About Canine Instincts

Canine Instincts is based in south-east Melbourne. Michelle is passionate about empowering owners with the knowledge and tools to enable their dogs to reach their full potential.


Canine Instincts provides in home consultations with the aims to:

  • Promote dog/owner relationships built on mutual trust and respect.

  • Prevent and reduce unwanted behaviours.

  • Promote positive behaviours.

  • Reduce stress and promote mental health. 


Overall Canine Instincts philosophies allow owners and their dogs to enjoy a long and happy life together.


Michelle regularly volunteers her time and skills to help dogs who are currently looking for forever homes. If you need help with your forever friend whom you have adopted or rescued, dealing with problems as early as possible promotes better outcomes. Your journey together is priceless!


Michelle's qualifications and training:

  • National Dog Training Federation Certificate III Dog behaviour + Training (government recognised).

  • Michelle's philosophies are built upon up to date science and experience. Michelle is a science nerd and with a PhD (aka Dr Tate).