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One to One Training

Dog Training & Behaviour

Basic obedience and behaviour training - Available Tuesdays and Saturdays and lessons can be undertaken either in my securely fenced training field, at your home or out on a walk depending upon the needs of your dog. The first step is to meet for an assessment to gather some background information about you and your dog and your lifestyle together, we also discuss the science behind dog training and canine communication so you have a better understanding of why you might be struggling with your dogs behaviour. We will also begin some foundation focus and engagement training exercises which will be the building blocks for any behaviour modification programme or basic obedience training programme we will follow on with. This initial assessment is undertaken in the form of a 2 hour session in my training area and is followed by an email detailing what we have discussed and written handouts so you can continue the training at home. We will then decide upon a tailored training plan for your particular needs with follow up 1 hour sessions at intervals to suit you or it may be that this one off session is sufficient to give you enough guidance and training advice to continue on your own.

Training package - For those dogs that require some intensive training I offer an initial assessment which will last about 2 hours where we will look at all of your training needs and begin some work on the issues presented. I will then send you some written advice on the training needed and we will book a further four, one hour sessions over a 12 week period. This is designed for obedience issues or mild dog to dog aggression only and is not suitable for dealing with more serious levels of aggression to dogs or people or other behavioural issues where behaviour modification over a longer period of time would be more suitable.

Puppy/New Dog Consults - Prevention is always better than cure and I am keen to encourage owners to contact me before they get their new puppy to discuss how to choose an appropriate breed for their circumstances and lifestyle, how to settle the puppy into its new home and where to begin with training. This service is free. I also offer full puppy consults once you have your new dog which take place in your home or in my training area and covers every aspect of puppy ownership and training. Similarly if you are considering offering a home to a rescue dog I am happy to advise you about a suitable breed or type of dog and the problems often associated with taking an older dog potentially with pre-existing issues into your home.

Agility - I have a large training field fully equipped with aluminium contact equipment, jumps, tunnels and weaves. Agility is a great sport for any dog and any handler, I have one client who is in her 80's and dogs from Jack Russels to German Shepherds; you don't have to own a Border Collie to do agility!