My name is Sinead Archbold and I am a certified Pro Dog Trainer (AbsoluteDogs). Growing up on a farm, I have always had a love of animals big and small. I now have two dogs of my own - Rocket and Phoebe. They are the reason I decided to study dog training and learn more about dog reinforcement and force-free training. I am a strong believer in positive reinforcement.
Certification through AbsoluteDogs means that I will be armed with dozens of games to keep your dogs entertained when we are out and about. I also understand that not every dog is comfortable with strangers, so I am happy to meet you and your dog out on a walk or come to your house for an introductory meeting or two. I'm happy to work with dogs on any kind of diet and give medicine or supplements as needed.
I am available for dog walking and if you so choose, I can work on simple behaviours with your dogs like recall, retrieve or loose lead walking. I have experience transforming a dog who pulls on their lead to a dog who chooses to stay nearby. Rocket used to pull on his lead like a steam train but through games and positive reinforcement, he now often checks in with me when we are walking. Alternatively, I also offer in home training sessions for you and your dogs. I can arm you with games that will improve your dog's confidence, optimism, self-control, focus and engagement.
- 30 minute Dog Walk (optional: loose lead or recall training): $30 (extra dog: $10)
- Dog training (45 min session in your home or chosen venue & 3 week training plan)
- House Visits ~15 mins (check food/water, toilet and play games with dogs): $20 per visit (or $30 for two a day)
Feel free to contact me with any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible.