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Puppy Training

Give your puppy the best possible start

Adorable can turn to naughty very quickly

Bringing a new puppy into your home is a special time. You can’t get enough of their cuddles and cuteness – at least until the weeing, chewing, biting or jumping begins.

Did you know that the first 18 weeks of your puppy’s life is the most crucial learning period? So you don’t have much time for false starts. And remember: a naughty, untrained puppy can quickly become a badly behaved adult dog.

Results were instant

Mike N, Warranwood

‘The arrival of our new puppy was a very exciting time but the challenges quickly became apparent. However, John’s visit was all we needed to help us set boundaries for our puppy – and the results were instant. After just one week of reinforcement, our puppy is now toilet trained and extremely well-behaved.’

Choose your puppy training approach wisely

Contrary to popular belief, puppy training schools are often ineffective because they don’t teach you how to handle your puppy in its own environment. And surprisingly, they can actually hinder positive socialisation rather than promote it.

In fact, 8 out 10 badly behaved dogs we train were once puppy school ‘graduates’!

We give you the solid foundation you need

At AUSDOG, we come to your home to help you set a solid foundation for your pup’s future good behaviour. Through education and support, we help you:

  • Settle your puppy into its new environment
  • Establish designated feeding, sleeping and toilet areas
  • Implement a routine to suit your lifestyle
  • Learn how to handle and communicate with your puppy – the right way, right away

The best in the business

Dr Graham, Village Vet, Toorak

‘We continue referring our clients to AUSDOG because of John’s unparalleled honesty, expertise and professionalism. He is one of the best in the business. And if the behavioural issue is unsolvable, he will tell the client without beating around the bush or wasting their money.’

Simple, straightforward advice for the whole family

Biting, chewing and jumping are not part and parcel of puppy rearing. These behaviours can be avoided. And if they’ve already started? You can and should correct them as soon as possible.

We help you and your children address the specific challenges that come with bringing a new puppy into your home – such as:

  • Nipping, chewing, mouthing or biting
  • Jumping on family members and visitors
  • Crying and separation anxiety
  • Pulling on lead and poor behaviour with other dogs
  • Setting physical boundaries in the home
  • Overexcitement and unnecessary barking
  • Digging, burying and other destructive behaviours

An absolute miracle

Tabitha O, Kew

‘John accomplished an absolute miracle. My little princess is now a true princess. Thank you, thank you, thank you – and bless you from the bottom of my heart.’

Yes! We’re ready to give our puppy the best possible start.

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Advice from John

Dog Bites and Children

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Over the years I have been a strong advocate educating owners on the importance of safety of children around dogs. Dog Bite incidents are often a direct result of humanising of dogs. I can’t emphasise enough the message to dog owners that management is so important. All too often, we hear of another child bitten by a family dog, and with horrific outcomes.

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The Dangers of Chicken Necks

I have been warning dog owners for many years now regarding the dangers of chicken necks, however many Breeders and Veterinarians keep advising owners to give them to dogs. The University of Melbourne study warns against feeding dogs raw chicken meat especially chicken necks. It is not hard for a pup to choke. Read more about the dangers of feeding your pup chicken necks here.

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Children and Dogs

Don’t take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children. Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years. Often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pups with an over-affectionate cuddle.

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