Behaviour and Training
Does your pet display undesirable behaviour(s)?
Does your pup need Puppy training?
Does your dog need obedience training?
Does your cat pee outside the box or scratches at inappropriate places?
Have you always wanted to teach your dog or cat new skills and tricks but didn’t know where to start?
Look no further! qualified, experienced and here to help you and your furry friend with behavioural problems and animal training through positive re-enforcement in the comfort and safety of your home.
WE OFFER UNIQUE TRAINING SERVICES FOR DOGS AND CATS
PUPPY IN-HOME TRAINING: We will help your pup integrate comfortably into their new home by establishing a happy, safe and relaxed environment. Your puppy will learn good manners, toilet & crate training, basic obedience commands and separation coping techniques. You will learn about puppy development, diet & nutrition, dog body language, environmental enrichment and much more. Most significantly we will teach you how to positively reinforce desirable behaviours and stop unwanted ones. 2 hours in-home training sessions for pups from 8 weeks of age (with first vaccination).
DOG TRAINING: Training is a significant part of your dog’s life; it provides lots of benefits to you and your pet and ultimately strengthens the bond you share. Many common problem behaviours are normal dog behaviours that humans don’t find acceptable. Other behaviours may be a sign of a psychological or medical issue. Following our initial assessment; we will develop a customised training plan based on your dog’s breed, individual needs, temperament, health and environmental conditions. We will provide you and your dog with training or management techniques to best reach a result for you both. Private dog lessons are one hour in duration and consist of obedience and beyond the basics training.
Cat Tricks: Your individual cat can be trained to perform many tricks which can help reduce fear, anxiety and frustration. Unlike dogs, they won’t take kindly to coercion or rewarding by petting. Some cats are food driven and can even be clicker trained. Once we figure out their most desirable treat or motivation we start with short weekly sessions and make it a fun experience for you both.
On-leash Cat Training: your clever feline companion might be slightly perplexed to have a harness placed on them in the first few instances, however with patience, perseverance and training we will get your cat accustomed and excited to go outdoors and roll in the sand, grass and dirt.
Behaviour consults, Behaviour modification and Enrichment programs coming in 2021: Prevention of unwanted behaviour and setting cats up for success is idyllic. It is important to be mindful that medical and behavioural issues are often closely related. Behaviour modification looks to change your cat’s reaction to a specific situation, thing or person. Techniques of counter-conditioning and desensitization can help your cat be happier and more well-adjusted! Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.
CAT AGILITY TRAINING: Cat agility is a fun sport or hobby in which competent cats are enticed through timed obstacle courses by their trainers or owners. Agility is a great way to play & exercise and improves your relationship with your feline companion. Feline Agility Competitions are mainly hosted in the USA; however, the sport is taking off in Australia now. To learn more give us a call on 0403 939 202 or check out http://agility.cfa.org/index.shtml
If you’d like assistance with your pet’s behavioural problems or would like your best friend to learn a new command or trick, contact Pet Nurture on 0403 939 202 or Enquiries@PetNurture.com.au. We’d love to empower you and your animal companion.