Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Dog Trainers - Ballarat

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Ballarat
    Posts
    78

    Default Dog Trainers - Ballarat

    Ok I'm looking for someone to help me with my Kelpie x smithfeild.

    Im in creswick and can travel around ballarat otherwise I have 50acres to work in if the trainer can come to me.

    My dog is 9 months old and smart and decided to not listen anymore. I have got heaps of tips online and books and everything but I really need someone to come work with me and her now before she gets any older and our bad habits get worse. I really want some 'one on one' rather than group lessons.

    Anyone reccomend a trainer? and how much they charge? Thanks

  2. #2

    Default

    I have no ieda what you are going through, but I would be thinking you are pulling your hair out at the moment.
    I have got only one suggestion and it is have you tried to redo your training on lead again. And start from scratch and hope it works.
    Apart from that I can't help you. Hope you get the reply you want and soon.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    9 months old is a typical age for dog to go through "doggy adolesence" including selective hearing. Like Ridstars said - it will be like starting over again.

    Dog Behaviour Articles FREE! K9 Pro The K9 Professionals

    You might also want to investigate crate training and doing the NILIF program. Ie the less re-inforcement the dog can help themselves to and the more they depend on you for all their fun things - the more well behaved the dog will be. So at this stage you may have to cut back on the dog's freedom and get it to work much harder for its dinner.

    Send Villain and Flirtt a PM and ask if she knows some good trainers willing to visit your area.
    Australian Purebred & Crossbreed Dog Forum - View Profile: Villain & Flirtt

    There are two whose advice I like tho I've never met either of them face to face that post on that other forum as "Nekhbet" (Geelong?) and "Erny" (Melbourne?) - both are in Vic somewhere but may not be all that close to Ballarat.

    This is Erny's website (not to be confused with Steve's website ref'd above)
    prok9.com.au - Home

    This is Nekhbet's website (says they do Ballarat too)
    Home - InLine K9 Professional Dog Training and Behavior
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 08-12-2011 at 08:28 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Gippsland, Victoria
    Posts
    743

    Default

    Ceejay: closest trainer to you that I would recommend is Trish Harris at 4Paws

    Dog Training - Four Paws K9 Training - Dog Trainers Melbourne- Puppy Preschool- Behaviour problems

    Trish is located at Diggers Rest and has other training facilities on the Western side. I do understand it is still an hour's drive each way for you, but I think Trish is well worth it.

    I agree with Hyac and Rid**** - 9 months is around adolescence and us a time when behavior tends to deteriorate. It is a temporary condition- but some return to basics (on lead is a must) would be excellent to really reinforce your training and reduce your dog's opportunities to 'make his own decisions'.

    Hope that helps :-)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Ballarat
    Posts
    78

    Default

    Thank everyone. I'll have a look at those sites and make a few calls.
    Its good to know its also an age thing. My last 4 dogs were all over the age of 18months so its been a while since I had a puppy.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    203

    Default

    i have heard of these guys, they are great, do clicker training and offer in home training i think. centered around the ballarat area so hopefully less driving for you!

    http://www.allpawsforward.com.au/
    "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    Kaz Tarja

    How do you know these guys are great?

    The website is a bit circular - says their instructors have completed "government approved Top Dog training course". But I prefer "government accredited National Dog Trainers' Federation". (NDTF)

    It has more stuff in their basic course - especially how to deal with problem dogs.

  8. #8

    Smile dog training

    Hi
    Have you found a dog trainer in Creswick?
    I am looking for someone too.

  9. #9

    Default

    HI, i see someone mentioned All Paws Forward. I know that Lisa who operates in the Ballarat area is both Govt approved and has a cert 111 from NDTF. She does home visits all over the place. A friend of mine used her and was very happy with the results. Hope this helps anyone looking for help in the area.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,581

    Default

    This is an old thread. I don't think the people who were looking for trainers around Ballarat are still looking here (ie haven't been active since 2011).

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •