What we teach

We only use force free techniques in our dog training methods. This means we do not use any force (hitting/lead tugging etc etc) to correct a dogs behaviour and only use positive re-enforcement.

The difference between training and behaviour: When looking for a trainer it is important to understand what the issues with your dog are so that you can seek someone who is appropriately experienced and qualified in that area.

The importance of feedback: The Confident K9 trainers provide extensive written feedback reports & easy to follow written training programs for the owner to follow with all our private sessions.                                    

General Training

Walking Nicely on a Lead
Meeting and Greeting (not jumping up)
Building Confidence
To Come When Called
Ignoring Distractions
To Wait Patiently
To Settle and be Calm
To Tolerate Frustration
Puppy training
Trick training

Problem Behaviours

Dog to dog reactivity
Excessive barking
Destructive behaviour
Excessive licking/grooming
Anxiety based aggression
House soiling
Puppy problems

Know the differences:

Dog training

Dog Trainer

If your dog has some obedience issues such as pulling on the lead, not coming when called, jumping up, toilet training and puppy training the likelihood is that you will need a trainer.

A dog trainer helps you to teach your dog to perform specific tasks or actions. They can also teach your dog not to do certain things such as barking and not rushing through doors.

Trainers are like teachers.

Dog behaviour modification

Dog Behaviourist

The focus of behaviorists are similar to a pet physiologist and they will be able to understand, assess and work on resolving abnormal problem behaviours.

These are things like separation anxiety, reactivity to other dogs, nervousness, over exuberance, resource guarding and aggression. The behaviourist will need to change how the dog ‘feels’ and use specialist behavior modification techniques to change the emotions of the dog.  They deeply understand the normal behavior of the dog and spend time counseling owners about the way they interact with their dog and how to help them.

 The process generally takes longer than training as changing emotions is a more complex process.

Puppy training

Veterinary Behaviourist

These are similar to a dog physiatrist. They are qualified veterinarians who have specialized in behavior. A veterinary behaviourist is able to prescribe medication and often see’s the most severe cases.