Trish Mitchell “The Dog Magician”

A healthy balance between love, trust and respect is essential for a happy dog. Our vision is to help you achieve that balance. If you are a new owner of a puppy and want to learn where to start, or you have a dog obviously out of balance, we are here to help.
 
ABOUT TRISH
Gold Coast based Trish Mitchell The Dog Magician is a highly-skilled and intuitive behaviourist. She’d love to help you and your dog reach a balanced and harmonious place.
 
Trish began her working life as a broadcast journalist in the 1980s. She worked as a roving reporter, newsreader, editor and producer for both commercial radio, the ABC and SBS.
 
Trish was working for the ABC on the International News and Current Affairs Desk in Sydney when the terrorist attacks in New York on the World Trade Center towers occurred on 9/11 2001. From that moment, international news became a horror story. In 2006, Trish was totally burnt out. 
 
After a long rest, Trish decided on a complete career change and in 2012 she began online training with Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisperer) as a dog behaviourist. In June 2014, Trish travelled to Los Angeles to train in person with Cesar. She came back inspired by this master with a burning desire to change the world, one dog at a time. She has been working successfully with difficult dogs ever since.
 
HOW IT WORKS
Trish offers an in-home consultation usually lasting 2 to 3 hours. Ideally, the whole family is present, because, as you know, dogs consider their family their pack. Life is busy, and it’s not always possible to have the family together, but it’s great if we can.
 
The session begins with a detailed discussion of the issues you’re having. Trish then considers with you dog psychology and human psychology. She fully explains why when we use human psychology on a dog, it doesn’t work. Then we get into the hands-on work.
 
Although the average session is around three hours, Trish prefers to stay with it until there is a measurable result. Her longest (and toughest) session was five hours—everyone, including the dog, was pretty tired at the end!
 
Because dogs don’t work to a schedule, Trish doesn’t charge by the hour. Her fees are on a sliding scale depending on your needs and the depth of the issue(s). Trish is so confident in the method she uses that, providing you follow her advice 100% for one month and nothing has changed, she offers a full refund.
 
Trish also offers a lifetime warranty. If you have any questions for the life of your dog, you can contact Trish for help at no further charge.
 
SERVICES
•Dog Behaviour one on one
•Puppy Training
•Pack walks
•Outdoor dog walking classes

Book an Appointment

Please allow a minimum of 2-3 hours for your session and, if possible, every family member to attend. Children under seven must not be allowed to be disruptive. If you have adorable but excitable children, please have them looked after for the duration of the session.

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My Services

  1. I offer in-your-home consultations. (To understand your issues, I need to feel your dog’s environment and their relationship to you and your family.)
  1. If you are looking for a new family member, I help you select the right puppy. (Not every puppy is perfect for every family, no matter how adorable they are.) I show you how to introduce your puppy to the new home and family. Once you have the basics right, everything else falls into place.
  1. I offer outdoor dog/puppy walking classes—maximum of five participants, because of coronavirus. I teach you how to walk your dog calmly in a pack, even if your dog is highly reactive or even dog aggressive.

*Please note I do NOT offer puppy school. Puppies need to be around responsible adults and older dogs. Puppy schools tend to make puppies over-excited and more difficult to train.

Puppy schools usually recommend “positive-only force-free” training, which in the real world does not work. It can even make your dog less manageable.

Blog

When Rescuers Just Shouldn’t Rescue

A couple of years ago I had a deaf and half-blind Bull Arab rescue charge me and try to rip my throat out, after it yanked it’s big bloke foster off his feet and the bloke let go of the leash. I was pressed up against the dining table, so I couldn’t get out of the...

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How to know what you’re worth

When I first met my former business coach, the very first thing she said to me is “you are not charging enough“. I said “you don’t know what I charge!“ And she said “whatever it is, it’s not enough.” It’s a bit of a long story but she pointed out the less you charge,...

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“My dog would never bite anyone.”

That statement is not true, and this is why. by The Terrierman ©️ All dogs, no matter the size, are capable of doing serious damage to people under the right circumstances. The President of France was once hospitalized after he was attacked by his Maltese! Does...

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Morning musing…

The RSPCA has a lot to answer for in promoting "positive only" training. Nothing but treats, clicks praise and distraction is psychologically damaging to a dog and can cause serious behavioural problems. 30 or 40 years ago there was no such profession as “dog...

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Little Dog Syndrome

I recently experienced a highly educational moment thanks to Mother Nature—a lesson in how dangerous a dog-aggressive "little dog" can be. I was walking my small dog and stopped to chat to an older man with a Jack Russell called Jaffa. She's the sweetest little thing...

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Recommended Links

Cesarsway.com

The official site of Cesar Millan, the world’s most famous TV dog whisperer.

Dogman Downunder

 Australia’s most experienced and talented dog whisperer. He works with pet dogs in their homes in the Brisbane/Toowoomba/Gold Coast areas Andy is my partner in crime in our new podcast Lady and the Tramp. Look for it wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.

Fear No More

Stuart Camps participates humanly with all non-humans – animals, plants, trees, living places. He is based in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia. Watch out for his forthcoming book!

Von Hound & Friends

ethical and affordable accessories and toys with a special focus on dachshunds.

Animal Spirit

The official site of Anna Breitenbach, the most famous animal communicator in the world. Anna is based in Cape Town in South Africa and communicate with beings all over the globe. She is most famous for her work with Spirit the black panther.

Dog-E-Fit

Canberra based dog sitting and exercise, a unique business, worth checking out!

Ruth Hatten

Sunshine Coast based animal healer and naturopath.

Perfect Pets

 A fully ethical space to buy a pet from strongly vetted breeders and rescue organisations. Don’t risk a backyard breeder, go to Perfect Pets.

Contact Us

Trish Mitchell

thedogmagician108@gmail.com

0414 311 939

Available 7 days a week

7am-2pm

Covering Gold Coast and Brisbane.

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