Dog Training

New Dog Owner Sessions

Thinking about getting a new dog and don’t know where to start?

There is nothing cuter than a pen full of puppies but is the breed the right fit for you and your family?

According to the RSPCA the number of dogs being abandoned in the UK is up by 65%. Most dogs go through adolescence between 7 months and 2 years. Curiously this is the age range that most dogs are either abandoned or put up for re housing.  In many cases this could be avoided by doing the right homework and research so you get the right match for you.

Dalmatian puppies are very cute. Following the 101 Dalmatian franchise of films their popularity soared. What most people didn’t know was that Dalmatians were bred to run with carriages and require a significant amount of exercise.  You could exercise them all day and they’d still want more. Not an appropriate choice if you have a sedentary life style and are out working all day.

Matching the breed to your family circumstances / lifestyle is essential.

New dog owner sessions are designed for people who have never had a dog before, but are thinking about getting one or have recently brought their gorgeous puppy home. We’ll cover how to choose a breed, whether to adopt or buy, how to choose a breeder or rescue, the law surrounding dogs, basic training methodology and techniques.

We will also cover  the stages of puppy growth and development.

All prices exclude travel costs. Get in touch for a quote!

One to One Training

Using only the most up-to-date methods and techniques, we can help with basic obedience issues, to behavioural problems.

Sessions are tailored to your precise needs, teaching you not just what to do, but why we do it. We aim to give you a much deeper understanding of what is going on in your dogs little mind, and how best to help them be the best they can be!

All training clients receive a written training plan, which details everything discussed and all the practical work covered, as well as loads of other information and ideas. Full phone support is also offered, so if any questions come up or you just need a bit of support, there is no need to wait for your next session!

Sessions take place at your home, or at a park local to you if appropriate, and generally last an hour.

We only use force and fear free techniques, and always keep your dogs emotional well being at the forefront of all training.

Puppy Packages

Specifically designed for dogs up to 6 months of age, these packages cover basic obedience and how to build a confident, cooperative puppy. The focus of these packages is to teach you how to raise a well behaved, polite and patient dog, by teaching them a selection of behaviours they can choose from themselves as they grow up. Teaching puppies how to get what they want, in an appropriate way, helps build their confidence, and creates a cooperative relationship with their people.

“A well behaved dog knows what to do, a well trained dog needs to be told”

Puppy packages start at 3 sessions, 2 at home and one outside once the puppy is fully vaccinated. Sessions can be tailored to cover any specific issues you may have, and additional sessions can be added at a discounted rate. We can help with picking harnesses, leads, crates, toys, even point you in the right direction for food!

As with all training, you’ll receive a written training plan detailing everything practised and discussed, as well as phone support for any questions that may arise. You’ll also receive our “Puppy Parenthood” info pack, which covers many common puppy issues that might arise as your puppy grows up.