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Preparing for your in-person initial consultation.

Allow Enough Time:

Please ensure you allow enough time for our consultation, even though the appointment time is set at 30 minutes, these sessions more often than not run overtime. Therefore, please allow at least 1 hour for our appointment.

Have Your Dog Ready:

During our session I will be interacting and assessing your dog, a hungry dog is best for this, so please do not feed your dog before our session. If your session is in the afternoon (after 2 pm), you can give them a small meal first thing in the morning, but no treats, etc throughout the day, please. If your dog is not very food motivated, please do not feed them at all before our appointment. A way to a dog’s trust is through their stomach, and it is important for me to build trust with your dog!

Please also have your dog’s collar on, and if you use a harness or any other tool regularly on your, please ensure that you have it on or at least at hand. Don’t worry about a leash.

If your dog has food allergies, please make sure you have told me about them and have some appropriate treats that they love ready for me.

A Place to Sit:

Our session will involve a fair bit of talking, while we talk I will be observing your dog. The easiest way to do this is to be seated in a place your dog is used to and usually allowed to be in. Personally, I prefer to be seated outside with the dog, if possible.

I like to record all training sessions, this is not to record you, rather it is to record your dog while we talk. It provides valuable information that I might otherwise miss while talking to you. All videos are deleted and only used to observe behaviour. If you prefer that I do not record our sessions please let me know.

Make a List!

Between now and our session, it might be handy to grab a notebook and jot down any questions that you may want me to answer. At the bottom of the page, you will see a downloadable Training Journal, you are welcome to print it and use it instead of a notebook.

What to do if you need to reschedule?

If you need to reschedule, please give me as much notice as possible! I understand that sometimes life happens! If you need to reschedule on the day of our session, please text me on 0492427212.

Well, that is about it! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out, otherwise, I will see you and your dog soon!

Ozzi Dogz Initial Consult Training Journal

Click the button below to download your PDF Journal – Everything you need to get ready for our consult.

Ozzi Dogz Planner

Click the button below to download your PDF Planner – Helping you get organised & prepared for our time together!