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Dog Training and Behaviour

Are you worried and stressed about your dog's behaviour? 

We know you love your dog and want the best for them. 

Having a dog with behaviour issues can have an impact on both the dog and human! 

We can guide and support you to make life less worrisome and allow you to have a better understanding of your dog!


Our one-on-one private dog training and behaviour consultations are tailored specifically for you and your dog, addressing problem behaviours and giving individualised support and guidance.

We help owners train their puppies, adolescent dogs, adult dogs and yes, even senior dogs can be trained!

Training or behaviour problems that we can help with include:                                            


  • Teach Sit
  • Teach Come
  • Teach Stay
  • Teach Down
  • Toilet training
  • Pulling on lead
  • Jumping
  • Mouthing and nipping
  • Digging and chewing
  • We can help you to choose your next dog or cat including understanding which breed is right for you and your lifestyle
  • Introducing a new dog or cat into your home



  • Anxiety or fear about people, other dogs or things
  • Aggressive behaviours such as growling and biting
  • Lunging, barking and reactive behaviours towards other dogs
  • Problems in a multi-dog household
  • Guarding of food, toys, people and other things
  • Separation distress 
  • Fears and phobias including mild storm phobia
  • Barking issues
  • Introducing your existing dog to your new dog/cat (or existing cat to your new dog?
  • Help with a rescue dog you just adopted




Cost for a Private Dog Training and Behaviour Consultation

$245 for the initial consultation (face-to-face conducted at our home office in Adamstown Heights OR Skype/ZOOM appointments.)
(approximately 80-90 minutes).   

*If you require a home visits, a travel charge applies so please contact us directly for a quote.

$455 for 3 x 1 hr sessions (face-to-face conducted at our home office in Adamstown Heights OR Skype/ZOOM appointments)
(approximately 50-60 minutes).  

* If you require a home visits, a travel charge applies so please contact us directly for a quote.
* Package payments are due upfront

$750 for 5 x 1 hr sessions (face-to-face conducted at our home office in Adamstown Heights OR Skype/ZOOM appointments)
(approximately 50-60 minutes).  

* If you require a home visits, a travel charge applies so please contact us directly for a quote.
* Package payments are due upfront


  • The face-to-face (or Online) consultation 
  • Certified and fully qualified behaviour consultant and trainer with over 20 years of experience 
  • The most up-to-date scientific based knowledge and information gained through evidence based research
  • The use of positive, reinforcement based methods and a dog centred care approach
  • A detailed treatment plan e-mailed to you including any relevant handouts
  • 4 weeks of full telephone and e-mail support after your initial consultation



What's involved in training / behaviour consultations?

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Your journey with us begins with a consultation where we will take a history to help us to determine the cause of your dog’s behaviour . 

We will discuss your expectations (and if they are realistic) and help you set some goals.  We will then develop a path to help you achieve them.

If required and depending on your dog's behavioural issues, this path may then include a series of personalised training and behaviour sessions based on your dog's behaviour, your goals and your budget.  Discounts are available for packages of three or more sessions.

Many people ask how many sessions they will need. 

Sometimes, you may only need one session and other times you may need more than one. 

Just like when you visit a psychologist, there are usually ongoing visits to help you see progress and some change in behaviour.  



It is important that you are able to dedicate the time and effort to implement you plan so that you can see improvements in the behaviour of your dog.

Changing your dog’s behaviour requires you to change your behaviour first so it is important that you are committed, willing and able to put into practice what you have learnt in our private sessions. 

As much as we would like to have a magic wand and solve all your dog's behaviour issues immediately, behaviour change involves time and many factors. 

Depending on your dog's training and behavioural challenges, you will need to understand that you may need several sessions before you gain the knowledge and understanding as well as the skills to help your dog.  

We do not need to see your dogs behavioural issues happening at your home or at our practice. 

Just like a psychologist does not need to see your child having a meltdown in front of them to be able to help you and your child. 

We do not want to add any further stress or anxiety on your dog so please, do not feel that you need to show us your dog's behavioural issues. 

If we need to see your dog's behaviour, we may ask for some video, however this is not common.

We also encourage everyone to read our blog: “What is involved in a Private, One-on-One Dog Training/Behaviour Consultation” so you understand exactly what is involved.

Booking an initial consultation

1. Contact us to book an appointment through our contact form OR BOOK ONLINE.  If you look online and there is nothing that suits you, please contact us directly through our contact us page and we may be able to find a suitable appointment time for you. 

* PLEASE do not book an online appointment without being fully available or committed to attending.  We usually have a 2-3-week waiting list and it is unfair to cancel at the last minute when we have people and dogs waiting to get help.  


2. On the day of your appointment, make sure you are prepared by bringing plenty of food to be used for training such as cooked chicken breast, cooked kangaroo sausages or any other meat that is healthy for your dog.  You can also bring cheese.  Remember to cut the food up into small pieces.  

3. Your dog will need to have a flat collar (normal) collar or harness and a lead. No choker chains are allowed in training.  

4. Please bring with you the cost of the consultation in cash.  We do not have an eftpos machine, receipts will be issued on payment.  You can also pay by direct debit prior to the day.  If you would like to pay via direct debit, please contact us and we can provide our banking details.  

5. Please ARRIVE ON TIME .  We have clients before and after you and if you are late, we cannot run into the next client’s appointment time.  This means if you run late, your consultation will end at the allocated time and you will not receive your full allocated time. 

6. CANCELLATIONS OR RESCHEDULING - We require 72 hours notice for any changes or cancellation otherwise the full consultation fee will be charged.  This is to protect our small business so we can continue to pay our bills and continue to operate.

7. NO SHOWS - If you do not attend your consultation and do not give any notice, the full consultation fee will be charged.  Please be respectful as we have set aside time for your consultation that others could have taken. 

Our Dog Training Methods

We get effective and long lasting results by using kind, dog friendly and positive methods.

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1. We get to the cause of the problems so we can change your dog's behaviour.

2. Your dog won’t develop psychological damage from our dog training methods.

3. We use science, not force or intimidation to get a dog to perform a behaviour.

4. We do not use any alpha/dominance methods as they are ineffective and dangerous for your dog.

* We may refer you to a Veterinary Behaviourist if we feel your dog has a behavioural issue with an underlying medical condition.





Contact Us

We are based in Kotara, NSW
(Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Region)
PH: 0497 920 768

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