In our experience as dog trainers there are few issues that can be solved with a quick fix! Training dogs can be challenging and frustrating, and it may take you out of your comfort zone. Some dog owners love their dogs, but just don’t enjoy training their dogs.
And that’s fine!
We love our children but few of us will home school them ourselves – although we are loving parents we are not necessarily teachers! The same applies to our dogs – we are dog parents not dog trainers!
Busy lifestyles, young families and work commitments may prevent you from spending the time you need to on your dog’s training. Or it may be that your dog is home alone all day and you know he or she would benefit from some mental stimulation, exercising their mind which is so beneficial for dogs.
We know you care for your dog and you would do anything in your power to make him or her happy. But you may not have the time or the desire to train your dog. Through many years of dog walking and dog training for clients we have seen a real need for on walk and at home training, so we have come up with our day training and dog training walks!
Whether you are having problems with basic manners training, pulling on the lead, or coming back when called we can set up a programme to suit you. Our expert trainers can help with training your dog for whatever reason! We can even work on more complex problems such as fearful or reactive behaviours around other dogs or people on walks.
During our dedicated sessions with your dog we focus entirely on them and work on their specific problems and needs. We will leave you a written report to let you know what we have worked on, what progress we have made, and how you can help support the training.
Once we have trained your dog we will show you what we have learnt in order for to make sure the good work continues! Consistency is key so it is essential that your dog is being given the same training from everyone.
SO WHY NOT COME HOME TO A WELL TRAINED DOG?!
But don’t just take our word for it! Read this case study and reference from one of our Contented Canines and his happy owners!
Hugo is a stunning chocolate Labrador who had been adopted as an older puppy by his owners. Hugo has a fantastic nature and temperament, and immediately took to our reward based training techniques. He attended our training classes, but found it difficult to demonstrate the same behaviours that he could manage easily in class out on walks. Hugo’s owner Rebecca got in touch to see if I could work with him to get him walking nicely on the lead, recall reliably, and focus better around distractions.
LETS GET STARTED!
Our trainers are experienced dog handlers and we are fully insured for training in your own home. For advice on whether home training or our training classes are right for you, please get in touch.
STEP ONE – INITIAL ASSESSMENT – Our home training and training walks/day training packages begin with an Initial Assessment to make sure that we have all of the information we need before we begin our training programme. During an initial consultation we will take down more detailed information about you and your dog, and the issues you would like to work on. We will then be able to recommend an appropriate training programme and demonstrate and practise the exercises.
STEP TWO – FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS – Following your Initial Assessment we will put together a programme based on your individual needs. A typical programme will include weekly training sessions with written notes and plans and ongoing email and phone support.
We would usually recommend booking a block of appointments so that you see better results and gain better insight and guidance from the trainer. We can offer discounts on multiple bookings. Mileage charges may apply.
Once you have we have received your form and payment you will be sent a link to our online diary so that you can see the time slots that we have available. (Please note at busy times you there may be a 4 week wait for an Initial Assessment.)