Why choose Hounds@Bay?

Hi! I'm Larissa Hutchings owner/operator of Hounds @ Bay Dog Training. We are situated in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia. Hounds @ Bay Dog Training has been operating in Hervey Bay for over 5 years now, helping many clients just like you transform their unruly dog into phenomenal dog.

I have been working with dogs for over 10 years, from working in a busy Sydney Veterinary hospital/ local pound as a veterinary nurse. I have also volunteered at the local obedience club as a instructor,as well as training my own dogs in competitive Obedience, Rally and Agility.

I gained my Certificate III in Dog Behaviour & Training with National Dog Trainers Federation in 2012. I am constantly learning more by updating my skills & knowledge by attending workshops, seminars and courses. See some details on what I have attended recently below.


I'm here to help you, to improve your life with your dog. Nothing gives me more satisfaction then helping an owner with a dog that they thought was hopeless, or too old or just stupid. To see the look on their face at what their dog has achieved after they have undergone training, is just priceless.

Seminars Attended

  • Tyler Muto “Tyler Muto in Australia “ 1-2 July 2017
  • Gabina Macounova “precision obedience” 10-11/2/2018 working spot Nova
  • Brad Griggs of Canine Service International “Training the difference” 21-22/4/2018
  • Chad Mackin & Jay Jack “ Dog Training Conversations Australian Tour” 12-13/5/2018
  • Fred Helfers "Nose Work seminar" 10-11/11/2018

In addition to this Fraser Coast Council has previously utilised her skills in assessing pound dogs for behaviour assessment so that they can be passed over to the adoption centre for re-homing. Being an expert in the region, Larissa also featured in the Fraser Coast Chronicle 28/12/2016 article of importance of teaching a puppy it’s name.

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