2hr Single Adult Dog Consult (6 months+)
An in-home workshop aimed at addressing specific training goals.
- 2 hr2 hours
- 355 Australian dollars$355
- Customer's Place
During session we focus on your wish list and establish skills to get your training started on the road to improving your relationship with your dog. Like any relationship we need to build a foundation of trust and respect. This involves developing clear communication, consistency, fairness, fun, enrichment, peaceful living, and being a leader or parent to our dog for his or her life. We work on bridging the misunderstandings that sometimes develop between human and dog. Please note we are relationship / balanced trainers and use systems of tonal contrast, energy/body language, position, gentle leash pressure methods, and best practise canine communication. Its about creating healthy boundaries and respect, not extremes of reward or punishment. Everyone is different and every dog is different. While there are some general principles overarching human-canine communication protocols, which we teach in session, its up to the owner/parent to develop their unique communication and style with their dog. Common problems such as pulling on the lead, excessive barking and jumping, overexcitability, secure vs insecure attachment, and other handling principles are covered in session to get you started. As any method takes time, you must be prepared to understand dogs are dynamic, and they cannot be programmed like a computer. We are a part of that dynamic and must understand our part in the process towards change.
A note about bookings: I am happy to reschedule bookings at the client's request as I understand that life happens. I don't charge any fees for re-scheduling. However, as small business is inherently filled with ups and downs, to enable me to continue offering these services without interruption, I ask a 50% deposit to secure your booking, with the remainder payable at session's end. Should you cancel within 48 hours of your appointment, you will lose half of your booking deposit. Rescheduling is free, and of course you will get your full deposit returned if you cancel with enough notice, or you experience circumstances outside of your control on the day of your booking. Thanks for supporting small business and enabling me to continue helping Canberra dogs and owners live their best lives together.