BIG DOGS HAVE SPECIFIC NEEDS

    About the trainers

    We specialize in helping you achieve the dog behaviours you want in a large or giant breed. Bigger dogs, often as rambunctious as smaller breeds, can mature much later. Due to their size, more is expected of  large and giant breeds. We can help you head off any issues that may go on to cause distress, anxiety, or stress. Issues such as jumping up, pulling you across the road, chewing, mouthing, barking, digging and destroying household items become much more impactful with a larger breed. 

    Some training programs are based on the idea that everything applies equally to all breeds. And to an extent, it is true, learning theory is the same. However, there are key differences in the handling and management strategies of giant and large breeds. Loose leash walking becomes a necessity to prevent injury to the owner. Food-stealing or begging behaviours operate much closer to the height of kitchen counters and tables.

     

    Many of those giving advice will never have owned a large or giant breed dog. This approach may leave holes in the initial training period, which will be harder to fix later. As long time owners and trainers of large and giant breeds with over 40 combined years of experience, we have specific advice to give.

    Everything behaviour-wise is higher stakes. 

    After rescuing an "unmanageable fighting breed cross",  Laura's dog now competes in DogsNSW events and recently achieved a title. Jane's adolescent giant, a Great Dane, is the youngest Dane to achieve the AKC recognised title 'Trick Dog Champion' internationally. Jane's interest is training without physical manipulation. 

    Laura can be found each Sunday morning instructing at Sydney All Breeds Dog Training Club where she is Chief Instructor. Jane is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and a SABDTC committee member. Both attend Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and Pet Dog Trainer workshops and events. Both Laura and Jane keep up to date with developments in canine learning theory. 

    We take great pride in the progress and success of our clients, and look forward to helping you. Get in touch to learn more.

    SCIENCE-BASED APPROACH

     
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    'ONE ON ONE' COACHING SESSION

    Home consultation

    A popular service, personally tailored advice at your convenience in your own home.

     

    Our job is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a well behaved large breed dog who is a pleasure to be with.

    After several sessions, you will become well-versed at handling issues whenever and wherever they arise. Contact us now to schedule a session.

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    LARGE AND GIANT BREED BEHAVIOR

    A life without food thieves

    Would you like your big dog behaving appropriately both at home and out and about?

    You and you dog can learn at any age.

     

    Our specialization in giant breeds will help guide you and your dog to the right approach. Get in touch today and discover the tools and techniques.

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    BIG DOG CHALLENGES

    What to expect and how to train

    As owners of larger dogs life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict every situation, we can take control of how we and our dogs respond to certain situations. Learn how to reinforce the behaviours you want to see more of.

     

     

    With our sessions, you and your dog will learn about how to deal with whatever life may throw at you.

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