"Mark came to our house yesterday and helped us with our hyperactive, stubborn, aggressive 12-month-old pup. I'm not even kidding when I say I have a brilliant dog today. She was awesome by the time he left and we have followed up on what we were taught and today we have a calm, obedient, amazing dog. Highly recommend!!!" - Amanda
If I feel I cannot be of assistance to you and your dog during our first consultation, there is no charge.
Discount for booking your consultation day and time online
A discount applies if you book a day and time online for your home consultation and pay by credit card. You can do so by clicking on the blue tab on the right. Click the map on the right to enlarge for locations, to check you are located in either the red or blue zone. If you are located in the blue zone, please select that option when making your booking. Also include if you have any additional dogs, and if so how many additional dogs.
In-home consultations are for any obedience or behavioural issue you are having with your dog. Or you are just needing guidance on how to set the right rules and boundaries to help your dog become a more well balanced, social, and calmer dog around the home and out in public.
If you are seeking one-on-one obedience training with your dog, scroll down or click here
Home Consultation ($285):
A 2 hour home consultation, to help you understand your dogs behavioural issues, why they are occurring, the triggers, and the best course of action to help modify the behaviour. Read 'Behavioural consultations' below for more information. Modifying a dogs behaviour is a process we work through with your dog, once we understand the full picture. This consultation will help you understand your dog better, and why the unwanted behaviours are manifesting. By understanding fully why, then we can put into action the how (to change the behaviour). Most consults do go for around 2 hours, and during this time, you will observe positive changes in your dogs behaviour.
Includes 3 months phone and email support.
Fee is for 1 or 2 dogs.
For 3 or more dogs, additional $30 per dog.
Home Consult + follow-up (Recommended) ($370):
As above for your initial home consultation, however includes a 1 hour follow-up, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your initial consultation, or as required. I do recommend a follow-up with my home consultation, to help ensure you remain on the right path, and to also assist if further one-on-one assistance is required.
Includes 6 months phone and email support.
Fee is for 1 or 2 dogs.
For 3 or more dogs, additional $60 per dog.
Home consult + 4 follow-ups ($675):
This is a behaviour modification and obedience package, giving you an initial 2 hour home consultation and 4 follow-up consults/lessons at your home, to guide you through your dogs behavioural issues and general obedience. Minimum recommended for cases of severe anxiety and aggression issues.
Includes 6 months phone and email support.
Fee is for 1 dog
For each additional $100 per dog.
Home Consult Puppy Package ($650):
6 x 1-hour home visits for puppies aged 8 to 12 weeks. This package is for the new puppy owner, to help guide the owner through the crucial first 6 to 8 weeks after bringing their new puppy home. I cover everything you need to know to ensure your puppy develops into a well balanced, well behaved and social dog. Includes phone and email support.
Full Behavioural & Obedience Home Consult Package. For dogs 6 months and older ($950):
This is a full behavioural and obedience package for you and your dog, and is a great investment for the long term relationship with your dog. This package will help you ensure a well behaved, well mannered, and an overall well balanced dog, that is a pleasure to own.
1 x 2 hour initial home consultation
8 lessons - conducted 1 to 2 times a week
What you will teach your dog
- Guidance to work through your dogs behavioural issues
- Place command - train your dog to go to a bed or mat inside the home, and remain there until given a release command
- Loose leash walking and being attentive to the owner on lead. No more lead pulling
- Automatic sit whilst walking on lead, and maintain position on command
- Drop/down on command, and maintain position until released
- Stay on command for up to 10 metres in both the sit and drop
- Recall from the stay and free roaming on command
- Training your dog around distractions, such as other dogs, people, etc, in a natural environment
Fee is for 1 dog
For each additional $450 per dog.
Once all the lessons have been used, you receive a 50% discount on further 1 hour home visits
Includes lifetime phone and email support
1 Hour home visit ($150): This is only available after you have had an initial 2 hour home consultation with me.
Obedience Training For dogs 6 months and older, at Evandale Park, Surfers Paradise (click on map on the right to enlarge)
I offer one-on-one obedience training lessons with you and your dog at Evandale Park, Surfers Paradise. These lessons focus on all areas of your dogs obedience. From calm loose leash walking, to advanced obedience training. I recommend that your first lesson is for 1 hour, as this gives me time to get acquainted with both you and your dog, and what your objectives are. I also discuss with you and demonstrate with your dog, how your dog views its environment, its relationship with you, and general dog psychology. Understanding these principles will help you better understand your dog, and therefore making your training more enjoyable for both you and your dog.
Training your dog is carried out in a more natural environment with your dog, not the sterile confines of a structured group class. This type of training ensures faster results, and helps set the foundation for enjoying an obedient dog when out in public.
- 1 x 30 minute lesson - $80
- 1 x 1 hour lesson - $120
- 1 x 1 hour and 4 x 30 minute lessons - $450
- 1 x 1 hour and 6 x 30 minute lessons - $600
Bring a second dog owner and dog to each lesson, and receive a 50% discount for the second dog
Please phone or SMS me on 0416 705 463 to book these sessions
My initial consultation is for 2 hours and is very intensive. I explain to you the reasons behind your dog's inappropriate behaviours and explain and demonstrate the process we need to take to help rehabilitate your dog to bring him or her back into a more balanced state. You will observe positive changes in your dog's behaviour during the consultation.
During the consultation, I observe and assess your dog's environment, and the relationship you and family members have with your dog. We also take your dog to locations where the inappropriate behaviour is triggered.
Once I have a full understanding of the behavioural issues you are facing with your dog, and the triggers, I then guide you on how to help your dog to modify the behavioural issues you are experiencing.
During the initial consultation, I can also cover the following subjects to help you better understand your dog. Understanding these core principles will not only speed up your dog's rehabilitation process, but will also ensure a well-balanced dog, and harmonious relationship.
- Dog psychology - How your dog views its relationship with you
- Reinforcing desirable behaviours
- Inhibiting or extinguishing inappropriate behaviours
- Teach your dog to respect your personal and social space, and why it is so important for your relationship
- The importance of your body language and energy and how it affects your relationship with your dog
- Teaching your dog impulse control
- Being aware of anxiety in your dog, and how to ensure it doesn't develop
- Correct socialisation with people and other dogs
- Satisfying your dog's instinctive needs
- Setting the correct rules and boundaries and being consistent
- Understand classical conditioning, and the 4 quadrants of operant conditioning, and how these affect your dog's behaviours and learning.
- Proper leash walking and understanding the principle of opposition reflex response and how it affects walking your dog
How many consultations will I need?
My recommendation for most dog owners is my home consultation plus follow-up or 4 x 1-hour follow-ups. However, having said that, this entirely depends on your dog's behavioural issues and your level of experience. Many of my clients find that the 2 hour consultation is all they require to have a full understanding of their dog's behavioural issues, and the course of action required to modify the unwanted behaviours. During my consultation, in many cases, you will observe dramatic changes in your dogs overall behaviour and demeanour. I have been working with dogs professionally for over 36 years, and therefore have an indepth understanding of dog behaviour and instincts. Dogs understand me, because I understand them. Having me available for a number of sessions to help guide you and keep you on a consistent path, will certainly go a long way in helping your dog, and your family's relationship with your dog.
If I feel I can't help you and your dog
If during your home consultation, I feel that I am unable to offer you guidance (this is very rare), I do not charge. If you have paid in advance by booking online, I offer a full refund of your payment.
Emailed summery of consultation
You can request a summary of the consultation covering all the points I brought up and demonstrated whilst with you and your dog, I can email this within 24 hours. This will help you remember all the points I raised, and how to maintain consistency in all the areas we went through to help modify your dogs behaviour. Also remember, you do receive phone and email support.
I offer home consultations throughout the Gold Coast area, from Springwood all the way down tooHastings Point. Please check my map on the right (click to enlarge) to see if you are within my service areas. If not, I may still be able to offer you a home consultation, however there maybe an additional fee for travel expenses and time. The area maked in blue (B) incurs an additional $40 charge per consultation.
Booking a home consultation with me
You can either phone me direct on 0416 705 463, or fill in the form by clicking the red tab on the right, or book a day and time that suits you now by clicking on the blue tab on the right (and receive a discount). Please note, if phoning me direct and you are transferred to my voice mail or you email me, I will endeavour to get back to you ASAP. My days can be quite busy with clients, and therefore I may not get back to you immediately, but I will ASAP. If you choose to book your consultation date and time online from my site on this page, your consultation is confirmed immediately, once you have paid by credit card.
Available for Home Consultations and Puppy Package
You can purchase gift certificates for my services, and have the gift certificate emailed to a recipient on a date of your choosing. The recipient can then phone me or fill in the form by clicking on the red tab on the right to organise their consultation. Click on the blue Book Now tab on the right of this page.
Please note: Gift Certificates are only available for residents on the Gold Coast. Please check the map displayed on this page. Only those within the red zone can take advantage of these certificates.
Home consultation days and times
I am usually available 7 days a week, and offer home consultation from 8 am to 8 pm.
Payment can be made in either of the following ways:
- Over the phone by credit card, once we have confirmed a home consultation date and time
- Emailed invoice with bank details or credit card payment option. To be paid before your consultation.
- During your initial consultation by cash or credit card
- Book your consultation time and date from this page and pay by credit card and have your consultation immediately confirmed, and receive a discount.
I look forward to being of assistance to you, your family and dog/s.