Click on one of the services below for more information.
Adult group training
Group training for your dog will be a fantastic platform to try new skills or refine learnt behaviours. Any dog can benefit from group training be it an old dog learning new tricks to a newly adopted rescue dog.Read more
Typical lessons will include improving compliance in your dog with focusing on behaviours such as sit, down/drop, recall, loose lead walking, group walking and general impulse control just to name a few. We also practice proprioception work and socialisation in the form of agility training
At present Top Dogz is servicing the northern suburbs with training grounds situated in Padbury at the Statewide Services Centre ovals (Formerly Padbury Senior High School).
Class numbers are kept low to enable a more personalised training experience. Classes are held on Sunday mornings and located on a lush sports field with ample parking.
For families with sport and extracurricular commitments, extra classes may be arranged (may be a short waiting period to create a full class).
Top Dogz offers a set of 10 classes for $200. We take in most all newcomers in a rolling enrolment. You will receive a “membership” card in which attendance is marked each week. A huge 25% discount on further classes
Please contact Trevor for more information on group classes.
Perfect for puppies 8-16 weeks of age.
Puppy Kindy is the best way to shape your cute little puppy into a well socialised, pleasingly mannered dog. Trevor has had years of experience influencing puppies to become lovely companions and instructing owners to target what truly is important at this young and impressionable age.Read more
In Kindy, Puppies are shown the basic cues such as sit, down, recall, focus and attention. Socialisation is conducted off lead with strict supervision and all classes are held in-doors where appropriate hygiene safeguards can be met.
All Puppy courses are 4 weeks in duration and classes run for 1 hour. A rolling enrolment is in place so you do not have to wait to start training and socialising your puppy.
See below for classes and times
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Please contact Trevor for more information about classes and bookings for Adult and Puppy Group Classes.
Are you having difficulties with your dog such as barking, aggression, pulling on the lead or separation anxiety?Read more
Are you finding it hard to understand the motives behind your dog’s unwanted behaviour? Would you like to manage and train your dog so you can enjoy them more?
If the answer is yes to any of these then read on!!!
Understanding dog behaviour can be a challenge at the best of times. What may start out as little problems can quickly escalate and present situations which even the most willing dog owner may struggle with.
If you are experiencing behaviours that upset you or make you concerned, please contact Trevor for a private consultation. These consultations firstly help owners understand why their dog may be exhibiting unwanted behaviours, then help to better manage and train alternative activities.
What you get:
Initial consults at your home run for 2 hours and cost $230. This initial consult is designed to determine the extent and severity of the behaviour and immediately set in place a strategy for managing your dog. Upon completion of the session you will be given a report to keep you on track.
Follow up consultations are 90 minutes and cost $150. Follow up consults are highly recommended as training will evolve with new goals having to be set on a regular basis. Training packages are tailored (possible at initial consults) to suit the level of coaching required and do offer generous discount.
Please contact Trevor to book a private 1-on-1 consultation.
No Jumping parties
Do you have an excitable dog that greets visitors and guests like a maniac with unwanted jumping? Your dog may be friendly to a fault but without the social graces of a well-mannered dog, these encounters create just as much disruption and angst as an anti-social dog. Top Dogz presents a new training alternative to years of unwanted canine craziness with one session of perfect practise.Read more
What you need to host a Puppy party:
It is common for dogs to quickly refrain from jumping on owners but see guests as “fair game”. This occurs as dogs associate different behaviours for different people. Puppy parties only work with the help of your neighbours, friends and family. These are the people that visit your home often and will help your dog to generalise the preferred behaviour when greeting guests. To host a party it is best to enlist the help of as many people as possible as repetition is a key for success.
The secret of why this training will be remembered by your dog?
The best part of this training does not only affect your dog but also your guests. With return visits by your friends and family they will see the improvements made by your dog and remember they had a share of the training. This approach tends to lead your guests not to “reverse” the training that has been established and to only continue to reinforcing the appropriate behaviours.
Cost: No Jumping Parties hosted at your home will cost $270 for a 2 hour gathering with the friends and family of your choice.
*NOTE: This training is not suitable for fearful and/or aggressive dogs.
Please contact Trevor for bookings for a No-Jumping Puppy Party.
Post adoptive Training
Congratulations on the arrival of your new rescue dog. It may have taken you weeks or even months to pick the right one and now all you want to do is just enjoy your new best friend. In a perfect world this would be enough, however all newly adopted dogs will need some level of training to establish new rules and hierarchy to guarantee a successful adoption.Read more
Top Dogz appreciates the benefits and problems of adopting rescue dogs and offers Post Adoptive Training. With years spent training and rehabilitating abandoned dogs, Trevor understands potential problems that may arise when communication and appropriate leadership breakdown between new owners and adopted dogs. Post Adoptive Training or P.A.T. is designed to give the best chance of a lasting adoption with minimal disruption for you and your dog. This training is an excellent way to settle a dog into a new environment with less stress for all.
The content of training will vary considering the individual dog being adopted. Some dogs just need a refresher on rules and boundaries within a home environment, others may need a more targeted approach due to aggression issues, separation anxiety, abuse, fearfulness and more.
What you get:
With post adoptive training you receive a 2 hour consult in the privacy of your own home with a summary of the session to keep you on track. Sessions cost $210 for the initial 2 hour consult and subsequent private lessons cost $150 for 90 minutes with on-going email support.
Generous discount to new owners if consult is booked within four weeks of adoption.
Please contact Trevor to book a Post Adoptive Training session.
Board and train
SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Are you having problems with your puppy such as biting, toileting or general destruction?Read more
Need an alternative to boarding kennels or house sitters when going on holiday?
Wouldn’t you like to have your puppy or dog looked after by a professional and be better behaved when you get back?
Top Dogz is proud to present an opportunity to help the struggling dog owners of Perth. Board and Train is a premium pet service designed to house and train your dog in an idyllic household environment. Dog types that would best suit this service are puppies and adolescent dogs up to one year.
Top Dogz will socialise your puppy to children, older dogs, grooming, noise and much more whilst teaching them general manners, toilet training and self-control. All dogs and puppies will live inside with strict supervision to yard access.
Top Dogz can also take your cherished pet on excursions to child care centres, groomers, veterinary clinics, pet retail stores, parks and other dog friendly businesses.
Other services may not specialise in young puppies or have appropriate time to adequately socialise and train your dog with efficiency. With Top Dogz Board and Train, your best friend will be looked after as a member of the family.
Board and Train will cost $550 for 1 week of training. A discounted rate will apply for return visits.
Please contact Trevor for more information on availability of Board and Train services.
Walk and Train
Are you too busy with work to exercise and train your dog?Read more
Do you want a dog walker you can trust and knows what they are doing?
Is your dog bored at home and needs a break in the middle of the day?
Top Dogz can alleviate the burden of exercising your dog with the guilt free service of Walk and Train. On walks, all dogs will be trained to walk correctly on-lead while practising general manners when being approached by people, other dogs, joggers, bicycles and much more.
Top Dogz understand the demands of work and family life and will tailor a walk to best meet the owner’s and the dog’s needs.
Some dogs may be timid and need careful socialising for better confidence while other dogs may be excitable and need to be taught better manners when in public. Trevor has spent years working with a variety of dog temperaments and can appreciate the necessity to treat every dog as an individual. Training will be combined with socialisation as to offer a supreme dog walking experience for your pet.
Walk and Train services can also feed your dog with an enrichment tool after the walk to prevent unwanted barking and chewing when left alone.
Walk and train can be conducted with or without the owner being present with a monthly “check-in” session to keep owners up to date with training being delivered.
See below for Walk and Train fees:
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