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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.

John is fabulous

Jo W, Yarraville

‘Our new puppy Ted was excellent on his walk this morning! John is a fabulous character and we can’t thank him enough.’

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

Very happy clients

Dr Alan, Mont Albert Vet Surgery

‘My experiences with AUSDOG have always been very positive. All my referred clients have been very happy with their outcomes, including those with dogs that had very complex problems.’

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

We came back to John after 12 years

Paula C, Kew

‘When we adopted our dog Aus 12 years ago, John’s advice was invaluable. We recently reached out to him again for help with our new Labradoodle puppy. John’s approach was just as effective and fun as it was 12 years ago!’

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

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Advice from John

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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Dog Bites and Children

All too often we hear of another child bitten by a family dog. So many people clearly do not understand about the importance of managing family pets around young children. More children are hospitalised in Australia each year resulting from dog bites than car accidents. You may be surprised to know that most dog bite incidents occur within the family home with small children by their family dog.

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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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