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About K9 Potential

K9 Potential was founded in 2009, and provides quality dog training to the residents of north west Brisbane. In an unregulated industry it is reassuring to know that Hilary Paull from K9 potential has membership to professional dog associations that check up on qualifications and the integrity of its members.

The training methods used are in line with the international humane society, and are all force free, predominantly using positive reinforcement. Hilary from K9 Potential has many years experience dealing with problem dog behaviour.

“I feel it’s important to keep up with best practice by attending industry specific webinars and conferences to improve my knowledge and keep up to date”.



  • L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology Family Dog mediation professional course (2023)
  • Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology (2019)
  • Certificate in Dog Training and Behaviour (2010) from the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF),
  • Fear Free  Certificate,  to help clients and vet clinics better manage their pets fear, anxiety and stress at the vet clinics 
  • 30 day Canine Challenge, (SOCS) 
  • PTSD Service dog tasks
  • attends ongoing education regularly

Training Philosophy

As a PPGA professional member it is my belief and requirement to use dog friendly and positive training methods only. I do not use force, fear or intimidation in any of the training practices. We need to guide and shape the behaviour we want in our animals.  We are role models to our dogs, as well as our children. So lets be our dog’s life coach and not its commander.  The science of dog training has come a long way in the last 20 years. Lets embrace it.

Giving back to the community

Combining a passion for literacy and dogs, Hilary volunteers some of her time in the role of Story dog Coordinator for the North West of Brisbane, and as such trains and places pet dogs and their owners into schools for a volunteer reading program. Hilary is also a dog assessor for Story dogs.  If you have a suitable dog and have a few frees hours each week then check out Seeing a child’s face light up when they see your dog is so worth the time and effort.  Reading to a dog, who is non-judgmental is so empowering for a child.

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