Working to create and maintain strong animal-human bonds while having fun and learning together
We do not believe in the use of pain, fear, intimidation, leash corrections or verbal reprimands. We understand these are not necessary and potentially harmful in training.
For training plans to be successful, all steps must be followed and follow-ups are highly recommended to ensure a full understanding of your dogs' behaviour.
(up to 5 months)
Do you want to get your puppy started on the right paw? We can help with everything from how to choose a puppy, puppy proofing your home, recommended equipment and toys, house training, safe socialization and exploration, preparing for vet visits, body handling, crating & more!
(over 5 months)
Private basic training for all dogs including ones raised from puppy-hood, new rescues, dogs coming from another country, refresh of basic cues or continuing after a group class.
This is NOT suitable for dogs with reactivity, fear, aggression, leash frustration, separation anxiety, excessive barking or resource guarding. See Behaviour Modification for more info.
Custom training plans for reactivity - displaying aggressive behaviours such as lunging, growling or barking towards dogs or humans, fear & anxiety, leash frustration, separation issues, resource guarding, obsessive barking & more.
How Would You Like to Trade Your Old Dog Training Equipment for Great Discounts?
We want to swap great discounts on our most popular services FOR your choke, prong or shock collars or any other qualifying pet gear. By participating in “Project tRade” you can earn up to 15% off our most popular services simply by giving us old pet gear* you have laying around. It couldn’t be easier!
What is “Project tRade”?
Project tRade is the Pet Professional Guild's (PPG) international advocacy program that promotes the use of force-free pet training equipment by asking pet guardians to swap choke, prong and shock collars (and any other devices that are designed to change behavior through pain or fear). Because we want all pets and their guardians to experience the huge advantages and long-lasting effectiveness of force-free training and pet care, we will give you great discounts on our most popular, effective, fun and pain-free training and pet care services in exchange for your old gear.
Effective, humane animal training and pet care methods are the foundation of any animal’s healthy socialization and training and help prevent behavior problems. Since a wide variety of equipment and tools are commonly used when training pets, the pet-owning public needs to be aware of the potential problems and dangers some equipment may pose. Specifically, the use of collars and leads that are intended to apply constriction, pressure, pain or force around a dog’s neck (such as ‘choke chains’ and ‘prong collars’) should be avoided. Distinguished veterinarians and behaviorists worldwide are joining the discussion and calling for the elimination of such devices from the training efforts of both pet owners and professionals.
What Do the Experts Say?
Respected veterinarian and thyroid expert, Dr. Jean Dodds, recommends against choke or prong collars “as they can easily injure the delicate butterfly-shaped thyroid gland that sits just below the larynx and in front of the trachea. These collars can also injure the salivary glands and salivary lymph nodes on the side of the face underneath both ears.”
Bestselling author and canine behaviorist, Jean Donaldson, says: "These devices (choke and prong collars), when they work, do so to the degree that they hurt. With the advent of modern methods and tools they are irrelevant.”
According to veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist Dr. Soraya V. Juarbe-Diaz: "Using punishment to stop behaviors is not new. Notice I say ‘stop’ rather than ‘teach’ -- I can stop any behavior, but I am more interested in teaching my students, animal or human, to choose the behavior I want them to perform because they can trust me, because I do not hurt them and they are safe with me, and because the outcome is something they enjoy.”
PPG thus encourages all pet owners and pet professionals to embrace modern, scientifically based, training techniques and tools, especially the latest generation of no-pull harnesses which are free of the risks posed by traditional collars and offer far more benefits. So swap your gear and help create a kinder world for you and your pet!
To learn more just visit PetProfessionalGuild.com
*qualifying pet gear = prong collars, shock collars, pinch collars, choke chains, citronella collars and the like.
Choke collars 15% off
Prong collars 15% off
Shock collars 15% off
Scat Mats 10% off
Bark Collars 10% off
Boundary Fencing 15% off
Eligible services include: initial consultations, follow up private sessions or private training packages
Maximum 15% discount per booking