I offer class and individual dog training sessions. Classes are small with a maximum of six dogs and usually take place outdoors in the environment - where you need your training to work. If you have a particular training problem that you want help with a one to one session may be the answer.
Training usually takes place in either the training paddock or the indoor training area, with fields available as well.
A Trained Dog is a Happy Dog!
I believe that dog training should be KIND, FAIR and EFFECTIVE (for dogs and their owners). Animals – and humans – learn best in a positive learning environment. I use reward based training techniques, including clicker training where appropriate. This allows you to teach your dog effectively and build on the bond between you. Every dog is different and training is tailored to you and your dog’s individual needs and “personality”.
Training a dog takes time and patience. Understanding how dogs learn, teaching in a way your dog can understand and motivating your dog to want to learn will allow you and your dog to make progress quickly. Training sessions and classes are supported with information sheets to take home.
Beginner and Intermediate Classes are all held on a Saturday
7 x 1 hour Sessions teaching basic commands such as sit, lie down, recall, loose lead walking and having fun with tunnels and other basic agility equipment. At the end, if you would like, you can be assessed for your APDT Good Companion Puppy Certificate.
Rates £65 in total. £30 deposit secures you place on the next course with spaces available.
Improve and develop your dogs training skills and work towards the APDT Foundation Certificate. These classes will include opportunities to try canine activities such as fun agility, rally obedience and some working trials exercises all in a safe and controlled environment. (£40 for 4 weeks or £70 for 8 weeks payable at the start of sessions).
One to One Dog Training
One to one sessions can help you with a particular training issue – lack of recall, pulling on lead etc. You can have a training session at a time and place to suit you, focussing solely on you and your dog.
New Puppy Start Right Session
Give your puppy the ideal start. The experiences your puppy has in his/her first 3 months influence your dog’s adult behaviour and outlook on life. By booking a Puppy Start Right Session I can give
- Advice on socialisation – allowing you to socialise your puppy to maximise his/her social potential.
- Bite inhibition – this is the time your puppy learns how hard he is biting. Understanding play biting and responding appropriately to it allows your dog to learn not to bite hard – useful when playing and in other circumstances.
- Training advice – allowing you to build solid foundations exploiting your puppy’s eagerness please you.
- Prevent potential behaviour problems, which can be avoided by providing the opportunity for your dog to learn e.g. effective house training, coping with being left alone etc.
Rates £25 per hour plus 40p mileage
Rescue Dog Start Right Session
Give the Dog that you have given a new life to the best new start by ensuring that he/she settles into your life as smoothly as possible. During a Start Right Session I will give advice on training and discuss the signs of potential behaviour problems to watch for. The earlier work is done to prevent behaviour problems the better. Ideally this session should be undertaken within the first couple of weeks of re-homing to be most effective.
Rates £25 per hour plus 40p mileage