At DogsZone we will help you with all your puppy and dog training solutions so you can enjoy your well behaved dog.
We want to make life easier for pet owners so tell us how you would like your puppy or dog to behave and we will show you solutions to achieve it.
We can help you with any of the following and more.
Pulling on lead Barking and lunging at other dogs
Not coming when called Jumping up on people
Chewing your belongings Guarding food or toys
Nipping Fearful or timid behaviour
Separation anxiety Toilet Training
Dog & Puppy Training Options
We Train Your Dog For You
This option is fast becoming a very popular option and is an easy and convenient option. You get an experienced dog trainer and behaviour consultant to train your dog for you from your own home.
With our wide range of experience and skills with dogs we will usually able to achieve your training goals quite fast. If you do not have the time and interest to find out about animal behaviour and learning theory, this is the perfect option.
I will visit your home at pre-arranged times to work with your dog.
Once your dog knows the new behaviour and performs it reliably, I simply show you easy ways to maintain your dog’s manners and to manage challenging situations in the future.
Sessions: 1 initial session of 1 - 1 1/2 hours followed by 3-4 sessions of 1 or more hours over 2-3 weeks and a catch up session with you each week. Approximately 14-18 hours over 3 weeks
Cost: Dependent on time needed between $1200 - $1500
Teaching You To Train
One on one training to change unwanted behaviour or to train good manners.
We will explain what is the best approach for your training goals, outline the training steps, and demonstrate the training techniques and mechanics for you to train your dog. We can progress at the next session or you can contact me at any time via phone or email. Sessions are followed up with a written training plan for you to follow.
If you have the time and interest, training your dog with rewards can become a fun activity you can do together, and it’s great for your relationship with your dog.
How We Train
We use positive reinforcement (reward-based) dog training methods including 'clicker training' to educate your dog about how to live politely in a human world, and in particular as a member of your family.
Using rewards such as treats or toys works extremely well. Your dog learns fast and will be keen and happy to do what you want him to do.
We never use punitive, dominance-based training techniques, which appear to result in 'quick fixes' but ultimately cause more long-term harm than good while damaging the owner-dog relationship.
Initial consultation: 1 1/2 hours $ 90 includes follow-up and suggested training plan
Training session: $80
Travel cost may apply
Discounts for SPCA adoptees