Frequently Asked Questions
Do you come to me?
Most initial training sessions take place at our West Perth training center, but home visits are usually included in training packages and are preferred for young puppy sessions or issues specific to the home environment.
Our goal is that we optimize the environment so your dog can learn well and progress.
If you're not sure what will suit you better, reach out and let us know!
What approach do you use?
Many of my clients have worked with different trainers and either want to continue with the approach they've learned or do something different, while other clients are completely new to training.
One of my professional objectives is to understand as many methods and techniques as possible, the science behind them, and the skill in practical application.
I'm qualified in both force-free and balanced methods and do not follow one specific approach, but my aim is for all training to be relationship and reward-based and fun for your dog AND you!
Do you use science based methods?
My accreditation is through The National Dog Trainers Federation of Australia (NDTF), the only nationally and government-recognized certification in the country for canine professionals, which is based on the latest data and studies in canine behaviour and training.
I also hold a bachelor's degree in psychology which gives me a deep understanding of the science of learning and motivation which I apply to my training daily.
Part of my role as Vice President of Professional Dog Trainers Australia (PDTA), is to stay up to date with research looking at dog training methods and claims based on them.
How are you different from other trainers?
Many of my clients have been to multiple trainers and often feel let down when the approaches the trainer suggested didn't work.
I aim to understand as many approaches as possible so that I can tailor them to the unique dog/owner in front of me.
Because of my education and background in psychology, I understand I'm not just helping dogs but owners too, so training's tailored to every owner's lifestyle and level of skill, not just their dog's breed or behaviour.
My goal is to be the last trainer my clients ever need.
How do I get started?
You'll find details of training options and pricing on our services page. Provide your details via the enquire now button or through our contact page.
If you're not sure what you need or just have some questions about training or your dog then you can also book an obeligation-free clarity call through our one-to-one services page.
Once you've decided on your training package you'll pay a deposit to secure your booking then choose your own session via our scheduler. If you don't see a time or day that works for you don't worry! We can usually find something that suits.
If money is tight make sure to ask about payment plans. We also have an online members page and courses that are great value.