Dog Training & Behaviour Modification Programs

 

Training & Behaviour Modification Programs

Not all dog training is the same, and it’s not one size fits all either. Our programs are designed to fit in with your needs and requirements.

In contrast to traditional group classes, our focus is solely on you and your dog. This means we move at your pace and target the skills and behaviors that are important to you.  Private lessons are conducted on a one-on-one basis with an experienced canine professional, which provides for an optimal learning environment.

If you don’t find what you are looking for or are unsure, please contact us and we can tailor a plan to your individual needs.

  • All of our programs are designed to address not just obedience commands but to correct behavior issues as well: things like barking, jumping, and pulling / lunging and anxiety.

         *This is an important distinction to be aware of; obedience and good behavior goes hand in hand !

  • All programs do NOT use treats in the training process and “Stays” (aka Step- aways) are designed to be held for minutes NOT seconds under distraction.
  • Build a solid foundation for your relationship with your dog – ALL of our programs deliberately incorporate relationship building ! This is one of the key areas of Dog Training that is often overlooked
  • While training dogs is our full-time concern, we take only a limited number of clients, to assure that we can devote all the time needed to solving your dog’s problems, and can fully support you after your program is completed.
  • For peace of mind, all of our programs offer at least 6-months support in case you need some fine tuning, or need anything explained again, or if something comes up and you feel unsure of how to handle it.
  • Remember, we also can customise a plan if you don’t see one that fits your needs.

 

Introduction / Fine tune Program

You have a pretty good dog, but you just need an introduction to reliable obedience or just need some annoying habits or behaviours sorted out.  Maybe they still pull a bit on the leash so walking them can be a challenge. Or maybe they jump on visitors or steals food. If you’re willing to put in some of the work yourself,  this is the program for you.

  •  At least two obedience commands
  •  Solving minor to low level behavior issues
  •  2 x Lessons  (approx. 1.5 hrs each)
  • Easy to follow, written, step-by-step instructions to reinforce the training and so you can reference later
  • Course certificate
  • Unlimited support via email, text, or phone for 6 months -we are in your corner and there to help

To get more information regarding details and pricing please click here.

 

Good Dog Foundation Program  

Picture your dog listening to you, and finally the frustration has slipped away.

Our signature and most popular program, if you are after proper reliable dog obedience and/or your dog  has a number (if not a laundry list) of issues, including holding a stay around distractions, then this is your program.

Problems like reactivity/aggression, pushiness, not listening and anxiety can also be resolved in this program.

We can do this in four lessons conducted at your home, where one of which may be in a park or around the neighborhood.

  • At least 4 commands are taught in the sessions.
  • 4 x Lessons  (approx. 1.5 hrs each)
  • Good behaviour shaping is included  – eg. Wait at door / threshold, don’t jump on the couch.  This teaches good manners and reinforces leadership.
  • Solving Moderate behavior issues – eg. Jumping / lunging, Barking, Pulling  on leash, some dog / human aggression / reactivity.
  • A training journal is included so that you can keep track of the training.  Included are instructions for getting the most out of the Journal and development advice. Our clients love keeping track of their progress with this.
  • Priority and discounts on Boarding stays
  • Course certificate
  • Easy to follow, written, step-by-step instructions to reinforce the training and for later reference
  • Unlimited support via email, text, or phone for the life of the dog, we are in your corner and always there to help
  • Free Black Dog  Halter or Training Collar included

To get more information regarding details and pricing please click here.

 

Good Dog  Enhanced Foundation Program

Envy of the neighbors;  do you want people to say, “I wish my dog would do that!”

All the benefits of the Good Dog foundation program above, but some of  the issue(s) seems to be more stubourn ?

You might be looking for a higher level of reliability or heavier distractions, along with an introduction to off-leash obedience, then this is for you. Your dog will behave around your food, your belongings, and distractions.

Bonus 1: Crate training can also be included in this program for no extra cost.

Bonus 2: Your choice of “Away” – tells the dog to take a few steps away from you

or  “Place” – the dog will stay on their bed or mat.

The program is conducted over five sessions, at least one lesson is conducted outside of the home. eg. park or neighborhood walk.

  • At least 5 commands (including bonus command)
  • 5 x Lessons  (approx. 1.5 hrs each)
  • Good behaviour shaping is included  – eg. Wait at door / threshold, don’t jump on the couch.  This teaches good manners and reinforces leadership.
  • Solving Moderate to High behavior issues – eg. Jumping / lunging, Barking, Pulling  on leash, some dog / human aggression / reactivity, anxiousness.
  • Priority and discounts on Boarding stays
  • Course certificate
  •  Easy to follow, written, step-by-step instructions to reinforce the training
  •  A training journal is included so that you can keep track of the training.  Included are instructions for getting the most out of the Journal and development advice. Our clients love keeping    track of their progress with this.
  • Unlimited support via email, text, or phone for the life of the dog, we are in your corner and always there to help
  • Free Black Dog  Halter or Training Collar included

To get more information regarding details and pricing please click here.

 

Amazing Dog Advanced Program

If you are after the full service and want your dog up to advanced levels of training, then this is for you. This program can also be utilised to address truly ingrained, big problem behaviours.  Going to off-leash levels is also included in this program.

Your dog will have all the skills to be a well behaved pet, plus learn to focus their attention on you, and not on other dogs or things that will get them into trouble. Of course like in the other programs, holding stays under distraction, behaving around visitors or relaxing down at the Cafe, is all part of the program.

Or maybe it’s something you don’t see here:  whatever special need you have to give you peace of mind, and the dog you always wanted!

During the eight (8) interactive lessons  your dog will learn at least 8 commands. The majority of sessions will be at your home, but at least two sessions will be in alternate locations such as a park, neighborhood walk or cafe / shopping center environment.

Also included in the program is:

  • High level behavior problems solved – eg. Jumping / lunging, Barking, Pulling  on leash, dog / human aggression / reactivity.  (any high aggression issues would have to be assessed befor commencement of program)
  •  Good behaviour shaping is included  – eg. Wait at door / threshold, deter pushy actions  This teaches good manners and reinforces leadership
  • Crate training can also be included in this program for no extra cost.
  • A training journal is included so that you can keep track of the training.  Included are instructions for getting the most out of the Journal and development advice. Our clients love keeping track of their progress with this.
  • Course certificate
  • Priority and discounts on Boarding stays
  • Easy to follow, written, step-by-step instructions to reinforce the training and for later reference
  • Unlimited support via email, text, or phone for lifetime of the dog
  • Training Cord – for semi-off leash training and development
  • Free Black Dog Cotton Leash – like the professionals use, and is easy on the hands
  • Free Black Dog Halter / Training Collar included

To get more information regarding details and pricing please click here.

 

How it works….
You can find out more details and pricing by filling out some details here.  Then you can either contact us or  submit an enrollment form with a few details about you and your dog. Once received, we  will contact you, discuss how I can help you, find a good time of the day and week when you are free, and then book you into your program.

Of course if you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please let us know – info@affinitydog.com.au  or  0412 258 203.