Gold Coast In-home dog behaviour consultations & private dog obedience training

"If you are committed to helping your dog, I am 100% committed to helping both you and your dog"

Professional dog behaviour specialist for 38 years

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In-home Behavioural Consultation

My days are extremely busy working with clients. Please, if you would like to book a consultation with me, use the book now button below for your particular location. If you'd like to ask a question before booking, please fill in the contact form on the right (or scroll down if using phone) and I'll get back to you by email ASAP. Please don't phone me. Sorry, but I am receiving so many phone calls and have so many voice messages on my phone. I am currently unable to return calls in a timely manner due to my current workload.

Consultation Information

My initial consultation is for around 2 hours for any number of dogs residing in the home. This initial consultation is very intensive. During the consultation 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. It's not unusual to observe positive changes in your dog's behaviour during this initial consultation.

We take your dog to any location where the behaviours we are working through are triggered. Whether that be just in the home, or other locations around distractions such as other dogs and people.

During the initial consultation, I will 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 learning theory
  • Proper leash walking and understanding the principle of opposition reflex response and how it affects walking your dog

Includes 3 months phone, email, Whatsapp support

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Should you book a follow-up?

When you make your booking you are offered the option to book 1 or more follow-up consultations, at a discounted price. I do recommend booking at least one follow-up for general behavioural issues. For aggression and reactivity, I'd recommend 2 or 3 follow-ups. If you do include booking follow-up session/s with me, and we find you do not need a follow-up, or you do not need the number of follow-ups you have booked and paid for, I do offer a full refund for the unused follow-up sessions. If you book one or more follow-ups, I would suggest booking them immediately after you make your initial booking. I usually recommend around 2 weeks between consults. If need be we can reschedule any booked follow-ups. Use the same login details (email & password), when booking your follow-up appointments.

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WhatsApp Video Support

During the booking process you can also select if you'd like 12 months WhatsApp video and text support. This option is ideal if you'd like 12 months continuous support without the expense of calling me out to your home. You can send me unlimited video and text of any issues you are having with your dog, and within 24 hours (usually much sooner), I will watch your video and read your message, and then respond to you offering advice on how to modify your dogs behaviour.

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What happens if I book & you can't help me?

When booking your home consultation online, payment is required when you make your booking. If in the very unlikely event that when I attend your home I feel I cannot assist you and your dog, I offer an immediate full refund, which is re-credited back to your card whilst I am at your home.

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Booking your appointment

When selecting an appointment time on your preferred date, please allow for me to arrive up to 30 mins before or after the selected time. This arrival time will be dependent on the location of my previous appointment. Also, please check which service area you are located in and book your appointment for your area. Currently I service the Gold Coast and Brisbane South.

If you reside outside my service areas displayed on the maps, please use the contact form on this page informing me of your location, and I will reply with a fee.

Gold Coast areas A & B - click on map
Brisbane South area B - click on map
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Area A from $270 - 2 hour consult & 3 mths support Area B from $350 - 2 hour consult & 3 mths support

Cancellations/Rescheduling

If you book and pay for a consultation online, and need to cancel your consultation, you can do so up to 2 hours before your consultation time by clicking on the cancellation link in your booking confirmation email. If you do cancel from the link in your confirmation email, you will automatically receive a full refund credited back to your bank account. If you cancel less than 2 hours before your appointment time, there is a 20% cancellation fee off your initial consultation fee (not your follow-ups, these are given a full refund), which will be automatically deducted from your refund.

You can reschedule your appointment at any time by logging into your client account.

If I feel I require more information from you after receiving your booking information, I will phone you before I attend your home. If you do not hear from me, it means I have all the required information I need.

In-Home Obedience Training

If you wish to focus on general obedience and behavioural issues, I do recommend at least 2 or 4 follow-up lessons.

When you make your booking online, you will see a number of options listed to include additional follow-up lessons. Booking these in advance, you save on each lesson.

 Group Classes, if you have on lead reactivity issues around other dogs - click here

Read about my behaviour modification & training methods

Contact Mark

I do not offer dog training or behaviour modification advice/assistance via email.
If you have any questions before booking an appointment, please use this form. However, please do not use this form to request an appointment with me. Please use the online booking system.
Due to the number of enquiries I am currently receiving, please allow up to 72 hours for a response via email by me. Please note, I will not phone you back, I will reply via email. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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