DOGS and the CITY offers privately held classes in puppy basics, dog training and behavioural counseling.
The basis of all training is to enable you to have a healthy understanding of your dogs motivations and behaviours. Communication is very difficult if you dont know how to 'communicate'. What we do is help you demystify your dog.
Apart from helping you to understand why your dog does what it does, a basic knowledge of what drives your dog will allow for a more respectful and coexistent relationship.
Your trainer is Lisa Wolfenden.
Having become an Accredited Delta Society CGC Dog Trainer in 1997, Lisa furthered her education at Sydney University receiving a B.A. (Psychology & Linguistics), and a Grad. Dip. Sc. (Psychology).
She studied Psychology not only for the insight it would give her into animal behaviour and motivation, but also because she believes that a lot of the dog training available out there falls on deaf ears as it does not take into account the human factors involved in the problems that people are having with their dogs.
If you don’t like or understand the advice you are being given, then how are you expected to follow and implement it. Having a background knowledge of counselling allows Lisa to break down any barriers in communication that might hinder this process.
Lisa only uses positive reinforcement training methods. No check/choke chains, no barking at your dog, no throwing chains on the ground.
A series of four classes for dogs over 16 weeks of age, including housetraining and basic obedience.
Four 1 hour classes
Can involve up to six classes depending on the amount of training you and your dog have previously had. Obedience training.
1 hour classes
Involves carefully dissecting the problems that both you and your dog may be having. Many problems seem insurmountable, but can become less stressful with a little knowledge of both human and canine motivation and behaviour. The amount of visits required will depend on each individual problem.
Charge as per visit