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Having a well-trained, properly socialised dog is all kinds of awesome. Whether you want to enjoy a coffee at your local cafe, a few quiet drinks with friends, or dinner with the family – a well-trained dog is included in your lifestyle and gets to go more places, more often.

We offer private training in the following ways:

Packages

Pick your package and let us know what kind of option for training session you’d like,
eg; Private Coaching + The Super Puppy package — or — Day Training + The J K Growling package.

Don’t see an option for you? Get in touch and we can help you choose what training options best fit your lifestyle and needs.

The Super Puppy

The amount your puppy can and should learn in the first critical months of their development, can be overwhelming. A convenient alternative to puppy school, we’ll show you how to create training opportunities as part of every day life by providing you with the theory and practical skills to help your puppy grow into a reliable life-long companion, who is a joy to live with. This package is suitable for pups under the age of 5 months.

Housetraining / Socialisation / Basic obedience & manners / Mouthing & teething / Exercise & play / Crate training / Prevention of problem behaviours / etc.

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The Good Dog

Whether your dog is pulling you down the street, jumping on visitors or you simply want a dog that sits, drops and comes when called, the first time, every time - we’ll plan the session around you, your dog and your busy lifestyle, so you can have the dog you can be proud of.

Obedience & manners / Come when called / Walk nicely on lead / Go to mat / Jumping up / Self-control / etc.

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The J K Growling

Does your dog growl, bark, lunge or suddenly turn into Cujo at the sight of another dog or person on walks? Whatever your dog’s reaction or the reason for it, we’ll teach you everything you need to know to help your dog gain the confidence and social skills so that walks are no longer a frustrating or stressful experience.

Aggression & reactivity / Hyper-excitability / Correct & safe handling / Recognising body language and signals / etc.

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The Melbourne Dog

Training your dog isn't just sits, drops and walking nicely on lead. It's about creating a confident, well behaved and well mannered dog that you can take everywhere with you as a happily accepted member of the community. If like us, you value your best friend for what they truly are, a companion animal, we'll help you get that coffee shop dog.

Public etiquette / Leave it / Sit or drop and remain relaxed and quiet / Walking politely through crowds / Sitting politely for pats / The correct way to have dogs greet on lead / etc.

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The Family Dog

Children and dogs can make wonderful friends, provided both dogs and children are taught how to appropriately behave around each other. Whether you’re planning a family or want to address some concerning behaviour around your toddler or child, get in touch to ensure the treasured child/dog relationship in your home is a happy and safe one.

Do’s and don’ts / Socialisation / Body language / How dogs say “Stop” or “More please” / Appropriate games kids can play with dogs / Importance of supervision / etc.

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The Charles Barkowski

In the midst of juggling busy personal and professional lives, it's easy to suddenly find yourself at your wits end when it comes to your dog’s behaviour, especially when you have a dog that “wants to bite everyone that comes in the door” or “can’t be left alone”. This package is for those whose dog’s behaviour has you worried, confused or frustrated.

Fears & phobias / Excessive barking / Separation anxiety / Chewing / Digging / Fear of the vet / Growling around food, toys, you / etc

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