Aggressive dogs can indeed be big trouble. If you are facing any dog problems then you have come to the right place.
These sessions for problem dogs are conducted at our office 19 Jeffery Street, Blackburn by training director Basil Theofanides – Nationally Accredited Trainer and Assessor. Basil’s expertise spans over 30 years as a professional dog trainer and is an expert in canine aggression and behavioural problems. Basil can also travel to homes in Melbourne at an additional cost.
If your dog has been involved in court action regarding aggressive behaviour, Basil can provide a written testimony of your dog’s character. Basil’s Temperament Assessments have been used on numerous occasions in Courts of Law, which has in most cases, reprieved an otherwise condemned animal. Assessments usually consist of 1 – 1.5 hour duration excluding type-written documentation.
Assessments do not have to be as formal as stated above. You may only wish to have an expert opinion of a dog you are about to acquire, or have a dog assessed due to its unusual behaviour. This might include, tail chasing, aggression towards specific people, coprophagy (stool eating), separation anxiety (shown by destructive behaviour when owners are away) or any other unusual behaviour.
Costs are as follows and include travel up to 5 Kilometers from Blackburn
Standard Consultations (excludes Temperament Assessments)
- Initial 1.5-hour consultation – $480.00
- Further hourly sessions – $320.00
Temperament Assessments & Reports for VCAT hearings* (Impounded dogs, pending court cases, dog attacks)
- Temperament Assessment – $ 950.00 (includes assistant trainer for video evidence)
- Assessment report – $ 650.00
* Weekend assessments add extra 20% to charges.
Extra Travel charges above 5 Kilometers:
- 5 – 10 Kilometers is $ 45.00
- 10 – 20 Kilometers is $ 80.00
- 20 – 30 Kilometers is $130.00
- 30 + will be assessed on an individual basis.