Dogs with behaviour issues or problems often require more than simple obedience training lessons can provide. We more often than not work with owners of dogs that are at their breaking point and frustrated at not being able to resolve the issues with their dogs such as aggression, human aggression, fear and anxiety issues and hyperactivity. Sometimes they have been the recipient of poor advice and guidance from people who were not equipped with the skills or experience to effectively help the dog or the owner.
Cathy Grant has a lifetime of experience and a dedicated interest in dog rehabilitation and dog behaviour. She is an accredited National Dog Training Federation member and regularly updates her skills and knowledge from new sources. Cathy will diagnose your dog during an in-person consultation and recommend the best action to take. This will include both a long term plan and immediate changes in the way you interact with your dog. Cathy has worked with thousands of people, with the majority getting fantastic results. Cathy invests 100% towards dog rehabilitation cases and can offer ongoing help, classes, live-in board & training, holistic services and support for you and your dog.
AGGRESSION & REACTIVITY
This program is for dogs that display embarrassing outbursts of barking, jumping or lunging, and are difficult to manage, whether due to over-excitability, leash frustration, fear, or aggression. Our unique program is the most effective way to address your dog’s problematic and reactive behaviors and help the dog feel calm and comfortable around other dogs/people. We offer both live-in and individual therapy based on a case by case basis.
JUMPING & MOUTHING
Dogs that constantly jump up on people and use their mouths (and teeth!) to interact with us are annoying and can cause injury. Your dog gets excited and overstimulated the more this occurs, just like when puppies play together. Dog mouthing and jumping are very common problems that vary from the simple to more serious situations. In most circumstances, your dog can be trained not to do these behaviors quickly.
ANXIETY & FEAR
Dealing with fearful dogs is an ongoing process that may take a long time, often a dog’s whole lifetime. It is important to recognize symptoms as soon as possible and to start with rehabilitation. Once the fear is established, it becomes a closed circle pattern that constantly keeps the dog under stress. This can lead to anxiety, aggression, and many other dog behavior problems. We are specialists in fear and anxiety rehabilitation.
Leash training is essential for both dogs and their owners. Not only is it a part of good dog etiquette, but a leash-trained dog will be safer and more comfortable out for walks. Not all dogs adjust easily to leashes, however, and when a dog refuses to walk or pulls on the leash, there are several tricks that can help correct that behavior. We can leash train your dog during a board and train package or at a group or private class.
LIVE-IN DOG REHABILITATION
Sometimes your dog’s behaviour problems are best modified whilst they board at our kennels. We only have a small number of kennels so we can dedicate as much time as possible to your dog’s rehabilitation. Without the distractions of home, your dog can progress far faster. We establish strong, balanced relationships with every dog that visits us for live-in training or rehabilitation services. This way prevents your dog from practising the undesired behaviours we want to eliminate and lets us observe your dog’s behaviour closely in a loving, controlled environment.
Each dog is an individual and unique in their behaviours, and we will deploy the best strategy based on a detailed talk with you, an in-person assessment, and a reassessment after a few days at our rehabilitation centre at Tarampa. We will work with ANY dog, regardless of its shape, size, history, behaviour issues or temperament. We have great success rates and most dogs improve to a level their owners are amazed at.
We believe that every dog deserves to be part of a happy and functioning family.
Our main goal is to help repair and reunite families undergoing issues with their dogs.
We believe every dog can be a success story
Given the right tools and treated with the right attitude.
Noise & High Distraction Issues
This beautiful boy Gibson gets to go home tomorrow after some intensive training. He is completing some final training with duration under high distractions and noises. This boy has overcome some huge milestones within himself to become a calm character that doesn't need to be involved with everything. Happy to chill out now.Posted by Above and Beyond Dog Training and Rehabilitation on Thursday, 14 September 2017
PTSD Assistance Dog Training
Here is a video of Daph with Mister. Daph suffers from PTSD and Mister will be her assistant dog. Over the last few weeks i have watched Daph develop within herself to have more confidence in her skills and ability to handle Mister. Confidence to step up and tackle what i set out for her. Gone is the colour coding to help Daph understand what i am asking. I have watched the change in Daph's communication with Mister now understanding what is being asked. The holes in their relationship are beginning to fill. Mister is now relating more and more to Daph but most of all i have learnt so much from Daph in being able to relate to her, understand what she can and can't comprehend from me, understand when she is not feeling right! Thank you Daph you are an absolute beautiful person. ❤Posted by Above and Beyond Dog Training and Rehabilitation on Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Severe Reactivity Issues
Here is an update on little Memphis. Memphis came in house with us just on a week ago with lots of naughty behaviours including severe dog reactivity. This reactivity is fear. We have been working on building confidence and teaching him manners and that it's ok to sit and chill. This afternoon's training session was the first time with a dog so close to him with him able to move off the mat if he chose to. He made a great choice in holding position. He is still a jellybean and constantly moving but one week in i think he is doing fantastic. 😊Posted by Above and Beyond Dog Training and Rehabilitation on Monday, 13 August 2018
She was amazing and so kind with our dog. Thank you
November 22, 2015
Amazing trainer who has an inate ability to read and understand dogs!
October 18, 2015
Cathy is a great trainer! She helped us with a few little issues we had with Bear. We no longer have a dog that pulls on the lead and will sit on command when we are out walking. She is a wealth of knowledge and her follow up is fantastic. You can tell she really loves what she does and cares for the dogs. We highly recommend Cathy to anyone! Once again thanks for all your time!
July 14, 2016
If I could give more stars I would! By far the best of the best! 1 session and all our problems have disappeared! there's so much more I could say but to shorten it you will not be disappointed in the slightest! ��
April 14, 2017
Very dedicated and helpful in creating calm dogs. Knowledge in reducing bad habits. Excellent group sessions where dogs with all behaviors are controlled enough to walk on leash together, building our own confidence and our dogs in behaving on walks.
November 15, 2015
Frankie loved it. The added bit of fun at the end of each session was a bonus.
July 18, 2017
Cathy is an expert at her craft. She worked her magic on our staffy's and put back hope and confidence in all of us. Thanks again for your time, patience and guidance in assisting us to become better dog owners.
March 16, 2016
Brilliant! Learned so much, feel like Cathy's teaching me magic �
May 31, 2017
Cathy is amazing! Explains things in a way that makes perfect sense and shows you things that actually work! Looked after my boy the first time he’s ever been away from home, sent me regular updates and was super accommodating of his sensitive diet! I wouldn’t trust anyone else � Could not thank you more Cathy, Milo had a ball ��
July 10, 2018
So today we had Cathy from Above and Beyond Dog Training and Rehabilitation come to our house to help us with Zeus. I felt as though we got so much from this session and we are now on our way to communicate with our dogs more effectively and safely. Before the session I got nervous about walking Zeus, because of his size and his reaction to other dogs while we were out. However, through Cathy educating us and showing us correct techniques and providing us with different collar options we found the correct collar for Zeus and walking him became more controlled, which then made my nervousness disappear. I actually enjoyed walking Zeus for the first time in a long time. I would 100% recommend Cathy to anyone who has any questions regarding their dog. We have some homework to do with our dogs and we still have a lot of work to do but you have to start somewhere! THANK YOU CATHY!!!
December 1, 2018
Wonderful trainers who live and breath what they do - it's fantastic to see them walk the talk. I have been fortunate to visit their pack (currently 10 dogs), as well as use their behavioural services on my own two dogs, and am amazed what a difference they make in such a short amount of time. Their advice, knowledge, skills and experience is second to none. I love that they are involved in a volunteer capacity for a rescue, assisting to rehabilitate some of the more "difficult" dogs. I'm looking forwards to improving my leadership of my dogs, as well as watching my dogs improve further under their guidance. Highly recommended.
November 2, 2015
I love Cathys dedication to the pet and her understanding of their needs. She as helped a number of our rescue pets and does an amazing job. Well recommended
February 3, 2017