Private Training

 

Resolving Problem Behaviours

Is your pooch great in many ways except for one or two annoying habits that you would love to change?  I can visit you and your dog in the comfort of your own home at a time that works for both of us. 

Allow Two-hours for the initial consultation;  I will talk with you and get an accurate description of what problem/s you are experiencing with your pooch, I will then devise a plan for you, and if applicable, I will initiate some practical work in the first session to get you started.  Depending on what the issue is, I will often recommend further follow-up sessions of an hour long to ensure the plan is being put in place and to trouble-shoot anything if need be.

Common issues I am able to help resolve include behaviours such as: 

  • Jumping up at people
  • Destructive behaviour (digging/chewing etc)
  • Not coming when called
  • Pulling on the lead
  • Growling or barking at people/children/other dogs
  • Fear of strangers
  • Excessive barking
  • Unruly behaviour
  • Not enjoying being groomed

 

COST:  The average initial consultation can take 1.5 – 2 hours depending on what we are addressing. 

2-hour Consultation = $120

1.5-hour Consultation = $90

1-hour Consultation = $60

I will be able to give you an idea when making the booking how long the first session may take.

 

 

Basic Training Skills

There are many reasons why dog owners choose me to visit them in their own home for basic training with their puppy or dog.

  • Home is comfortable and familiar for both you and your dog
  • Home is the perfect learning environment as there are very few distractions
  • Appointment times are flexible to suit your lifestyle
  • You don’t have to commit to a  group training course – instead you can teach your dog multiple skills in just a few home visits

If you are seeking advice on how to teach your dog manners or new skills and would like the luxury of staying in your own home, then home-training is your best option.

Some examples of some helpful new skills could be:

  • Go to bed and stay there
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Drop a toy or ‘illegal item’.
  • Teaching your dog to come to you when you call him
  • Teach your dog to wait until released when you open car doors, or gates

This initial consult will be about 1.5 – 2 hours, and any follow-up sessions required to progress behaviours last for about one hour. 

 

COST: The average initial consultation can take 1.5 – 2 hours depending on what we are addressing. 

2-hour Consultation = $120

1.5-hour Consultation = $90

1-hour Consultation = $60

I will be able to give you an idea when making the booking how long the first session may take.

 

 

 

New Puppy!

Bringing a new puppy home is an exciting and fun experience.  However it can also bring with it a touch of ‘manic’ into the home and it can be a stressful time for family members when dealing with a puppy, even more so with a puppy moving into a family home with children.  A puppy and family home consultation is a great session to involve all the family members in.  I can give you some practical solutions to help things run smoother in the busy household with a puppy included.

Between 8-15 weeks your puppy should have some positive exposure to other calm friendly dogs (in a safe and controlled manner), and during this time it is important that bad experiences are avoided and instead your puppy should have many positive exposures to all sorts of different stimuli to prevent problems as they grow into an adult dog.  

If you have a puppy under 15 weeks of age and you haven’t attended any form of puppy pre-school, I can assist you with the very important task of socialization and assistance with regards to positive exposures to many different stimuli.  Also included in this home visit is general advice for common puppy ‘problems’ that most people experience,  and practical training skills.

Here is a position statement put out by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour and their views on the importance of socializing your puppy!

Puppy socialisation position statement AVSAB

This initial consult at your home is 2- hours.  I will give you some advice and practical solutions for the typical ‘annoying’ puppy behavior that might be occurring at home.    Depending on what you would like to do with your puppy, we can have further follow-up training sessions at home with you and your pup which are usually about 1-hour.

 

COST: The average initial consultation can take 1.5 – 2 hours depending on what we are addressing. 

2-hour Consultation = $120

1.5-hour Consultation = $90

1-hour Consultation = $60

I will be able to give you an idea when making the booking how long the first session may take.