Links for Relevant Information Sources
Position Statements on Behaviour, Training and outdated “dominance” theory by a wide variety of Professional Associations
- Welfare in Dog Training – dogwalefarecampaign.org
- Position Statement Regarding Cruelty Investigation of Cesar Millan; Dominance; and Punishment – avsabonline.org
- Debunking dominance in dogs – ava.com.au
- What is the RSPCA’s view on dominance dog training? – rspca.org.au
- Dominance and Dog Training – apdt.com
Body Language Resources
- Calming Signals – The Art of Survival by Turid Rugaas
- Dog Decoder App – Learn to Read Your Dog
- How To Read Your Dog’s Body Language – moderndog Magazine
- Guide to Dog Body Language – Zoom Room YouTube
- Learning to Speak Dog – DogStarDaily
- Understanding Fear Periods in Dogs – PetHelpful
- Canine Behavior: Observing and Interpreting Canine Body Postures
- The language of Dogs – Understanding Canine Body Language and other communication Signals
Kids and Dogs – Safety and Education links
Please visit the below websites to refresh how to exercise Active Supervision at all times that any children is around your dog(s).
Children are too often unpredictable (especially to dogs) and any dog, but especially one with an anxiety disorder or other medical problems, could become reactive if surprised, cornered or overwhelmed.
Keep your child and your dog safe.
- Baby and Pet – babyandpet.com.au
- All Pets Education and Training reference: Has an excellent chart on the different levels of supervision
- Dogs gone safe – “Be a Tree Project”
- The Blue Dog Project – A dog in the family
- Family Paws – Parent Education
- We Are Family – Victoria State Government initiative
- AVA (Australian Veterinary Association) – Pets and People Education Program
- Victoria Stilwell – A Safety guide to Children and Dogs
- Animal Behaviour Associates – article on What are Safe Behaviours between Children and Dogs
- Good Dog in a Box – Animated You Tube Video
- Pat Pet Paws – Video made by young kids for kids!
- DVM 306 – Ensuring a Behaviourally Healthy Pet-Child Relationship article
- An example of when a dog is in pain, how quickly they can react to protect themselves – consider this especially if you have elderly dogs and kids [note: young puppies can also cause an older arthritic or anxious dog to become reactive]
Whether it’s a BBQ, a party, Xmas, or just a weekend with the family, the kids are over!
They all want to see the dog and give them “cuddles”. But how does the dog feel about it?!
Please learn to read the subtle signs of stress dog’s are showing us.
Respect your dog (or cat, or horse, or bird or any other domestic animal in our care).
Help your dog feel safe and comfortable.
It will reduce your dog having to develop other coping strategies which can include anything from excessive jumping, barking, pacing, digging, barking to growling, snapping or biting.
These behaviours are your dog’s coping strategies. Please do not punish them for showing us they are uncomfortable.
Learn to respect them, they rely on us to feel safe!
- On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas
- Train Your Dog Positively by Victoria Stilwell
- Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
- The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller
- Dominance in Dogs: Fact or Fiction? by Barry Eaton
Free PDF Books by Dr Ian Dunbar
- Basic Cues – Positively.com
- Capturing Calmness- how to train calmness in dogs (kikopup YouTube)
- The Pet Professional Guild Australia
- What are Some of the Common Myths About Dog Training? – apdt.com
- Puppy Knowledge – quickanddirtytips.com
- Puppy Training – dogmantics.com
- Positive Reinforcement Training – humanesociety.org
- Positive Reinforcement – Positively.com
- Pet Proofing Your Home
Treats, chew and toy suppliers
Environmental and Food Enrichment
- Environmental Enrichment – indoorpet.osu.edu
- New Dog Owner Training Program – awlqld.com.au
- Choosing Safe Dog Toys – thebark.com
- Loyalty Pet Treats – loyaltypettreats.com.au
- Kong Company – kongcompany.com.au
- Puzzle Games and Toys – nina-ottosson.com
- Aussie Dog Toys and Products – aussiedog.com.au
- Busy Buddy Tug A Jug – petsafe.net
- Dog Feeding Toys and Puzzles – outwardhound.com
- Enrichment Ideas – smartanimaltraining.com
- Environmentally Friendly Pet Products
- Dod Feeding Toys – chewchompandchill.com.au
- Massaging Your Dog – Victoria Stilwell (YouTube)
- Puppy Proofing Your Home – hillspet.com.au
- Puppy Proofing Your Home – Home Advisor
- Baby and Pet – babyandpet.com.au
- Musical Calming Products for Pets – throughadogsear.com
- Pack Theory: Fact or Fiction? – tarynblyth.co.za (animal behaviourist and dog trainer)
- Black Dog Wear (Collars, Leads and other Products) – blackdog.net.au
- Companion Animal Information – rspcaqld.org.au
- The Yellow ribbon/bandana/cape Warning System – yellowdog-australia.com.au
- ‘The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Pets’
Trainers in Gold Coast and Brisbane
- Lia Costa from Canine Journeys is the most experienced Behavioural Trainer on the Gold Coast! Her personality is open and welcoming. She will help you through all of the management and behavioural training your dog needs to learn to be calmer and more responsive to you.
- Stephanie McCorkell from Apex Dog Training is not only a qualified Delta Behavioural trainer, but is also a Vet Tech (highly qualified veterinary nurse). With her bubbly and positive personality, Steph will be able to work with your family and your dog to get the best outcome for everyone.
- Claire Boyle from Claire’s Pet Solutions is a qualified Delta trainer whose passion lies in helping puppies be set up for success. She runs puppy classes and also provides in-house puppy set ups.
- Paula Edrich from Canine Commands GC is a dedicated dog trainer who will ensure that first and foremost your pet’s basic needs are met. She will assist you with any training and some behaviour problems.
- Trish from All Pets Education and Training is the “clicker training queen”! She has successfully worked with all animals from cats, dogs, cows, birds, horses and more! Being a qualified Delta instructor, she’s able to help your pets through behaviour challenges as well as assist you with teaching your pet any trick you wish to teach them!
- Ziggy Phillips from “Ziggy’s TLC Dog Training” in Brisbane. She has always stood firmly by our four-legged pets, ensuring their K9 Parents always know that they are responsible for setting their puppy up to succeed and helping their dog cope in stressful situations.
Pet Insurance Options
Clinic is located:
2 Ford Rd (corner of Ford Rd and Beattie Rd, entrance is opposite Global Footware) Coomera 4209
Phone: 1800 DR NELA (1800 376 352)