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"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

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Professional dog behaviour specialist for 36 years - 15,000+ dogs helped.
Specialising in: All breeds. All ages. All behavioural  and obedience issues

In most cases, you will observe positive changes in your dog's overall behaviour and demeanour during my initial 2 hour home consultation

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I offer home consultations throughout the Gold Coast area, from Springwood all the way down to Hastings 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. If booking your consultation online, and reside in the blue zone, please select that option when making your booking.

Which package should you book?

Initial home consultation for behavioural issues is usually 2 hours, as this gives me enough time to observe your dog, understand the behavioural triggers, and your dogs relationship with you, then guide you in the right direction. I suggest booking the 3 hour package or higher for behavioural issues such as anxiety, aggression, on-lead reactivity, etc, as you most probably will require at least another session with me for these types of issues. If you plan on having a number of sessions with me to work through your dogs behavioural issues and obedience, then either the 3 or 6 hour package is recommended. The 6 package has no time limit to be used by, and can be utilised as a full obedience training package.

Puppy Training

The first 16 weeks are crucial for the development of your puppy. It's during this period your puppy learns about its environment and social interaction.

The puppy package is for puppies from 8 weeks to 12 weeks of age. During these home visits, I guide you through helping your puppy get off to the right start, by setting the right foundation, in areas such as correct socialising, obedience training, toilet training, teaching impulse control and respecting personal space. Understanding the psychology and instincts of your new puppy so you raise a well behaved, well balanced and socially acceptable dog.

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I am extremely busy, and therefore at times, it can take me up to 24 hours to respond to phone voicemails or emails to book consultations. To speed up the booking process for you, I have made available online bookings. If possible, and for convenience could you please book your consultation using the online booking form.

If after reading the information you supply on the booking form, I need further information, I will contact you. Please also note, your booking is not confirmed unless you go through with credit card payment when booking your consultation. 

Thank you.

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  • UP TO 2 HOUR HOME VISIT
    $280 ANY BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES SUCH ASAGGRESSION - ANXIETY - ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOURS - REACTIVITY - LEAD PULLING - JUMPING - GENERAL DISOBEDIENCE INCLUDES 6 MONTHS PHONE SUPPORT *FEE IS FOR UP TO 2 DOGS. $30 PER DOG FOR ANY ADDITIONAL DOGS. DISCOUNT: Pay by credit card now and save $10. Discount available only if you choose to pay when making your booking. Use code PAYNOW10, when making CC payment online
  • MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
    $380 ANY BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES SUCH AS AGGRESSION - ANXIETY - ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOURS - REACTIVITY - LEAD PULLING - JUMPING - GENERAL DISOBEDIENCE INCLUDES 12 MONTHS PHONE SUPPORT *FEE IS FOR UP TO 2 DOGS. $60 PER DOG FOR ANY ADDITIONAL DOGS DISCOUNT: Pay by credit card now and save $10. Discount available only if you choose to pay when making your booking. Use code PAYNOW10, when making CC payment online
  • BEHAVIOUR & OBEDIENCE PACKAGE
    $680 ANY BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES SUCH AS AGGRESSION - ANXIETY - ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOURS - REACTIVITY - LEAD PULLING - JUMPING - GENERAL DISOBEDIENCE INCLUDES LIFETIME PHONE SUPPORT *FEE IS FOR 1 DOG ONLY. $200 PER DOG FOR ANY ADDITIONAL DOGS. DISCOUNT: Pay by credit card now and save $20. Discount available only if you choose to pay when making your booking. Use code PAYNOW20, when making CC payment online
  • PUPPIES 8 TO 12 WEEKS
    $480 Get your puppy off to the right start during this crucial period with 4 x 1 hour home visits. correct socialising - basic obedience training - setting rules & boundaries - toilet training - impulse control - respecting personal space - lead walking Includes 6 months phone support DISCOUNT: Pay by credit card now and save $15. Discount available only if you choose to pay when making your booking. Use code PAYNOW15, when making CC payment online
  • 1 HOUR IN-HOME FOLLOW-UP
    $130 This follow-up is only for clients that have had an initial consultation with me. Please do not book this if you have not already had a home visit from me. Can be booked for any behavioural issues, even if the behaviour is not related to your initial consultation. DISCOUNT: Pay by credit card now and save $5. Discount available only if you choose to pay when making your booking. Use code PAYNOW5, when making CC payment online
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Booking a follow-up home visit

If you have booked and paid for a package, and entitled to follow-up home consultations, you can either phone me directly to book a day and time, or for a much quicker booking, you can use the online booking form and select 'Follow-up Consultations', and select a time and day to suit you immediately. Saves the hassel if I am not available to take your call.

Behavioural consultations 

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

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.

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.


Gift Certificates

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 options.

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.

Fee's listed are for locations marked in red on the map. For locations in the blue area, there is an additional $40 per consultation. For outside these areas, please contact me for fee. Click on map to enlarge

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Red Zone is Beenleigh QLD down to Kingscliff NSW, and all locations in between along the Gold Coast

Blue Zone is Beenleigh to Springwood and Kingscliff to Hastings Point. And locations west of the Goldcoast.

One of my segments on Totally Wild

I did a few home consultations that were aired on the Totally Willd TV show. What you see in this video is only about 3 mins of a 2 hour plus consultation. Much of the information, and demonstrations I did during the consult were left out, as Totally Wild only allowed for a 3 min segment. I stopped doing them for this reason, as I didn't feel they gave a true indication of what was involved in a consult. Also, there wasn't enough information in my TV segments that could help dog owners with dogs with similar behavioural issues.