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JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS

“I dont want/need my dog jumping hoops!” This is what some people tell me when they make enquiries about obedience training their dog/s. Somehow some think that obedience training involves teaching tricks like jumping through hoops or other such fancy tricks. Well we’re here to tell you that obedience training has absolutely nothing to do […]

MANAGING A MULTI DOG HOUSEHOLD

Forget the old “Pat the dominant dog first” or “feed the dominant dog first” rubbish. This creates more problems than solving them! Treat ALL dogs in your home as equals, meaning all dogs must abide by your household rules as well as practice manners and self control. Therefore YOU pat/feed whichever dog YOU want to […]

ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT

TIPS ON PROVIDING ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULATION FOR YOUR DOG…by Tammie Willersdorf Written by our valued team member, Tammie, here are some great tips on how to provide mental stimulation, environmental enrichment and boredom busters for your dog!! Mental Stimulation Get them working for their food – Banish the bowl! 
Enrichment feeding options: • Kibble in cereal […]

DOES MY DOG NEED TRAINING???

Trainers hear the following statement all the time. “My dog doesn’t need training because (insert reason here)”! This is like saying “My child doesn’t need to go to school because (insert reason here)” ALL dogs need training, exposure and socialisation regardless of breed, size, temperament, whatever! A little training can go a long way in creating a safe […]

Client Satisfaction Survey

TAKE THE QUICK 10 QUESTION SURVEY….. If you are a current or past client with us, please take a couple of minutes to answer a short 10 question Client Satisfaction Survey. The information you provide will greatly assist us better improve our services to you and to our future clients. Click the link below to start the survey. […]

Puppy School Instructor’s Course

ATTENTION ALL PUPPY SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS!! Teaching puppy classes requires specific expertise, which as, a minimum, should include an in-depth knowledge of dogs, dog behaviour and learning theory. Most importantly, it requires a thorough understanding of puppies and their development process. There are many organisations offering puppy classes in different formats. With this comes a number […]

Training Gift Vouchers

Training Gift Vouchers make a great gift for anyone who’s just obtained a puppy or whose older dog needs some obedience training. Options are: 5 weeks worth of classes: $150 (all locations) 3 months membership (Keilor Downs location only) $250 Gift certificates will be mailed to the purchaser along with an introduction letter to give to […]

Kato

Loving and caring for your dog can be a minefield of misinformation as I was to find out when I enrolled in the inaugural Growly Growlers program recently. I’d been battling through the park and local streets with my very reactive 4 year old German Shepherd losing confidence more and more each week for about […]