress and improve an animals emotional well being during veterinary and in home care.

Annabel enjoys teaching all levels of pet dog training classes including Puppy, Foundation and Advanced Classes. She takes one on one sessions with clients who like the convenience of setting their own training schedule or would like to work on a specific challenge at home. She also takes one on one sessions for nervous and fearful dogs and uses counter conditioning and desensitisation techniques to help these dogs become more comfortable in the world.

Annabel offers private dog training in the Western Suburbs of Adelaide and loves getting to know families and their dogs and teaching force free positive reinforcement techniques that help everyone have an enjoyable life together.


Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner

Graduate Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional Program

Graduate Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right

Fear Free Certified Professional Animal Trainer

Professional Memberships

Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia

Karen Pryor Academy

Fear Free

Dog Training Services

One on One Dog Training


Real life training in and around your home.

Group dog training classes are great for happy, friendly dogs and offer the best value for money however, for some people the location just doesn’t work or they need  flexibility to vary the day and time for each session. So I offer private dog training for clients where I work with them one on one at their home, or out and about nearby to learn with real life distractions. Sometimes the behavior that you would like help with only occurs in the home and therefore One on One training can work in these situations. 

If you have a nervous or fearful dog, group classes aren’t suitable and One on One Training is perfect. Here I use science based techniques of desensitisation and counter conditioning to help your dog feel more comfortable in the world. I show you the training and management techniques to practice that will help your dog gradually become more confident and relaxed. 

Training Walks for Anxious Dogs


Building your dogs confidence around your area.

Many dogs can display nervousness and anxiety when out in the big wide world. This can be very upsetting for the dog and owner. Through 30 minute Training Walks, using desensitisation and counter conditioning techniques to help your dog feel more comfortable with whatever is creating the anxiety and fear. 

These sessions normally follow on from One on One Dog Training and can be done with you, to help you keep practicing the training and management techniques and gain more confidence on walks.

Or, if you don’t have the time, I take your dog for a walk and train them myself to supplement the walks that you are able to do.

Group Classes and Workshops


Through RSPCA SA's great training program.

I am very proud to be one of the dog trainers that takes group classes for the RSPCA SA.

Group dog training classes are great for dogs that are comfortable around other dogs and people.  They also offer the best value for money.

The link in Useful Links provides details of all the classes and locations offered by the RSPCA SA Dog Training Service.

I can recommend all the RSPCA SA trainers, but if you would particularly like to attend a class that I take, then fill in the contact form and I’ll let you know which classes are available.

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Annabel Hamilton Dog Training

Somerton Park, South Australia, Australia

0418 202 880


Jo and Lily


"After making a commitment to adopting a rescue pup who was extremely scared and untrusting, I managed to find Annabel through the internet. From the moment Annabel came through my door she was calm and “on the job” and I instantly liked her and knew that she knew what she was doing and talking about. Nothing was too much trouble and she put in so much time helping myself and Lily to connect and move forward. Today Lily is an absolute joy to be around, she will probably always have some little issues, but that is part of her character and history, and I know I can contact Annabel to ask her for her help and guidance if required."



" We chose a miniature schnauzer, expecting to get a calm, sweet little companion like our previous mini schnauzer. Instead we got an easily excited puppy who would nip at us and get more and more wound up. Cassie would also growl if we moved her or picked her up. In addition, she was anxious about going out the front door and barked on walks. Off lead  she was keen to meet other dogs but scared of people, and that included visitors to the home. We desperately needed help!
Annabel was calm, honest and seemingly unruffled by Cassie’s crazy behaviour. She felt that Cassie was a sweet dog but lacking in confidence. Annabel was extremely patient with both of us, generous with her time and provided notes after each training session to help us with practice between sessions. Her support and belief that we could make it with Cassie was invaluable. The lessons Annabel taught us really helped to calm Cassie and to build the bond between her and us.
Cassie is coming up to one year old now and she can now walk on the beach (off lead) quietly and confidently and is learning to accept visitors. The nipping has ceased and the growling has reduced considerably. Cassie is definitely still a work in progress but for the most part these days she is a lovely companion."



 "My name is Jade and I am a 13yo, ex RSPCA, Australian cattle dog x.

I have lived with my current companions, Teresa and Ian, at Sturt for about 18 months.

I used to hate all other 4 legged animals from cats (horrible creatures) to dogs and horses and would react accordingly.

Annabel has taught my companions how to reduce my reaction to other animals and am now much more content as you can see from the photo.

I still hate cats with a passion however!"

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