Services

Behavioural Consultation

Does your furry friend behave in a way you don’t like or understand? Do they bark excessively? Jump up? Not listen when you need them to? Pull on the lead? Not come when called? Guard food or items? Act aggressively or fearful towards strange people or dogs? I can help with these issues and many more.

Behavioural consultations take place in the home and last 2 – 3 hours.  During this time I will be able to help you understand why your dog is acting in this manner and show you how to move forwards.  Post consultation you will be provided with a handout containing management strategies and have access to free remote support via email, phone and text is for one year.

Behavioural consultations are ideal for dogs who may become overwhelmed within a class setting, or to aid in the rehabilitation of rescue dogs.

Follow Up Consultations

Follow up consultations are recommended 6 – 8 weeks after a behavioural consultation so that we can ensure training is going well and adapt any management strategies as necessary.

Classes

My 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.

Walking with a Loose Lead

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 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. The cost for the course is £55 per dog, payment secures your booking.

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. The cost for the course is £55 per dog, payment secures your booking.

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. The cost for the course is £80 per dog, payment secures your booking.

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

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. The cost for the course is £80 per dog, payment secures your booking.

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

Reactive Rover Classes

Reactive Rover classes are perfect for dogs who over react when they encounter other dogs.  These classes are individually tailored to your dog’s specific needs and a Behavioural Consultation prior is mandatory.

These courses are designed to increase owner confidence 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.

 

Dog Parkour Level 1

Are you looking for a new imaginative activity to do with your best friend? Why not try doggy parkour? Dog arkour is a fun and creative activity combining aspects of agility and parkour making every walk an adventure!

Dog Barkour is an amazing new sport that is low impact, increases fitness and health, balance and body awareness.  It build confidence and help overcome fears.

This is a 6 week course ran by a certified Dog Parkour UK Instructor designed to help you achieve the Dog Parkour UK foundation titles. The course costs £80 per dog.  Attending must be wearing a non-restrictive, non-tightening harness. Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs. Booking is essential.

Trick Training

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.

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 two hours long.  Classes are limited to a maximum of four dogs per class. One dog per handler.  Children welcome. Booking is essential. The cost for the workshop £35 per dog, payment secures your booking.

Introduction to Scentwork

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. The cost for the workshop £35 per dog, payment secures your booking.

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