Train humanely - without force, without fear, without dominance

Bespoke training for every dog for each stage of its life

puppies, adolescents, adults, fearful, reactive dogs, senior dogs, dogs with separation anxiety
Behaviour Consultation & Evaluation

It starts here, with a behaviour consultation and evaluation for your dog in your home. A behaviour consultation and evaluation determine yours and your dog’s training needs.

We’ll assess your dog’s behaviour, guide you in understanding your dog’s body language, and test how your dog responds to training. We use effective low-stress handling techniques, and reward-based, dog-friendly, positive reinforcement and clicker training methods, which are based on a scientific understanding of how dogs learn.

Our goal: To help you and your dog form a fulfilling life-long relationship anchored on a sound understanding of your dog’s behaviour, and clear communication between you and your dog.

Cost: S$500 per dog, 2 hours duration
Trade-in your used choke, chain, prong, pinch or shock collars to earn bonus training time under Project tRade: find out more here!
(Terms and Conditions apply)

“Puppy Brains” Foundation Programme

Puppyhood is the best time to teach your puppy to be calm and brave around potentially scary things and situations it can encounter in our human world, e.g. strangers, other dogs and animals, unfamiliar objects, loud noises, being handled for a nail trim, ear cleaning, etc.

While our puppy lessons are mainly conducted in your home, we’ll organise play sessions with other known dogs, where we guide you in socialising your puppy safely with other dogs.

We’ll take you through the first few important lessons for your puppy – potty training, handling exercises, encountering novel situations and forming good play habits with your family, especially if you have kids!

Work your puppy’s brain – it’ll tire it out as much as, if not more, than just physical exercise.

Cost: S$1,800 per puppy, 8 one-hour sessions
(Terms and Conditions apply)


Useful Resources (courtesy of Dr Ian Dunbar and James & Kenneth Publishers)

The “A-A” Connection - Adolescents to Adults

As your dog reaches adolescence (approx. 8 months – 2 years), and adulthood, it may develop behaviours that you weren’t prepared for.

Many dogs miss out on learning the life and social skills that are cultivated from puppyhood, but it doesn’t mean that they can’t learn them when they’re older. We provide customised training through in-home lessons to address common behavioural problems you may face with your dog, e.g. jumping, chewing, nipping, mouthing, excessive barking and unruly behaviour.

A dog can learn, regardless of age, breed or size, but it needs you – Doggy’s guardian  – to work consistently as a team with Doggy, to bring out those canine good manners that are welcomed wherever you go with your dog.

Cost: S$1,800 per dog for 8 one-hour sessions
(Terms and Conditions apply)

Wellness Care For Senior Dogs


As your dog enters his golden years, he needs customised, even specialised training to help him maintain a healthy lifestyle. From muscle and core conditioning exercises to mental enrichment games, we have the expertise to help senior dogs enjoy their quality of life with you.

You may need to first schedule a Behaviour Evaluation, and we’ll see what’s needed!

Cost:
Behaviour Evaluation ($500 per dog, 2 hours duration) may be required.
S$250 per dog, 1 hour duration per session.
(Terms and Conditions apply)

Treating Your Dog's Separation Anxiety


If your dog panics when it’s left alone, it may be suffering from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is treatable, and it’s best that you work with a canine separation anxiety specialist to help your dog.

Contact us to find out more.

Growly Gus & Fearful Fifi - Reactive or Fearful Dogs

How reactive a dog is in certain situations depends on various factors – its genetic predisposition, its environment, and the life and social skills that it has or hasn’t learnt. In some cases, where a dog is shy or fearful, inappropriate training methods may also play a part in escalating reactive behaviours, e.g. dog-dog aggression, dog-human aggression, and aggression during handling.

Working with a reactive dog requires a systematic behaviour modification programme, where the goal is not to correct the reactive behaviour, but rather, to teach the dog different skills to help it cope with stressful and overwhelming situations. How much a reactive behaviour can be modified depends on a combination of the dog’s genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and how you learn and work with your dog as a team to practise and apply the alternative skills.

We provide behaviour modification programmes for the following:

• Dog-dog reactivity
• Dog-human reactivity
• Reactivity during handling
• Fear reactivity


Cost: starts at S$1,800 per dog, 8 one-hour sessions
(Terms and Conditions apply)


Useful Resources (available from Dogwise.com)

  • Patricia B. McConnell: The Cautious Canine
  • Patricia B. McConnell & Karen B. London: Feisty Fido
  • Jean Donaldson: Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs
  • Jean Donaldson: Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression
  • Deborah Wood: Help for Your Shy Dog: Turning Your Terrified Dog into a Terrific Pet
  • Brenda Aloff: Aggression in Dogs
Single Sessions for Small Tweaks

At times, you may need a little help just to sort out a puzzling behaviour for your generally well-behaved dog, or you might like to learn some fun games – like agility, rally obedience or party tricks to stimulate the canine mind. In cases like these, you can book single sessions on an ad-hoc basis.

You may need to first schedule a Behaviour Evaluation, and we’ll see what’s needed!

Cost:
Behaviour Evaluation ($500 per dog, 2 hours duration) may be required.
S$250 per dog, 1 hour duration per session.
(Terms and Conditions apply)

Does Your Dog Have C.L.A.S.S.?

nurture canine life and social skills

C.L.A.S.S. stands for Canine Life and Social Skills. It’s an educational and hands’-on programme to promote training that’s focussed on the use of positive reinforcement to strengthen relationships between people and their dogs. The C.L.A.S.S. programme is developed by the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) based on input from dog owners, non-dog owners, shelter workers and professional dog trainers. C.L.A.S.S. benefits dog owners, dogs and those around them! For more information, visit My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S..

Our C.L.A.S.S. programme teaches your dog the practical behaviours that help it cope in different situations, e.g. waiting for good things to happen, greeting people politely, walking nicely, allowing other people (like the vet) to examine its ears, paws and teeth. The more you learn with your dog as a team, the more your dog forms the habit of paying attention to you, instead of getting overly excited or distracted by its surroundings. It then becomes easy for you to bring your dog with you wherever you go – the park, the beach, the coffee-shop and any place where dogs are welcome!

We offer 3 levels of C.L.A.S.S.:

B.A. level – assesses core life skills of a dog/ owner team
M.A. level – assesses the life skills of a dog/ owner team with distractions
Ph.D. level – assesses the performance reliability of a dog/ owner team’s life skills

A dog/ owner team must pass the B.A. level before progressing to the M.A. level, and must pass both these levels, before taking the Ph.D. level.

Cost: S$1,800 per dog for B.A. level, 8 one-hour sessions
Fees for the other C.L.A.S.S. levels to be determined based on dog/ owner team’s skills and needs
(Terms and Conditions apply)

Here, we show how Kiyo earned his APDT Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S). triple certificates with Honours.

More free training videos are on our YouTube channel.


Useful Resources (courtesy of APDT – please check APDT‘s website for the latest versions)

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