What I offer
I train you. I support the change you have already identified you need. I will challenge you, and perhaps your ideas, and transform how you see yourself and your dog.
You'll gain foundation to advanced skills and knowledge in successfully and confidently handling dogs, and you will learn to understand, analyse, interpret and reflect on your and your dog's behaviour, and how you relate.
Training is just the beginning for you and your dog. The rest is up to you. As with any new skill, time, patience and practice will pay off.
How it works
All my training is reward-based, force-free, and based on ‘Strong Foundations’. We don’t just treat symptoms, we tackle the cause, and you’ll understand how, and why.
Hours are used flexibly, depending on what we're trying to achieve and how we're progressing. We’ll usually start at home, teaching you all about the Strong foundations. Then we apply the concepts to your situation.
After your first session, you can call or email for ideas and advice. After you’ve finished your program, you can buy additional one-on-one training - one hour ($120), three hours ($300), five hours ($490) or 10 hours ($850).
Savings for training clients
Training clients save 5% off a VarioCage or VarioGate system when you buy through me.
Strong foundations last a lifetime. They are the principles for a ‘whole-of-life’ approach.
These basic, practical, and essential rules are the skills and knowledge to be a competent leader - simple and consistent boundaries, and gentle, force-free, reward-based strategies.
3.5 hours: $300 (Wednesdays and Fridays) $330 (Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays)
The most popular training program, 3.5 hours is intensive and packed with information.
In 3.5 hours you will cover the Strong foundations and you’ll have the knowledge and skills to keep applying, practising and developing your new skills in your real world situations independently.
5 hours: $490 (Wednesdays and Fridays) $530 (Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays)
5 hours gives you the Strong foundations, and extra support in applying your new skills, typically over two or three sessions.
You'll learn to apply your new skills and knowledge in different situations, and become a confident, analytical and problem-solving owner, with life-long skills.
10 hours: $850 (Wednesdays and Fridays) $900 (Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays)
10 hours will give you the Strong foundations, and individual, supported and in-depth training.
Over 10 hours, you will learn, apply and develop new skills, and I will help you unpick and tackle tricky problems.
People with more complex problems with their dogs may get best value from this pass as we build your knowledge and refine your skills over the sessions.
Training you for your puppy
For puppies, an early education is vital. Start as you mean to go on and set yourself and your dog up for success with 5 hours training for all the basics and much more.
Increase the effect of your training by combining it with additional training for your puppy when you can’t be there. I make a point of exposing your puppy to the world so that he has the best start.
Training for your dog or puppy
1 hour: $60 (Wednesdays and Fridays only)
With training, you will learn to address situations independently, but sometimes - particularly the more complex ones that need more work over time - it can help to have an extra pair of hands working with you.
Increase the effect of your training by combining it with additional training for your dog or puppy when you can’t be there.
Typically one-on-one, I pick up your dog from home and practice and refine the training that you are also doing with your dog. I’ll also provide you with specific feedback and advice to help you advance as quickly as possible.
This service is for people who have already completed and are applying what they have learnt from at least 3.5 hours of training.