top of page

Services

Group Puppy Pre-School

Suitable for dogs 8-14 weeks old

The aim of Puppy Preschool is to provide a safe and controlled environment for you and your pup to learn and have fun together, using modern, science based, positive reinforcement methods. In classes of no more than 6 puppy-pupils, you will learn to understand your puppy’s unique personality and breed-related needs, as well as their way of communicating.

 

We cover topics including:

  • how to build a strong foundation for the puppy to grow within the family;

  • addressing the key problems with puppy raising – e.g. toilet training, nipping & biting, food guarding and chasing;

  • basic obedience - e.g.  sit, drop, come, stay, leave it;

  • the importance of enrichment;

  • cooperative care;

  • canine nutrition; and

  • avoiding separation anxiety.

Following each session, I will provide detailed notes and training exercises via email as well as phone support between classes.

Location, Duration and Cost: 

Saturday afternoons @ Galston Veterinary Clinic 

 Four sessions = $200 in total (1- 1.5 hours per session) 

IMG_1260.jpg
IMG_8184.jpg

Group Adolescent Classes

Suitable for dogs 6-18 months old

Finished Puppy Pre-School and looking for the next challenge? Group Adolescent Classes are the perfect way to extend your knowledge and your dog’s skills in the critical adolescence phase of your dog's development.

 

We cover topics including:

  • building strong engagement between you and your dog;

  • perfecting and proofing basic cues e.g.  sit, drop, come, stay, leave it;

  • working on developing a reliable recall;

  • focus in distracting conditions;

  • loose-lead walking;

  • greeting visitors politely;

  • learning some fun tricks; and

  • an introduction to scent work.

Following each session, I will provide detailed notes and training exercises via email as well as phone support between classes.

Location, Duration and Cost: 

Winter: Saturday afternoons @ Galston Veterinary Clinic

Summer: Thursday 7pm - 8pm @ Galston Veterinary Clinic

 Six sessions = $250 in total (1- 1.5 hours per session) 

Home Consultations

My in-home visits involve tailored training sessions to tackle specific concerns in the safe, distraction-free environment of your home. This allows me to give you and your dog individual attention to understand the root of any behavioural issues or concerns, and involve the whole family in developing pratical solutions.

 

Each home consult includes a pre-visit assessment questionnaire enabling me to better target my services, as well as follow-up communications with detailed training notes and ongoing support.

Duration and Cost: 

Single consultation = $270 (2 hours) 

Package deal = $425 (1.5 hour initial consult + 2 x 1 hour follow-up consults - 3.5 hours total) 

* Travel fees apply for out of area customers

 

   

IMG_4899 2.jpg
IMG_0226 2.jpg

Private Puppy Classes

Suitable for dogs 8-16 weeks old

Here at r+ Dog Training, I highly recommend puppy training for everyone, even those who have previously owned dogs. However, I understand that not everyone is able to come to group classes, for a variety of different reasons. 

 

Through individualised, in-home puppy training sessions, I am able to develop the skills and behavioural basics for a happy puppy-owner relationship in the comfort of your own home. My goal is for you to understand your puppy’s unique personality and breed-related needs, as well as learn their way of communicating.

 

I will take you, your puppy and your family through various engaging training topics and exercises including socialisation, toilet-training, foundational skills and cues (sit, come, drop, stay), loose lead walking, independence-development, and even some fun tricks, helping you to raise a happy, confident and well-behaved pup.

Duration and Cost: 

 Four sessions = $385 in total (1 hour per session) 

* Travel fees apply for out of area customers

Anchor 1
Anchor 2

Steps to Skills Program

We all have the best intentions when adding a canine companion to the family, but sometimes life gets in the way of investing the time and energy necessary for a well-trained pup. My 'Steps to Skills' program is designed for the busy dog owner. Using walk-based training methods, I take your dog out for sessions in your local neighbourhood and work with them one-on-one to address issues such as on-leash behaviours (including lunging, pulling or chasing other dogs) stemming from fearfulness or over-excitement, and responsiveness to commands. To ensure that you are able to implement these changes yourself, I record key segments of the training walks in video and photo form for you to review in your own time. At the conclusion of the 6 Steps to Skills sessions, I will conduct a 1 hour in-home consult with you and your dog, to develop a personalised training plan for you to implement going forward allowing you to build on the training foundations I have developed and make walks more enjoyable.

Duration and Cost: 

6 x 30 min Steps to Skills sessions + 1 x 1 hour in home consult = $495 in total 

* Travel fees apply for out of area customers

Anchor 3

CONTACT ME:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Thanks for submitting!

I lead puppy & adolescent classes, conduct home consults and provide training solutions in the Hills and Hornsby Shires.

*Please get in touch regarding out of area training options

bottom of page