Dog Training designed for you
Whether your dog is a puppy, adolescent or adult. They’ve been with you all their life or a recent rescue.
With our dog training sessions. They can all learn new behaviours and ways to get through everyday life.
Empower your dog to make positive choices helping them and you to live life to the full.
Training for dogs of all ages and levels.
We offer a variety of training courses, packages and one-off sessions.
- 1-2-1 Private Training
Training tailored to both you and your dog.
- 1-2-1 and Group Recall Course
A short course designed to give you the skills to build a reliable recall.
- 1-2-1 and Group Loose Lead Walking Course
A short course designed to help you and your dog walk together when on lead.
- Life-Skills Group Courses
Train and build your dog’s social skills for everyday life.
1-2-1 Private Training with your dog
The one to one dog training session’s are designed to give you the skills to teach your dog to perform basic behaviours on a cue. A common problem is we start to repeat cue words and eventually our signal for sit becomes “Sit Sit Sit”.
We will show you a technique that enables you to give a cue just once for each behaviour. Dynamic sessions designed around your needs and to suit your dog’s style of learning.
This flexible approach will enable both of you to enjoy the training and make good progress in each of the sessions.
That’s it! Well done.
How do our dogs know when they have achieved our goal?
The first of these sessions will also introduce you and your dog to the marker training.
You could use a word or a clicker. A clicker is a tool which is fantastic to aid dog training.
Dogs thrive on consistency.
When it comes to learning new things our voices tend to differ every time. These changes can lead to confusion in practice.
Even more so when more than one person it teaching the dog.
The clicker when used by all the family and gives the dog a clear and consistent marker to help them understand their training.
We will show you how to introduce your marker word or clicker to your dog
Foundation 1-2-1 training sessions.
These dog training sessions build the foundations or can be for more advanced training.
Without training often unwanted reactions such as jumping up, chasing, nipping, pulling on the lead can begin.
A well-trained dog with all the foundation training in place.
Has a better opportunity to understand the environment and be empowered to make good choices throughout their life.
Building on the Foundations of Basic Dog Training.
Advanced dog training sessions are designed to build on the foundations of the initial training.
These sessions can also help you if you are involved in Agility, Flyball, Rally or Obedience and need help to solve a particular issue you are coming up against in your training.
When starting the foundations of any new behaviour training session whether it be a new trick or stay.
Keep the three D’s (distance, duration and distractions) to a minimum.
Then when the foundations are in place, these can be added one at a time to increase the criteria required.
Setting our dogs up for success.
Designed so you and your dog can succeed at each increment towards the desired behaviour level.
Individual dogs learn at different speeds; one dog may learn a sit-stay quickly but take longer to acquire a basic down whereas the next dog may be the opposite.
Things like breed and body shape can affect this, but there are always exceptions to every rule. Always best to take each dog as an individual.
Teach them in sessions designed to suit, making learning enjoyable and fun for both you and your dog.
Building a solid Recall!
The recall is probably the one essential cue we ever teach to our dogs. It can save their lives! As well as avoid many difficult situations once learned.
Training your dog’s Recall
As with all dog training, consistency and building strong foundations are is the key to success. Then slowly adding distractions and criteria are critical elements to successful behaviour.
Often clients say “My dog doesn’t understand my calling them back” when in reality their dog does know what it means.
It means “I will run to my owner and get put on a lead or even shouted at because I was slow”.
It ends all of their fun from being off lead and investigating the world!
During the Recall course.
We show you how to turn around your dog’s idea of what the recall is.
Changing it from “if I run back to my owner, the fun ends” to “if I run back to my owner, it is fun”
— Training Recall through a successful series of games and progression.
You will learn how to teach your dog that returning when called is FUN.
What equipment for training our dogs to recall
While the training is ongoing. A body harness and a long line are great tools for management.
During the session’s you are welcome to use ours. We recommend any owner to have a harness for their dog.
Harness’s take all the pressure off of the neck area. During the first session of the course, we will discuss management methods.
If you would like to purchase a harness before starting, we are happy to suggest which style to choose.
Being able to recall our dog is essential.
We believe that a dog without a solid recall should not be off lead in a public area for their safety and everyone else’s.
It is also our belief that every dog should be taught a reliable recall from the earliest age possible.
Therefore, enabling every dog to run free, when in an appropriate environment.
What bigger reward can we give to our dogs? Our recall course is designed to suit dogs of any age or background whether your dog has just arrived with you or lived with you for years.
Whether they are a young puppy or an older dog, we here to help you achieve success.
Start your new journey together
Teaching Loose Lead walking with your dog.
A walk, when pulled around the pavements or park, is no fun for anyone including your dog. In principle, teaching a dog to walk on a lead is simple.
However, the reality can be somewhat different. Using proven methods, we will show you how to train your dog to walk with a loose lead.
Being consistent is the real key to having a dog who will walk with you. Walking without pulling you, so both of you are starting to enjoy those walks together again.
Why do our dogs pull on the lead?
Dogs get rewarded for pulling on the lead all the time, pulling their handler to a grass verge to sniff.
How about pulling to get to that small crumb of food?
Or the biggie dragging us all the way to the park, then being let off to run and play.
What a fantastic behaviour this pulling on the lead is!
You will be shown some skills to avoid reinforcing or promoting the pulling on the lead.
You will learn during the loose lead walking course
These very same life rewards can be used to teach and promote walking on a loose lead. We will show you how to train your dog walking on a loose lead works.
With practice and consistency, these techniques will help your dog to relax on their walks with you too.
During the training process, we can help them to learn by putting in management to reduce significantly the number of chances they get to rewarded for pulling.
While at the same time we pay the behaviour we do want to promote.
What Equipment for walking our dogs?
We recommend any owner have a body harness for their dog. Harness’s take all the pressure off of the neck area.
During the first session, we will discuss management methods. If you would like to purchase a harness before starting, we are happy to suggest which style to choose.
Training Methods used
Using empowering dog training methods that not only teach your dog to walk nicely but also promote the special relationship between you and your dog.
Start to enjoy those lovely long walks in the great outdoors with your companion, with a new understanding and mutual respect.
Enjoy going out with your dog again, it one of the best parts of sharing our life’s with our dogs.
What training option do I need?
I would like 1-2-1 training for myself and my dog.
Go to our live calendar and select an available time and day that suits you.
I would like to train my dog general manners and obedience
The Life-Skills course would be your best option. Four group Classes.
My dog will not come back when I call them!
The Reliable Recall Short Course would be your best option.
My dog pulls me wherever they are going when on lead!
The Loose Lead Short Course would be your best choice.
Or were you looking for
Does your dog have a history of barking, growling, biting?
Is your dog anxious and nervous and struggles with the skills for everyday life?
We are here to help!
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