About Us

Alpha Doggy PlayCare is based in Knoxfield, Melbourne and caters to dogs and puppies of all shapes and sizes. Founded by Greg Fontana and George Visentin, Alpha Doggy PlayCare forms part of The Alpha Canine Group.

In 1996, Greg and George decided to move away from the dog training business they both worked for and start out on their own. It was a big decision at the time, but they knew they could do things not just differently, but better! And so, Alpha Dog Training was established. Throughout the years, they have constantly adapted and evolved the way they do things, always looking for ways to improve and develop the business and the training method, with a strong emphasis on providing services that are easy, relevant and useful to dog owners.

From the start, they have also offered a detailed and extensive trainers course, teaching passionate and enthusiastic individuals not only how to train dogs of all breeds and temperaments but also how to teach other people how to train their own four legged companion.

Also in 1996, Greg decided to start his own complementary business, Boarding School for Dogs, eventually to be named Alpha Boarding School for Dogs. This business soon grew to a point where it needed its own purpose based facility in Macclesfield. From here, the business continued to expand and in time each facet was given its own name:

All of these services, along with Alpha Dog Training, eventually formed The Alpha Canine Group.

Over time, Alpha have become known as the trainers to go to for rehabilitating dogs with behavioural problems, especially when when those using other methods have run out of ideas. Their reputation reaches far and wide, with people travelling from the other side of the city to train their dogs at Alpha Dog Training and people travelling interstate and internationally to participate in the Alpha professional dog trainer courses.

After so many years in the industry, it was a natural and logical progression to open Alpha Doggy PlayCare at the new Alpha Canine Centre. And because it has been founded by highly experienced, professional dog trainers with a genuine love and passion for dogs, you can be assured your dog is in very capable hands!