Dog Training

You really, really love your dog. And, most of the time, he or she is an absolute joy to live with.
But,... if only your dog would stop [ fill in the blank ].

If your dog’s embarrassing [ blank ] is any of the following:

  • stop lunging and pulling on the lead whenever we’re out on a walk together
  • stop jumping on people whenever we have visitors over, or we meet someone who just wants to say hi and give you a pat
  • stop barking like mad at every other dog or passer-by
  • stop being so distracted and completely ignore me whenever we’re out and about

We can help!

What if, you could have a dog that behaved more like this:

  • imagine the company of a calm and responsive dog, in any given situation
  • imagine your dog, in a relaxed trot, by your side, on a loose lead
  • imagine feeling proud every time a visitor or total stranger compliments you on your well-behaved dog, who politely sits and stares whenever someone comes up for a pat
  • imagine feeling confident that your dog will come every time you call, even when off lead at the dog park
  • imagine a dog that doesn’t bat an eyelid when he or she hears a strange sound or when someone just passes by your house
  • imagine not feeling guilty or anxious whenever you need to leave your dog home alone, knowing he or she has learnt to cope with these inevitable, real life situations

You can train your dog: reconnect, calm, focus.

We can help your dog be the best he or she can be. We can teach you effective training techniques, and provide you with the necessary tools and professional guidance, to reconnect with your dog and get back on track.

No more embarrassing moments of “misbehaving”... Instead, you will feel proud and confident about your dog’s actions - anywhere, any time. You will have a dog who has learnt what is appropriate and expected - a well-behaved, canine companion. Yes, this will be thanks to your hard work and commitment (dog training is simple - not easy), and a little help from The Mindful Dog’s professional dog training services.

So, what are you waiting for?
Let’s teach your dog what to do instead of [ “embarrassing” blank ].

Learn how to:

  • “Cultivate Calmness” - the answer to 80% of your dog training problems!
  • Strengthen your relationship with your dog, and get 100% focus and cooperation, anywhere, any time.
  • Read your dog’s body language. What is your dog trying to tell you?
  • Be as efficient and effective as possible when communicating with your dog.
  • Get the behaviours you want, on cue.
  • Use “Tricks of the trade” dog training techniques and useful tools.
  • And lots more...

What does it cost?

We always suggest to have an initial consultation, in order for us to get a good idea of where your dog is at, and what your specific goals are. Usually this initial session runs for up to two hours and costs $199.00.
At the end of this initial lesson, we’ll have a much clearer picture of your situation, and whether you need further dog training services. If so, we’ll be able to recommend how many lessons you will need in order to reach your desired outcome, and we can provide a few options. The total cost of a tailored dog training program will vary depending on what’s included and which option you choose. But in general, the cost per session would work out to be less than this initial consultation.

Dog Training

Your Dog Trainer

Radica made a big shift from the IT world to the animal industry in 2012, when she decided to join Mosman Vet as a full-time Veterinary Receptionist. During her five years there, one of her responsibilities was to coordinate Vicki Austin’s puppy class bookings.

Always keen to improve things, she took the initiative to make some changes: streamlined the booking process and email confirmations, designed a Puppy Class Certificate, purchased new stools for the attendees, printed educational posters for the classroom etc.

But, it was not until she observed the very experienced and skilled dog trainer, Vicki Austin, at work; that Radica’s early childhood passion for dog training was reignited.

She started taking professional dog trainer courses and workshops, and read only the best science-based dog training and behaviour resources she could find.

In 2014 Radica completed Vicki Austin’s Puppy Class Instructor Course, and was given the incredible opportunity to assist Vicki for 6 months during her puppy classes at Mosman Vet.

She has since gained much hands-on experience training puppies and dogs, and has attained her professional certification through the independent and globally recognised Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA).

Forever an eager dog training and behaviour student, she continues to expand her knowledge and training skills, by taking courses, participating in seminars and workshops, and by attending pet industry expo’s and dog day out events.

Radica currently lives in Crows Nest NSW Australia, with her husband and Pet Photographer, Jean-Jacques Halans. They share their lives with the always happy and gorgeous Nero (Belgian Mechelaar/Malinois x Kelpie, rescue dog); and the ever suave Mr. Mauro (adopted feline).

As your qualified dog trainer, Radica will help you set the right priorities and put effective strategies in place to teach your puppy dog how to get it right.)