Consultations

 

“Thanks for your help. It’s been a real blessing and benefit and resulted in much happier doggies”

Grant, Kyalami

“Yullie and Rex are becoming great friends fast and there seems to be no issues between them. I am sure in a few weeks time they will be the best of friends.  Thank you for all your help. Your advice and know-how have really been instrumental in getting these two on board with each other.

Les & Sue, Randpark Ridge

“How enlightening! Everything was completely specific to Shadow, her behaviours and our concerns. It was amazing how quickly she started responding; she was listening better, she was less skittish around other dogs, she stopped diggingHoles in the garden; along a wall, at the gate, in flower-beds or random areas. and comes when we call her. We now have the freedom to take her where ever we go without hassle or concern. The best part is how happy Shadow is – she’s blossomed!
Thank you , you have made a world of difference!”

Chanel, Olivedale

“ We have seen such an improvement! The barkingExcessively or for no apparent reason. has minimised also which is FANTASTIC. Thank you so much”

Graham, Radiokop

“Thank you for your help, it was extremely valuable. I feel like I may be able to understand dogs better!  I am exceptionally grateful”

Lindsay, Northriding

“ They are like different dogs, we are so very happy. Thanks!”

Rob & Megan, Paulshof

“I’m so grateful. He’s stopped jumping upOn owners or visitors; excessive excitement during greeting or play. on everyone and destroying my garden”

Maureen, Greenside

“Aki is doing so much better and our walks are event free”

Lianne, Blairgowrie

 

 What a consultation consists of

Consultations are done at your home where I’m able to observe and interact with your dog in his or her usual environment and to discuss details of their behaviour with you.

Training is done as necessary and a straightforward plan is put into place. This typically consists of a few simple changes that need to implemented for a few days or weeks, depending on the severity or intensity of the problem. The behaviour/s duly  improve and then stop.

If relevant, helpful information pertinent to your dog’s behaviour is emailed to you after the consultation as well.

Positive reinforcement methods are used and encouraged in training.

 

How long it lasts

Consultations and training sessions typically last for around 1.5 hours.

 

 

 

How long before results are seen

Depending on the severity or complexity of your dog/s' behaviours, it usually takes from between a few days to a few weeks for the the behaviour/s to disappear. In most cases however, an almost immediate improvement is obvious.

 

Guarantee that the problem will go a way

Undesired behaviours are usually eliminated successfully and completely in the days the follow the consultation. If all relevant information, details surrounding the behaviour as well as the pet's history and a few specifics to the individual as given during the session, then the correct behaviour modification plan simply needs to be implemented.

Faster results are seen if consistency is added to your dog's recovery time, whether a major bad behaviour or just a minor one.

Cost

The cost for a consultation is R650 irrespective of how many behavioural issues exist or the type of training required. For behavioural issues one to two sessions are typically sufficient (a consultation plus one follow-up session). I'm usually able to relay at the end of the session whether or not I feel a follow-up would be necessary.

Where the session calls more for training than consultation, two or three sessions may be necessary. All follow-ups are charged at R450 and also last for around 1.5 hours.

One on one sessions in the dog or puppy's familiar home environment means that more can be covered in a shorter space of time, cutting down on the amount of repeat sessions necessary.