Welcome to Vanguard K9 Training Services.

Vanguard training services are committed to giving you the very best advice, tools and training to ensure that you reach your goals, whether you are seeking a well behaved and good mannered pet, or you would like to trial your dog in the obedience ring, or dog sports or tracking.  Contact me to arrange a personal one-on-one training session designed exclusively for you.

I have met many K9 trainers both here and world wide, I have spoken with them and trained with them. Without question Mel Henley is one of the very best that I have worked with over the last 25 years. I had the pleasure training her as a AQIS handler for the Australian Government and not only did she top her class she set a bench mark that was never beaten. Mel has a clear and concise knowledge of the science of K9 training and also a natural gift that cannot be taught. She is calm and quiet and when I watch her train I learn so much, she is a inspiration to me and has changed the way I train my own dogs. Mel Henley talks the talk and most importantly walks the walk and what is more exciting she is only going to get BETTER.  (See more testimonials)

Steve Austin

Canine Training & Behaviour Specialist - www.steveaustindogtrainer.com

Crate Training

Crate training uses a dog’s natural instincts as a den animal. A wild dog’s den is his home, a place to sleep, hide from danger.


There are a number of different levels when it comes to obedience training from CCD all the way through to Grand Champion.

Puppy Training

The most important time in a puppy’s development is during the first year, especially during the first 4 months of life.


Tracking can be a rewarding and fun thing for both owner and dog.  It’s a self rewarding exercise for the dog.

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Announcing upcoming litter - Northernfell B-litter A.I.
Northernfell Malinois Kennel is happy to announce our next planned litter for Mid June. Taking orders now, 4 pups already spoken for. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

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😍 what a stunning litter they'll be!

Awesome so exciting 🤩 one day I will!

Nice litter.

Congratulations Mel, exciting times ahead

Oh Mel! So exciting. I'm tempted 🤔

She’s a good looking girl

Congratulations Mel, so exciting❤️

Thanks Donna xx

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New courses starting soon - register your interest by sending me a message.

Noseworks: Introduce your dog to scent detection - We are running an introductory course lasting for 5 weeks.

Basic Obedience: Runs for 5 weeks
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Yep, this has been a VERY wet day, most rain across the road in more than a year I'd say, creating havoc for anyone living in Gordy 🙁 !! Good luck and stay safe everyone

Think you might need one of this

Skye Perry John Perry We hope you guys and your furry friends are not affected to much by that horrendous weather. Thinking of you xxx

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