Dog Training Canberra

Dog Training Canberra and Queanbeyan

My dog training techniques I use are positive reinforcement based on motivation and redirection techniques using food rewards, praise, toys and patience. I don’t agree on or condone severe punishment for bad behaviour as this is cruel and is also not effective. It has been proven to cause your dog to become more anxious and often leads your dog to show more signs of the bad behaviour you’re wishing to change. In saying this I believe a dog must learn respect for its human owner and owners must learn to assert the leader role in a dog / human relationship. This can easily be done without the use of force in a way which keeps a healthy respect to your canine friend.

Lastly much of a dogs behaviour is a product of early education and socialisation or lack of it not because of the dogs breed or because the dog is a bad seed. After proper training most dogs will prove this fact true over and over again.

My aim is to have your dog have fun in training sessions, build confidence by learning what is expected of him, work as a team with his owner and succeed!
Any undesired behaviour can be changed with practice, patience and proper teachings.

Some common behavioural issue why dogs are given to shelters or are re-homed are:

  • LACK OF TRAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Aggression to other dogs
  • Pulling on lead which causes owner to not be able to safely walk the dog
  • Separation anxiety
  • Jumping up on people
  • Barking
  • Digging
  • Not being toilet trained
  • Being too excited around children

All of these behaviours I can fix with training of the dog and communicating with the dogs owner. At the first consultation I can arrange a plan and advise approximately how many sessions it would take to achieve the desired outcome to eliminate bad behaviour in your dog. My main motivation for starting this dog training business is to stop the cycle of a dog with a bad behaviour to continually be re-homed unnecessarily.