A 10% discount is available for all in-home consultations for pensioners and health care card holders, as well as for dogs that have done Puppy Preschool with me.

Pre-pickup Consultation

Before you buy your puppy or pick up an older dog from a rescue, let us assist you in the early stages to avoid having problems further down the track.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 and influenza risks, please practice social distancing, etc. If you need to cancel the appointment due to COVID-19 or influenza, there will be no charge.

Price: $120

There are a number of things to consider, e.g. the reason for getting the puppy/dog: Are you considering becoming involved in showing your dog? Participating in a dog sport? Or is this to be a companion dog for just you … or a family dog?

We will:

  • Discuss the suitability of breeds
  • Give equipment advice
  • Help to set up the house for your new puppy or dog
  • Discuss the housing setup, bedding, puppy pens, baby gates, toileting, feeding, enrichment, etc.
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Private Behavioural Consultations

Advice and training to address specific behavioural problems that may be making it difficult for you to enjoy life with your dog. E.g. Barking or lunging on lead, jumping on visitors, or growling around the food bowl.

This service involves us coming to your home or working with you at a park or other suitable location.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 and influenza risks, please practice social distancing, etc.

First consultation: $170
Follow-up consultations: $120
(3-consultation and 5-consultation packages are also available at reduced rates: $375 and $610 respectively)

The first consultation usually lasts 1.5 hours. In this time we will:

  • Take a case history of the dog and discuss the behavioural problems you are encountering
  • Meet the dog and observe them and their behaviour
  • Discuss a management/training plan and future appointment schedule
  • Demonstrate some of the training to be followed

You will receive a written copy of the training plan via email, and we will follow up with a phone call or text to see how things are progressing.

Follow-up consultations are usually 1 hour in length and will involve:

  • Discussing your progress and any difficulties you have encountered
  • Doing some training together with your dog
  • Reviewing the program, if necessary
  • A follow-up phone call or text, if necessary

We can always be contacted during office hours to advise between consultations.

Private One-on-one Lessons

Tailored training for your puppy or adult dog. Suitable for people who find it difficult to come to a class due to time constraints, health issues, etc.

Individual lessons are available at your home or in suitable outdoor locations. Due to ongoing COVID-19 and influenza risks, please practice social distancing, etc.

First lesson: $120
Further lessons: $95 (Lessons are to be booked in blocks of 5 or more.)
A 10% discount is available for student concession and health care card holders, as well as for dogs that have done Puppy Preschool with me.

The first consultation is for 1 hour and will evaluate where you and your dog are on the learning journey. We will develop a learning plan to suit you and your dog’s individual needs.

Additional lessons run for 45 minutes, in which we will train 3–5 skills.

We could work on basic manners and/or any of the following:

  • A sustained sit, drop and stand
  • Having your dog settle on a mat
  • Teaching your dog to reliably come when called
  • Leaving food or toys when asked
  • Loose-lead walking
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