Sonia Says Sit Services

Puppy Preschool

Give your puppy the best start. Start early and train positively. Puppy Preschool is a fantastic way to socialise your new puppy and learn some important training techniques. You and your puppy will learn training skills including sit, come, drop, stay and lots more general manners. Get help with toilet training, puppy mouthing, jumping and loose lead walking. Socialisation in a safe and controlled environment. Information on health care, responsible ownership, useful reference handouts, training treats and product samples.


Puppies aged from 8 to 12 weeks Puppies aged from 13 to 24 weeks
4 puppies per class (max) Puppies are carefully sorted into compatible classes


Helensburgh Veterinary Clinic | Cost: $140 for 5 lessons
Duration: 5 x 1 hour lessons | The first lesson is puppy free

Puppy Preschool

Give your puppy the best start. Start early and train positively. Puppy Preschool is a fantastic way to socialise your new puppy and learn some important training techniques. You and your puppy will learn training skills including sit, come, drop, stay and lots more general manners. Get help with toilet training, puppy mouthing, jumping and loose lead walking. Socialisation in a safe and controlled environment. Information on health care, responsible ownership, useful reference handouts, training treats and product samples.


Puppies aged from 8 to 12 weeks Puppies aged from 13 to 24 weeks
4 puppies per class (max) Puppies are carefully sorted into compatible classes


Helensburgh Veterinary Clinic | Cost: $140 for 5 lessons
Duration: 5 x 1 hour lessons | The first lesson is puppy free

Adolescent and Adult Dog Training

As your dog grows so does their need for training. Adolescence - 6 to 18 months of age. Also known as the destruction phase. This means physical changes, mental changes and hormonal surges. Boredom and curiosity are the main driving factors. Dog proof your house but don’t put up with bad manners. Training targets specific behaviours like mouthing, barking, jumping, calm behaviour in the presence of distraction and other dogs and loose lead walking. You and your dog will learn training skills including clicker/bridge training, refresh and reinforce sit, come, drop, stay and general manners.


Dogs aged from 5 months and older Maximum of 4 dogs per class
Clicker, treat pouch and treats supplied


Helensburgh Veterinary Clinic | Cost: $220 for 5 lessons
Duration: 5 x 1hr lessons

Adolescent and Adult Dog Training

As your dog grows so does their need for training. Adolescence - 6 to 18 months of age. Also known as the destruction phase. This means physical changes, mental changes and hormonal surges. Boredom and curiosity are the main driving factors. Dog proof your house but don’t put up with bad manners. Training targets specific behaviours like mouthing, barking, jumping, calm behaviour in the presence of distraction and other dogs and loose lead walking. You and your dog will learn training skills including clicker/bridge training, refresh and reinforce sit, come, drop, stay and general manners.


Dogs aged from 5 months and older Maximum of 4 dogs per class
Clicker, treat pouch and treats supplied


Helensburgh Veterinary Clinic | Cost: $220 for 5 lessons
Duration: 5 x 1hr lessons

In Home Consultation

Training that is specifically tailored to suit your pet and family in the comfort of your own home.


assessment of current training and behaviour agreed training goals written report and training program clicker and training pouch revision of training program if necessary availability for telephone consultations

Conducted in your home | Cost: $400 for 4 lessons
Duration: 4 x 1 hour lessons

 

In Home Consultation

Training that is specifically tailored to suit your pet and family in the comfort of your own home.


assessment of current training and behaviour agreed training goals written report and training program clicker and training pouch revision of training program if necessary availability for telephone consultations

Conducted in your home | Cost: $400 for 4 lessons
Duration: 4 x 1 hour lessons

Tips and Tricks

Learn tips and tricks that help you train your pet using positive reinforcement.

Using positive techniques to change undesirable behavior requires that you first determine the cause of the behavior and know how to modify and change it by giving your dog the ability to learn and feel differently. The process of changing a dog’s behavior using positive reinforcement relies first and foremost on understanding and patience.

We give you training tools and encourage you to practise these skills regularly using ongoing positive rewards and feedback. Understanding how dogs learn makes teaching effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

Tips and Tricks

Learn tips and tricks that help you train your pet using positive reinforcement.

Using positive techniques to change undesirable behaviour requires that you first determine the cause of the behaviour and know how to modify and change it by giving your dog the ability to learn and feel differently. The process of changing a dog’s behaviour using positive reinforcement relies first and foremost on understanding and patience.

We give you training tools and encourage you to practise these skills regularly using ongoing positive rewards and feedback. Understanding how dogs learn makes teaching effective, efficient, and enjoyable.