One-to-one training tailored to your individual dog, lifestyle, and training goals. Covering Perth Metro.
Learn what drives your dog's behaviour and how to effectively change it without spending hours a day training. The secret is training smarter, not harder and making it fun for you AND your dog.
Many clients have worked with different trainers or never owned a dog before. One-to-one training is about understanding not only your dog but how training can be tailored to you too!
DOG-TO-DOG REACTIVITY & AGGRESSION
Overreacting to dogs, people, or other triggers out of fear, or over-excitement is stressful for dogs AND their owners, especially when aggression is a factor (I get it, I was there once with my own dog. It's why I became a trainer!). Teaching dogs how to calmly observe but still listen is what I teach clients every day.
As part of reactivity, or when dogs just REALLY like to sniff stuff and there's no stopping them. No training tool is usually the fix, instead, it's about changing the mindset of why dogs want to pull in the first place! There's nothing like enjoying a calm, loose-leash walk with your dog. It should be something every dog and owner gets to enjoy.
Most clients coming in for help with manners have teenagers (dogs from approximately 8 - 18 months old). Jumping, nipping, destruction, pushiness, or generally not listening. The good news is dogs aren't actually naughty, they're just doing what works for them. The key is reverse psychology and it's fun when you know how!
Understanding how to help fearful dogs can be tricky, especially with so much conflicting advice available online, some of which can make the situation worse leaving dogs AND their humans feeling anxious! A strategic plan builds confidence in not only dogs but their humans as well.
Obedience can be part of behaviour modification or a stand-alone training plan. The key to strong and reliable obedience is understanding motivation and communication. Want your dog to engage with you and follow your commands, where ever you are and whether you're holding a treat or not? Regardless of breed or age? Challenge accepted!
Specialising in behaviour modification means the focus of puppy training is building confidence and strong relationships with owners and subsequently reducing the chances of developing behaviour issues later on!
Note: for human aggression or severe separation anxiety cases, please email us before booking.
Single Session Package
- Pre-session 'Tell Me About Your Dog' questionnaire
- Get started before your first session with fun and simple exercises emailed to you
- One-to-one private training session tailored to your unique dog and lifestyle (allow 90 minutes)
- Guided practice of training exercises during your session so you feel confident practicing at home
- No need to take notes! Your tailored training plan including step-by-step instructions and reference videos is emailed to you following your session
- Feel supported following your session with four weeks of remote support to answer questions and keep you on track!
Complete Training Package
- All Single Session Package inclusions PLUS:
- Two additional one-to-one private training sessions to maximize progress and hit your training goals
- Regular check-ins between sessions to keep you on track and ensure we maximize your face-to-face time
- Access to post-program group classes to help you practice your new skills in real-world environments
- Feel supported with 6 months of remote support to answer questions, troubleshoot, and celebrate wins!
- Payment plan available to get you started right away!
Thank Dog I met Jacqui early in my journey with my fearful, dog-reactive, recourse guarding, leash puller staffi mix. It's been an ongoing, rewarding learning experience trying to understand and help my dog and I don't know where I'd be without Jacqui. She is super passionate about what she believes in and has so much knowledge to share. She moves with the times, always delving into something new and she is my go-to when I get stuck. Thanks for always being there for me and Simba. Dog Sense just makes sense.
Jacqui has been incredible with our reactive Heeler! Our dog has learned so much and so have we
:-) Jacqui is extremely knowledgeable, patient, she really has our dog’s best interests at heart and always goes above and beyond. Thank you Jacqui!
Where would we be without Jacqui from Dog Sense - an absolute gem. Started as a client in 2018 and Barossa (our blue heeler) is a different dog now. We are so fortunate to have Jacqui in our lives in so many ways. From week long board and train stays, to short overnight boarding, weekly training sessions or just a simple check in, walk and behaviour brush up - Jacqui understands us. She has been my absolute rock, when Barossa has been sick, or stressed, Jacqui has had the answer or given advice to see a vet. She is my go-to when I don't know what to do, like my fairy dog-mother who knows what to do and if she doesn't, she researches to find the answer. Jacqui goes above and beyond as a human, a dog whisper and trainer. With her pysch background, I swear she can actually get inside and understand what is on Barossa's mind. THANK YOU Jacqui!!!
My dog couldn't walk even on the opposite side of the road to other dogs but now he's completely different and instead of dreading our walks and being embarrassed I actually get compliments on how well trained he is
My boy Barney had 3 sessions with Jacqui over a week period concentrating on engagement, manners, place training & learning how to control & calm his hyperactive behaviour.
He has improved significantly from these sessions, & is much more engaged & "respects" boundaries much more at home....
Thankyou Jacqui!! xxxxxx