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Hannah - Trusted Dog Sitter

“Max had a greet staycation, a home away from home and was very well looked after by Hannah. Will be using again and would definitely recommend to other pampered pooch owners. Hassle free and takes the worry out of going away and finding somewhere for the dogs.” – Fraser, Brisbane QLD

Paulette - Trusted Dog Sitter

“Paulette was a fantastic pet minder! We know Archie and Bailey are going to miss being with her!! We can’t thank her enough for talking great care of them! The kids ware loving all the photos and videos that Paulette sent us. We couldn’t ask for someone better and we know.” – Wendy, Bondi NSW

Greg - Trusted Dog Sitter

“Greg and co looked after our dog Morgan better than I could have imagined. We lost our house in a fire and they have given us piece of mind through genuine love and care. I not only recommended but insist you use their services. Greg is a great and reliable communicator.”- Alex, St Kilda VIC

Dog Training

Is your furry friend just a little on the wild side? We understand. They are a great pet, have an incredibly sweet personality, but they just have a tendency to get a little rambunctious at times? If that sounds like your dog, then it might be time to check in with a dog trainer at Mad Paws.

At Mad Paws, we know how hard it can be to teach an old dog new tricks, or even a new dog new tricks! Puppy training is not as easy as it might sound. Leave it to the experts – at Mad Paws, we have your dog training needs under control with a range of sitters who can provide this little extra service.

Our thoughtful and knowledgeable dog trainers know exactly just how to teach your pet how to behave and get them to the obedience level that you would like them to be at. Let a dog trainer from Mad Paws take care of teaching your dog to come back to you, sit, roll over, shake and just obey you overall.

Dog training is a great investment for a family dog. Ensure that your dog is ready to hang out with your kids or other animals by letting our dog trainers teach them how to remain calm and interact with others.

Getting your first puppy for your child? Bring them to puppy training before you even introduce the two and ensure that their first encounter goes smoothly. You will no longer have to worry about your pet’s temper once they have gone through dog training and can show that they know how to act.

Still not sure if it is the right thing for your furry friend? Check out our training services today; get an idea of what we can do for you and see how your pet’s behaviour could be transformed.  Love the idea of Mad Paws overall?  Why not also help out others with their pets whilst they’re away by becoming a pet sitter yourself.  There’s heaps of rewards to be gained and lasting memories to be made.

How Does Mad Paws Work?

In three easy steps

1. Search for Dog Trainers

Find trusted and caring Dog Trainers in your neighbourhood

2. Book a Dog Trainer

Meet & Greet your Dog Trainer and book your first training session

3. Have peace of mind

You’ll receive regular text and photo updates, free insurance and 7 day customer support

Peace of Mind with Local, Trusted and Insured Pet Sitters

Trusted Community

Verified Pet Sitter profiles, customer reviews and ratings.

Free Mad Paws Insurance

All dog training booked through Mad Paws is covered by liability insurance.

Booking Guarantee

If your Pet Sitter is no longer available, Mad Paws makes sure your pet is cared for by another.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Mad Paws?

    Mad Paws is your #1 go-to pet sitting community online in Australia, where pet owners can find trusted verified and insured pet sitters near their homes. With more than 8,000 trusted sitters, you can book in any pet-related services such as pet sitting, dog walking, day care or house visiting. Whether you are going for a few hours or for an extended holiday, Mad Paws wants you to enjoy your holiday with peace of mind, knowing that your pet is not only safe, but also having fun!

    Mad Paws is best explained in this video!

    For more information about how to find a pet sitter, click here.

    Mad Paws also wants to give you the best customer experience – so if we can ever help, please contact us by email –

  2. What other services does Mad Paws offer?

    Unlike traditional pet minding services such as kennels and veterinary clinics, we offer a wide and unique range of services that aim to engage and make your pet feel as loved and as happy as they do at home. The services that are available through Mad Paws are:

    • Pet Sitting – Is overnight pet sitting in the pet’s home. The pet sitter can house sit and pet sit at the same time.
    • Pet Hosting – Is overnight care at the sitter’s home. This is where your pet goes and stay’s at the pet sitters’ house.
    • Doggy Day care – Is daytime care for your pet, this can be done either in the pet’s house or the pet sitters’ house.
    • Dog walking – Is where a pet sitter can come and walk your dog for you, the length of these dog walks are flexible depending on the needs of your pet.
    • House Visits – Is where a pet sitter can come once or twice a day, to check on your pet’s and feed them. They can also spend an hour or two with your pets as you require.
    • Pet Grooming – Is our Pet Grooming service, and can be done either at your house or at the pet sitters’ house.
    • Dog Training – Is our dog training service, and can be done either at your house or at the pet sitters’ house.

    Overnight care includes both the fees and services for; dog walking and day care. Service rates will vary in price depending on the age and size of the pet, the number of dogs, and the length of the stay. Make sure you read all the information on the sitter’s profile before making a booking. We also strongly recommend completing a Meet & Greet to discuss the details of the booking as well as meeting the pet sitter prior to the booking.

    To find the perfect pet sitter on Mad Paws you will need to follow the steps outlined here.

  3. What does the Mad Paws Insurance cover?

    At Mad Paws, the safety of our pet owners, pet sitters and pets is of the utmost importance. We want our pet sitters to be able to provide a fun, and safe service, but not have to foot the bill for an insurance premium to helping out their local community members! This is why we, at Mad Paws, have organised and arranged a Public Liability insurance policy which provides Insurance for all pet sitting services booked in through the Mad Paws website.

    The insurance policy applies for all services booked through This includes:

    • Boarding (Pet Sitting or Pet Hosting);
    • House Visits;
    • Pet Day Care;
    • Dog Training;
    • Dog Walking;
    • Cat Care;
    • Bathing;
    • Grooming;
    • Transportation.
    Mad Paws offers free Public Liability insurance (not to be confused with the usual illness cover that most pet owners already have for their pets). Public liability covers any damage or injury to a third party or their property which is due to negligence of the pet sitter whilst the pet is under the pet sitter’s care. Please note that there is a $350 deductible for any Insurance case, and this is payable by the pet sitter. For full details on our Insurance cover, click here.

    If you believe that any incident is covered under the Insurance Services, you must provide us with written notice of the incident, along with all material documentation available to you evidencing the foregoing (e.g. invoices and veterinary notes from the initial veterinary examination), no later than seven (7) days after the end date that the Pet Services were provided under the relevant Booking.

    For property damage we have a specific Damage guideline in place.  To read about our Damage guideline, click here. In addition, we also have a helpful article which explains what to do in case of emergenciesHelp, there’s an emergency!

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Book a Mad Paws Dog Trainer and make your pooch the most obedient, well adjusted dog at the party!