Dog Training: Life Skills



So you have just got a dog?  Or you’re about to get a new puppy?  How much easier will those first few weeks be if you’ve got a few skills under your belt to really enjoy this time together as you learn to figure each other out!

“Dog Training: Life Skills”

The perfect starting point for when you first bring your puppy or dog home…

This is a 2 lesson package:

Lesson 1: This lesson is theory and practical.  We will discuss the basics of owning a dog and dog training, as well as teach a multitude of exercises to continue training with your dog at home.  You will be provided with follow up notes of all the exercises along with a training plan to help keep you on track with training at home.

Lesson 2: This lesson follows on from Lesson 1, where we recap exercises taught so far and continue on with more training exercises.

Both lessons are 60-90 minutes long with a small group of other dogs, so the dogs can socialise and also learn to work around distractions.  At the end of the class the dogs will likely be given the opportunity to play together.

We will discuss things such as:
*Crate training
*Feeding your dog
*Teaching your dog self control – not to jump up, not to barge through doors/gates, not to help themselves to your food, and to sit patiently and wait for their release when putting their food bowl down
*Getting your dog to happily come to you when you reach for them, instead of running away
*How to teach them to happily respond to their name (the first time you call it!)
*Entertaining your dog when you aren’t home
*Establishing a routine and boundaries

Plus you will be shown how to teach the following…
*Loose lead walking

Plus the most important thing in dog training, relationship building between you and your dog!

As well as answering any questions you may have regarding training your dog.

Price: $80
Price includes:
*Lesson 1
*Lesson 2
*Follow up notes emailed through after each lesson.

(Ebook will be emailed once payment is received, it is advisable to get this beforehand so you have time to read through it before we meet)

(Additional private lessons after the first 2 are available at $40/lesson)

Give the gift of setting a dog (and owner) up to succeed from the start!


From Terri & Buster
28 June 2016
Dear Tarah, 13530827_10204944736336587_1987305016_n
I would like to thank you and endorse you for your incredible help and advice when I recently adopted a pound puppy who was due to be euthanised last week.
With both the new owner and the dog developing bad habits, I realised that expert assistance was needed – and you so readily provided this for both of us.
Your visit to my home helped me to settle Buster into a routine, allowed me to know what boundaries to set, and gave me more confidence in handling a big, energetic, lovely boy. Within minutes of your arrival, Buster was sitting, lying down and eating without attempting to snatch his bowl out of my hands. With this initial one-on-one training, I now look forward to attending your open classes, learning how to train him and having my dog socialising under safe conditions.
Buster and I look forward to having a long and happy life together. Thank you for making this possible and easier on both of us.
Yours sincerely,
Terri Lipanovic, Whitianga

From Caleb and Randi with ObieObie
13 July 2016

We met Tarah just before we were about to get a puppy.
We booked a private lesson in the first week our Vizsla puppy got to his new home.
It’s the first time for us that it’s our responsibility to train a dog and we want to get it right. We did
 a lot of studying but having Tarah and her team coming to help and teach us and the kids what to do in the first week gave us so much more confidence. Thanks so much, you are a great help and we are so lucky to have you here! Can’t wait for joining your dog classes with Obie.Thanks
Randi & Caleb