DIRECTORYRegion: Southern Africa
134, Haig Road Parkhill, Durban North, 4051, South Africa
INFORMATIONOffering 6 week Puppy Programme
Canine Good Citizen Programme
Trick Training Classes
Canine Musical Freestyle
Canine Heelwork to Music
Children and Dogs
Behaviour Modification Programmes
33 Muller Street, Sasolburg, 1947, South Africa
ICAN Number: 522
Centurion, Lyttelton Manor, Pretoria South Africa, 0157, South Africa
INFORMATION6-week puppy programme for dogs younger than 4 months of age:
Paws2Train collaborates with Oday Vets, whom has a fantastic facility in Rooihuiskraal and a 6-week programme on Saturdays.
Basic obedience training for dogs older than 4 months of age: I work out a customised programme for your dog based on what you would like to achieve. Examples are to teach your dog to stay on cue, to walk properly on lead, to down on cue, not to jump on you etc.
I use only positive reinforcement techniques together with clicker training. I teach you to use these techniques.
Training sessions are done at your home and/or in other areas where your dog needs to cope, like for example walking in your street.
Dog behaviour modification consultations: I can help you if your canine of any age has a behaviour problem. Examples are if your dog developed a fear for something, barks excessively, chews destructively, resource guards excessively etc. I use only positive based methods.
Dog walking and/or play services: If you need someone to provide more stimulation during the week to your dog as what you can provide. I come and walk your dog(s) and play with your dog(s), minimum time spent is 40 minutes.
Capricorn Beach, Spurwing Circle, Muizenberg, 54 Santiago Bay, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
INFORMATIONChristine Wilson studied through COAPE International and received her Diploma in Animal Behaviour (DipCABT) with Distinction in April 2021. She works with both cats and dogs utilising positive reinforcement methods and training techniques.
She runs the puppy classes at Sun Valley Dog Training in Fish Hoek every Saturday at 8am
507 Krause Street, Beaulieu, 1685, South Africa
ICAN Number: 502
56 Karel Street, Plot 100 Schurveberg, 0216, South Africa
ICAN Number: 33
Cape Town, South Africa
ICAN Number: 505
1 Orly Street, Bonaero Park, Gauteng, 1619, South Africa
INFORMATIONAnimal Behaviour Consultant:Canine & Feline; Basic Obedience Training (one-on-one); Pet Sitting; Dog Walking; Pet Transport/ vet visits; Treats & supplies
ICAN Number: 54
7 Echo Road, Fish Hoek, 7975, South Africa
ICAN Number: 513
Centurion, Pretoria, Gauteng, 2194, South Africa
INFORMATIONPartner in COAPE International, presenting the COAPE Diploma, as well as doing course development for COAPE. Feline and Canine Behaviourist. CAPBT Practitioner Member. MHERA™ Author.
Heads the Enrichment Partnership Program between COAPE and a variety of sanctuaries, to develop bespoke enrichment programs to promote behavioural and emotional health in captive animals, using COAPE’s MHERA™ approach.
We also provide training for both staff and animals to make husbandry tasks and medical examinations/treatments as stress-free as possible.
ICAN Number: 60
Glencairn Heights, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa
INFORMATIONOffering private consultations for canine behavioural issues and one on one obedience lessons for dogs of all ages.
ICAN Number: 539
Fourways, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
🐾FAQ - TELL ME ABOUT KOVEN AND SMART PET BEHAVIOUR?
As I am passionate about the physical and emotional welfare of animals, I have chosen to follow this passion by working closely with guardians and their canine and feline family members. I specialise in behaviour consulting and work in a one-on-one setting as opposed to a group or class environment. This ensures that every Client, their family and their pet/s recieves my undivided attention. I commit to working closely with Clients and their pet/s by walking the journey with them for as long as it takes to see results. In complex cases, I will consult with other experienced Behaviourists locally and internationally to ensure that all options are considered.
I also believe in giving back so volunteering at A New Hope Dog Rescue in Johannesburg South, Pretoria Dog Rescue and participating in feeding one of the local feral cat colonies, affords me this opportunity.
I am a Mom of 6 rescue dogs who rule my heart and my home. They serve as my teachers and motivation for waking up every morning with gratitude and purpose ❤
🐾FAQ - WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPLES AND VALUES OF SMART PET BEHAVIOUR?
I don't use words like discipline, behaviour correction, commands, fear, force or balanced training. These words are just other tags for punishment and fear. Therefore my methods don't entertain any of these concepts! This means no choke, prong or shock collars, no rolled up newspapers, spray bottles, scolding, beatings or punishment of any sort.
In addition to ethics and empathy, I believe in the 4 C's - cues, communication, consent and collaboration when working with animals during training or behaviour modification.
I believe in the education and empowerment of pet guardians by providing information and individualised coaching so that they can grow and nuture their relationship with their furry family members.
🐾FAQ - WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS?
I am a science-based, ethical, force-free, COAPE International trained Behaviourist. I have an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (DipCABT - MHERA qualified) which has accreditation with the International Companion Animal Network and the highest CPD points awarded and accredited by the South African Veterinary Council. I am also the first international committee to serve on the CAPBT Committee which is based in the UK. Additionally, I am a marker for the COAPE International CO courses.
1. Animal Behaviour Consultants of South Africa - Associate Member
2. COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviourists and Trainers - Animal Behaviour Practitioner
3. International Companion Animal Network - Animal Behaviour Practitioner
🐾FAQ - WHICH AREA DO YOU WORK IN?
I consult onsite in the Johannesburg North and West areas or online anywhere in South Africa and internationally.
🐾FAQ - WHAT IS THE CONSULT AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR DOGS AND CATS
1. Once you contact me, I will call you soonest.
2. After a short conversation re the issue/s, my services, process, fees, etc., I will send you my consult form.
3. Once I receive the form and 2-3 short videos for a pre-assessment, we will agree a date and time for the consult.
4. I will look at the following, inter-alia, in arriving at an emotional assessment and modification plan:
- detailed history of the animal or animals
- age, breed, etc.
- current environment and changes to environment
- dynanmic with other animals and family in the home
- dynamic with other relevant people and animals
- animal's daily routine
- current enrichment activities
- triggers for the behaviour
- health and medical history
- current medication - veterinary or homeopathic
- training history
- emotional assessment
- reinforcement history
5. Once the consult is completed, I will send you a report with a modification plan within 3 days.
6. We will have weekly check-ins to review progress and see whether the plan has to be amended.
7. We will schedule follow-ups if needed.
Given the above rigorous process, I do not offer a view or opinion on random questions about your pet's behaviour via telecon, email, Facebook or WhatsApp. Each pet and his/her circumstances are unique so is there no 'one size fits all' opinion or plan of action. Fees are not disclosed until we have a conversation re the case.
For more information, please email me on email@example.com. or visit my page Koven Moodley - Smart Pet Behaviour on Facebook.
Lucia Liesel Terblanche
ICAN Number: 521
Mieke Place Unit 14, Equestria, Pretoria, 0040, South Africa
ICAN Number: 88
Parkmore, Parkmore, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
ICAN Number: 89
Far South Peninsula, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa