Gold Coast, QLD Australia

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Private Puppy Packages

Puppies are ready to start training at 8 weeks of age. From 8 to 12-16 weeks, puppies go through their first sensitive period and in, that time, everything that they experience (positive or negative) will form a very powerful emotional memory that will shape their behaviour for the rest of their lives. That’s why it’s vital to provide them with positive, controlled experiences and careful exposure to other dogs, people, sounds and variety of experiences they will face in future. It’s also important introduce them to basic cues and behaviours that will set them up to succeed in life, building the foundation for them to become a confident, calm and well-mannered member of your family.


As a Certified Behavioural Dog Trainer, during our in-home sessions I’ll be able to continuously observe your puppy’s/dog’s behaviour and tailor each of my programs to your specific needs and wants and taking into account what your dog already knows. Working at home, a quieter environment with fewer distractions, is the optimal context to learn any new behaviour. Some lessons may take place out in the public, depending on your dogs’ vaccination status and the lesson plans. 



You and your dog will get my undivided attention: I will work with your dog to demonstrate new cues and behaviours and then coach you as you practice with them, which is crucial for your dog’s learning process and will set you both up for success. I will be able to customise the progression of each cue/behaviour, as well as starting to generalise those cues/behaviours (apply in different contexts) according to your dog’s progress. In summary, working together we will be able address any issue as they arise, making any adjustments that may be necessary in our lesson plans, always setting you and your dog up to succeed, in a positive and force free manner. 

5 week private Baby Puppy Program (8-12 week old puppies)

Through my program: 


Puppies will learn to respond to their name, give/take (swap), sit, drop, stand, follow a hand movement, introduction to settling and recalls, accept gentle handling, collar hold and more.


Owners will learn positive reinforcement training, handling and grooming, toilet training, crate training, bite inhibition, understanding and managing normal puppy behaviour, enrichment, mental exercise, high arousal and more.


Our "5 week private Baby Puppy Program” includes:

Initial 2 hours assessment + written comprehensive Training & Management Program 

4 x 1 hour session 

Ongoing support provided by me, via text, email and phone 

6 week private Senior Puppy Program (13-24 week old puppies)

Through my program: 


Puppies will learn to respond to their name and give eye contact, sit when asked, sit for greeting, drop when asked, settle on a mat with short duration,

stand when asked for short duration, beginnings of loose lead walking, progression of recalls, accept collar holds and being picked up, accept gently restraint and handling, “wait”, or short “stay” with owner staying with the pup.


Owners will learn positive reinforcement training, handling and grooming, toilet training (if required), crate training, bite inhibition (if required), understanding and managing normal puppy behaviour, enrichment, mental exercise, high arousal and more.


Our "6 week private Puppy Program” includes:

  • Initial 2 hours assessment + written comprehensive Training & Management Program 

  • 5 x 1 hour session 

  • Ongoing support provided by me, via text, email and phone 

8 weeks private Foundation Program (6+ month old dogs)

The program covers basic good manners and behaviour management customised to yours and your dog’s needs. 


Dogs will learn: response to name in different contexts; eye contact with mild distraction; loose lead walking; come when called with mild distraction; sit for greeting; lie down and stand up on cue; allow handling, grooming and restraint; leave objects when asked; walk close to cross a road; stay in position; appropriate on-lead manners around dogs and people.



Our 8 weeks private Foundation Program includes:

Initial 2 hours assessment + written Training & Management Program 

7 x 1 hour session 

Ongoing support provided by me, via text, email and phone

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