Well known for her multi-media installations and photography, artist Emma Hack channels her creativity in a new direction, opening a dog training centre in Adelaide focusing on canine mental health.

Best known for her work with Grammy Award-winning musician Gotye on his Somebody That I Used To Know music video, Hack’s For The Love of Your Dog centre offers a dog-centric approach to training and well-being.

“It has been my dream for some time to offer the unique concept of a well-being and training centre for dogs and their guardians,” says Hack.

The centre’s bespoke solutions are offered to dogs of all ages and are delivered in a climate-controlled training area focussing on one-on-one and small group instruction.

Now that many are heading back to work in the office after more than two years working from home, Hack says there’s a need to provide some TLC for our canine companions as they adapt to new circumstances. 

“The wellbeing sector has had major growth over the past two and half years and dogs have been a big importance to our family’s well-being during COVID,” she says. 

“There’s also been a big transition for many dogs and puppies with their families going back to work. Now we have something for their well-being as we’ve seen them for who they are.”

The centre has a community of specialist practitioners offering a range of unique services, including canine myofunctional therapy, nutrition, acupuncture, laser therapy, energy healing, inter-species communication and bereavement counselling.

Dogs of all ages are welcome, with special classes offered to help older dogs refine their behaviour and puppy play pens to help younger dogs build confidence and develop social skills. 

Launching with an opening day on Saturday, October 15, local dog owners will have a chance to meet Hack and her team and experience all of the fun and interactive activities available at the unique centre. 

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