Welcome To – That Dog Trainer Dude!

A Travel to your door dog trainer

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Modern And Effective Dog Training

That Dog Trainer Dude provides a balanced training style which utilises the most effective training methods used in modern dog training. No two dogs are the same – I tailor training to work the most effectively for your individual dog.

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Enjoy walking your dog

When you walk your dog, do you feel like you’re wrestling an alligator down the street?

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Do it right the first time

Want to raise your puppy the correct way and avoid any serious issues from the start?

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Be social and friendly

Do you want to be able to take your dog to parks, picnics and other events?

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Your dog needs a recall?

Does your dog run out the door and down the street? Scared to go to the off-leash dog beach?

Pricing & Services

Each program is designed to your own personal needs as well as the dog’s individual personality.
  • SKILLS & OBEDIENCE TRAINING

  • $130Hourly
  • I travel to your house

    • Enjoy a reliable recall every time
    • Loose lead walking
    • General house manners
    • Puppy raising, etc

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  • 5 SESSION PACKAGE DEAL

  • $600Total
  • Save $50

    • Usually $650
    • Lock in 5 sessions
    • Pay as you go
    • Why not?

  • BEHAVIOURAL CONSULTATION

  • $180Hourly
  • I travel to your house

    • Destructive behaviours
    • Reactivity
    • Aggression
    • Anxiety, etc

Please read over the terms and conditions and check you’re inside my service area.

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Client Testimonials

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Training Application Form

Please provide as much information as humanly possible in the contact form below, such as what suburb you’re located, best contact phone number, dog breed, age, desexed, what issue(s) you’re having etc etc.

Bond with your Dog

A behaviourally sound dog has a much stronger bond with their owner than a disobedient and annoying dog.

Easy Management

With better management your dog can be easily controlled becoming more a part of the family, taking your dog out to events.

Social and Friendly

Socialisation is very important but often overlooked. Behaving properly around other dogs and people is essential.

Safer for Everyone

A dog that recalls every time on command or can drop something hazardous from their mouth will live a long fulfilling life.

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Meet your dog’s new trainer

That Dog Trainer Dude is operated solely by Rhys Bryant. I’m a professional, open to all training types and methods. I’m a veteran of the Australian Army and also volunteer at the Central Coast Animal Care Facility in Erina. When I’m not training dogs I’m listening to a dog related podcast, reading a dog related book or playing with my own dog, Zyla.

Workshops, seminars, bootcamps, events and courses:

○ Play As The Way – 2023 Jay Jack
○ Canine Cognition – 2022 Cameron Ford
○ Do Cool Shit With Your Dog – 2022 Pat Stuart
○ Canine Nutrition – 2021 Narelle Cooke
○ Anxiety Buster – 2021 Ryan Tate
○ My Dog, My Teacher – 2021 Birdy O’Sheedy
○ Cert III: Dog Psychology & Behaviour – 2020 NDTF
○ Push & Pull Motivation – 2020 Pat Stuart
○ NePoPo® – 2019 Pat Stuart
○ Scent Detection – 2019 Ryan Tate
○ A Bombproof Recall – 2019 Michael Burling
○ The Stable Dog Project – 2019 Michael Burling

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Got A Question?

Any question not listed here, please…

How long will it take to train my dog?

The truth is there are no guarantees. We cannot guarantee our own behaviour, let alone another individual’s and definitely not that of another species. Be wary of those out there who offer guaranteed ‘fixes’ or ‘cures’.

Some individuals, whether that is the client or the dog, grasp it immediately, and that’s great. For others, it takes time, constant adaption of the approach and a lot of trial and error.

We know that something as ‘simple’ as eating healthily or creating new routines can be difficult. So we must remember that the dog did not volunteer for the behaviour to be changed, that they are confident in the behaviour they are already completing works for them and that teaching a new skill to a different species is not often an easy task.

I want my clients to be aware that once they start a training plan that they may well be making a commitment to changing their own habits before they can change their dog’s and to remember that progress in behaviour change rarely moves in a straight line. There will be good days, bad days, major wins and potential relapses.

It’s real life and there is no magic wand to fix things, otherwise we’d all be perfect and I’d be out of a job.

Will my dog always need a reward during training?

Think of rewarding your dog for doing something desirable as payment. If you stop paying them, they are likely to stop working for you. Simply put, pay the dog what it was worth. Harder tasks require more valuable payment and even easy tasks require enough payment to keep the dog motivated to keep doing them when you ask.

If you got paid $100 every time you picked up 10 bits of rubbish off the ground, and then it suddenly stopped; would you keep picking the rubbish up off the ground? Neither would your dog.

With a strong learning history, you may not need to reward the dog every single time because the dog has learned that it is likely to get paid at some point. But, if you see the number of times the dog does what we deem desirable decrease, rather than blaming the dog and branding it ‘stubborn’ ask yourself are you paying it enough for it to find it worthwhile? Have you put them in a situation that the distraction or stressor is too great and that this is holding your dog’s attention moreso than your reward? If this is the case, re-assess how often and what you are using to reward the dog and whether or not the dog is ready to be in that situation.

Remember that rewards are not only to reward desirable behaviour. We also want our dogs feeling confident and calm as well as being responsive.

Rewarding your dog can have a positive influence on its emotional state as well as helping them associate the reward with their immediate environment.

How do I get the training process started?

Fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. I will then review it and email and/or call you.

You will be given instructions on how to book a time slot that works for the both of us.

How old does my dog have to be to start training?

8 weeks old is the minimum.

When must payment be paid by?

Payment must be fully paid before a training session commences.

Which forms of payment do you accept?

PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cash and Cryptocurrency.

I live outside your service area. Can you still help?

Sorry, I cannot. Feel free to shoot me an email and I can recommend a trainer closer to your area.

On what days do you train?

Monday: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Thursday: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Closed most public holidays.

Sessions last approximately one hour, therefor last appointment booking is 4:30PM.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you require your appointment to be cancelled or rescheduled, please provide me with a minimum of 48 hours notice via a phone call or txt message.

This allows me enough time to refill the appointment time with another client.

Whatever your reason – rescheduling or cancelling your appointment is completely fine, so long as you provide me with adequate notice which then won’t incur a fee.

Please do not wait until the day before or day of your appointment to cancel or rebook.

If you need to cancel or reschedule within the 48 hour timeframe, I will need to charge 50% of the session fee ($60) for returning clients in order to recoup business costs. If you are a new client, I would question your commitment to the process, and our suitability for working together.

Last minute cancellations take a major toll on small businesses.

Thank you for your understanding.

What if I have more than one dog that needs training?

It is suggested that I teach you my system using one dog, and you implement the system over the week as ‘homework’ using both dogs separately.

How long will a session go for?

Some working breed dogs have more energy and motivation than others, and can be trained non-stop for an hour straight or longer.

Some larger dogs cannot, and may need a couple breaks throughout the session.

Some sessions may only last 40 minutes – others might extend to 70 minutes. The price stays the same regardless.

If I see your dog lacking enthusiasm, I may end the session early. Keeping this in mind, approximately 60 minutes is what I aim for.

Training needs to remain fun for you and your dog, and regular breaks help this.

What if the weather is bad?

If a session should be delayed due to compromised working conditions (I.e. heavy rain), I will call you to reschedule the booking. This will generally be within an hour of the scheduled booking time to ensure the most accurate assessment of the weather. If I don’t call you, I will be there for the session!

Unfortunately I do not own, or have access to an undercover facility to train indoors/under cover, and each home is different. While some have appropriate areas to facilitate undercover training, others do not. I’ll assess the circumstances – training venue, weather conditions, dog temperament and which stage of the program you’re at/what’s in training scope – prior to determining whether a session will go ahead.