Services

Our services includes obedience training, clicker training, behaviour consultations, Ttouch, bite prevention presentations for children and training for deaf dogs (The website & SLIDER is best viewed in the Firefox Browser. Will not display correctly in Internet Explorer.) Canine behaviour is a dynamic field and at we spend considerable time pursuing ongoing education and professional development by keeping current on all industry literature. This allows us to present to you the latest developments in training and provide you and your dog with interesting, fun and useful courses. We exclusively use positive and non-confrontational training techniques.  We do not use physical or verbal punishment, choke chains, pinch collars, e-collars, spray bottles or penny-cans. For more detail on our services please click on the slider below.

Clicker Training

Clicker

Clicker Training

Clicker training is a positive reinforcement method that is a fun, interactive way of teaching your dog obedience and  good behaviour and have him loving it at the same time. After the training process, compliance is not dependent on food or the clicker.

Dogs that are very active and difficult to keep stimulated will also benefit greatly from this technique as it will have your dog utilising every bit of brain power he has! Clicker training is not just about using a clicker to train, it is a philosophy. It is not about tossing cookies and allowing dogs to be permissive. In order to truly clicker train you have to change old beliefs on how animals think and learn.

Behaviour Modification Consultations

Bobby Allchorn

Behaviour Modification Consultations

Behaviour Consultations are sessions that are geared toward solving more complex behavioural concerns. During the initial consultation we will explore every aspect of your dog’s life to determine the source of the unwanted behaviour. We will then prepare a training programme specific to the needs of you and your dog, and teach you how to help your dog overcome the areas of difficulty.

You will receive written training reports after each session and ongoing support to ensure progress.

Tellington Touch™

Tellington Touch™

The TTouch™ technique is an excellent way of bringing about positive behavioural, emotional and physical changes in your dog. It works with gentle, non-invasive stroking, lifting and manipulation of the dog’s skin, extremities and limbs, which we can teach you in a one-on-one session, or as part of a workshop.

Ttouch™ consists of three elements namely bodywork, leading exercises and groundwork. To learn more about the other benefits and how the three elements could positively change your dog's behaviour, click here.

Why we Don't use punishment on dogs

Why we Don't use physical & verbal punishment on dogs

We know that according to science, that correctly using above mentioned punishment works... but the home environment is not a constantly supervised and controlled environment such as a laboratory, and this is usually the reason for the many fall outs of such punishment.

We choose to use and promote positive reinforcement based techniques, because since 1911 it has been proven to be more effective and kinder to your dog. Read here to learn about the danger to you and your family when using such punishment.

Individual Training Sessions

Individual Training Sessions

Individual trainings are one-on-one sessions with just you and your dog. We will start a series of lessons with an information gather sessions to determine your and your dog’s needs and a program will be designed accordingly.

These sessions are usually reserved for dogs that might have difficulty working in a group environment. If your work schedule does not allow to attend a group class then individual training sessions are for you.

Training for Deaf Dogs

Training for Deaf Dogs

Training for Deaf Dogs

Contrary to popular belief, deaf dogs do not have diminished mental capabilities. Deaf dogs are even competing in sports such as agility, fly-ball and obedience. They are still smart and can process cues and signals, make associations and connect behaviour with consequences.

Deaf dogs also experience emotions, form bonds and friendships and have needs and wants like any other dog does.

The principles behind training deaf dogs are the same as for dogs who can hear; the approach is just a little different. Just because your dog can’t hear does not mean he can’t be trained just as good as a hearing dog.

Short Courses, Talks & Workshops

Short Courses, Talks & Workshops

Short Courses

Eyes can speak a thousand words.

  • Recall Training
  • Loose lead walking
  • Improving body handling and making vet visits more pleasant
  • Mental stimulation and Tricks
  • Tellington Ttouch™
  • Babies, toddlers, kids and dogs - introductions and safety
  • Understanding canine body language
  • Bite prevention talks for pre-schoolers / children of all ages
Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

Looking for a present that is a bit different? A gift voucher is the perfect gift if you can't decide what would best suit the person you are buying for. Our gift vouchers can be purchased for any course, workshop, private lessons, services or accessories. Vouchers can be purchased at the office or forwarded to you via email.