Dog Training and Behavioural Advice

Your dog is an individual – we will work with you to train your dog, not the standard, ideal dog that doesn’t exist.

Dogs throw all sorts of behaviour at us, good and bad. We’ll help you look at:

  • what your dog is doing
  • why he is doing it
  • how we can improve their behaviour

If it’s good we will encourage and reward it, if it isn’t we will work with you to modify it.

Individual sessions

Sometimes a class situation is not suitable. For those of you who prefer individual sessions we offer:

  • 1 to 1 training
  • private behaviour consultations

These take place in your own home, or at another location that is suitable for you and your dog. Contact us and we’ll provide a training solution just for you.

Puppy School Classes

Puppy School consists of:

  • a block of 6 puppy training classes
  • one hour per class
  • socialising with other puppies and their owners

The programme has been carefully designed to take you through all the obedience basics giving you a good foundation for an enjoyable life with your new puppy.

What you’ll learn

Aside from really getting to know your puppy and enjoying watching other owners train their puppies, learn you’ll teach your dog how to:

• Come when called
• Sit, lie down, stand on command
• Walk on a loose lead without pulling
• Accept handling (including for vets and groomers)
• ‘Stay’
• ‘Settle’
• Take treats gently
• Accept people near food bowls, bones and chews
• Stop play biting
• Be sociable with humans and other puppies
• Greet people without jumping up

Only reward-based puppy training methods are used at Puppy School. Treats, toys and praise are used to encourage puppies to be well behaved. No bullying or rough handling is tolerated.