Sharon Patton

SCALLY WAGS

About me/experience:

I am a qualified Dog Trainer and Psychologist specialising in behaviour modification. I have completed the National Dog Trainer's Federation Certificate IV in Companion Animal Training with the highest score in my class of 99.5% (I'm still dirty about that 0.5%!!). I have also completed numerous courses and workshops relating to animal behaviour modification, working with a variety of animals including chickens and dolphins.
With over 16 years experience in dog training in a variety of fields, rehabilitating aggressive dogs and addressing behavioural problems are a particular passion of mine. I have worked with all sorts of dogs with dog aggression, human aggression or other types of behavioural problems. I have also trained thousands of dogs in general lifestyle obedience and basic manners so that they are enjoyable, easy to live with family pets. I have also trained dogs in more specialised areas such as:

• Therapy dogs and companion animals for disabled children;
• Tricks and demonstrations at public events;
• TV work for Harry's Practice, Pets Practice, and Mr & Mrs Murder;
• Stage productions of The Wizard of Oz;
• Agility (to competitive level);
• Sheep and Cattle Herding (to competitive level).
I am confident that I have the skills and experience to tailor a training program to suit your dog's needs.
Training:

Boarding and Training

At Yannathan Park we have several boarding and training packages for you to choose from, or you can have a program tailored to suit your individual requirements.
Problem Solving: We can tackle specific unwanted behaviours such as barking, digging, aggression toward people or dogs, chewing, separation anxiety behaviours, etc. Programs can be tailored to address your concerns.
Manners: Does your dog mouth or bite you? Jump on you and your guests? Barge through doorways or gates? We can fix these behaviours and more by teaching some simple manners.
Obedience: We can train your dog to walk nicely on the lead, to sit, drop and stay when asked, and to come when called. All training is done on lead using motivational based methods.

Our Packages:

All dogs attending Boarding & Training with ScallyWags will stay at the 5 star facilities at Yannathan Park Boarding Kennels and Cattery. Dogs will receive:
• Luxury accommodation at Yannathan Park
• Premium food twice per day
• Daily play time and exercise
• Hydro bath to return home
• One hour hand back session upon return
• Halti training tool

1 Week Beginner Package- $670 (inclusive of boarding fees)

Our Beginner package includes all of the above and will teach your dog the beginnings of general manners and obedience. This level will set the learning in place for you to continue at home. The one week package includes 6 x 45-60 minute training sessions focusing on:
• Manners, particularly mouthing and jumping.
• Loose Lead Walking – your dog will be taught no to pull on the lead.
• Sit – your dog will be taught to sit on command and stay until released.
• Drop – your dog will be taught to drop on command and stay until released. Your dog may still need some guidance at this level in the 1 week package.
• Heel – your dog will learn to walk calmly by your side.
• Recall – your dog will learn the beginnings of the recall command and will come back when called, on lead.

2 Week Intermediate Package - $1250 (inclusive of boarding fees)

The Intermediate package will train your dog to a reliable and consistent level, under distraction. All training is done on lead. The two week package includes 12 x 45-60 minute training sessions focusing on:
• Manners, particularly mouthing and jumping.
• Loose Lead Walking – your dog will be taught no to pull on the lead.
• Sit – your dog will be taught to sit on command and stay until released.
• Drop – your dog will be taught to drop on command and stay until released.
• Stay – your dog will hold their sit and drop whilst you move away, until released.
• Heel – your dog will learn to walk calmly by your side and sit when you come to a stop.
• Recall – your dog will come back when called, under distraction on a long lead.

3 Week Advanced Package - $1850 (inclusive of boarding fees)

The 3 week package will teach your dog everything in the 1 and 2 week courses, and will progress to off lead training under distraction. The Advanced course includes 18 x 45-60 minute training sessions focusing on:
• Manners, particularly mouthing and jumping.
• Loose Lead Walking – your dog will be taught no to pull on the lead.
• Sit – your dog will be taught to sit on command and stay until released under distraction.
• Drop – your dog will be taught to drop on command and stay until released under distraction.
• Stay – your dog will hold their sit and drop whilst you move away out of sight, under distraction, until released.
• Heel – your dog will recall to the heel position, walk calmly by your side off lead, and sit when you come to a stop.
• Recall – your dog will come back when called, under mild distraction off lead.

All of our boarding and training options include a one hour training session with you upon hand back, and follow up phone support with ScallyWags Dog Training.

Private Lessons

ScallyWags also offers private lessons for those not wanting Boarding & Training, or those needing something a little different. Private lessons are useful for behavioural problems that are contextual; ie only present in the home, or are related to an individual person or other dog. Private lessons are also beneficial for general obedience and manners as the whole family can be involved in learning the skills and training the dog/s.
I can come to your home or we can meet in a convenient location.
Call to discuss more about your requirements 0402 086 695.