Treat. Play. Love. is a mobile pet training service operating in Townsville, Australia. We offer a range of services including in-home behavioural consultations, small group training classes, and Puppy Preschool. Whether you own a dog, cat, or pocket pet, we can help you!
Our qualified trainer will help you to solve all you pet problems using modern, reward-based methods. We will help change your pets behaviour for life, not just a temporary quick fix.
To learn more about our trainer, services, and past clients, please explore the website. You can also find us on Facebook for lots of fun updates on clients, and plenty of helpful training tips.
In Home Training
Treat. Play. Love. offers one-on-one pet training in your home. Our qualified trainer will assess your pet in your home, and design a training plan unique to your and your pet. We understand that families are often time-poor, and will discuss a variety of training options with you to ensure that you can make time in your day to work with your pet.
Treat. Play. Love. runs Puppy Preschool classes on a regular basis at Western Suburbs Vet Clinic. Our 5 week course covers training basics, socialisation, puppy play, and answers to all your puppy questions.
Training Basics is our entry level group class. The focus of this 6 week course is teaching basic life skills that will make your dog a pleasure to live with. Some of the behaviours taught in Training basics include: sit to say hi, settle on a mat, loose lead walking, and wait.
In Home Training
In-home training is ideal for busy families, reactive dogs, behaviour problems that occur at home, and for pets that aren’t catered for in a group class such as cats, birds, and pocket pets. We work with all species!
Some of the behavioural problems we work with include basic manners, barking, destructive behaviour, aggression between family pets, separation anxiety, and other fear-related behaviours. We also help people discover their pets potential through reward-based training, getting them ready for group classes, agility or obedience, or trick training.
Behaviour and training consultations are available on a per session basis. We work with most clients for 2-4 sessions to resolve their pet problems. Given the unique needs of each client and their pet, we recommend you contact us to discuss how best to meet your training needs.
If you have an enquiry or would like to make a booking, please see the contact page. If you would like to read more about modern reward-based training, please check out our blog to view our latest posts.
To ensure our clients have a positive class experience our intake is limited to strictly 4-5 puppies per class. By keeping classes to a small number, we can ensure that each puppy grows in confidence and skills without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated.
Puppy Preschool is open to puppies from 8-14 weeks of age at the first class. During this time puppies are in their socialisation period, meaning they see the world as a fun and exciting place to learn and explore. We can help them to learn that the world is a great place, by exposing them to new experiences in a safe and enjoyable way.
To participate, all puppies must have had their first vaccination and be kept up to date with their puppy vaccinations throughout the class. For their safety the floors are disinfected prior to class, and we take care to minimise the risk of disease transmission by maintaining a clean facility. If you have any concerns about your puppy’s safety please contact us, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Due to the small class sizes, Treat. Play. Love. Puppy Preschool is often booked well in advance. We strongly recommend you secure a place for your new puppy as soon as you bring them home, or better yet, plan ahead and book in advance!
Our group classes are limited to 4-6 dogs to ensure each client receives the attention and feedback they deserve. We work hard to help all the dogs learn to relax and focus in the company of other dogs, and teach the handlers how to be engaging and rewarding trainers that their dog wants to listen to.
Training Basics is suitable for dogs over 4 months of age that are up to date with their vaccinations. Class is run outdoors in a fully fenced yard at Western Suburbs Vet Clinic. Dogs should be generally friendly around other dogs and not show signs of fear or aggression around new dogs and people.
Bookings are essential as classes fill quickly.
For graduates of Training Basics we periodically offer short courses covering a range of different behaviours, such as husbandry, tricks, and more advanced training. For more information on where to go after completing Training Basics please contact us.