When I got my standard poodle pup, Oscar, I immediately was barraged with conflicting information from friends, pet shops, vets, and authoritative puppy books! I needed answers and I needed them fast...
....Enter Liarne! She was referred to me by word of mouth as being one of the best dog trainers in Sydney. Liarne immediately gave me advice on no-nonsense toilet training and house etiquette that worked almost immediately. She then, over the next few sessions, helped me with other puppy issues like teething/mouthing/nipping, jumping, focusing attention on me, walking on the leash, coming when called, and having control over what Oscar nibbles on in the park (that could one day save his life)...just to name a few.
Fast-forward to now, Oscar is 4 years old and has turned out to be the magnificent dog that he was always destined to be and Liarne has been there to support me all the way through. She is extremely professional and is always there for me when any issues arise.
Liarne's true love of four-legged creatures is evident when Oscar jubilantly bounds through the park to greet Liarne if he happens to see her. And, believe me, if Liarne is anywhere in the park, Oscar will find her! I would be more than happy to speak to any of Liarne's prospective clients and they should please feel free to ring me.
Jessica - Bellevue Hill
Liarne has helped us so much with our 7 month old German Shepherd. We had a lot of trouble with her hyperactivity levels, biting and insecurity problems. In only two sessions, Liarne bonded so much with our Ivy and gave us highly effective exercises to solve our issues with her.
They have helped her tremendously. She is now less of a biter and more of a kisser. She is also getting used to strangers and other dogs, as well as our socially awkward cat (which is a relief). We cannot thank Liarne enough for the things she has done for our dog and we'll be sure to recommend her to anyone facing similar problems.
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
We called Liarne back for some extra help with our six months old Airedale, Toffee, after being very confused with all the different points of view from friends, obedience school and Internet info on how to stop this growing dog from pulling during walks.
We first met Liarne at puppy school and found her methods of positive reinforcement and explanation of dog behaviour very insightful. We want training to be a great experience for our furry child as well.
Toffee loved the puppy classes, extra session and Liarne.
Thanks Liarne for all your help!
I just wanted to thank you so much for helping us settle in our beautiful rescue dog Mickie. We wanted to give her the best chance at rehabilitation from her old horrible life and I truly thank you for loving her as much as we do and having her best interests at heart. I have learnt more in my sessions with you than in all my time as a dog owner (since I was two years old!!). Your puppy classes were an informative and enriching experience and I am very grateful for the opportunity to observe a master at work!
I respect your methods and attitude to dogs and I can see that you are a fellow animal lover, which is why I have absolute trust in you with our special friend.
We are enjoying the most special bond with our dog and after following your advice I believe she is a happy and well-adjusted dog who is drawn to people and I think this is a wonderful achievement considering her history.
Thanks again and keep in touch,
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
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!!!!
How do they know to pick exactly the things we love?
All dogs bark, howl or whine to some extent. But too much is too much!
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!
New Puppy Owner's Survival Guide
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