Most training can be done throughout your dog's life
Enjoyable training forms a good foundation for dogs to learn from throughout life.
As long as training is enjoyable and not forced, your dog will want to repeat the things already learned and will also want to learn more.
Discouraging bad behaviours and teaching your dog about appropriate responses, good choices and most importantly to enjoy being obedient towards you. Positive and fun training methods & effective interaction will enable your dog to better understand what you want from them every time, and so become more responsive.
Its important that your dog responds to your call, that they sit/wait patiently for meals and other resources, thereby raising the value of what you provide, and that they are open to sharing, leaving or staying when you need them to.
Such basic commands, if used correctly and if not over-used, are wonderful for strengthening your bond with your dog or puppy and to improve simple communication and mutual understanding. Knowing such commands can also help to prevent potential mishaps.
Almost all behavioural issues are positively affected by a regular, enjoyable walking routine. For our dogs a relaxing but brisk walk around the neighborhood is a tremendously fulfilling experience. It puts them in touch with the sounds and scents they experience from behind high walls everyday.
Exploring the world outside while getting good exercise helps dogs to become less boisterous, more obedient and better behaved at home. Unfortunately dogs that pull on the leash don’t gain very much from their over-stimulated, stressful walks, and the problem behaviours at home usually persist. A remarkable improvement is usually seen after just one leash-training session.
The initial training session (covering the above, or other specific training as needed) is R750.
Follow-up sessions, where necessary are R550 per session. These are to continue with training, to recap on what's been learned and to go over difficult areas.
Follow-up sessions can be booked as needed.
Thanks for a most insightful 1½ hours last Saturday morning. Amanda shared many valuable observations primarily of Boris, and also of the rest of the pack. I'm sure that putting Amanda's suggestions into practice will definitely result in a happier pack!
Thank you for helping my precious Apollo with his anxiety issues. He is a much happier pup... We are so happy to have our carefree boy back! Your patience and kindness were much appreciated! Highly recommend!
Amanda was so amazing. We introduced our two rescue Irish Setters into a home with 3 male cats. The setters had never been exposed to cats. Amanda came in, showed us a number of techniques and rules and taught us how to handle and deal with the situation we were faced with. Today our one cat a FERAL, as most people know they are quite skittish, kisses and rubs himself all over our Irish Setters. This smooth and loving integration could not have been done without the help of Canine Companion. Thank you so much Amanda
Thank you so much Amanda, for the magic you worked for us and Matilda, our Bullmastiff Pitbull cross! We really enjoy life with her a lot more since you worked with us. We now feel that we know what we are doing and it is simply amazing how Matilda responds to everything you showed us. We walk her twice a day, she still likes to pull a bit (after all she's just a puppy😉) but we keep practising and we all love our strolls around our neighbourhood. On Sunday we had the house full of people and it went really well, everyone was so impressed with our well-behaved puppy and we couldn't sing your praises enough! I'm so glad we got you in early and we'll definitely ask for your help again should we feel the need. We highly recommend your wonderful service - we learned so much and you made it a fun and relaxed experience for us as well as our puppy. Thank you so much, Gabi, Anna, Rudi and Matilda
We have a gorgeous blond Labrador named Khaleesi, who loves couches (even though she has a big comfy bed) and running over to the neighbour's yard to visit, which can be very dangerous for her. After a few consultations with Canine Companion, I'm so happy about all the positive changes I see in her. Because we understand what's going on, it is so much easier to keep doing the right things, and she responds to them wonderfully. Thanks, Amanda, your help has been both educational for us and invaluable for our critter!
A very big thank you to Amanda for helping us!! The difference in my pug after just one appointment is unbelievable. One of the immediate and very noticeable changes is he has not marked in the house once since we saw Amanda and started implementing her techniques. He is so calm, happy and content. (He was very anxious and tense before.) For the first time, our walks together have become a pleasure and I can actually enjoy the walk instead of spending the entire time in what felt like a battle of who was walking who!! I can't say enough good things. Wish I had done this sooner. So worthwhile!
Thank you for all your help Amanda, my dogs are definitely more relaxed and not so reluctant to listen to me! Walks are also going much better. Your session has been truly invaluable, for all of us. I only wish that I had contacted you sooner!!
Amanda is just amazing. Her knowledge of all dogs is just incredible. Just by following her advice our Spaniel is a much happier dog and a lot less nervous. Thanks for your help Amanda!
A big thank you to Amanda for all her help with my Sasha who was battling with severe separation anxiety for months. Sash was also digging up my garden, chewing everything she could find and ruling my house. What an amazing transformation!
Amanda is great! She helped me to understand how to set boundaries for my over-exuberant puppy without feeling like I am punishing him. I can see the improvement in his day to day behaviour and walks from the tips and tricks she taught us.
So happy with the counselling I received with my dogs! They have absolutely changed for the better and can't thank Amanda enough. Recommend her to everyone with problems with your beloved furbabies!
Amanda is amazing, she really knows how to work with you and your dog and put you at ease. She is helping me so much with my puppy Tedd and I am looking forward to seeing the results!
I can not recommend Amanda enough! She has helped us tremendously with setting better behaviors with our dogs. She is extremely knowledgeable and has an incredible presence with difficult dogs.