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"His courses are a MUST for all small dogs"

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Small Breed Group Course

Open to ages: 16 weeks - 10+ years

Most behavioural problems develop because people don't know how to communicate in a way that their dogs understand. Most anti-social behaviour problems develop due to lack of proper socialization at an early age.

I`ll show you how to completely understand your dog and how to give them the best life possible...

This is a group course specifically designed for ANY age small breed dog. This is a unique course that will give you an insight into how your dog experiences their world. It will give your dog the opportunity to socialize in a safe and controlled environment, learn obedience and address any behavioural issues you may be experiencing. You will learn invaluable knowledge on how to achieve a balanced and harmonious relationship with your dog.

Why a mixed age group?

In any social structure the young learn from the old! These unique group classes give dogs the chance to learn and grow the way nature intended, from each other! Older dogs teach younger dogs proper social etiquette which is essential to developing their social skills and avoiding reactive behaviour in the future. You can rest assure that James Fruze supervises all interaction throughout the course so your dog gets the best possible experience.

 Do you experience or want to avoid these behaviours?  
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Aggressive Behaviour

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Destructive Behaviour

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Excessive Yapping

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Fearful/Anxious Behaviour



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If you answered yes to any of the above your dog needs behaviour training... 
Do you want your dog to be calm and relaxed in any situation??

99% of people will experience behavioural problems with their dog at some point. Dogs need our guidance and LEADERSHIP. The difference between a well-behaved dog and a bad dog is always the LACK of leadership towards the dog. What is leadership? how do we effectively communicate this with our dog's?

Here's the good news: You can learn how to be a good leader for your dog you just need the right knowledge and information. Dogs are very simple creatures psychologically; the problem is they become humanized by us. Sound familiar?....

Dogs communicate primarily through energy. For us it's a language, a spoken language. If you went to a foreign country and spoke English to someone who doesn't speak English would they understand what you're saying? Of course not! 

The key to getting your dog to behave is to communicate with them in a way that they understand

Once you start communicating with your dog on their instinctual level, you will gain complete control and I want to show you how.

Dogs learn the best from EACH OTHER!

This unique group course is open to ANY age dog. In any social structure, the adults teach the young. This course gives younger puppies the chance to learn social etiquette from older dogs which is absolutely CRUCIAL to developing their social skills and avoiding dog reactive behaviour in the future. Most dog reactive behaviour develops from a LACK of proper socialization! 

What will you learn on this course?

The fundamentals of dog psychology.

How to read your dog's body language.

How to use your energy to influence your dog's behaviour.

Understanding dog socialization and when to intervene. 

The Role of the Pack Leader.

How to create and maintain Rules and Boundaries for your dog.

Mastering the dog park visit.

How to reduce Fear and anxiety in your dog.

Enrol NOW and participate in four info packed classes!
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Dog Behaviour


In order to get your dog to behave you must first know how to communicate and also have an understanding of how they experience their world, known as the dog's 'umwelt'. Once you understand what your dog needs from you to be a balanced dog, you can focus on providing those needs. The result will be a calmer, more obedient dog that will WANT to follow you! On day one you will get a fascinating insight into how your dog experiences the world and learn:

  • The fundamentals of dog psychology.
  • What is 'Energy' and what it means to your dog.
  • How to use your energy to influence your dog's behaviour.
  • How to get your dog into a fully relax and calm state.

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Establishing Rules and Boundaries

Just like every child, all dogs need rules and boundaries. Do you have a dog that is good some of the time but uncontrollable at other times? If we don't consistently provide rules and boundaries, then provide consequences when they are broken, your dog will be less controllable and obedient. setting rules and boundaries and maintaining them is essential to a dog's obedience. Day two will teach you how to:

  • Correct bad behaviours immediately.

  • Take control of unwanted behaviour in absolutely any situation.

  • Stop your dog from getting overly excited.

  • Control excessive jumping on people/children.

  • Control resource guarding/aggression of food, toys or other objects.

  • Set the foundations for recall and other obedient behaviours. 

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 Dog Socialization Basics

Dog socialization can be a valuable tool in providing your dog with an outlet of mental and physical stimulation through play. However, it can be a tricky activity to understand and more importantly, control. Allowing your dog to play with the right dogs will be extremely beneficial for your dog. Not avoiding the wrong dogs can cause anti-social behaviour traits to develop in your dog.  On day three you will:

  •  Learn how to assess any dog's body language and energy to determine if that dog is a suitable dog to permit interaction with.

  • Learn what normal dog socialization looks like.

  •  Know when to intervene or break up unhealthy play behaviours.

  • Know what play behaviours to allow to carry on.

  • Learn how to understand the difference between aggressive and normal play behaviours.



Final Day!

Put everything you have learned during the course into practice! We attend the James Fruze Dog Academy  where all the dogs will be able to put their new skills on show. All under the watchful eye and supervision of James. On the final day you will:

  • Learn how to best enter social situations with your dog to avoid altercations.

  • Implement the tools and strategies you have learned in assessing other dogs behaviour/temperament.

  • Demonstrate an assessment of the energy of other dogs in the dog park.

  • Demonstrate your ability to Intervene in unhealthy play if required.

  • Learn about natural recall and how to get your dog to WANT to follow you.

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“Our 4 month old puppy has completed the small dog group course. I can not recommend James highly enough. The whole experience was truly amazing & informative

-Sheryl Bailey, Dianella

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