Training

 

Welcome to Billy's Pet Dog Training!

Please click on the links (over to the right of this page) for class descriptions, times, dates and prices.

At Billy's we look forward to helping you build a great relationship with your dog.

Our Head Trainer, Marra Apgar, is a qualified dog trainer under the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia (APDT). With over 10 years of industry experience, Marra can help you and your dog acheive your training goals - positively!

Billy's believes in training methods that involve gentle, scientifically proven techniques based on positive reinforcement.

With positive reinforcement training we reward dogs for what we want them to do, not punish them for for what we don't want them to do.

We teach and reinforce good habits using a combination of treats, toys, attention and verbal praise as rewards. Training is most effective when you and your dog are enjoying yourselves and having fun. This gentle approach enhances your dog's ability to learn, encourages confidence and promotes a happy, trusting relationship between you and your dog.

At Billy's we believe that by teaching you about dog behaviour, communication and training in real life situations we will provide you with the skills to continue training your pet. Best of all its easy and safe for children to learn, so the whole family can get involved.

At Billy's we have a range of training options to suit you and your dog. We understand that every dog and their owner have a unique and special relationship that requires individual attention. That's why at Billy's we listen to what you want from your dog then work with you to set realistic goals and achieve them.

Small classes of only 6-8 dogs ensure you and your dog receive the attention and instruction you deserve.

Billy's looks forward to assisting you with your training needs.