Dog Behaviour & Training Classes

Dog-behaviour

My dog behaviour & training classes are designed to be engaging and fun with emphasis on strengthening the bond between you and your dog.  The skills you learn in my classes will ensure you have a really special relationship with your dog, promote good manners, confidence, the ability to make good life choices, and will prepare you both for navigating day to day life.

I will not train your dog for you – I train owners how to train their dogs!  It is important that you are committed to attending the entirety of your chosen course and practicing your homework. Dog training takes time and effort from you too.

Walking with a Loose Lead

Dog-Behaviour-classes

Does your dog pull you about like a rag doll on walks? Are they more interested in passing people and dogs? Do you wish they would walk nicely by your side? If so, then this is the dog training course for you!

Walking with a loose lead is such a great life skill – it’s important for safety of both you and your dog, it makes walking a much more enjoyable experience for everyone, it helps your dog learn to be calm and less impulsive, and more responsive to you in exciting environments.

My classes are fun filled and designed to help your dog learn to walk beside you without pulling even in exciting and distracting environments. This course encourages your dog to focus on you rather than what’s going on around them, promotes good doggy social skills, and encourages your dog to make good choices.

Classes are an hour long and the course spans three weeks.  Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs per class. One dog per handler.  Children welcome. Booking is essential.

Price: £55 per dog

Recall

Does your dog come back when called?  Is their hearing a little selective?  Do you wish they would pay more attention to you outside? Why not come along to our recall classes!

Recall is such an important skill for dogs to learn – it allows them the freedom to explore their environment unrestricted, encourages self-control, is a great relationship building exercise, and is essential for the safety of your dog, strange people and dogs, cats, wildlife and livestock.

My recall courses are packed full of fun games and challenges for everyone to enjoy with the aim of getting your dog to recall in exciting and stimulating environments.  The skills you learn here will strengthen your bond with your dog, promote good doggy social skills and encourage your dog to make good decisions.

Classes are an hour long and the course spans three weeks.  Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs per class. One dog per handler.  Children welcome. Booking is essential.

Price:  £55 per dog

Puppy Class

Puppy classes are a great way to set your best friend up for success and set them on the right path.  Classes are designed to help your puppy mature into a confident dog that is able to cope well in new environments and situations.

Puppy classes will give you a greater understanding of how dogs think, feel and learn and will help you form the basis of communication whilst enhancing your relationship with your dog.  We focus on common puppy problems and how to address them, building confidence and independence, as well as covering essential life skills such as walking nicely on the lead and coming when called.

Puppy class is suitable for dogs ages six months and younger.  Classes are an hour long and the course spans six weeks.  Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs per class. One dog per handler.  Children welcome. Booking is essential.

Topics covered include:

  • How dogs learn
  • How we train dogs and why we use positive methods.
  • Why mental stimulation is so important
  • Socialisation – what is it, why is it important and what we should be doing?
  • Toilet training
  • Play biting
  • Jumping up
  • Good doggy manners
  • Confidence building
  • Handling skills
  • Basic obedience (sit, stand, down, leave it)
  • Walking with a loose lead
  • Recall

Price:  £80 per dog

Beginners Class

In these fun filled classes we focus on relationship building, attentiveness, self-control, good doggy social skills and making good choices, as well as essential life skills such as calm greets, not pulling on the lead and recall around distractions.

Beginners class is suitable for dogs aged seven months and older.  No previous training is necessary.  Classes are an hour long and the course spans six weeks.  Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs per class. One dog per handler.  Children welcome. Booking is essential.

Topics covered include:

  • How dogs learn
  • How we train dogs and why we use positive methods.
  • Why mental stimulation is so important
  • Jumping up
  • Calming overly boisterous and enthusiastic behaviour
  • Stay
  • Walking with a loose lead
  • Recall
  • Basic obedience
  • Doorway manners
  • Food manners

Price:  £80 per dog

Reactive Rover Classes

Reactive Rover Classes are pawfect for dogs that over react when they see strange dogs and owners who would rather practice their handling and behavioural modification skills in a safe and structured environment.

These courses are designed to increase owner confidence, dog behaviour and handling skills, to give owners a greater understanding of dog behaviour and body language, and to enhance your relationship with your dog.  Dogs will learn calmness and relaxation, alternative behaviours, the ability to disengage, and be better able to make good choices in the presence of other dogs.

These classes are individually tailored to your dog’s specific needs and a Behavioural Consultation prior is mandatory.

Price:  £350 per dog

Frustrated Fido

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Is your dog a frustrated greeter?  Do they get super duper excited and absolutely have to meet every other dog on walks?  Would you like a little help teaching your dog to calmly greet other dogs and to walk past them nicely?  If so, then this is the course for you!

These classes are designed to help calm overly enthusiastic and boisterous behaviours, increase your dog’s focus and responsiveness around strange dogs, promote good choices and good doggy manners and to make your walks stress free. Dog behaviour classes needn’t be stressful, I love making the process calm and happy.

Classes are an hour long and the course spans three weeks.  Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs per class.  One dog per handler.  Booking is essential.

Price:  £75 per dog

Dog Parkour Level 1

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Are you looking for a new imaginative activity to do with your best friend? Why not try Doggy Parkour? Dog Parkour, or Urban Agility, is an exciting new sport that will make every walk an adventure!

Dog Parkour is a fun, creative and challenging activity in which handlers and their dogs explore spaces conquering obstacles in their path.

Dog Parkour is low impact and wholly adaptable for dogs of all ages and abilities.  It’s not only great for physical well-being – fitness and health, balance and body awareness, flexibility and joint health – Dog Parkour is also pawfect for confidence building and helping our puppers overcome fears.  Dog Parkour is all about teamwork, strengthening the animal-human bond and encouraging exploration of outdoor spaces. It can also help with dog behaviour.

You will be able to achieve your Dog Parkour UK Foundation Level 1 Built Environment title upon successful completion of this class, and will be able to send away for your rosette and certificate.

This is a 3 hour workshop ran by a certified Dog Parkour UK Instructor & Crufts 2020 Display Team Member designed to help you achieve the Dog Parkour UK foundation titles.  Attending must be wearing a non-restrictive, non-tightening harness. Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs. Booking is essential.

Price:  £65 per dog

Trick Training

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Trick training workshops are fun filled sessions designed to help you communicate more clearly with your dog and strengthen your bond.  Trick training provides important mental stimulation, builds up your dog’s confidence and increases their learning ability. It can help with dog behaviour, too!

Trick training workshops are suitable for puppies and dogs of all ages.  Workshops last 1.5 hours and you will learn a variety of flashy tricks which may include:

  • Hoop jump
  • Spin
  • Twist
  • Leg weave
  • Ring that bell
  • Bowling
  • Cups
  • High 5
  • Cups
  • Wave bye

Classes are 1.5 hours long.  Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs per class. One dog per handler.  Children welcome. Booking is essential.

Price:  £35 per dog

Introduction to Scentwork

Dog-behaviour

These workshops are a fun filled introduction to scentwork designed to put your dog’s nose to work!  They provide important mental stimulation, encourage you and your dog to communicate more clearly and work as a team, all the while strengthening your relationship.  No previous training is necessary, workshops are suitable for puppies and dogs of all ages.

Classes are 1.5 hours long.  Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs per class. One dog per handler.  Children welcome. Booking is essential.

Price:  £35 per dog

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