Good to meet you last Saturday, and thank you so much for your help with Lily. She wore the anxiety wrap for the first time last night and it was amazing! She completely zoned out and stood behind the sofa wagging her tail pretty much ignoring anyone walking passed the house (an occasional growl or low bark).
She's stopped barking at the neighbours and doesn't bark at everyone who walks passed (just picks the occasional one).
Liarne is an exceptional trainer with a deep and instinctive understanding of animal behaviour. As the President of Australian Support Dogs, I am a strong supporter of training programs that emphasise positive reinforcement. I believe that Liarne and her training techniques are best of breed and would recommend her to anyone seeking a compassionate, reliable and dedicated trainer for their four-legged companion.
Danielle Press, President - Australian Support Dogs
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful results of your training with our Reggie. As you know we had consulted several trainers prior to you, and now believe this only traumatised him further. We really appreciated your gentle common sense approach, once you explained dog energy and behaviour it all falls into place.
We have implemented all of your recommendations. So, he no longer shakes when we leave him and most importantly is not aggressive towards other dogs or people. Now all 3 of us are enjoying the walks with our well-adjusted happy boy!! Cannot thank you enough...
Jen & Mark Norris
Harvard and I will be forever thankful for your words of wisdom, patience, kindness, knowledge and pure genuineness.
You are truly a walking/talking dog bible. Harvard is so much a better dog, and I a better owner. We regularly have admirers that are so impressed with his mannerisms and its all thanks to you!
Thank you again and hope that there are many more dogs and owners that are blessed with your experience.
When we first brought Marley home, we thought we had made a mistake. Brandy didn't take well to her at all. Thanks to your guidance, they are now great friends. You helped us show Brandy how to accept Marley and made life at home much easier.
Outside our home, Marley was a very shy and timid puppy. She would hide behind the kid's chairs at puppy school. Thank you for allowing her to repeat puppy school until she gained her self-esteem. She is so confident that she has to greet and play with every dog she meets, even the large ones. Most big dog owners are surprised at how Marley isn't afraid of their dogs. I always tell them how great puppy school and her teacher was.
It used to be very hard and stressful to walk brandy. She would bark at every dog she saw. Adolescent class was amazing. Brandy now focuses on me instead of the other dog and we can walk pass calmly, even if they are barking at her. She is a new dog and we have developed a beautiful relationship. We even returned the thundershirt!!
Thank you so much for everything. We have learnt and gained so much. Both girls are so well behaved and are happier. We have bonded so well thanks to you. I will always recommend you and your classes.
Liarne has been really helpful with our dog, Max.
Max is a 3 year old rescue dog who, whilst settling in well in the first 6 weeks that we have had him still had some things that we wanted to change in his behaviour. Liarne was great at identifying the root cause for this behaviour, and suggested simple actions. It was great training for the humans let alone the dog!
Max suffered from a bit of separation anxiety, struggled to settle down in the evening and despite knowing lots of commands, didn't know how to sit!
Thanks to Liarne's training, Max's behaviour with these issues improved significantly (very quickly), even learning how to sit in one evening training session! I would recommend her to anyone who has any training problems with their dog or puppy.
Elle White and Kristian Purdie
It’s time you start walking your dog, not them walking you. Turn your walk into a pleasure. It doesn’t have to be a miserable and frustrating experience.
It’s time to leave the park, yet your puppy is ignoring your pleas to come? As you reach for his collar he dashes out of reach. Now the chase begins.
Our puppy training school will teach your dog self-control to prevent the terrifying experience of watching your dog escape.
Wearing your good suit? Hands full of grocery bags? The kids bringing home a bunch of friends? And your dog is the first to jump all over them. It might have been cute as a puppy but now that your dog is all grown up?
You’ve left your puppy with plenty of wee-mats, the door to the garden was open…and never the less your puppy weed everywhere but where he was supposed to...
You just bought a brand new pair of shoes yesterday only to catch your dog in the act of chewing them. You can’t tie your shoes because the shoelaces have been shortened again! Your computer won’t work and you realise your pet has chewed through the cable!!!!
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Digging is deeply ingrained into a dog’s DNA but that doesn’t mean you can’t redirect that behaviour.
Dog aggression can be anything from lunging on leash, growling, barking, snarling, teeth bearing, air-snapping and finally biting. Don’t wait for an accident to happen and start enjoying your walk again.
Coming home to destruction, neighbours complaining about barking, urine everywhere? Separation anxiety is distressing for owners and dogs.
No matter if playful biting or aggressive behaviour, teach your pet good manners and that skin is off limits!
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