“Offering personalised one-on-one advice to owners for help in correcting problem behavior. Servicing the Sydney metro area.” About Us
Every day dogs are brought into new homes and join new families. Sometimes, that isn't an easy transition for one or both parties involved. Sometimes little problems grow out of control into big problems.
Located in Sydney, Canine Counselling by Mark works to make things happier for you, your pet and your family. It's not just about a dog being obedient. It's about relationships, communication and trust.
Take a moment to look around my website at my methods, my qualifications and my methods. And then contact me about starting a program for you and your canine companion.
Once you've decided to get professional help, everything
else is fairly straightforward.
How does it work?
How do you and your dog get started?
What will it cost?
1) Initial assessment and consultation
I will come visit you to meet you and the dog(s), see the exact problems you are having, discuss what you have tried, what did or didn't work, and understand what your goals are for you and your dog(s). This is also an opportunity for you to evaluate me. This usually lasts 2-3 hours, and is done in a location where I can see the issues (your home, the park, café, etc.).
2) Quotation and agreement to proceed
Based on the information gathered during the initial consultation I will be able to provide an estimation of the time and money I think it will take to fix the issue or get you where you want to be. Sometimes this can be done at the same time as the initial consultation; sometimes it will have to be another date.
3) One-on-one training sessions
If you agree with the estimate and we decide to proceed, I will provide personalised one-on-one training for you and your dog. These sessions always include some written notes that you can keep. These sessions can be quite intense, and involve a lot of information, so they are usually limited to 2 hours max per visit.
After we have completed the course of personalised sessions, you will have the tools and knowledge to continue the training and achieve your desired results.
Of course I am always available for questions and advice, and a certain amount of follow-up is expected. If we decide that further sessions are required, these can be arranged on an as-needed basis.
• Certificate in Dog Training and Behaviour from The National Dog Trainer's Federation Australia
(also receiving Academic Achievement Award)
• Member of APDT (Association Pet Dog Trainers) Australia
• Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT)
• Dangerous Dog Handling and Assessment
• Delta Therapy Dog volunteer