Dog Behaviourist

We will work together to help you and your pet to understand each other better and to support you through the behaviour challenges you are facing.
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Our preferred method is to work with you online (we do have face to face options though). The benefits of this are:

  • We see your dog in its most natural state e.g., they are not excited or nervous by our presence.
  • In home/in person sessions are recommended if a follow up session is needed.
  • It is also the most cost-effective way of working together, the session is cheaper and no travel fee applicable.

How do we assess without physically meeting your dog:

We ask you to send us some example videos of normal behaviour as well as problematic behaviour prior to the session.  Our assessment is mostly a discussion of what you have observed, what you have tried and what your dog’s previous experiences are. Then we teach you what to do to address the behaviour, we can demonstrate what this looks like with our own dog online too. Don’t worry there may be some dog’s we want or need to meet and we will recommend this after the first online session. But we won’t make you spend that extra money unless its necessary.

Every animal is different, with their own emotions and their own individual way of responding to the people and the environment around them. Each pet owner has a unique relationship with their pet, however at times it can be a struggle to understand why your pet does certain things and how to manage their behaviour. The following packages can help you understand your pet’s unique needs within their environment and how that fits with your lifestyle. 

We will work together to help you and your pet understand each other better and to support you through the behaviour challenges you are facing. This will assist to improve your pet’s quality of life and the companionship you share. 

During our sessions together detailed information will be gathered from you and by observing your pet.  We will discuss your pet’s history, your concerns, observe video footage of your pet’s daily activities and of problem behaviours (if safe or appropriate).  We will also observe subtle body language signals, if your pet can relax and how they do so, choices your pet makes on where to relax, and the way your pet interacts with their environment and you.  

Once all the information is gathered, the cause of the problem and how to manage the problem are discussed with you in detail. A plan suited to your family, your environment, and your pet is then discussed. This may include how to keep everyone safe, how to reduce triggers, developing appropriate coping strategies with the aim of improving their behaviour.  

Behaviour Assessment (Online)

$230 for a 90 minute session and written assessment and recommendaitons. This is a great starting point if you are not sure what your dog needs.  This single session is for those that are unsure which step to take or what to try our services before committing (can be uses as credit in the furture for packages).

Anxious or Reactive Dog Package

$1695 for a single dog. 
This package includes the Behavioural Concern Package in addition it also includes and additional: detailed hand over of history to the Behavioural Vet, 3 sessions and 4 follow up calls with our team and 2 with a Behavioural Vet. 

Behaviour Assessment           (In person)
Book Brisbane Session

$260 for a 90 minute session and written assessment and recommendaitons.This is a great starting point if you are not sure what your dog needs.  This single session is for those that are unsure which step to take or what to try our services before committing (can be uses as credit in the furture for packages).

Book Bay Island Session

 Travel Information:

No charge for sessions at Russell Island or online. Other islands (within Bay Islands is $20 per session)


Alternatively there is no travel for online sessions and sometimes they can be more effective than an in person session as your dog doesn’t have us present as a distraction and I can demo with my dog.

We offer zip money for purchases above $450. This allows you to buy now pay later or set up a payment plan. If you would like to organise this please email us at

Unsure if we are the right fit for you or your dog? Not sure what service to book? or need some simple advice or a question answered? Then this service is for you! You get 15 minutes free with Cassandra the Director and Senior Behaviourist.

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Whatever the scenario you find yourself in, we can help by revealing an effective gentle communication which all dogs understand. Once you learn and adopt this communication, your dog will look to you for guidance in each and every area of their lives. As a result of this positive communication, all undesirable behaviour will disappear to create a happy, calm and positive relationship.

  • Bay Islands, Russell Island & Online
  • 0402 767 821

Jane Anderson
Jane Anderson
Thank you for helping us to decide on whether we were suitable for rehoming a rescue, Cassie. You asked super valuable questions and really listened to our concerns. You helped us to make a conscious choice about what is right for us and take the steps to determine that we were doing the right thing. Ultimately we decided we weren't ready to be a 2 dog family, and we're so glad to gain this insight before taking on a commitment to a second dog. Thank you so much for your advice and support. - Mark, Jane, and Winston
Jannine Gearon
Jannine Gearon
Cassie is so great at thinking outside the box. She has a really flexible approach to training and finds what works for you and your dog. I highly rate her
Sarah Swann
Sarah Swann
The communication was wonderful. They sent weekly reminders about the classes and would even send us a text before the class started. They were happy to answer any questions and would even stay behind after to go through any concerns I had with my dog’s behaviour at home. Tara was amazing and soooo great with buckwheat. Would happily go to another class that she was teaching.
Tamara Milne
Tamara Milne
We are so appreciative of the private dog training we did with Alicia and Cassie. They are both incredibly knowledgable and professional in their approach, and both went out of their way to provide additional help and support. Our great dane has benefited immensely from this training and we couldn't recommend this service more highly!
Catriona Sutcliffe
Catriona Sutcliffe
I wanted some help with my new rescue dog’s on-leash walking manners. A week after a single one-on-one session with Tara, and it’s like I’m walking a different dog. No more pulling! She gave me some great strategies to help with reactive behaviours and some really simple tricks which just make life so much easier. Walks are now so much more enjoyable, and he’s gone from constantly pulling and paying absolutely no attention to me, to walking on a loose leash and constantly checking in with me during the walk. The one in one session was a great investment.
J Mertin
J Mertin
Thanks for offering training using modern science-based animal training methods! Such a refreshing change from the outdated, harsh methods and so much more effective, and fun!
Cassie was absolutely brilliant! I have been struggling with barking with my 6yr old anxious staffy for years. We felt like we had tried everything and Cassie came and it felt like she gave us those last few missing puzzle pieces. As soon as we started enacting her advice we have had a massive improvement and have not looked back since. Not only this but she arrived right on time and was super friendly and compassionate with zero judgement. I've been to a lot of people with my little one and I can happily say Cassie is by far the best trainer we have been to.
Lauren Cossettini
Lauren Cossettini
After just one private session with our new puppy, we feel far more confident that we will be able to address some of our concerns thanks to the support and professional advice we received. We would recommend the company to anyone experiencing the need for some professional support and advice. The ongoing support has also been most helpful!