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I offer small group classes, with a maximum of 10 dogs/owners to a class.
After 34 years working professionally with dogs (14 of those years offering in-home services in Adelaide), I have now semi-retired from full-time dog training, and therefore cutting back on my hours as a professional dog trainer. I will however be adding a couple of new services over the comming weeks.
Accredited professional dog trainer, & behaviour specialist
Dog training, behaviour modification & rehabilitation in Adelaide
Hello, and welcome to my website
My name is Mark Singer. I have been working with, and training dogs in a professional capacity for over 32 years. For the past 20 years my focus has been on dog behaviour modification and rehabilitation, and helping dog owners have better and more fulfilling relationships with their dog. I am well known and respected throughout Australia for my knowledge on dog instincts, behaviour, and drives. My natural ability with dogs is well renowned, not only here in Adelaide, but throughout Australia. I am a highly regarded and respected dog trainer and behaviourist in Adelaide, and recommended by many Adelaide Vets, Breeders, Boarding Kennels, pet shops, and other dog related businesses, and also by my peers throughout Australia.
If the only way that you can control your dog or encourage correct behaviour is to carry a treat pouch around, then you most probably don't have a well disciplined or well balanced relationship with your dog.
My approached is balanced, I do not believe in the theory of 'purely' positive training only. Dogs just like humans need discipline, guidance and leadership. Sure to encourage the right behaviours, our approach should be positive. However when necessary, to help extinguish certain behaviours (such as aggression), we may need to include aversives. A balanced approach of discipline and affection is required to have a well behaved and well balanced dog,
Is your dog well balanced, stress and anxiety free?
Do I use Dog Whispering?
I am often asked this. Many use terms such as dog whispering and dog listening, etc. These terms have become popular due to the popularity around the world of the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan. The methods I use and my philosophies on dog psychology and behaviour may mirror much of Cesars'. I agree with most of Cesars methods, and therefor I would say his theories on dog behaviour and psychology closely mirror mine. We both tend to focus more on the subtle areas of our relationship, such as body language, the energies we project, how our beliefs dictate our relationship with our dog, and how we confuse for example anxiety for excited behaviour.
Inviting me into your home for a couple hours will change the way you relate to your dog. You will be amazed at how simple it can be to have a well balanced and well behaved dog, that is a joy to own. Once we understand our dogs relationship with us from its point of view, and also understand how our thoughts, emotions, body language and general interaction affects ourdog, we can work on these to help ensure a more balanced and happier dog.. Which not only helps our dog, but also helps us have a more rewarding and fulfilling relationship with our beloved dog..