Training and Consultancy for Dogs Over 7

I’m a certified dog trainer, specialising in helping senior dog parents with health & behaviour issues, and offering training advice for new senior rescues.

Below you will find a list of my services, as well as details on how to get started working with me.

To book your FREE consultation or for any questions, please visit or email Hindy at

Investment for All Packages

30 minutes – $35.00

45 minutes – $52.00

60 minutes – $70.00

 FREE 15 Minute Phone Consultation

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This is a no obligation opportunity for us to get to know each other, at least a little bit! Tell me about your concerns, what behaviors or issues you’re dealing with, how you’re coping, and I’ll explain how I can help.

No charge


Pay As You Need

Walk with Hindy one on one dog walking service

As the name suggests, book an appointment anytime you have a question, or need advice about one or more issues. Here are some examples of what we can cover:

  • Excessive barking
  • Leash walking issues such as pulling and lunging at dogs and people 
  • Neighbors telling you your dog cries and whines when you’re out
  • Doesn’t listen when you tell him to do something
  • Seems anxious or scared a lot of the time

There’s no limit to how many times we chat, it’s just “as and when” you want!

Annoying Behaviors

The behaviors listed below are definitely annoying, and depending on how long it/they’ve been going on can challenge any dog parent! The good news is, there is a lot we can do to get them under control.

  • Pulling when walking
  • Peeing/pooping in the house (even after they’ve been out!)
  • Counter surfing
  • Jumping on people whether in the house or when out and about
  • Barking…a lot!
  • Chewing/nipping
  • Urine marking
  • Begging at the table
  • Running out the door
  • Eating poop (outside or from the litter box)

Anxious or Fearful Behaviors 

The issues mentioned below not only cause your dog anxiety, they can increase the stress levels of everyone living in your home. Does your dog growl or snap when you reach for his toy, treat or food bowl? Do your neighbors regale you with stories of listening to your dog bark all day when you’re out? Does he shake or cower when fireworks go off? Bright side? There are things you can do that will help.

  • Resource guarding (food, toys, bed, people)
  • Lunges at people and dogs when on a walk
  • Separation anxiety (is your dog really anxious or just plain bored?)
  • Generalized stress/anxiety
  • Fear of loud noises, going to the vet, men…

Rescued Senior Dog 7+

How to treat dog dementia

If you’ve just rescued a dog 7+, congratulations!! You’ve done the kindest thing you can do, giving an older dog a home.

Some rescues are well-behaved, have some (or a lot) of training and just need a refresher course and time to get used to a new home and new routine. Others have been through a lot, and sadly have the behaviour issues that go along with coming from an abusive or traumatic background. Whatever life your dog had before, his new one starts now.

Here are some of the issues we can talk about:

  • Creating a routine
  • Preparing your home for the new arrival (it can still be done even if your dog is already with you)
  • What to expect during the first few days/weeks/months
  • Developing trust
  • Common behaviors you may see, and how to deal with them
  • Training tailored to what your dog does and does not already know – i.e. walking nicely on a leash, come, look at me, aggressive/reactive behavior (which could also be due to a physical problem)
  • Keeping your senior dog comfortable
  • Is it aging or something more serious
  • Changes you may see as your dog gets older and what to do about them
  • Symptoms to look out for that may indicate a health problem

Specialized Senior Dog Care Support

General advice and tips about living with and loving a senior dog

  • How to identify natural signs of aging vs health problems
  • Ways you and your dog can adapt to hearing and/or vision loss, incontinence, dementia…
  • Creative ways to get your senior dog to eat
  • Exercising a dog, even with mobility issues
  • Preventing boredom
  • How to give your dog medication (pills, liquid, ear drops, eye drops, injections)
  • Keeping your dog warm/cool and comfortable
  • Choosing a vet and ensuring you get the best care
  • Quality of life issues and when to say goodbye

Even if your senior dog is not experiencing any health issues, I am here to offer a shoulder if you need someone to talk to who understands.

Bereavement Counseling Service

Our dogs are part of our family, sometimes they’re our only family and biggest support.  You feel lost, confused, empty, angry, lonely, sad and sometimes even guilty. You can’t see how you’re going to get through the grief, never mind experience happiness again.

I get it, I’ve been there and sadly not too long ago.

Refusing to deal with it or remaining in denial may trick you into believing you’re fine, but the only way to get through it is to go through it. 

Whether that’s my service, someone else’s or one of the many free support groups online and in person, what matters is that you find someone to talk to who understands. 

Testimonials From Happy Clients

“We adopted Maxx a year ago when he was around 8. He was aggressive on walks, we were too scared to take him out. Hindy was compassionate, never made us feel incompetent and most important, her advice worked. We would not hesitate to recommend Hindy to anyone having problems with their dog.” Martin and Kevin L., Florida

“We liked the convenience and flexibility of meeting with Hindy over Zoom, always at a time most convenient for me. She is easy to work with, has recommendations we never considered and we see the results. Would totally recommend!” Derek and Maria, UK

“Recently, Hindy helped me work through issues with one of my dogs Lily that is extremely fearful. I cannot adequately express how thankful I am. Her patience and willingness to help is not something I’ve experienced with other trainers. Thank you Hindy!” Jordan, Toronto

“As a first-time senior rescue dog owner, I needed a lot of help. Bruno would bark constantly, seemed very nervous and had trouble walking. I also had no idea how to set up my home to make it comfortable for him.  A friend recommended Hindy, and within 3 days we had our first Zoom appointment. She was so personable, patient and made me feel hopeful. Within a few days he wasn’t barking as much. I couldn’t believe it! Hindy also gave me great advice on how to help with his mobility problems. Bailey seems more relaxed and is fitting right in. Thank you!” Rachel G., Philadelphia


Are you interested in working with me? Here’s how to get started.

Step 1. Schedule a complimentary no-obligation consult. You can do that by emailing me (Hindy) at or getting in touch via my contact page right here

Step 2. Watch your email for questions from me. Before we chat, I’d like to know a bit about you and what you’d like to get out of training sessions with me.

Step 3. Hit “reply” to that email and answer the questions.

Step 4. At the scheduled time we’ll chat! We’ll use the opportunity to get to know each other a bit, and find out how I can help. 

Step 5. We’ll get started! If you decide to work with me, I’ll tell you the exact steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me, no worries, there is no obligation. 

I look forward to supporting you, as you help your senior dog live their best life.