DIRECTORYRegion: Southern Africa
33 Muller Street, Sasolburg, 1947, South Africa
ICAN Number: 6
124 Epsom Terrace, 1 Vrede Ave, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2152, South Africa
ICAN Number: 522
Centurion, Lyttelton Manor, Pretoria South Africa, 0157, South Africa
INFORMATION6-week puppy programme for dogs younger than 14 weeks of age:
Paws2Train collaborates with S.M.A.R.T 4 Paws ran by Christina Milne, for puppies younger than 14 weeks of age, but it is subject to Christina Milne's availability. If she is not available we refer you to a fellow CAPBT puppy school that we can refer with a happy heart.
Basic obedience training for dogs older than 14 weeks 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.
ICAN Number: 15
48 Second Avenue, Walkerville, Gauteng, 1876, South Africa
280 Sardinia Bay Road, Sardinia Bay, Port Elizabeth, 6000, South Africa
507 Krause Street, Beaulieu, 1685, South Africa
P O Box 917, Langebaan, Western Cape, 7357, South Africa
INFORMATIONWeekly Puppy Classes (10 weeks - 5 months): Clicker training,basic obedience, socialization,developing "Duration",on/off leash work, recall and agility.
Weekly Juvenile/Adult social training walks (6 months - adulthood):
"Puppy school" graduates (after sterilization/neutering) join this group to continue with their socialization and training under "Distractions." I call this "Reality Training" where I work on building and enhancing the dogs everyday environmental interactions and experiences. During these relaxed walks, the dogs also learn to follow their owners hand signals and cues at "distance" while practicing on/off leash work and recall.
Private dog (one on one) training and behavioral consultations: in the privacy of the clients home as well as working with shelter dogs and cats.
George van Huyssteen
1 Kudu street, Denneoord, George, 6530, South Africa
ICAN Number: 502
56 Karel Street, Plot 100 Schurveberg, 0216, South Africa
Plot 64; 2nd Avenue, Gerardsville; Pretoria West, Gauteng; South Africa, 0157, South Africa
ICAN Number: 33
Cape Town, South Africa
ICAN Number: 538
Donovan street, Glen Austin AH, 1685, South Africa
Joanna van Biljon
14 Capri Drive, Capri Village, Kommetjie, Western Cape, 7975, 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
10A Hastings Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
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: 506
Sibaya Sands, The Straight,, Pineslopes Fourways, Johannesburg, 2055, South Africa
84 High Riding Country Estate, 54 Old Sir Lowry's Pass Road, Sir Lowry's Pass Village, 7135, South Africa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit my page Koven Moodley - Smart Pet Behaviour on Facebook.
ICAN Number: 533
1 Royal Street Ferndale, Randburg Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa, 2194, South Africa
ICAN Number: 514
Ferndale, Randburg, 2194, South Africa
Licks & Slobbers
ICAN Number: 508
206 Fish Eagle The Coves Hartbeespoort, 0216, South Africa
76/1 Maple Road, 1684, South Africa
Lucia Liesel Terblanche
ICAN Number: 521
Mieke Place Unit 14, Equestria, Pretoria, 0040, South Africa
25 Du Plessis Avenue, Edgemead, 7441, South Africa
ICAN Number: 516
32 Avonmouth Avenue, Parklands, Table View, 7441, South Africa
Marina da Conceicao
ICAN Number: 525
6 Gannet Town House, de Villiers Street, Vanderbijlpark, 1911, South Africa
INFORMATIONCountry: South Africa
Area: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Triangle, Gauteng Province
Puppy and family dog trainer, associated with Vanderbijlpark Dog Training Club
Paws4U Therapy Dog Unit Leader Vaal Region and Therapy Dog Trainer
Volunteer at VaalPets Pro Life Shelter
Behavioural Consultations and Private Training on Request
Contact: +27843127763 - email@example.com
101 Olive road, Valhalla, Centurion, 0185, South Africa
ICAN Number: 528
29 Owl Street, Joostenbergvlakte, Cape Town, 7570, South Africa
INFORMATIONOffering behavioural consultations for cats and dogs, and private one-on-one training for dogs and puppies. Based in Cape Town's Northern Suburbs.
34 Aspen Avenue, Marais Steyn Park, Edenvale, 1609, South Africa
Blairgowrie, Randburg, South Africa, 2194, South Africa
P O Box 77082, Fontainebleau, Gauteng, South Africa, 2032, South Africa
ICAN Number: 88
Parkmore, Parkmore, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
ICAN Number: 89
Far South Peninsula, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa
INFORMATIONKommetjie Canine College is a dog training school for dogs of all ages, including puppy socialisation classes, Canine Good Citizen, adolescent or intermediate classes and advanced classes which incorporate trick training, Silver and Gold CGC and Rally Freestyle Elements.Consultations and private lessons are also available.
57 Wentworth rd, Greenshields Park, Port Elizabeth, 6070, South Africa
Wags and Purrs
15 Carlton Road, Fish Hoek, 7945, South Africa