About Us



I highly recommend Mel as a dog trainer. She is thoughtful in her approach and gentle with our fur-baby Sasha the Beagle. At no time did Mel make us feel like failed dog owners. She worked with us giving us tips on how to help Sasha interact with other dogs as she walks the neighbourhood. Her training session was fun, the humans enjoyed it as much as Sasha did. A few slight changes means our Beagle is less stressed meeting other dogs. Thank you Mel.



Mel is an amazing trainer who really knows her stuff. She uses positive reinforcement with modern dog behavioural science at the root of every training method. She has an amazing manner with both dogs and with people. She helps both the dog and the owner to feel more confident.  It feels like you and the dog are learning really quickly, but it’s always at the right pace for the dog and owner.

Mel started out just helping me train my overexcited new puppy, and now with Mel’s help my dog is training to be a fully-accredited Service Dog to help with my mental health and my Autism. I never knew what we could accomplish until Mel started working with us.

I recommend Mel as a trainer for any dog, whether it’s for basic puppy advice and house training, general obedience, or something as complex and involved as training a Service Dog!


Amazing! Well worth the investment to have Melanie spend time with your k9 mates.  Amazing trainer, patience of a saint and amazing knowledge and skills.


Why trust us?

Melanie Scott is an ex-police officer with PTSD.  Melanie is a highly experienced, nationally qualified dog trainer who is passionate about dog training and developing the bond between you and your dog.   As a former First Responder, Melanie understands the demands of the job and is dedicated to promoting PTSD awareness and helping others.  Trustworthy, fully insured, WWC check, police check, member of PIAA (Pet Industry Association of Australia)


Melanie Scott K9 Training (MSK9T) offers a variety of services including:

  • Elite Training Programs including behavioural consults
  • Kids + Dogs program
  • Puppy education
  • Service Dog training
  • Therapy Dog training

We understand everyone is different, with different needs.  During the Elite Training Program we tailor a program to suit not only you but your dog.

Melanie provides compassion with personal experience and knowledge in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mobility issues and chronic pain.  We can help train your dog to Public Access standards and provide you with help, support and guidance every step of the way.

MSK9T provides Service Dog training for a range of other medical issues including (but not limited to) Autism Spectrum, Anxiety, Depression, mobility issues and mental health conditions.



Melanie Scott’s Instructor qualifications

Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training from the National Dog Trainers Federation (NDTF) 2014, Top Dog USA Teamwork I, Instructor Qualification Certificate 2015. Melanie is constantly attending workshops and courses to keep up to date with the latest training techniques.

Melanie Scott K9 Training is a member of the PIAA (Pet Industry Association of Australia)



Contact: 0448 395 797



Service Area (click to open map)


Abbotsford 3067, Alphington 3078, Armadale 3143, Auburn 3123, Auburn South 3122, Balaclava 3183, Balwyn 3103, Balwyn North 3104, Bellfield 3081, Beaumaris 3193, Bentleigh 3204, Bentleigh East 3165, Blackburn 3130, Blackburn North 3130, Black Rock 3193, Box Hill 3128, Box Hill North 3129, Brighton 3186, Brighton East 3187, Brighton North 3186, Burnley 3121, Burwood 3125, Burwood East 3151, Camberwell 3124, Canterbury 3126, Carnegie 3163, Caulfield 3162, Caulfield East 3145, Caulfield North 3161, Caulfield South 3162, Chadstone 3148, Cheltenham 3192, Clifton Hill 3068, Collingwood 3066, Deepdene 3103, Eaglemont 3084, Elsternwick 3185, Elwood 3184, Forest Hill 3131, Gardenvale 3185, Glen Huntly 3163, Glen Iris 3146, Glen Waverley 3150, Hampton 3188, Hampton East 3188, Hawthorn 3122, Hawthorn East 3123, Heidelberg 3084, Heidelberg West 3081, Hughesdale 3166, Huntingdale 3166, Ivanhoe 3079, Ivanhoe East 3079, Kew 3101, Kew East 3102, Kooyong 3144, Malvern 3144, Malvern East 3145, Mentone 3194, Mont Albert 3127, Mont Albert North 3129, Mount Waverley 3149, Murrumbeena 3163, Northcote 3070, Nunawading 3131, Oakleigh 3166, Oakleigh East 3166, Oakleigh South 3167, Ormond 3204, Prahran 3181, Preston 3072, Richmond 3121, Richmond East 3121, Richmond North 3121, Richmond South 3121, Ripponlea 3185, Sandringham 3191, St Kilda 3182, St Kilda East 3183, St Kilda West 3182, South Yarra 3141, Surrey Hills 3127, Toorak 3142, Windsor 3181

*Services outside this area incur a surcharge.

Melanie Scott K9 Training is a proud sponsor of K9s 4 Valour.  K9s 4 Valour is a not-for-profit charity that aims to support First Responders living with PTSD to live productive lives, raise PTSD awareness and advocates to improve the quality of trained assistance dogs and their legislation in Victoria.