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Private consultations focus on your specific situation and dog, determining what your perfect “dream dog” is and teaching you how to best achieve this. Usually, this consultation allows us to kick off some off the wanted behaviours and show you how to practice them.

The initial private consultation usually last 1 ½ hours and focuses on any issue that relates to your dog. This may cover topics like:

Pet dog training (including sit, drop, stay, walking on lead, recall, etc.),

Basic pet dog manners (including jumping up, barking and digging, etc.),

Behaviour modification (including object and food guarding, boredom, separation anxiety, fear and anxiety, etc.),

Your pet’s needs (nutrition, environmental enrichment, socialization, etc.)

Home set up and in home behaviour (confinement, house and toilet training, chewing, etc.)


Before this consultation you will be asked to write down any questions and things that you find will be important for your consultation. Also, we will ask you to discuss with your family, what your families “dream dog” does and how it behaves.

Also, once you have booked in your appointment with Positive Puppies, please fill out the new clients Questionnaire and email this back to your trainer at Positive Puppies. This will ensure that we have the crucial information to make your consultation as efficient and well organized as possible.

Please do not feed your dog the meal due before your consultation. We will use food for rewards in your consultation, so please have your dog’s meal ready when your trainer arrives.


After your consultation, we ask you to call or email your Trainer within a few days to discuss progress and briefly ask any questions. In most cases, you won’t require a follow on visit.  Sometimes, your trainer will suggest a follow-on 1 hour consultation in order to ensure that you are successful in the training with your dog.

Many clients choose to continue their training after the private consultation with attending Positive Puppies group classes.


These initial consultations are a pre-requisite for new Positive Puppies Clients to attend any Manners Classes.