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Dog Training

Training sessions that are tailor-made to suit your dog

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Our open and adaptable philosophy to dog training means we aim to train in a simple and logical way - we will leave you with clear instructions on what to do, and make the training technique as simple as possible leaving, you with a broad understanding of how your dog thinks and provide you with the tools you need to get your dog to do whatever you want.

Our unique training system is based not just on gaining qualifications, but also from years of working with dogs through our dog walking service, and spending every day at the local parks exercising thousands of dogs off leash over the years. This wide level of experience has given us a unique understanding of how dogs think and why they do what they do!

All of our training sessions are tailor made to suit your dog. We take into account the dogs temperament, what you (the owner) wants, and also the general living situation and environment the dog is in - very basically we aim to get the following message across:

Rule 1

When you tell a dog to do something never repeat the command, and the command will always happen. As long as we ALWAYS follow through with what we say there can only be two outcomes to a command:

  1. Do what I say and get a reward.
  2. Do what I say and don't get a reward.

There is no option 3, which is the dog chooses not to obey the command. Very quickly, once your dog can reliably predict he has to obey the command either way, he will start to do it willingly as he may as well do it and get the reward!

Rule 2

The owner initiates everything! YOU decide when to greet, interact, play with and feed the dog.

Rule 3

Change the outcome of the dogs behaviour to get the result you want. Put simply, your dog is doing a behaviour (whatever it is), because of the outcome that behaviour gets - if the outcome of that behaviour changes to something the dog doesn't like or the behaviour no longer works - the behaviour will go away!

Rule 4

Your dog must always come when called and never avoid you.

We will show you how to follow through with a command that he chooses to ignore. Here is a good example to simply demonstrate this process:

You tell your dog to "SIT", there can only be two outcomes, as explained above:

  1. He sits and you give him a reward of a piece of his favourite food – chicken!
  2. He ignores you, so you push his bum on the floor to the sit position (without repeating the command), and he doesn't get the chicken.

If he knows you will always follow through, he now has two possible outcomes to the command – sit and get a chicken, or sit and don't get chicken. Once the dog 100% knows he will have to sit anyway, which option will he choose?

Do we offer dog training in your area?

Please note, although we currently offer dog training for most of Sydney, we do not currently offer this service in Wollongong, Canberra or the Gold Coast. There area many issues our professional dog handlers can work on during the course of the regular group walks, especially issues like socialisation and recall – so contact your local franchisee to see if they can help. Or call James on 0406 120191 if you are unsure if we cover your area.

Dog Training Prices

Dog Training
$199

Sessions are 90 minutes and take place in owners' home.