New Family Dog:
Puppy, Adoption & Rescue

A Gentle Approach To Dog Training

Love, compassion and patience are the ingredients for success. Your dog will need time to gain confidence in their new environment, especially with a baby or toddler on the scene.

I practice positive, force-free training methods through the use of treats, toys, and games.

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Puppy Training

Perfect before puppy arrives, or up to aged 12 weeks.

Five Sessions: $425 +gst
Extra Sessions: $75 +gst

Life Skills

Puppies 4 months+, newly adopted, or a fun refresher.

Four Sessions: $350 +gst
Extra Sessions: $85 +gst

Behavioural Consult

Separation anxiety, fearfulness or aggression.

Two Sessions: $250 +gst
Extra Sessions: $95 +gst

Puppy Training:

Perfect before puppy arrives, or up to aged 12 weeks.

What's included:

  • 1.5 hour Pre-puppy consult

  • 4x 1 hour training sessions

  • Safely tips around children

  • Email & phone support

Puppy Training: $425 + gst
Extra Sessions: $75 + gst

Set your puppy up for success

Teaching your puppy to sit and walk nicely on leash is easy, your six year old child could do it (with a little guidance). Providing your puppy with the life skills to thrive in your home, and face all the challenges that come with living as a member of the family - now that takes skill, patience, and a sense of humour.

Appropriate socialization is hugely important for your puppy’s development, unfortunately this window for learning is only open for a very short time and starts to close at around 16 weeks.

The Puppy Package that I offer is a little different than most, in that my main focus is on socialization, and the common puppy related challenges that families face, like potty-training, bitting, barking, and sleeping though the night.

We will cover the basic skills including sit, leave it, come, and walking with a loose leash, but socialization and life skills will be our priority.

Life Skills:

For puppies aged 4 months+, newly adopted, or old family dogs in need of a refresher.

What's included:

  • 4x 1 hour training sessions

  • Safely tips around children

  • Email & phone support

Life Skills: $350 +gst
Extra Sessions: $85 +gst

Time to invest in their education

These sessions can be whatever you want them to be. We can cover all the basics, or just focus on the areas that need a little extra love.

The goal here is to have fun, to strengthen the relationship between you and your four-legged friend, while ensuring they have all the skills to enjoy family life to the fullest.

This is the perfect package for an older puppy, or a new dog who just needs a little extra help adjusting to their new home.

Life Skills focuses on improving the communication between dog and family, mastering walking without pulling, coming when called, and polite manners around the home…if only my toddler was so easy to train!!

Behavioural Consult:

Important: If there’s been a sudden change in behaviour, please visit your vet to rule out a medical issue.

What's included:

  • 1.5 hr behavioural consult

  • 1 hour follow-up session

  • Email & phone support

Behav. Consult: $250 +gst
Extra Sessions: $95 +gst

Helping dogs with separation anxiety, fearfulness or aggression.

Not only do these behaviours have a huge impact on your family’s life, they are also a common reason for a dog to be rehomed - especially if there are young children in the home.

Thankfully there’s a lot we can do to improve the situation, and though there are no “quick fixes” steady progress can be made through a combination of management and training.

For your dog to change their behaviour they need to feel safe (learning is not compatible with stress), so each of our sessions will be designed around your dogs needs and wellbeing.

This is just the beginning. Some behaviours can take months to work through, but I will set you and your dog on the right path with training goals and support that will see you through to the end.

We can’t say enough good things about Saffrina. She helped us train our new puppy, and she has been there to answer all of our questions and help guide us as we learn about how to be good (first time) dog owners.
— Georgina & Birdie

Can't find a training package that fits your needs? Let me customize one for you.