The Pawfectionist was created with a dream in mind. To help dog owners live harmonious lives with their four-legged companions. To allow them the peace of mind to leave for work knowing that someone would be by to exercise and relax their dog while they are gone, the joy and relief  to have someone to help explore avenues to prevent and/or modify problem behaviours their dog is exhibiting, and to be a source of whatever one might physically need in the process.

Belinda Sumner
Lead Trainer / Founder

Belinda founded The Pawfectionist in 2010 with a passion to help struggling dog owners better understand their pets and to help pets live a more harmonious life with their owners.

Belinda’s wealth of knowledge, passion, and continued learning has made The Pawfectionist into a happy home for thousands of dogs over the last 10 years, and one that is sure to welcome many more to come.

Andrew Sumner
Walking / Training

Andrew joined The Pawfectionist in 2011 with a passion to help Belinda build The Pawfectionist into what it is today.

With his acquired knowledge and skills over the past 9 years, Andrew has helped exercise and train hundreds of dogs to allow them to lead more balanced lives, resulting in happier owners.

Paul Hetherington
Shop / Training

Paul joined The Pawfectionist in 2020 where you’ll find him managing our shop Monday to Friday, providing his wealth of knowledge on all our products.

Paul is an experienced trainer, having facilitated one-on-one consults and classes around Geelong and Melbourne over the last 11 years and still excited for the years to come.



Melissa joined The Pawfectionist in 2023, with 12 years experience in dog grooming and a love of providing cute stylised clips to show off your dog’s personality!

If you’d like to get to know more about us, please get in touch or come and say hello in store at 38 Main Street, Greensborough. We’d love to meet you, and especially your dog!