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Please read the below information before submitting your request to become an Ozzi Dogz client.

The following form will become part of your training agreement.

About Ozzi Dogz K9 Behaviour Modification & Training Services

Ozzi Dogz is in Singleton, NSW and offers specialised canine behavioural modification and training services throughout the Hunter Valley, Newcastle and surrounding areas.

Ozzi Dogz's founder and head canine specialist is Michelle Black (Saxby), who started her dog training career in 2004. Michelle is a highly experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated professional with the hands-on practical skills and strong theoretical knowledge needed to help owners help their dogs.

Michelle's specialisation is in behaviour modification of moderate to serious behavioural problems such as human aggression, dog aggression and reactivity, and other canine behavioural issues that usually lead to euthanasia.

Due to Michelle specialising in such cases, Michelle limits the number of clients she takes on at any time. Although Michelle does offer general and advanced obedience training, these types of clients are usually only taken on when time permits, and therefore, there is a waitlist for these services.

Waitlist Information

What cases get priority, and how long is the wait?

Serious behavioural problems:

Clients with dogs that are assessed to have serious behavioural problems will always be prioritised above clients seeking general obedience training. If you have such a case, Michelle will try to conduct the initial behavioural evaluation and assessment session within a few days. Alternatively, Michelle may offer a weekend or evening appointment.

Moderate behavioural problems:
Clients with moderate cases will be seen, when possible, within a few days, or alternatively, you may be offered a weekend or evening appointment.

Other behavioural problems:
Behavioural problems that are not as urgent will be seen to, when possible, within 7 days.

General Obedience:
Clients who request general or advanced obedience training will be placed on our waitlist. Initial evaluation sessions for these services will be conducted usually within about 14 days, where possible. While we do our best to keep to this time frame, this can not be guaranteed.

Note: If a client is offered a place for any requested service and fails to pay the evaluation session fee by the due date, they will forfeit their position on the waitlist. Waitlist conditions may change without prior notice.

Process of Becoming an Ozzi Dogz Client

  • The first step to starting with Ozzi Dogz is completing this intake form.
  • After your application has been received, Michelle will review your application and consider the urgency of your request.
  • After your application has been received, Michelle will review your application and consider the urgency of your request.
  • If both parties are happy to proceed, a date for your initial evaluation session will be agreed to, and you will then be invoiced for the session.
  • Upon receiving payment for the session, your appointment date will be approved and confirmed.

Evaluation Session

Initial Evaluation session fees vary depending on the service provided and your location.

Session length:

  • Basic Obedience: 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Behaviour Modification: Minimum 2 hours

Starting costs:

  • Basic Obedience: $180
  • Behaviour Modification: $280

Please note: these are starting prices only and vary case by case.

Follow-Up Sessions

During your evaluation session, Michelle will discuss with you her recommendations for your dog's training plan, including the number of sessions and prices.

Follow-up sessions and training program costs vary depending on the services provided and your location.

Session lengths:

  • Basic Obedience: 1 - 2 hours
  • Behaviour Modification: Minimum 1.5 hours

Starting costs:

  • Basic Obedience: $120
  • Behaviour Modification: $250

Please note: these are starting prices only and vary case by case.

Travel fees will be charged for training services outside the immediate Singleton area. This cost will be discussed with you before booking your appointment.

Additional costs may be incurred for any required training equipment or special requests. All fees will be discussed with you before booking your session.

Full Training Programs with upfront payment are available at a reduced rate. Please discuss options for full programs with Michelle.

If you have any questions, please email Michelle at michelle@ozzidogz.com