Group Lessons: Sanderson Close, Flynn | Boarding: 817 Good Hope rd, Good Hope. NSW

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Sidney owns and operates a dog training business located in Pialligo, ACT. Tara Estate Boarding kennels and Cattery.

Sidney Aarons oversees the training of every dog that comes through the door and has experienced the full spectrum of behavioural issues many times over.  He has the skills and experience to fully understand the psychology and the underlying reasons for their unwanted behaviour, and involves owners actively in the training process to help them to ensure issues don’t resurface after they return home from training.



My obsession with dogs started when I was 7 years old after my father allowed me to keep a German Shorthair Pointer puppy from a litter of pups we were looking after for family friends while they were away on holidays.  I called her Bronela, my father helped me take her to weekly obedience classes, and we were inseparable from day one except when I was at school.  When I was 10 I signed up Bronela for our first obedience trial. We didn’t go so well but we still had lots of fun and it was a great learning experience.  Not long after the trial, Bronela started experiencing seizures and was diagnosed with Leukemia. Tragically she died 18 months later and for a while my world fell apart.  The bond I had with her was profound, and the pain I felt from her loss impacted me deeply.  I knew at this very early point in time in my life, I wanted more than anything to be a dog trainer when I grew up.

Dog Training Canberra

In my early 20’s I joined what was then called Australian Dog Training (ADT) as a client and a month after starting obedience classes I signed up to became a student dog trainer. I was fascinated about canine behaviour and training and spent as much time as I could with others absorbing as much information as I could. I signed up to every course and seminar on offer and spent countless hours researching and learning from trainers from all fields and backgrounds. This passion has carried on throughout my life and I’m continually learning from others from around Australia but also around the globe. I’m privileged to have been able to spend time with some of the best in the industry and am very grateful to all of the trainers who have shared their knowledge with me which has helped me to become the trainer I am today.

My ongoing curiosity about how dogs think and learn has lead to a strong desire to share my knowledge and teach others. I’m always seeking a better way not only to teach dogs, but also to enable owners a clear pathway for having a better relationship with their dog.


Scent Tube

Inventor and manufacturer of the Scent Tube

Talking Dogs

Producer, presenter, editor and writer of my first YouTube show Talking Dogs

Hound TV

The resident dog trainer for Hound TV in seasons 1 and 2.

2012 – USA.

Attended a 2-week scent detection training course at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Virginia. Other attendees included the FBI Hostage rescue team, ATF and local Police departments

2011 – Abu Dhabi Police Department.

Trained dogs and police officers in currency detection, arson investigation and man trailing

Bred, trained and supplied dogs to the NSW Police Tactical unit

Australian Army Special Forces unit – lectured soldiers and provided trained dogs

Victorian Police Dog Squad consultant

Trained and supplied dogs for Victorian prisons

Panel member and advisor at Monash University for PhD candidates in Canine behaviour

Lectured for the National Dog Trainers Federation

Trainer for obedience schools