Behavioural Problem Solving: A Gentle Approach To Dog Training

Love and compassion are the ingredients for success. Training takes time, patience, and a little creative problem solving in some cases, but most goals are possible when built on a foundation of trust and security.

Active learning should be fun for all parties involved, especially for your four-legged-friend, so it's important to match the pace of our training sessions to the comfort level of your pup. Shy, fearful, or reactive dogs will need time to gain confidence in their new environment, so their safety and wellbeing will always come first. When these needs are met learning is innate, and training becomes possible.

Home Consultation Package

Includes a 1.5 hour Home Consult, one hour Follow-Up Session, a detailed training plan, and on going phone/email support.

During the 1.5 hour Home Consultation session we'll cover the potential root causes for your dog's behavioural anxiety, and how we can eliminate them, or at least greatly reduce their occurrence in and around the home immediately.

Once a management plan has been established, we'll then address your training goals and the different elements that will be involved, with a rough time line. We'll go over the first set of skills, and I'll leave you with a couple of home work assignments to work on before our Follow-Up session.

I'll send you detailed notes for everything that we cover, so you don't need to worry about forgetting anything.

The one hour Follow-Up session should be scheduled within two weeks of the Home Consult. During this session we'll recap the skills you've been working on, assess your dog's progress, and problem solve any issues that may have arisen. The remainder of the session will be spent working on the next set of skills.

To help you and your dog succeed I am available between training sessions to answer any questions you may have, or cheer you on if you just need a little moral support.

Cost: $350 plus gst.

Follow-Up Sessions

A one hour Follow-Up session, including training notes & phone/email support.

Most behavioural cases will require multiply sessions over a period of time, even if it's just a monthly check-in to assess progress, or refresh you're skills.

All of my Follow-Up sessions include notes, as well as phone and email support between sessions, so you will feel fully supported throughout through the process.

Cost: $95 plus gst.


Saffrina proved to be an incredibly kind and intuitive trainer tapping into our dog struggles immediately. Her gentle, non judgmental manner and excellent skills helped to transform our relationship with our dog and as a result allowed us to make decisions in her best interest.
— Donna & Louise