Behavioural Coaching and Training
What is Behaviour Modification?
Behaviour modification is about improving the animal’s underlying emotional state and changing their behavioural pattern. It is not obedience training, but we do sometimes teach simple cues that can help an animal learn better alternatives instead of practicing an unwanted behaviour.
Behaviour modification is an essential part of improving pet behavioural problems. Effective treatment of behaviour conditions includes addressing several areas:
- neurochemical imbalance (assisted by medication if needed)
- reduction of triggers (by environmental management)
- learning new coping mechanisms (by behaviour modification)
We only use positive reinforcement techniques during our coaching sessions which means we use treats, praise and pats – whatever the individual finds most reinforcing.
Qualified Trainer, Customised Plan
During the lessons, our Certificate IV Delta Institute qualified and Fear Free certified Behavioural Trainer/Coach practices the training techniques with the client. A tailores training plan is sent after the lesson with detailed steps to follow at home.
The number of sessions depend on your pet’s behavioural issues and your skills too but our Behavioural Coach will equip you with the theoretical and practical skills so you can work on the exercises at home. We recommend having a follow-up session in a few weeks from the initial lesson to fine tune your skills and address any concerns that you may have.
Venue, Fees, Bookings
Lessons are available at our venue (10/1 Patricks Road, Arana Hills), as home visits or via Zoom.
Each lesson includes one-on-one coaching and a detailed written plan.
Travel fees apply to in-home lessons – please get in touch for a quote.
To book a session with our Behavioural Coach, please have a look at available times here:
Friendly, fast and very well priced. Tony is a top bloke and I am happy to have supported this small local business.
Tony is knowledgeable, practical and well prepared. Generous with advice. Great service and price.