Freedom from fear of dogs.
Freedom from fear of dogs.
Freedom from fear of dogs.

We help kids & adults overcome cynophobia for good.

Dogs are everywhere, so a fear of dogs can really make life miserable. But phobias are treatable. Imagine feeling calm and confident around dogs instead of panicked or unsafe.

The Cynophobia Clinic is Australia's only psychology clinic dedicated to the treatment of the phobia of dogs.

We use evidence-based behaviour therapy, and some of the best-trained dogs in Australia, to help kids and adults overcome cynophobia for good.

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What our clients are saying

A totally life changing experience: I have had this phobia since I was a kid and now I do have dog! Anthony is constantly encouraging and he always finds a way to make you feel proud of the little changes you progressively manage to accomplish. A couple of months ago I even went to a dog festival! If you work hard and listen to his advice, you will surely be successful.
Dilly Rusca
Dilly Rusca
10:09 26 Sep 18
Where do I even start! Anthony changed my life so much and helped me to get past my extreme fear of dogs. I genuinely had tried so many different avenues till I learnt about Anthony and exposure therapy. I would encourage anyone who wants to get past their fear of dogs that this is the way to go. He is understanding and takes the pressure away by helping you to feel in control of the situation and control your fear. After working with Anthony and Ryan I conquered my fear after 12 weeks! And now I love dogs and I am around them constantly. Where I used to cower in fear and avoid any situation where there might even be the chance of running into a dog... I now actively go up to all dogs shapes and sizes for a cuddle 🙂 I do however totally understand the crippling fear that this phobia has on people as I promise I struggled for 24 years with it! But I am living proof that it can change and that you just have to take that step and trust that Anthony and Ryan will help you through it. At no point will you feel that you do not have control and if ever it is too much they are both there to manage the situation within seconds. You will feel safe and supported without the pressure of someone pushing you to go further!Anyone out there with a fear of dogs (Cynophobia) I implore you to seek help and try the Cynophobia clinic so that you can work through it. Everyone can get through it in their own stride just need to believe in yourself so that you can make the change.
Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith
06:43 23 Sep 18
We took our daughter to see Anthony Berrick as she HAD an extreme fear of dogs, she loved them but could not be anywhere near them especially if there were 'off leash' & would on numerous occasions just run off off or climb on me because she had seen a dog approaching, out of the corner of her eye. We had taken Abi to see two different psychologists previously but with no success.Over the course of 5 meetings, Abi was introduced, in a controlled environment to a few different dogs & by the end she was entirely comfortable being in close proximity to dogs & interacting & playing with them. Abi is now no longer scared of or scared to be around dogs but quite the opposite she wants to be around dogs. Abi can now walk to school on her own, go to her friend's houses who own dogs & not have them locked in a room. The change has been an enormously positive one to our lives & just over 1 year since Abi 'graduated' from her course, she now has her very own dog which she loves to bits. To anyone who has a fear of dogs we could not recommend highly enough the treatment & experience we had with Anthony.RegardsSteve, Sara & Abi
Steve Sherrin
Steve Sherrin
09:00 23 Sep 18
The best thing I have done in the recent years of my life was get help from Anthony to cure my 15 year dog phobia. I was so afraid of dogs I would almost run into the road if there was one on the pavement. Through Anthony's methods; understanding where fear comes from, learning about dog behaviour and being around dogs - (in a very controlled way), I was able to overcome my fear and now live my life with less anxiety. I have no worries about being around dogs, I was able to go travelling to countries with stray dogs with no issues and am now even looking to own a dog! To say it's changed my life is an understatement, I can't recommend this enough.
Sophie Skillen
Sophie Skillen
07:40 27 Sep 18
My 12 year old daughter had a phobia of dogs since she was 3 years of age. We tried different kinds of therapy for a number of years to help overcome her fear, but this was unsuccessful until we met Anthony Berrick. After only five sessions, my daughter had overcome her fear and is now at ease around dogs. The main difference that sets the Cynophobia Clinic apart from any other behaviour therapy clinics, is Anthony's use of trained dogs to help patients overcome their fear, in a safe and controlled environment Anthony is patient and empathetic and I would thoroughly recommend the Cynophobia Clinic to anyone who wants to overcome their phobia of dogs.
Rachael Trengove
Rachael Trengove
22:09 27 Sep 18
Invaluable experience as a parent to discover how to understand your child's fear and learn how work with them moving forward. And for the child, to break that cycle of terror is empowering. To walk away with such confidence and meet the ongoing challenge head on. Awesome experience.
Susie Marshall
Susie Marshall
01:26 01 Oct 18
My 11 year old son had a fear of dogs all of his life. The older he got the worse it became to the point of becoming a phobia. He played a lot of sport, especially cricket , to which people always took their dogs. He would dread these situations.He had about 10 sessions with Anthony. Anthony was patient and kind and understanding. On the first session he was able to touch Ace and feed him from a distance which in itself was remarkable. By the final session he was introduced to bigger, more active dogs and was able to have them wrestle with him in a safe and rewarding environment.I am so pleased we took the step to do this, whilst my son still does not love dogs he knows how to react when he is around them and to feel safe. Best thing we ever did for him.
Rob C
Rob C
02:18 06 Feb 19
I can’t explain how Anthony’s treatment has changed my life. I have had a terrible phobia of dogs for over thirty years. I never imagined that I would ever be able to conquer my fear. It was a fear that controlled my life and restricted my day to day activities. Above all, I was terrified that my fear would one day become my children’s fears, as my mother’s fear became mine. After my therapy sessions with Anthony I couldn’t believe what I had achieved. I wasn’t only able to pat dogs, I was able to hand feed them, play fetch, walk them on their leads and even feel comfortable with them jumping up on me. Anthony has shown me that I am actually in contol of my interactions with dogs. And I have found out that I actually really like dogs! We are even looking at buying our own dog soon. I would highly recommend going to see Anthony. He is amazing at what he does. I’m only sorry that I didn’t go to see him sooner.
Danielle Y
Danielle Y
10:10 15 Mar 19
My teenage daughter had a terrible dog phobia and Anthony Berrick has been tremendous in helping her overcome that fear. He was able to cut through with empathy and practicality to get to the root cause of a phobia and plot an effective path for my daughter to overcome it . Thanks so much Anthony.
Simon Griesz
Simon Griesz
03:53 16 Mar 19

What our clients are saying

A totally life changing experience: I have had this phobia since I was a kid and now I do have dog! Anthony is constantly encouraging and he always finds a way to make you feel proud of the little changes you progressively manage to accomplish. A couple of months ago I even went to a dog festival! If you work hard and listen to his advice, you will surely be successful.
Dilly Rusca
Dilly Rusca
10:09 26 Sep 18
Where do I even start! Anthony changed my life so much and helped me to get past my extreme fear of dogs. I genuinely had tried so many different avenues till I learnt about Anthony and exposure therapy. I would encourage anyone who wants to get past their fear of dogs that this is the way to go. He is understanding and takes the pressure away by helping you to feel in control of the situation and control your fear. After working with Anthony and Ryan I conquered my fear after 12 weeks! And now I love dogs and I am around them constantly. Where I used to cower in fear and avoid any situation where there might even be the chance of running into a dog... I now actively go up to all dogs shapes and sizes for a cuddle 🙂 I do however totally understand the crippling fear that this phobia has on people as I promise I struggled for 24 years with it! But I am living proof that it can change and that you just have to take that step and trust that Anthony and Ryan will help you through it. At no point will you feel that you do not have control and if ever it is too much they are both there to manage the situation within seconds. You will feel safe and supported without the pressure of someone pushing you to go further!Anyone out there with a fear of dogs (Cynophobia) I implore you to seek help and try the Cynophobia clinic so that you can work through it. Everyone can get through it in their own stride just need to believe in yourself so that you can make the change.
Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith
06:43 23 Sep 18
We took our daughter to see Anthony Berrick as she HAD an extreme fear of dogs, she loved them but could not be anywhere near them especially if there were 'off leash' & would on numerous occasions just run off off or climb on me because she had seen a dog approaching, out of the corner of her eye. We had taken Abi to see two different psychologists previously but with no success.Over the course of 5 meetings, Abi was introduced, in a controlled environment to a few different dogs & by the end she was entirely comfortable being in close proximity to dogs & interacting & playing with them. Abi is now no longer scared of or scared to be around dogs but quite the opposite she wants to be around dogs. Abi can now walk to school on her own, go to her friend's houses who own dogs & not have them locked in a room. The change has been an enormously positive one to our lives & just over 1 year since Abi 'graduated' from her course, she now has her very own dog which she loves to bits. To anyone who has a fear of dogs we could not recommend highly enough the treatment & experience we had with Anthony.RegardsSteve, Sara & Abi
Steve Sherrin
Steve Sherrin
09:00 23 Sep 18
The best thing I have done in the recent years of my life was get help from Anthony to cure my 15 year dog phobia. I was so afraid of dogs I would almost run into the road if there was one on the pavement. Through Anthony's methods; understanding where fear comes from, learning about dog behaviour and being around dogs - (in a very controlled way), I was able to overcome my fear and now live my life with less anxiety. I have no worries about being around dogs, I was able to go travelling to countries with stray dogs with no issues and am now even looking to own a dog! To say it's changed my life is an understatement, I can't recommend this enough.
Sophie Skillen
Sophie Skillen
07:40 27 Sep 18
My 12 year old daughter had a phobia of dogs since she was 3 years of age. We tried different kinds of therapy for a number of years to help overcome her fear, but this was unsuccessful until we met Anthony Berrick. After only five sessions, my daughter had overcome her fear and is now at ease around dogs. The main difference that sets the Cynophobia Clinic apart from any other behaviour therapy clinics, is Anthony's use of trained dogs to help patients overcome their fear, in a safe and controlled environment Anthony is patient and empathetic and I would thoroughly recommend the Cynophobia Clinic to anyone who wants to overcome their phobia of dogs.
Rachael Trengove
Rachael Trengove
22:09 27 Sep 18
Invaluable experience as a parent to discover how to understand your child's fear and learn how work with them moving forward. And for the child, to break that cycle of terror is empowering. To walk away with such confidence and meet the ongoing challenge head on. Awesome experience.
Susie Marshall
Susie Marshall
01:26 01 Oct 18
My 11 year old son had a fear of dogs all of his life. The older he got the worse it became to the point of becoming a phobia. He played a lot of sport, especially cricket , to which people always took their dogs. He would dread these situations.He had about 10 sessions with Anthony. Anthony was patient and kind and understanding. On the first session he was able to touch Ace and feed him from a distance which in itself was remarkable. By the final session he was introduced to bigger, more active dogs and was able to have them wrestle with him in a safe and rewarding environment.I am so pleased we took the step to do this, whilst my son still does not love dogs he knows how to react when he is around them and to feel safe. Best thing we ever did for him.
Rob C
Rob C
02:18 06 Feb 19
I can’t explain how Anthony’s treatment has changed my life. I have had a terrible phobia of dogs for over thirty years. I never imagined that I would ever be able to conquer my fear. It was a fear that controlled my life and restricted my day to day activities. Above all, I was terrified that my fear would one day become my children’s fears, as my mother’s fear became mine. After my therapy sessions with Anthony I couldn’t believe what I had achieved. I wasn’t only able to pat dogs, I was able to hand feed them, play fetch, walk them on their leads and even feel comfortable with them jumping up on me. Anthony has shown me that I am actually in contol of my interactions with dogs. And I have found out that I actually really like dogs! We are even looking at buying our own dog soon. I would highly recommend going to see Anthony. He is amazing at what he does. I’m only sorry that I didn’t go to see him sooner.
Danielle Y
Danielle Y
10:10 15 Mar 19
My teenage daughter had a terrible dog phobia and Anthony Berrick has been tremendous in helping her overcome that fear. He was able to cut through with empathy and practicality to get to the root cause of a phobia and plot an effective path for my daughter to overcome it . Thanks so much Anthony.
Simon Griesz
Simon Griesz
03:53 16 Mar 19

(02) 9191 1523 • info@thecynophobiaclinic.com.au • 312/185 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000

(02) 9191 1523
info@thecynophobiaclinic.com.au
312/185 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000