If you need help with a behaviour problem (e.g. dog-to-dog interactions, leash reactivity, excessive barking, resource guarding, handling issues)

Who is it for?

Anyone who thinks their dog has problem behaviours such as excessive barking, dog reactivity, shyness, fearfulness, you name it. The consultation includes a thorough assessment of the problem behaviour(s), one-on-one training plus a customised training and management plan.

What is included?

  • in-home assessment and consultation (approx. 1.5 hrs) with immediate management and training advice
  • detailed and personalised written management and training plan
  • choose from 3 different packages – initial assessment and 1, 2 or 3 follow-up lessons
  • professional advice from a qualified dog behavioural trainer (CPDT) using best practice force-free training methods
  • long-term solution instead of quick fixes (which might not only be unrealistic and unethical, but potentially dangerous)
  • absolutely no out-dated and aversive training methods such as choke chains or shock collars (which are not only inhumane and illegal in other states, but often exacerbate the underlying problem)

Behaviour consultation and training packages

Initial Assessment + one Follow-up Lesson (1 x 45 min)$280
Initial Assessment + two Follow-up Lessons (2 x 45 min)$360
Initial Assessment + three Follow-up Lessons (3 x 45 min)$440
  • the amount of additional lessons depend on individual needs
  • the outcome depends on the dog’s previous life experiences, learning history and how well the guardians are able to manage the problem behaviour and implement the recommendations
  • no travel fee within the following suburbs: Auchenflower, Bardon, Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Chelmer, Fig Tree Pocket, Graceville, Indooroopilly, Jindalee, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Milton, Mt Ommaney, Paddington, Pinjarra Hills, Pullenvale, Red Hill, Rosalie, Sinnamon Park, Sherwood, St Lucia, Taringa, Tennyson, Toowong
  • small extra travel fee outside the above suburbs – please call or email for a quote
  • 20% discount for the second pet if assessing 2 dogs from the same household

If your dog has bitten before

All dogs can bite if they have no other choice or those earlier warning signals have been missed/ignored. We can address minor bites (air snaps, nips, once-off bites) and help prevent future bites.

However, if your dog has bitten multiple times, or has caused significant injury to another dog or a human before, please contact a Registered Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine or a Behaviour Veterinarian with credentials MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour). They are veterinarians with further qualifications in animal behaviour and are able to properly address underlying mental health conditions.

Bookings

To book a behaviour consultation, please fill in the dog behaviour questionnaire from below so we have a better understanding of you and your dog’s needs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email on info@embarkpetcare.com.au or call/text on 0424 166 167.